The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 155 156 146
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 738 705 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.34% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.54% 4.33% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 423 377
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £320 £319
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.44% +3.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science within the UK.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science within the UK.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 668 £408 -2.97% 748
London 0 411 £475 +7.04% 357
South East +9 129 £350 +5.26% 137
City of London -13 97 £475 +5.55% 101
Berkshire +9 44 £400 +35.59% 30
Scotland -3 41 £347 +15.82% 32
Hampshire +12 32 £347 -8.81% 23
South West -6 31 £375 +7.14% 59
North West -10 31 £400 - 37
East of England +17 22 £338 -7.53% 75
West Midlands +5 19 £302 +174.28% 29
Reading +1 19 £400 +26.98% 10
Hook - 16 £333 -
Manchester -8 15 £363 -6.45% 19
Cheshire +6 14 £400 -21.56% 12
Surrey -8 14 £350 +18.64% 24
Bristol +5 13 £463 +23.33% 22
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £370 -17.77% 9
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £300 -17.80% 47
Devon +1 9 £130 -56.66% 10
Milton Keynes 0 9 £340 -24.44% 8
Exeter -1 9 £130 -69.41% 4
Oxfordshire -24 9 £313 -30.55% 28
Cambridge +1 7 £275 -4.34% 47
West Sussex -16 7 £301 -36.57% 5
Yorkshire -21 7 £258 -14.16% 17
Staffordshire - 7 £400 - 3
Warwickshire +2 6 - - 3
Edinburgh -4 6 £265 +13.00% 16
Southampton -11 6 £345 -9.21% 2

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 1231 (81.85%) Degree
2 450 (29.92%) Java
3 420 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
4 413 (27.46%) SQL
5 359 (23.87%) Finance
6 295 (19.61%) JavaScript
7 288 (19.15%) HTML
8 261 (17.35%) C#
9 248 (16.49%) Software Engineering
10 246 (16.36%) .NET
11 243 (16.16%) Web Services
12 237 (15.76%) OO
13 234 (15.56%) Oracle
14 231 (15.36%) Linux
15 226 (15.03%) Mathematics
15 226 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
16 211 (14.03%) Microsoft
17 205 (13.63%) CSS
18 195 (12.97%) SQL Server
19 191 (12.70%) Banking
20 188 (12.50%) Windows
21 187 (12.43%) UNIX
22 185 (12.30%) C++
23 183 (12.17%) XML
24 165 (10.97%) MS Excel
25 162 (10.77%) ITIL
26 154 (10.24%) TDD
27 150 (9.97%) Project Management
28 145 (9.64%) Scrum
29 144 (9.57%) Data Modelling

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (3.99%) Apache
2 58 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 41 (2.73%) SAS
5 40 (2.66%) CMS
6 38 (2.53%) IIS
7 28 (1.86%) Node.js
8 25 (1.66%) JBoss
9 24 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.60%) MS Exchange
10 19 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 19 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.20%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.73%) Drupal
17 9 (0.60%) GlassFish
Applications
1 165 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 75 (4.99%) MS Office
3 58 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (3.66%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.93%) MS Project
6 12 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.33%) SPSS
9 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.20%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.20%) ArcInfo
11 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.066%) Maya
11 1 (0.066%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.066%) Simulink
11 1 (0.066%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 30 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.53%) Summit
4 7 (0.47%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.47%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.27%) Tridion
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.066%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.066%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.20%) Heroku
4 14 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.80%) SaaS
5 12 (0.80%) PaaS
6 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.73%) GitHub
7 9 (0.60%) Engine Yard
8 6 (0.40%) Office 365
9 5 (0.33%) ElastiCache
9 5 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.33%) Force.com
10 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.20%) IaaS
11 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.13%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.79%) Internet
2 68 (4.52%) TCP/IP
3 56 (3.72%) HTTP
3 56 (3.72%) Firewall
4 30 (1.99%) SAN
5 28 (1.86%) DNS
6 27 (1.80%) LAN
7 24 (1.60%) WAN
8 21 (1.40%) Network Security
9 20 (1.33%) NAS
10 18 (1.20%) IPsec
11 16 (1.06%) VPN
12 14 (0.93%) Intranet
12 14 (0.93%) Wireless
12 14 (0.93%) 3G
13 11 (0.73%) SSL
13 11 (0.73%) DHCP
14 10 (0.66%) VLAN
15 9 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 138 (9.18%) Relational Database
3 88 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
4 74 (4.92%) MySQL
5 68 (4.52%) RDBMS
6 66 (4.39%) Oracle Database
7 64 (4.26%) Big Data
8 48 (3.19%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.53%) MongoDB
10 35 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 31 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 29 (1.93%) DB2
13 27 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.53%) QlikView
15 21 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 18 (1.20%) Data Mining
18 17 (1.13%) MS Access
19 16 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.05%) Subversion
3 74 (4.92%) Visual Studio
4 71 (4.72%) Maven
5 65 (4.32%) JIRA
6 59 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 45 (2.99%) JUnit
8 32 (2.13%) Selenium
9 28 (1.86%) Ant
10 25 (1.66%) Toad
11 22 (1.46%) Xcode
12 21 (1.40%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.26%) jMock
14 18 (1.20%) Cucumber
15 15 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.80%) ClearCase
16 12 (0.80%) NUnit
16 12 (0.80%) Hudson
17 11 (0.73%) ERwin
General
1 359 (23.87%) Finance
2 191 (12.70%) Banking
3 101 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 79 (5.25%) Investment Banking
5 74 (4.92%) Front Office
6 59 (3.92%) Marketing
7 35 (2.33%) Games
8 31 (2.06%) Electronics
9 26 (1.73%) Retail
10 22 (1.46%) Legal
11 21 (1.40%) Publishing
12 20 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.86%) Back Office
14 12 (0.80%) Billing
15 11 (0.73%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.66%) Military
17 9 (0.60%) Automotive
18 8 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 590 (39.23%) Developer
2 183 (12.17%) Analyst
3 148 (9.84%) Java Developer
4 114 (7.58%) Architect
5 76 (5.05%) Senior Developer
6 65 (4.32%) Software Engineer
7 60 (3.99%) C# Developer
8 53 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (3.46%) Business Analyst
10 48 (3.19%) Programmer
11 42 (2.79%) iOS Developer
12 41 (2.73%) Consultant
13 40 (2.66%) .NET Developer
14 38 (2.53%) Software Developer
15 35 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
16 32 (2.13%) Junior
17 30 (1.99%) Technical Author
17 30 (1.99%) Author
17 30 (1.99%) Project Manager
18 28 (1.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (19.15%) HTML
2 246 (16.36%) .NET
3 243 (16.16%) Web Services
4 205 (13.63%) CSS
5 183 (12.17%) XML
6 129 (8.58%) HTML5
7 120 (7.98%) jQuery
8 90 (5.98%) REST
8 90 (5.98%) ASP.NET
9 88 (5.85%) Spring
10 84 (5.59%) .NET Framework
11 81 (5.39%) JSON
12 73 (4.85%) CSS3
13 72 (4.79%) RESTful
14 69 (4.59%) J2EE
15 64 (4.26%) Ajax
15 64 (4.26%) Hibernate
16 58 (3.86%) AngularJS
17 53 (3.52%) WCF
18 51 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 226 (15.03%) Mathematics
1 226 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.58%) Physics
3 98 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 66 (4.39%) User Experience
5 64 (4.26%) Derivative
6 59 (3.92%) Open Source
7 56 (3.72%) Algorithms
8 54 (3.59%) Mobile App
9 51 (3.39%) Data Structures
9 51 (3.39%) Statistics
10 48 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (2.46%) Clustering
13 26 (1.73%) Credit Risk
14 24 (1.60%) Visualisation
15 22 (1.46%) Data Integration
15 22 (1.46%) Equities
15 22 (1.46%) Blackberry
16 21 (1.40%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 231 (15.36%) Linux
2 188 (12.50%) Windows
3 187 (12.43%) UNIX
4 97 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.85%) Android
6 41 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.93%) Solaris
8 22 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.13%) CentOS
9 17 (1.13%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.53%) zOS
13 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.47%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.33%) AIX
14 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (16.49%) Software Engineering
3 237 (15.76%) OO
4 162 (10.77%) ITIL
5 154 (10.24%) TDD
6 150 (9.97%) Project Management
7 145 (9.64%) Scrum
8 144 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 115 (7.65%) MVC
10 114 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (6.91%) Analytics
12 84 (5.59%) SOA
13 79 (5.25%) ETL
14 76 (5.05%) Multithreading
15 74 (4.92%) Validation
16 73 (4.85%) Service Delivery
17 72 (4.79%) UML
18 69 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
19 67 (4.45%) iOS Development
20 64 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 450 (29.92%) Java
2 413 (27.46%) SQL
3 295 (19.61%) JavaScript
4 261 (17.35%) C#
5 185 (12.30%) C++
6 136 (9.04%) Python
7 83 (5.52%) PHP
8 79 (5.25%) Perl
9 72 (4.79%) C
10 71 (4.72%) Ruby
11 63 (4.19%) PL/SQL
12 47 (3.13%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.39%) Bash Shell
14 35 (2.33%) Scala
15 34 (2.26%) PowerShell
15 34 (2.26%) T-SQL
16 31 (2.06%) Objective-C
17 24 (1.60%) R
17 24 (1.60%) VB
18 20 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1231 (81.85%) Degree
2 105 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 52 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (2.26%) ISEB
6 26 (1.73%) MCSE
6 26 (1.73%) CISSP
7 25 (1.66%) PMI Certification
8 24 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 20 (1.33%) PhD
11 18 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.20%) PMP
12 17 (1.13%) Sun Certification
13 15 (1.00%) MCP
14 14 (0.93%) MCSA
15 13 (0.86%) MCITP
16 12 (0.80%) DV Cleared
17 11 (0.73%) OCPJP
17 11 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.05%) QA
2 25 (1.66%) SLA
3 12 (0.80%) COBIT
4 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.53%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.27%) EMIR
9 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.13%) GxP
10 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.066%) HL7
11 1 (0.066%) COREP
11 1 (0.066%) FINREP
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 85 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.00%) vSphere
4 9 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.47%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.47%) Varnish
6 6 (0.40%) vCloud
7 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.27%) Xen
8 3 (0.20%) XenApp
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.20%) Docker
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.066%) XenServer
10 1 (0.066%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.066%) Samba
Systems Management
1 34 (2.26%) Puppet
2 20 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (0.80%) Tivoli
5 12 (0.80%) Netcool
6 11 (0.73%) Nagios
7 10 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.60%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.47%) collectd
9 7 (0.47%) SCCM
10 6 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.33%) yum
12 3 (0.20%) Ansible
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.13%) Nessus
13 2 (0.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 234 (15.56%) Oracle
2 211 (14.03%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.52%) HP
4 50 (3.32%) SAP
5 43 (2.86%) VMware
6 39 (2.59%) Cisco
7 36 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (2.13%) Citrix
9 31 (2.06%) Adobe
10 27 (1.80%) IBM
11 25 (1.66%) Google
12 24 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.60%) Tableau
13 19 (1.26%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.13%) Remedy
15 15 (1.00%) Sybase
15 15 (1.00%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.86%) Splunk
16 13 (0.86%) Veritas
17 11 (0.73%) Sun
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £28.69 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Royal College of Midwives
Rate: From £27,598 to £35,052 per annum plus £4,712 London Weighting
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Petroplan Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays IT
Posted: 6 days ago