Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 114 122
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 76 76 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.62% 1.70% 1.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 5.48% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 27
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £272 £265 £220
90th Percentile £600 £500 £464
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 2
East of England median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +34.92% +129.76%
10th Percentile £37.25 £27.85 £26.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.50 £37.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £30.08 £37.50
% change year-on-year +41.31% -19.80% +30.71%

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 1,584 1,386 1,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.75% 30.97% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 780 749
East of England median daily rate £420 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.91% -11.33% +5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £174 £204
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 119 171
East of England median hourly rate £26.50 £33.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.90% +52.27% +25.71%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 February 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 21 February 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 -17 34 £331 -20.66% 139
Hertfordshire +2 24 £365 -9.88% 51
Bedfordshire -1 10 £550 +10.00% 10
Essex -9 5 £425 +21.43% 15
Suffolk +9 3 £456 +30.36% 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 48 (63.16%) Degree
2 22 (28.95%) Python
3 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 18 (23.68%) C++
4 18 (23.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
6 16 (21.05%) Machine Learning
7 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
7 15 (19.74%) C
7 15 (19.74%) Java
7 15 (19.74%) PhD
8 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
9 13 (17.11%) Data Science
10 12 (15.79%) R
10 12 (15.79%) HTML
10 12 (15.79%) Windows
11 11 (14.47%) SQL
12 10 (13.16%) Electronics
12 10 (13.16%) Open Source
13 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (11.84%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (11.84%) Big Data
13 9 (11.84%) Analytics
13 9 (11.84%) Apache Spark
13 9 (11.84%) ITIL
13 9 (11.84%) Embedded C
13 9 (11.84%) 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 9 (11.84%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.58%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.63%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.32%) Confluence
5 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (1.32%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (5.26%) IaaS
3 4 (5.26%) PaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.95%) Office 365
5 2 (2.63%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.32%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.58%) Firewall
4 4 (5.26%) Wireless
5 3 (3.95%) Internet
6 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.63%) HTTP
6 2 (2.63%) SSL
7 1 (1.32%) 802.11
7 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.32%) Broadband
7 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.32%) Network Security
7 1 (1.32%) NFC
7 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.32%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Big Data
1 9 (11.84%) Hadoop
2 6 (7.89%) Apache Hive
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) HBase
4 4 (5.26%) Impala
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon QuickSight
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 3 (3.95%) Parquet
5 3 (3.95%) Sqoop
6 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) JIRA
3 4 (5.26%) Subversion
4 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.63%) Selenium
6 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) Gradle
6 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.32%) JMeter
6 1 (1.32%) JUnit
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) MSTest
6 1 (1.32%) NUnit
6 1 (1.32%) SCons
6 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 10 (13.16%) Electronics
2 6 (7.89%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Games
5 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Data Scientist
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Development Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Software Development Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Research Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) C++ Developer
6 6 (7.89%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) HTML
2 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) CSS
3 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.89%) HTML5
3 6 (7.89%) Kafka
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
4 5 (6.58%) RESTful
4 5 (6.58%) XML
5 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.26%) Node.js
5 4 (5.26%) Web Services
6 3 (3.95%) Apache Avro
6 3 (3.95%) CSS3
6 3 (3.95%) Spring
6 3 (3.95%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.95%) WCF
6 3 (3.95%) XHTML
7 2 (2.63%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.89%) Device Driver
4 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.63%) Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) iSeries
6 2 (2.63%) Life Science
6 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.32%) Animation
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (15.79%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
3 16 (21.05%) Machine Learning
4 13 (17.11%) Data Science
5 10 (13.16%) Open Source
6 9 (11.84%) Analytics
6 9 (11.84%) ITIL
7 8 (10.53%) OO
8 7 (9.21%) Deep Learning
8 7 (9.21%) Mathematical Modelling
8 7 (9.21%) Statistics
9 6 (7.89%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.89%) Physics
9 6 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) MapReduce
10 5 (6.58%) MVC
10 5 (6.58%) Project Management
10 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.58%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Python
2 18 (23.68%) C++
3 15 (19.74%) C
3 15 (19.74%) Java
4 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.79%) R
6 11 (14.47%) SQL
7 9 (11.84%) Embedded C
8 7 (9.21%) Embedded C++
9 6 (7.89%) C#
9 6 (7.89%) Scala
10 4 (5.26%) Ruby
11 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.95%) Perl
11 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.63%) RPG
12 2 (2.63%) XAML
13 1 (1.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 48 (63.16%) Degree
2 18 (23.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (19.74%) PhD
4 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.58%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (3.95%) CISM
6 3 (3.95%) CISSP
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.63%) CBAP
7 2 (2.63%) CCNA
7 2 (2.63%) CCSP
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.63%) HND
7 2 (2.63%) IIBA
7 2 (2.63%) ISEB
7 2 (2.63%) RHCE
7 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.32%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) PMO
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) AS 2805
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Docker
2 4 (5.26%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.95%) HDFS
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.95%) Oozie
3 2 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) Rancher
4 1 (1.32%) Salt
4 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) Citrix
3 2 (2.63%) F5
3 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.32%) Cognos
4 1 (1.32%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.32%) Imperva
4 1 (1.32%) MapR
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.32%) Splunk
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter
4 1 (1.32%) webMethods
4 1 (1.32%) Xamarin