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 30 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 102 109
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 45 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.11% 1.03% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.60% 3.97% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 15
Median daily rate £350 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 £37.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.33% +316.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £29.40 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £12.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -53.48% +49.56%  

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 682 655 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.05% 26.05% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 358 407
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 61
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
Essex -6 15 £265 -41.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £500 +56.25% 63
Hertfordshire +3 12 £405 -24.65% 22
Bedfordshire +4 3 £500 +21.95% 1
Norfolk - 1 - - 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 63 (71.59%) Degree
2 44 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 39 (44.32%) Java
4 30 (34.09%) Linux
5 25 (28.41%) C
6 23 (26.14%) Python
6 23 (26.14%) Finance
7 21 (23.86%) DevOps
8 19 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (21.59%) Windows
8 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (19.32%) Perl
10 16 (18.18%) VMware
10 16 (18.18%) Firewall
11 15 (17.05%) Regression Testing
11 15 (17.05%) Embedded C
11 15 (17.05%) Android
11 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (17.05%) Apple iOS
11 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
12 14 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (15.91%) Ruby
12 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
12 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.77%) Adobe
13 13 (14.77%) Apache
13 13 (14.77%) Tomcat
13 13 (14.77%) Automated Testing
13 13 (14.77%) TDD
13 13 (14.77%) Adobe Experience Manager

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 13 (14.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 13 (14.77%) Apache
1 13 (14.77%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.55%) SAS
3 3 (3.41%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.14%) Drupal
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) S-PLUS
3 3 (3.41%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) Firewall
2 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.64%) SSL
4 6 (6.82%) VPN
5 4 (4.55%) SAN
5 4 (4.55%) Wireless
6 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 2 (2.27%) LAN
6 2 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (2.27%) VLAN
6 2 (2.27%) WLAN
7 1 (1.14%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (10.23%) MySQL
3 4 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.41%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.41%) Mahout
4 3 (3.41%) Power BI
5 1 (1.14%) Big Data
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
2 2 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.68%) Publishing
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Developer
2 13 (14.77%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 11 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Java Software Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Senior Software Developer
5 9 (10.23%) C Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Embedded C Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Embedded Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (7.95%) LAMP
2 7 (7.95%) XML
3 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (3.41%) .NET
4 3 (3.41%) D3.js
4 3 (3.41%) NumPy
4 3 (3.41%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.27%) CSS
5 2 (2.27%) HTML5
5 2 (2.27%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) WebKit
6 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.14%) Drools
6 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.14%) LINQ
6 1 (1.14%) Middleware
6 1 (1.14%) POSIX
6 1 (1.14%) Spring
6 1 (1.14%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Clustering
3 7 (7.95%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.95%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.41%) Life Science
6 2 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.14%) e-Health
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Linux
2 19 (21.59%) Windows
3 15 (17.05%) Android
3 15 (17.05%) Apple iOS
4 10 (11.36%) Unix
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (23.86%) DevOps
3 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
4 15 (17.05%) Regression Testing
5 14 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.77%) Automated Testing
6 13 (14.77%) TDD
7 12 (13.64%) Android Development
7 12 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 12 (13.64%) High Availability
7 12 (13.64%) iOS Development
7 12 (13.64%) Mathematics
8 8 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (9.09%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (9.09%) Forensic Analysis
8 8 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (7.95%) Network Packet Analysis
10 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (44.32%) Java
2 25 (28.41%) C
3 23 (26.14%) Python
4 17 (19.32%) Perl
5 15 (17.05%) Embedded C
6 14 (15.91%) Ruby
7 12 (13.64%) Bash Shell
8 11 (12.50%) SQL
9 9 (10.23%) C++
10 8 (9.09%) C#
10 8 (9.09%) R
11 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
11 5 (5.68%) VB
12 3 (3.41%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.41%) PHP
13 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.14%) Go
14 1 (1.14%) Haskell
14 1 (1.14%) Scala
14 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (71.59%) Degree
2 12 (13.64%) RHCE
3 3 (3.41%) CCNA
3 3 (3.41%) CCNP
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) MCSA
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 2 (2.27%) PhD
5 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CISA
5 1 (1.14%) CISM
5 1 (1.14%) CISSP
5 1 (1.14%) GSEC
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
5 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.27%) CDISC
4 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.41%) Docker
4 3 (3.41%) KVM
4 3 (3.41%) LXC
5 2 (2.27%) XenApp
6 1 (1.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) Puppet
1 12 (13.64%) Salt
2 3 (3.41%) Kibana
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Mesos
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Packer
3 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) VMware
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.77%) Adobe
4 5 (5.68%) Apple
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
4 5 (5.68%) Remedy
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.27%) Brocade
6 2 (2.27%) CA
6 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.27%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.27%) Vyatta
6 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.14%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.14%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) Xerox
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