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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 154 150 143
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 784 708 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.40% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.99% 4.56% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 404 391
Average daily rate
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£415 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £792 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 42
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.20 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
15696 15542 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 30.62% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9694 9462 8318
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 628 781
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 0 701 £416 -2.23% 726
London +5 436 £475 +5.55% 333
South East +8 124 £348 -2.65% 150
City of London +1 119 £475 -5.00% 86
Scotland +12 48 £365 -5.80% 31
Berkshire +8 38 £338 +22.72% 53
North West -4 37 £375 -6.25% 33
South West -11 36 £375 - 51
Hampshire -6 29 £354 -22.62% 16
West Midlands +10 25 £275 -8.33% 20
Edinburgh +13 19 £385 +24.19% 17
East of England +7 19 £363 -15.69% 86
Manchester -3 19 £344 -8.33% 22
Surrey -3 18 £350 +18.64% 24
Devon +6 13 £150 -42.85% 3
Cheshire +2 13 £400 -21.56% 7
Exeter - 13 £150 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £375 +4.89% 12
Reading -3 11 £625 - 27
Bristol -16 11 £463 +23.33% 23
East Sussex +5 10 £290 +5.45% 7
Warwickshire +4 10 £550 - 6
Milton Keynes -3 10 £340 -4.89% 4
Brighton - 10 £290 - 3
Hook - 10 £379 - 1
Slough 0 9 £325 -4.41% 13
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £350 -18.60% 52
Yorkshire -12 8 £325 - 19
East Midlands -5 7 £425 +60.37% 21
West Yorkshire -8 7 £233 - 12

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 1268 (80.56%) Degree
2 468 (29.73%) Java
3 439 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
4 415 (26.37%) SQL
5 371 (23.57%) Finance
6 305 (19.38%) JavaScript
7 297 (18.87%) HTML
8 286 (18.17%) C#
9 272 (17.28%) .NET
10 261 (16.58%) Software Engineering
11 258 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
12 245 (15.57%) Oracle
13 240 (15.25%) Mathematics
14 239 (15.18%) Web Services
15 237 (15.06%) OO
16 233 (14.80%) Linux
17 213 (13.53%) CSS
17 213 (13.53%) Microsoft
18 204 (12.96%) SQL Server
19 202 (12.83%) Banking
20 198 (12.58%) C++
20 198 (12.58%) Windows
21 189 (12.01%) XML
22 185 (11.75%) UNIX
23 181 (11.50%) ITIL
24 168 (10.67%) Project Management
25 162 (10.29%) MS Excel
26 158 (10.04%) TDD
27 157 (9.97%) Python
28 155 (9.85%) Scrum

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 71 (4.51%) Apache
2 57 (3.62%) Tomcat
3 56 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 45 (2.86%) IIS
5 40 (2.54%) SAS
6 38 (2.41%) CMS
7 28 (1.78%) Node.js
8 27 (1.72%) JBoss
9 21 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.33%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.14%) MS Exchange
12 18 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.02%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (0.76%) Jetty
16 12 (0.76%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.76%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 162 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.70%) MS Office
3 51 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 51 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.02%) MS Project
5 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.44%) ArcInfo
8 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.32%) SPSS
10 3 (0.19%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.064%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.064%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.064%) Mingle
11 1 (0.064%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.064%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.064%) Simulink
11 1 (0.064%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 31 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.51%) Summit
4 7 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.25%) Tridion
7 4 (0.25%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.19%) Cordys
8 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.064%) Magento
10 1 (0.064%) Demantra
10 1 (0.064%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.02%) Heroku
4 15 (0.95%) SaaS
5 14 (0.89%) GitHub
6 13 (0.83%) PaaS
7 12 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.57%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.38%) Office 365
10 4 (0.25%) IaaS
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.25%) ElastiCache
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.13%) Force.com
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 80 (5.08%) Internet
2 79 (5.02%) TCP/IP
3 60 (3.81%) Firewall
4 59 (3.75%) HTTP
5 29 (1.84%) SAN
6 27 (1.72%) LAN
7 25 (1.59%) DNS
8 24 (1.52%) WAN
9 21 (1.33%) Network Security
10 20 (1.27%) 3G
11 19 (1.21%) NAS
12 16 (1.02%) Broadband
13 15 (0.95%) Wireless
14 14 (0.89%) VPN
15 13 (0.83%) IPsec
15 13 (0.83%) Intranet
15 13 (0.83%) LTE
16 12 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (0.76%) SSL
17 9 (0.57%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 142 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 81 (5.15%) MySQL
4 74 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (4.51%) Big Data
6 68 (4.32%) Oracle Database
7 63 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 57 (3.62%) Hadoop
9 44 (2.80%) MongoDB
10 43 (2.73%) NoSQL
11 34 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (1.65%) DB2
14 25 (1.59%) QlikView
15 23 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (1.33%) MS Access
18 18 (1.14%) Data Mining
19 17 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 93 (5.91%) Subversion
3 75 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 74 (4.70%) JIRA
5 72 (4.57%) Maven
6 62 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 52 (3.30%) JUnit
8 42 (2.67%) Selenium
9 30 (1.91%) Ant
10 28 (1.78%) Toad
11 27 (1.72%) Xcode
12 22 (1.40%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.33%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (1.21%) jMock
15 17 (1.08%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.89%) ClearQuest
16 14 (0.89%) NUnit
17 13 (0.83%) ClearCase
18 11 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 371 (23.57%) Finance
2 202 (12.83%) Banking
3 108 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 95 (6.04%) Front Office
5 93 (5.91%) Investment Banking
6 55 (3.49%) Marketing
7 37 (2.35%) Games
8 31 (1.97%) Electronics
9 28 (1.78%) Retail
10 25 (1.59%) Publishing
11 22 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.14%) Legal
13 17 (1.08%) Billing
14 13 (0.83%) Back Office
15 10 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.57%) Military
16 9 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.51%) Automotive
17 8 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 607 (38.56%) Developer
2 187 (11.88%) Analyst
3 161 (10.23%) Java Developer
4 125 (7.94%) Architect
5 70 (4.45%) Senior Developer
6 69 (4.38%) Software Engineer
7 66 (4.19%) C# Developer
8 62 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (3.30%) Consultant
10 50 (3.18%) Business Analyst
11 45 (2.86%) .NET Developer
12 44 (2.80%) Programmer
13 40 (2.54%) Software Developer
14 39 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 37 (2.35%) iOS Developer
16 35 (2.22%) Junior
17 33 (2.10%) Senior Java Developer
18 32 (2.03%) Web Developer
19 30 (1.91%) Support Analyst
20 28 (1.78%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (18.87%) HTML
2 272 (17.28%) .NET
3 239 (15.18%) Web Services
4 213 (13.53%) CSS
5 189 (12.01%) XML
6 134 (8.51%) HTML5
7 115 (7.31%) jQuery
8 102 (6.48%) Spring
9 99 (6.29%) ASP.NET
10 92 (5.84%) JSON
11 84 (5.34%) REST
12 79 (5.02%) .NET Framework
13 78 (4.96%) Hibernate
14 77 (4.89%) CSS3
15 76 (4.83%) J2EE
16 72 (4.57%) Ajax
17 65 (4.13%) WCF
18 62 (3.94%) RESTful
19 61 (3.88%) AngularJS
20 55 (3.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 258 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (15.25%) Mathematics
3 105 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 99 (6.29%) Physics
5 68 (4.32%) Algorithms
6 66 (4.19%) Data Structures
6 66 (4.19%) User Experience
7 65 (4.13%) Open Source
8 59 (3.75%) Derivative
9 53 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (3.18%) Mobile App
11 47 (2.99%) Statistics
12 45 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 37 (2.35%) Clustering
14 30 (1.91%) Credit Risk
15 25 (1.59%) Economics
15 25 (1.59%) Visualisation
16 24 (1.52%) Data Integration
16 24 (1.52%) Fixed Income
17 20 (1.27%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 233 (14.80%) Linux
2 198 (12.58%) Windows
3 185 (11.75%) UNIX
4 84 (5.34%) Apple iOS
5 64 (4.07%) Android
6 36 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.84%) Solaris
8 21 (1.33%) CentOS
9 20 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 20 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.51%) zOS
13 8 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.32%) AIX
16 4 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (16.58%) Software Engineering
3 237 (15.06%) OO
4 181 (11.50%) ITIL
5 168 (10.67%) Project Management
6 158 (10.04%) TDD
7 155 (9.85%) Scrum
8 141 (8.96%) Data Modelling
9 129 (8.20%) MVC
10 123 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (6.67%) Analytics
12 91 (5.78%) Multithreading
13 89 (5.65%) SOA
14 83 (5.27%) Service Delivery
15 76 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (4.51%) Validation
17 69 (4.38%) Service Management
17 69 (4.38%) ETL
18 67 (4.26%) UML
19 66 (4.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 468 (29.73%) Java
2 415 (26.37%) SQL
3 305 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 286 (18.17%) C#
5 198 (12.58%) C++
6 157 (9.97%) Python
7 94 (5.97%) Perl
8 87 (5.53%) PHP
9 83 (5.27%) C
10 73 (4.64%) Ruby
11 68 (4.32%) PL/SQL
12 51 (3.24%) Shell Script
13 40 (2.54%) Scala
14 39 (2.48%) Bash Shell
15 36 (2.29%) T-SQL
16 33 (2.10%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.97%) Objective-C
18 24 (1.52%) VBScript
18 24 (1.52%) VB
18 24 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1268 (80.56%) Degree
2 117 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 82 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.99%) ISEB
5 44 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (2.22%) CISSP
7 29 (1.84%) VCP4
8 25 (1.59%) PhD
9 24 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 22 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 20 (1.27%) MCSE
13 17 (1.08%) Sun Certification
13 17 (1.08%) CISM
14 16 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (0.89%) MCSA
15 14 (0.89%) PMP
15 14 (0.89%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.76%) MCITP
17 11 (0.70%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.16%) QA
2 36 (2.29%) SLA
3 16 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.89%) COBIT
4 14 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.51%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.19%) EMIR
9 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) GxP
10 2 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.064%) HL7
11 1 (0.064%) COSO
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.064%) Basel II
System Software
1 69 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.14%) vSphere
4 10 (0.64%) vCloud
5 9 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.25%) Varnish
8 3 (0.19%) Xen
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.19%) Docker
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) Nmap
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.13%) XenApp
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 42 (2.67%) Puppet
2 22 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (0.95%) Nagios
6 14 (0.89%) Vagrant
7 13 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.70%) Netcool
9 10 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.57%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.44%) collectd
12 6 (0.38%) SCCM
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.25%) yum
15 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
15 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.19%) Ansible
15 3 (0.19%) SCOM
15 3 (0.19%) Graphite
Vendors
1 245 (15.57%) Oracle
2 213 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.18%) SAP
4 47 (2.99%) VMware
5 43 (2.73%) HP
6 37 (2.35%) IBM
7 33 (2.10%) Cisco
8 31 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (1.78%) Citrix
10 24 (1.52%) Adobe
10 24 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.52%) Google
11 21 (1.33%) Tableau
12 20 (1.27%) Sybase
13 18 (1.14%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.08%) Remedy
14 17 (1.08%) Splunk
15 14 (0.89%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.89%) Sun
16 13 (0.83%) Informatica
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