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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 183 156 152
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 683 791 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.47% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.89% 4.63% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 510 357
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.75 £38.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.12% +18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £41.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-23.35% +28.46%

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
17545 17089 16456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.35% 31.75% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10925 10497 9726
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 662 714
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -37 619 £425 +1.19% 816
London -34 380 £450 - 362
South East -17 110 £350 +11.11% 159
City of London -37 77 £500 +11.11% 115
North West -15 39 £400 +3.22% 46
Scotland -23 25 £375 -8.53% 25
Hampshire +8 23 £305 -0.81% 29
Cheshire +1 23 £400 -4.19% 9
South West -3 22 £375 +12.78% 52
East of England -19 20 £338 -15.62% 99
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £400 +37.93% 7
West Midlands -10 19 £358 +19.16% 37
Oxfordshire -8 18 £475 +5.55% 22
Berkshire -25 18 £455 +48.64% 31
Milton Keynes +10 15 £400 +50.94% 3
East Midlands -5 11 £313 +17.92% 24
Manchester -10 11 £289 -17.50% 32
West Sussex -11 11 £325 -31.57% 8
Knutsford - 11 £365 -
Bristol +2 10 £375 -16.66% 26
Cambridgeshire -7 10 £331 -19.69% 56
Canary Wharf -11 10 £475 -13.63% 1
Kent - 10 - - 7
Reading -8 9 £400 +33.33% 19
Surrey -13 9 £318 +2.41% 40
Oxford - 9 £400 - 14
Tunbridge Wells - 9 - -
Renfrewshire +12 8 £348 -0.57%
Erskine +11 8 £348 -0.57%
Edinburgh -4 8 £400 -11.11% 12

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1181 (82.41%) Degree
2 409 (28.54%) SQL
3 407 (28.40%) Java
4 369 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
5 352 (24.56%) Finance
6 257 (17.93%) JavaScript
7 238 (16.61%) Linux
8 231 (16.12%) C#
9 227 (15.84%) .NET
9 227 (15.84%) Microsoft
10 208 (14.52%) HTML
11 203 (14.17%) Software Engineering
11 203 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
12 200 (13.96%) Oracle
13 198 (13.82%) SQL Server
14 194 (13.54%) UNIX
15 193 (13.47%) Windows
16 185 (12.91%) Web Services
17 175 (12.21%) Mathematics
18 171 (11.93%) OO
19 170 (11.86%) Banking
20 167 (11.65%) MS Excel
20 167 (11.65%) C++
21 150 (10.47%) Project Management
22 148 (10.33%) CSS
23 147 (10.26%) SDLC
24 146 (10.19%) XML
25 143 (9.98%) Python
26 140 (9.77%) ITIL
27 121 (8.44%) Analytics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 65 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.70%) Apache
3 44 (3.07%) CMS
4 43 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 40 (2.79%) IIS
6 32 (2.23%) Node.js
7 26 (1.81%) JBoss
7 26 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 26 (1.81%) SAS
8 25 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 24 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 23 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.70%) Lync
14 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 167 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.93%) MS Office
3 61 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.84%) MS Project
6 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.49%) SPSS
8 6 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.14%) Maya
12 1 (0.070%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.070%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.070%) Simulink
12 1 (0.070%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.070%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.70%) Adobe Campaign
3 9 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.56%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) Tridion
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.28%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.21%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) Radian6
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.070%) Finacle
9 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.12%) Google Analytics
4 15 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.84%) SaaS
6 11 (0.77%) Heroku
6 11 (0.77%) GitHub
6 11 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.70%) Office 365
7 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.56%) Force.com
9 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.49%) PaaS
10 6 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.42%) IaaS
11 5 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.28%) HP Helion
12 4 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 67 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 56 (3.91%) Internet
3 35 (2.44%) Firewall
4 34 (2.37%) DNS
5 30 (2.09%) HTTP
6 29 (2.02%) DHCP
7 28 (1.95%) SAN
7 28 (1.95%) IPsec
8 24 (1.67%) VoIP
9 22 (1.54%) WAN
9 22 (1.54%) LAN
10 20 (1.40%) VPN
11 19 (1.33%) LDAP
12 18 (1.26%) Wireless
13 17 (1.19%) NAS
14 13 (0.91%) Network Security
14 13 (0.91%) ISDN
15 12 (0.84%) LTE
16 11 (0.77%) CTI
16 11 (0.77%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 99 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 84 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (5.51%) MySQL
5 55 (3.84%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.07%) Big Data
7 43 (3.00%) RDBMS
8 35 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (1.74%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.74%) DB2
13 20 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (1.33%) Hadoop
15 17 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.91%) NoSQL
17 11 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 79 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 66 (4.61%) Maven
3 65 (4.54%) Subversion
4 51 (3.56%) Visual Studio
5 41 (2.86%) JIRA
6 37 (2.58%) Jenkins
7 33 (2.30%) Selenium
8 32 (2.23%) JUnit
9 22 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (1.54%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.47%) Ant
11 18 (1.26%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.05%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.98%) Hudson
14 12 (0.84%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.77%) Xcode
16 9 (0.63%) jMock
17 7 (0.49%) NUnit
17 7 (0.49%) Toad
17 7 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 352 (24.56%) Finance
2 170 (11.86%) Banking
3 112 (7.82%) Telecoms
4 82 (5.72%) Investment Banking
5 73 (5.09%) Marketing
6 72 (5.02%) Front Office
7 34 (2.37%) Electronics
8 32 (2.23%) Games
9 22 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.47%) Automotive
10 21 (1.47%) Retail
11 20 (1.40%) Back Office
12 19 (1.33%) Legal
13 10 (0.70%) Publishing
14 9 (0.63%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.56%) German Language
15 8 (0.56%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.49%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.49%) Billing
16 7 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 544 (37.96%) Developer
2 176 (12.28%) Analyst
3 129 (9.00%) Architect
4 118 (8.23%) Java Developer
5 79 (5.51%) Senior Developer
6 62 (4.33%) Software Engineer
7 48 (3.35%) Business Analyst
7 48 (3.35%) C# Developer
8 47 (3.28%) Programmer
9 40 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (2.79%) iOS Developer
10 39 (2.72%) Consultant
11 38 (2.65%) .NET Developer
12 35 (2.44%) Software Developer
13 32 (2.23%) C++ Developer
14 30 (2.09%) Project Manager
14 30 (2.09%) Senior Java Developer
15 29 (2.02%) Support Analyst
16 28 (1.95%) Applications Support
17 26 (1.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (15.84%) .NET
2 208 (14.52%) HTML
3 185 (12.91%) Web Services
4 148 (10.33%) CSS
5 146 (10.19%) XML
6 100 (6.98%) jQuery
7 92 (6.42%) ASP.NET
8 91 (6.35%) REST
9 83 (5.79%) HTML5
10 65 (4.54%) J2EE
11 63 (4.40%) AngularJS
12 62 (4.33%) Spring
12 62 (4.33%) JSON
13 61 (4.26%) .NET Framework
14 59 (4.12%) RESTful
15 46 (3.21%) SOAP
16 44 (3.07%) CSS3
17 38 (2.65%) WPF
18 36 (2.51%) Middleware
19 35 (2.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 203 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (12.21%) Mathematics
3 104 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 77 (5.37%) Physics
5 64 (4.47%) Mobile App
6 59 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (3.91%) Derivative
8 44 (3.07%) Data Structures
9 43 (3.00%) Algorithms
10 38 (2.65%) User Experience
10 38 (2.65%) Statistics
11 36 (2.51%) Data Centre
12 35 (2.44%) Visualisation
13 31 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (2.16%) Equities
14 23 (1.61%) Data Integration
15 20 (1.40%) Clustering
16 18 (1.26%) Economics
16 18 (1.26%) PMI
16 18 (1.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 238 (16.61%) Linux
2 194 (13.54%) UNIX
3 193 (13.47%) Windows
4 91 (6.35%) Apple iOS
5 67 (4.68%) Android
6 45 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.47%) Solaris
10 20 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 18 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.56%) zOS
14 6 (0.42%) CentOS
15 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.28%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (14.17%) Software Engineering
3 171 (11.93%) OO
4 150 (10.47%) Project Management
5 147 (10.26%) SDLC
6 140 (9.77%) ITIL
7 121 (8.44%) Analytics
8 120 (8.37%) TDD
9 104 (7.26%) Scrum
10 94 (6.56%) Data Modelling
11 93 (6.49%) MVC
12 87 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (5.79%) Multithreading
14 78 (5.44%) ETL
15 71 (4.95%) Web Development
16 70 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (4.75%) Low Latency
17 68 (4.75%) iOS Development
18 64 (4.47%) Workflow
18 64 (4.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (28.54%) SQL
2 407 (28.40%) Java
3 257 (17.93%) JavaScript
4 231 (16.12%) C#
5 167 (11.65%) C++
6 143 (9.98%) Python
7 82 (5.72%) C
8 74 (5.16%) PHP
9 73 (5.09%) Perl
10 45 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.86%) Ruby
12 39 (2.72%) PL/SQL
13 36 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 35 (2.44%) Objective-C
15 29 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.67%) VBScript
17 22 (1.54%) Scala
18 21 (1.47%) R
19 15 (1.05%) VB
20 14 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1181 (82.41%) Degree
2 84 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 64 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 44 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 36 (2.51%) MCSE
8 35 (2.44%) PhD
9 30 (2.09%) ISEB
10 26 (1.81%) CCNP
11 24 (1.67%) PMP
11 24 (1.67%) ISTQB
12 20 (1.40%) CCNA
13 19 (1.33%) CISSP
13 19 (1.33%) MCP
14 16 (1.12%) CCIE
14 16 (1.12%) MCITP
15 14 (0.98%) MCSA
15 14 (0.98%) MCSD
15 14 (0.98%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.23%) QA
2 23 (1.61%) SLA
3 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.70%) COBIT
4 8 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.28%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) COREP
8 2 (0.14%) FINREP
8 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) TickIT
8 2 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.070%) Basel II
9 1 (0.070%) WAI
System Software
1 92 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.77%) vSphere
5 5 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.28%) Firmware
6 4 (0.28%) XenApp
6 4 (0.28%) Varnish
6 4 (0.28%) vCloud
6 4 (0.28%) Docker
7 3 (0.21%) Xen
7 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.14%) Samba
8 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 24 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.33%) Puppet
3 19 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 12 (0.84%) Netcool
6 9 (0.63%) SCCM
7 7 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.35%) yum
8 5 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.35%) OPNET
8 5 (0.35%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.21%) SCOM
10 3 (0.21%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.21%) Nagios
10 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 227 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 200 (13.96%) Oracle
3 72 (5.02%) HP
4 52 (3.63%) Cisco
5 43 (3.00%) Google
6 39 (2.72%) VMware
7 38 (2.65%) Citrix
8 36 (2.51%) SAP
9 35 (2.44%) Adobe
10 29 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (1.88%) Sybase
12 22 (1.54%) Remedy
13 20 (1.40%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.40%) IBM
13 20 (1.40%) Avaya
14 19 (1.33%) Tableau
15 16 (1.12%) Genesys
15 16 (1.12%) Veritas
16 15 (1.05%) Splunk
17 14 (0.98%) Juniper
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Oxfordshire
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