The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.06% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 1.37% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £500 £410 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -7.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -54.54% +46.66%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 87 73 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 30.74% 23.47% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 41 65
Median daily rate £384 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -10.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Bedfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 1 £318 -22.56% 1
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Financial Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) BPR
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) BPR
1 3 (75.00%) Financial Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree