Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 109 146
Rank change year-on-year -27 +37 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 57 83 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 1.91% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.81% 5.74% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 18
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £156
90th Percentile £600 £531 £494
England median daily rate £500 £450 £406
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.77% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 4
East of England median hourly rate - £44.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.38% +219.24%
England median hourly rate £44.75 £35.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +27.86% -20.45% +53.36%

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 1,495 1,447 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.68% 33.30% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 835 788
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £200 £205
90th Percentile £588 £562 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 118 147
East of England median hourly rate £20.45 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.64% +44.74% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.74 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%

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 26 May 2018.

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 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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 -1 28 £435 +93.33% 126
Hertfordshire -6 20 £365 -6.41% 36
Suffolk -2 3 £375 - 12
Bedfordshire -2 3 £338 -32.50% 4
Essex -11 3 £175 -50.00% 18
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 34 (59.65%) Degree
2 17 (29.82%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) Python
3 13 (22.81%) Software Engineering
3 13 (22.81%) Machine Learning
3 13 (22.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
4 12 (21.05%) Retail
5 11 (19.30%) Windows
6 10 (17.54%) PhD
6 10 (17.54%) Data Science
6 10 (17.54%) Algorithms
7 9 (15.79%) Apache Spark
7 9 (15.79%) C++
7 9 (15.79%) Hadoop
7 9 (15.79%) R
8 8 (14.04%) Big Data
8 8 (14.04%) Apache Hive
8 8 (14.04%) Scala
8 8 (14.04%) SQL
8 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (12.28%) Mathematical Modelling
9 7 (12.28%) C
9 7 (12.28%) C#
9 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.28%) Linux
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL
9 7 (12.28%) Firewall
9 7 (12.28%) Open Source

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 9 (15.79%) Apache Spark
2 6 (10.53%) Apache Pig
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.51%) SAS
4 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Confluence
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) Smallworld
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.75%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.75%) GitHub
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
2 3 (5.26%) SSL
2 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 8 (14.04%) Apache Hive
2 8 (14.04%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.51%) HBase
3 2 (3.51%) Impala
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.75%) EDMS
4 1 (1.75%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.75%) GIS
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) SCons
3 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 12 (21.05%) Retail
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.26%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Data Scientist
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Development Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Software Development Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Research Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Application Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) CSS
1 5 (8.77%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Node.js
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) Ajax
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) Kafka
4 2 (3.51%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (3.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.51%) TensorFlow
4 2 (3.51%) WCF
4 2 (3.51%) WPF
4 2 (3.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Algorithms
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Data Structures
3 5 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) DataPower
6 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.75%) Fintech
6 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.75%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Machine Learning
1 13 (22.81%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
3 10 (17.54%) Data Science
4 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.28%) Analytics
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) Mathematical Modelling
5 7 (12.28%) Open Source
6 6 (10.53%) Deep Learning
6 6 (10.53%) MapReduce
6 6 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 4 (7.02%) OO
7 4 (7.02%) Physics
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Release Management
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.26%) Security Management
8 3 (5.26%) Service Management
8 3 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
1 17 (29.82%) Python
2 9 (15.79%) C++
2 9 (15.79%) R
3 8 (14.04%) Scala
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) C
4 7 (12.28%) C#
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) XAML
8 1 (1.75%) Ada
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.75%) F#
8 1 (1.75%) Magik
8 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.75%) OCaml
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) Degree
2 13 (22.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (17.54%) PhD
4 5 (8.77%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (8.77%) RHCE
5 4 (7.02%) CISSP
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
6 3 (5.26%) CCSP
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CSSLP
6 3 (5.26%) GCIH
6 3 (5.26%) GCWN
6 3 (5.26%) GIAC
6 3 (5.26%) ISSAP
6 3 (5.26%) ISSEP
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (5.26%) MCSE
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.26%) RHCA
6 3 (5.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PMO
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) ECSS
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) Salt
3 2 (3.51%) Terraform
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Rancher
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.51%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.51%) MapR
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.75%) F5
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Imperva
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk