The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 111 136
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 35 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.72% 1.81% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Median daily rate £431 £163 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +165.38% -50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £412 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +83.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 742 773 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.25% 30.99% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 439 421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 78
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.59% -39.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the East of England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the East of England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the East of England

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Essex -2 12 £450 +80.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £225 -35.71% 56
Hertfordshire +1 10 £300 +84.61% 19
Suffolk +14 1 £450 +260.00% 8
Bedfordshire - 1 £225 - 7
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 57 (68.67%) Degree
2 39 (46.99%) Java
3 31 (37.35%) Linux
4 29 (34.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (32.53%) Software Engineering
6 24 (28.92%) Python
7 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (22.89%) Finance
9 17 (20.48%) Windows
10 16 (19.28%) Perl
11 15 (18.07%) C
11 15 (18.07%) Apache
11 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
12 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
12 14 (16.87%) Ruby
13 13 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (15.66%) Mathematics
13 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
13 13 (15.66%) SQL
13 13 (15.66%) SSL
13 13 (15.66%) Firewall
13 13 (15.66%) Bash Shell
13 13 (15.66%) High Availability
13 13 (15.66%) DevOps
13 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (14.46%) Salt
14 12 (14.46%) LAPP Stack
14 12 (14.46%) Puppet
14 12 (14.46%) RHCE
14 12 (14.46%) Clustering

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (18.07%) Apache
2 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.61%) SAS
6 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.41%) WordPress
7 1 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) Jupyter
7 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) Firewall
1 13 (15.66%) SSL
1 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.23%) VPN
3 2 (2.41%) ICMP
3 2 (2.41%) LAN
3 2 (2.41%) Network Security
3 2 (2.41%) SpaceWire
3 2 (2.41%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.20%) WebEx
4 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.20%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (12.05%) MySQL
3 5 (6.02%) Big Data
4 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.82%) Subversion
3 3 (3.61%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.61%) ClearQuest
3 3 (3.61%) JIRA
4 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.20%) gulp
5 1 (1.20%) RSpec
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Composer
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Publishing
4 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 3 (3.61%) Avionics
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
2 11 (13.25%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Security Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Incident Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Security Incident Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Software Developer
5 6 (7.23%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Embedded C Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (10.84%) HTML
3 8 (9.64%) LAMP
4 7 (8.43%) CSS
5 5 (6.02%) HTML5
5 5 (6.02%) XML
6 4 (4.82%) Web Services
7 3 (3.61%) .NET
7 3 (3.61%) Middleware
7 3 (3.61%) RESTful
7 3 (3.61%) Spring
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.41%) J2EE
8 2 (2.41%) JSON
8 2 (2.41%) Sass
8 2 (2.41%) WebKit
9 1 (1.20%) JSP
9 1 (1.20%) SOAP
9 1 (1.20%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Clustering
3 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
4 6 (7.23%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.23%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Life Science
6 2 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.20%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.20%) e-Health
7 1 (1.20%) Fintech
7 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.20%) Smart City
7 1 (1.20%) STB
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Linux
2 17 (20.48%) Windows
3 9 (10.84%) Unix
4 7 (8.43%) Android
4 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Software Engineering
2 20 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.66%) DevOps
4 13 (15.66%) High Availability
4 13 (15.66%) Mathematics
5 11 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (12.05%) TDD
7 9 (10.84%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.43%) Android Development
9 7 (8.43%) Digital Forensics
9 7 (8.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (8.43%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) iOS Development
9 7 (8.43%) Network Packet Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.23%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (46.99%) Java
2 24 (28.92%) Python
3 16 (19.28%) Perl
4 15 (18.07%) C
5 14 (16.87%) Ruby
6 13 (15.66%) Bash Shell
6 13 (15.66%) SQL
7 11 (13.25%) C#
8 10 (12.05%) C++
9 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.02%) Embedded C
10 5 (6.02%) VB
11 4 (4.82%) R
12 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.61%) PHP
13 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.20%) Go
14 1 (1.20%) Haskell
14 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (68.67%) Degree
2 29 (34.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (14.46%) RHCE
4 5 (6.02%) PhD
5 2 (2.41%) CCNP
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.41%) GCIA
5 2 (2.41%) GCIH
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.20%) CCNA
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) CISM
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) GSEC
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PMP
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) CDISC
1 2 (2.41%) ECSS
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.61%) Cygwin
4 2 (2.41%) Docker
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.20%) KVM
5 1 (1.20%) LXC
5 1 (1.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) Puppet
1 12 (14.46%) Salt
2 2 (2.41%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe
4 4 (4.82%) Apple
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) Remedy
5 3 (3.61%) Cisco
6 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.41%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.41%) NetWitness
6 2 (2.41%) Qualys
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) Splunk
6 2 (2.41%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.20%) Aruba
7 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.20%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.20%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.20%) Xerox
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