Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 144 111
Rank change year-on-year +19 -33 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 79 54 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.53% 1.12% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.78% 3.51% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 47
East of England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £250
90th Percentile £576 £638 £480
England median daily rate £475 £438 £432
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.33% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 3
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.71% -32.00%
10th Percentile £37.05 £39.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.50 £37.29
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1654 1538 1644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.96% 31.81% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 872 877
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £190 £180 £205
90th Percentile £558 £538 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 124 179
East of England median hourly rate £19.19 £32.34 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.65% +43.71% -8.16%
10th Percentile £10.92 £14.15 £12.20
90th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £45.09
England median hourly rate £20.55 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.75% +6.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire 0 35 £319 +72.30% 78
Hertfordshire +3 23 £300 -37.50% 24
Essex -11 10 £450 +28.57% 1
Bedfordshire -6 8 £550 -8.33% 2
Suffolk +9 3 £450 +28.57%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 60 (75.95%) Degree
2 31 (39.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (37.97%) Linux
4 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (30.38%) C
5 24 (30.38%) C++
6 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
7 22 (27.85%) Python
8 17 (21.52%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (20.25%) HTML
9 16 (20.25%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.99%) Java
11 14 (17.72%) Embedded C
11 14 (17.72%) Mathematics
12 13 (16.46%) Device Driver
12 13 (16.46%) Electronics
12 13 (16.46%) SQL
12 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
12 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
13 12 (15.19%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (15.19%) Embedded C++
14 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.66%) R
15 10 (12.66%) CSS
16 9 (11.39%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (11.39%) .NET
16 9 (11.39%) OO
16 9 (11.39%) Wireless
16 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (3.80%) Apache
1 3 (3.80%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.80%) IIS
1 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.53%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.33%) PaaS
4 4 (5.06%) IaaS
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.53%) Office 365
7 1 (1.27%) GitHub
7 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.39%) Wireless
4 4 (5.06%) Bluetooth
4 4 (5.06%) HTTP
5 3 (3.80%) Firewall
6 2 (2.53%) ICMP
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) SpaceWire
6 2 (2.53%) SSL
7 1 (1.27%) 3GPP
7 1 (1.27%) 802.11
7 1 (1.27%) Broadband
7 1 (1.27%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.27%) Network Security
7 1 (1.27%) SAN
7 1 (1.27%) WebEx
7 1 (1.27%) X.509
7 1 (1.27%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon QuickSight
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (3.80%) Big Data
3 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.80%) HBase
3 3 (3.80%) Impala
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
3 3 (3.80%) Parquet
3 3 (3.80%) Sqoop
4 2 (2.53%) DB2
4 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) JIRA
3 6 (7.59%) Subversion
4 4 (5.06%) Selenium
5 3 (3.80%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.80%) ClearQuest
5 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.53%) Buildbot
6 2 (2.53%) CMake
6 2 (2.53%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.27%) MSTest
7 1 (1.27%) RSpec
7 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (16.46%) Electronics
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Automotive
3 4 (5.06%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Avionics
4 3 (3.80%) Games
4 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.53%) Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) C Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) C++ Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) HTML
2 10 (12.66%) CSS
3 9 (11.39%) .NET
4 8 (10.13%) HTML5
4 8 (10.13%) JSON
4 8 (10.13%) RESTful
5 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.33%) Kafka
6 5 (6.33%) Spring
6 5 (6.33%) XML
7 4 (5.06%) CSS3
7 4 (5.06%) Middleware
7 4 (5.06%) Web Services
8 3 (3.80%) Apache Avro
8 3 (3.80%) Node.js
8 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.80%) REST
8 3 (3.80%) Spring Boot
9 2 (2.53%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (16.46%) Device Driver
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.80%) Life Science
5 3 (3.80%) User Experience
6 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) iSeries
6 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.27%) Animation
7 1 (1.27%) AS400
7 1 (1.27%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Linux
2 12 (15.19%) Windows
3 9 (11.39%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (10.13%) Unix
5 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.27%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.27%) VMS
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
3 14 (17.72%) Mathematics
4 9 (11.39%) Analytics
4 9 (11.39%) Device Driver Development
4 9 (11.39%) OO
5 8 (10.13%) Machine Learning
5 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
6 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.86%) Statistics
7 6 (7.59%) Physics
7 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) ITIL
8 5 (6.33%) MVC
8 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Scrum
8 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) C
1 24 (30.38%) C++
2 22 (27.85%) Python
3 16 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.99%) Java
5 14 (17.72%) Embedded C
6 13 (16.46%) SQL
7 12 (15.19%) Embedded C++
8 10 (12.66%) R
9 7 (8.86%) C#
10 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.80%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.80%) Perl
11 3 (3.80%) Ruby
12 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.53%) RPG
12 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.27%) ANSI C
13 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (75.95%) Degree
2 31 (39.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (10.13%) PhD
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.53%) CCSP
6 2 (2.53%) CISM
6 2 (2.53%) CISSP
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.53%) GCIA
6 2 (2.53%) GCIH
6 2 (2.53%) HND
6 2 (2.53%) IIBA
6 2 (2.53%) ISEB
6 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) ECSS
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) AS 2805
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 4 (5.06%) Docker
3 3 (3.80%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.80%) Cygwin
3 3 (3.80%) HDFS
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.53%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Oozie
2 2 (2.53%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Citrix
2 3 (3.80%) IBM
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.53%) NetWitness
3 2 (2.53%) Qualys
3 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.53%) Splunk
3 2 (2.53%) Twitter
4 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe
4 1 (1.27%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.27%) F5
4 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.27%) webMethods
4 1 (1.27%) Xamarin