Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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, Comp Sci)
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 89 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 +30
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 33 28 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.50% 1.60% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.93% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 44
10th Percentile £329 £309 £379
25th Percentile £356 £362 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £393 £475
Median % change year-on-year +32.48% -17.37% +18.75%
75th Percentile £538 £414 £628
90th Percentile £625 £465 £675
England median daily rate £550 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £59.63 £9.75
Median % change year-on-year - +511.59% -63.55%
England median hourly rate £44.25 £52.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -15.71% +17.97% +4.71%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,869 1,452 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.84% 82.97% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 896 2,193
10th Percentile £158 £255 £281
25th Percentile £300 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 82 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.61 £48.61 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £24.15 £22.93
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.31% +11.85%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in the East of England

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the East of England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the East of England.

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 27 July 2021. 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 +3 14 £525 +36.81% 69
Hertfordshire -27 6 £538 +38.71% 43
Essex +5 4 - - 10
Norfolk -5 3 - - 2
Suffolk - 3 £348 - 7
Bedfordshire - 3 £520 - 7
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 27 (81.82%) Degree
2 17 (51.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Python
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) Social Skills
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) C#
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
7 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
7 8 (24.24%) Azure
8 6 (18.18%) Java
8 6 (18.18%) Open Source
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (15.15%) Scala
9 5 (15.15%) GCP
9 5 (15.15%) .NET
9 5 (15.15%) SCCM
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) Unix
10 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
10 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
10 4 (12.12%) Physics
10 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Google
10 4 (12.12%) SQL

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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Azure
2 5 (15.15%) GCP
3 4 (12.12%) AWS
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.06%) GitHub
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.06%) Power Automate
4 2 (6.06%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.06%) PowerApps
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Extranet
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Intranet
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Parquet
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Buildbot
3 1 (3.03%) CMake
3 1 (3.03%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.03%) git-flow
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Pylint
3 1 (3.03%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) TestRail
3 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Automotive
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics
4 2 (6.06%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) React
2 4 (12.12%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) .NET Core
3 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) WCF
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) WPF
3 3 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) EDI
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (6.06%) PyTorch
4 2 (6.06%) XML Schema
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) SAML
5 1 (3.03%) Spring
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Social Media
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Life Science
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Renewable Energy
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) W3C
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Unix
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (18.18%) Open Source
3 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) CRM
5 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Machine Learning
5 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.12%) Physics
5 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) API Design
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 3 (9.09%) OO
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Python
2 9 (27.27%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.18%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) Scala
6 4 (12.12%) C
6 4 (12.12%) C++
6 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) Go
8 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.06%) VBScript
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) Degree
2 17 (51.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.09%) MCSE
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Master's Degree
5 2 (6.06%) PhD
5 2 (6.06%) SANS
6 1 (3.03%) CISSP
6 1 (3.03%) ISEB
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.06%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) Grafana
4 1 (3.03%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.03%) Scalr
4 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Google
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
2 3 (9.09%) Cloudera
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) BT
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.06%) Sonus
3 2 (6.06%) Sophos
3 2 (6.06%) Symantec
3 2 (6.06%) Trend Micro
4 1 (3.03%) SAP