Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 135 142
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 64 71 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 1.50% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.03% 4.51% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 24
East of England median daily rate £404 £300 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.63% -25.93% +14.08%
10th Percentile £307 £213 £156
90th Percentile £608 £569 £634
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
East of England median hourly rate £26.75 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.76% +17.14% +288.89%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.00 £29.43
90th Percentile £40.53 £47.00 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +24.71% -2.63% +19.27%

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 1,588 1,573 1,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.67% 33.32% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 917 939
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £212
90th Percentile £588 £568 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 123 142
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £13.48 £10.42 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.40 £43.71
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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 +12 34 £443 +86.32% 144
Hertfordshire -8 14 £318 +15.45% 35
Suffolk -12 5 £400 -11.11% 2
Bedfordshire +4 4 £398 +76.72% 6
Essex -11 4 £350 -22.22% 18
Norfolk - 3 £335 - 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 42 (65.63%) Degree
2 28 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
4 14 (21.88%) Java
4 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.75%) Finance
6 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 12 (18.75%) Analytics
7 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (17.19%) C++
7 11 (17.19%) Linux
7 11 (17.19%) Mathematics
8 10 (15.63%) Windows
8 10 (15.63%) C
8 10 (15.63%) C#
8 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
8 10 (15.63%) Python
9 8 (12.50%) Firewall
9 8 (12.50%) HTML
10 7 (10.94%) XML
10 7 (10.94%) Perl
10 7 (10.94%) .NET
10 7 (10.94%) OO
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (10.94%) Retail
11 6 (9.38%) Physics
11 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
11 6 (9.38%) Hadoop

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 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Office 365
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.69%) SaaS
3 3 (4.69%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (1.56%) GitHub
4 1 (1.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
2 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) SSL
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.25%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) dBASE
5 1 (1.56%) HBase
5 1 (1.56%) OLAP
5 1 (1.56%) OLTP
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Redis
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.13%) GCC
4 2 (3.13%) NUnit
4 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.56%) Bower
5 1 (1.56%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.56%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.56%) Redmine
5 1 (1.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (10.94%) Retail
3 5 (7.81%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Developer
2 9 (14.06%) Software Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Security Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Graduate
5 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Application Security Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.69%) SIEM Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Transition Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Web Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) HTML
2 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) XML
3 6 (9.38%) CSS
4 5 (7.81%) Web Services
5 4 (6.25%) Ajax
5 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.25%) jQuery
6 3 (4.69%) Node.js
6 3 (4.69%) RESTful
6 3 (4.69%) XHTML
7 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.13%) DHTML
7 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.13%) React
7 2 (3.13%) REST
7 2 (3.13%) SOAP
7 2 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.81%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.69%) Life Science
4 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.13%) Fintech
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.75%) Analytics
5 11 (17.19%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.94%) OO
7 6 (9.38%) Data Science
7 6 (9.38%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (9.38%) Physics
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 6 (9.38%) Security Operations
8 5 (7.81%) Biology
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Machine Learning
8 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.25%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (6.25%) MVC
9 4 (6.25%) Service Management
9 4 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) C++
4 10 (15.63%) C
4 10 (15.63%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.63%) Python
5 7 (10.94%) Perl
6 4 (6.25%) R
7 3 (4.69%) Scala
7 3 (4.69%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.13%) ES6
8 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) Ada
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) Fortran
9 1 (1.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (65.63%) Degree
2 28 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.81%) PhD
4 4 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (6.25%) RHCE
5 3 (4.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (4.69%) CCNP
5 3 (4.69%) CCSP
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.69%) CISSP
5 3 (4.69%) GCIH
5 3 (4.69%) GCWN
5 3 (4.69%) GIAC
5 3 (4.69%) ISSAP
5 3 (4.69%) ISSEP
5 3 (4.69%) MCSE
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.69%) RHCA
5 3 (4.69%) SANS
5 3 (4.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) ECSS
3 1 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.56%) HDFS
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.13%) Puppet
1 2 (3.13%) Rancher
1 2 (3.13%) Salt
2 1 (1.56%) Mesos
2 1 (1.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Splunk
4 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) MapR
5 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau