The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 150 191
Rank change year-on-year +4 +41  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 725 841 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.70% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.09% 5.11% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 552 391
Median daily rate £450 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £19.65 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £52.50 £40.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -15.69% +38.70%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14239 16461 16386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.53% 33.34% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10948 10465
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 597
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in England

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
London +53 459 £493 +3.68% 437
South East -47 101 £389 +0.97% 122
East of England +16 35 £431 +109.09% 98
North West +2 32 £388 +7.04% 63
South West +2 32 £425 - 69
West Midlands +16 20 £350 -12.50% 16
East Midlands +3 20 £325 -27.77% 20
Yorkshire +2 13 £500 +42.85% 36
North East -22 11 £400 +42.85% 11
Midlands - 1 - - 36
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 1132 (75.87%) Degree
2 623 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 523 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
4 486 (32.57%) Java
5 379 (25.40%) SQL
6 376 (25.20%) Finance
7 290 (19.44%) Linux
8 285 (19.10%) Python
9 277 (18.57%) Mathematics
10 260 (17.43%) JavaScript
11 248 (16.62%) C#
12 232 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
13 214 (14.34%) HTML
14 206 (13.81%) Windows
15 198 (13.27%) Scrum
16 196 (13.14%) Software Engineering
17 189 (12.67%) Banking
18 185 (12.40%) TDD
19 183 (12.27%) OO
20 176 (11.80%) Microsoft
21 172 (11.53%) C++
22 166 (11.13%) Test Automation
23 165 (11.06%) CSS
24 164 (10.99%) SQL Server
25 161 (10.79%) Oracle
26 159 (10.66%) Analytics
26 159 (10.66%) DevOps
27 158 (10.59%) .NET
28 150 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
29 133 (8.91%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 78 (5.23%) Apache
2 60 (4.02%) Tomcat
3 56 (3.75%) Confluence
4 49 (3.28%) Apache Spark
5 41 (2.75%) JBoss
6 39 (2.61%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 27 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (1.68%) SAS
10 22 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (1.47%) IIS
11 19 (1.27%) OpenStack
12 18 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 16 (1.07%) Apache Pig
13 16 (1.07%) CMS
13 16 (1.07%) MS Exchange
14 15 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.87%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.80%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.01%) SPSS
6 13 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.47%) Stata
9 4 (0.27%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.27%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.20%) RMDS
5 3 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
5 3 (0.20%) Staffware
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Fredhopper
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
6 2 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.067%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.067%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 102 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.54%) SaaS
5 22 (1.47%) Office 365
6 19 (1.27%) PaaS
7 18 (1.21%) Heroku
8 15 (1.01%) GitHub
9 11 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.54%) IaaS
11 7 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.27%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.27%) Google Play
13 4 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 104 (6.97%) Firewall
2 73 (4.89%) Internet
3 56 (3.75%) Wireless
4 44 (2.95%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.88%) WAN
6 41 (2.75%) LAN
7 37 (2.48%) SSL
8 34 (2.28%) DNS
9 33 (2.21%) SAN
10 32 (2.14%) Network Security
11 30 (2.01%) BIG-IP
12 28 (1.88%) VPN
13 26 (1.74%) HTTP
14 22 (1.47%) LDAP
15 16 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (1.01%) DHCP
16 15 (1.01%) Skype
17 11 (0.74%) NAS
18 10 (0.67%) VoIP
19 9 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.37%) Big Data
3 84 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 81 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 76 (5.09%) Hadoop
6 67 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (4.29%) MySQL
8 48 (3.22%) MongoDB
8 48 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 32 (2.14%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.47%) QlikView
13 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.21%) HBase
15 17 (1.14%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.14%) DB2
15 17 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 133 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 129 (8.65%) JIRA
3 117 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 66 (4.42%) Subversion
5 43 (2.88%) Maven
6 39 (2.61%) TeamCity
7 35 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 33 (2.21%) Selenium
9 31 (2.08%) JUnit
10 25 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.61%) Ant
12 21 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 19 (1.27%) Gradle
14 18 (1.21%) Visual Studio
15 16 (1.07%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.94%) Hudson
17 13 (0.87%) webpack
18 12 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.80%) WebDriver
19 11 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 376 (25.20%) Finance
2 189 (12.67%) Banking
3 104 (6.97%) Front Office
4 103 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 68 (4.56%) Investment Banking
6 60 (4.02%) Retail
7 50 (3.35%) Marketing
8 42 (2.82%) Electronics
9 34 (2.28%) Games
10 24 (1.61%) Publishing
11 23 (1.54%) Back Office
11 23 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.54%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.21%) Legal
13 13 (0.87%) Billing
14 11 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.60%) Advertising
15 9 (0.60%) French Language
16 8 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 658 (44.10%) Developer
2 178 (11.93%) Java Developer
3 143 (9.58%) Analyst
4 109 (7.31%) Architect
5 93 (6.23%) C# Developer
6 86 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 67 (4.49%) C++ Developer
8 55 (3.69%) .NET Developer
8 55 (3.69%) Data Scientist
9 51 (3.42%) Junior
10 47 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 47 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 47 (3.15%) Software Engineer
11 46 (3.08%) Consultant
12 45 (3.02%) SQL Developer
13 44 (2.95%) Python Developer
14 42 (2.82%) Software Developer
15 41 (2.75%) Quantitative Developer
16 38 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
17 36 (2.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (14.34%) HTML
2 165 (11.06%) CSS
3 158 (10.59%) .NET
4 124 (8.31%) AngularJS
5 120 (8.04%) REST
6 119 (7.98%) Spring
7 113 (7.57%) HTML5
8 104 (6.97%) Web Services
9 97 (6.50%) XML
10 95 (6.37%) Node.js
11 64 (4.29%) RESTful
12 63 (4.22%) CSS3
12 63 (4.22%) J2EE
13 61 (4.09%) JSON
14 57 (3.82%) jQuery
14 57 (3.82%) React
15 52 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 48 (3.22%) SOAP
17 41 (2.75%) Middleware
18 38 (2.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 232 (15.55%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 94 (6.30%) Algorithms
4 74 (4.96%) User Experience
5 63 (4.22%) Derivative
6 61 (4.09%) Data Centre
7 56 (3.75%) Fixed Income
8 51 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 48 (3.22%) Data Structures
9 48 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
10 47 (3.15%) Fintech
11 41 (2.75%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.94%) Equities
12 29 (1.94%) Market Risk
13 28 (1.88%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.61%) Credit Risk
15 23 (1.54%) Clustering
16 22 (1.47%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 290 (19.44%) Linux
2 206 (13.81%) Windows
3 118 (7.91%) Unix
4 52 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 44 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 40 (2.68%) Android
7 36 (2.41%) CentOS
8 34 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.74%) Solaris
12 20 (1.34%) Windows 7
13 19 (1.27%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.27%) AIX
17 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (18.57%) Mathematics
3 198 (13.27%) Scrum
4 196 (13.14%) Software Engineering
5 185 (12.40%) TDD
6 183 (12.27%) OO
7 166 (11.13%) Test Automation
8 159 (10.66%) Analytics
8 159 (10.66%) DevOps
9 150 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (8.18%) ITIL
10 122 (8.18%) Project Management
11 116 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
11 116 (7.77%) SDLC
12 104 (6.97%) Open Source
13 95 (6.37%) Migration
14 82 (5.50%) Data Modelling
15 79 (5.29%) Microservices
16 73 (4.89%) BDD
17 72 (4.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 486 (32.57%) Java
2 379 (25.40%) SQL
3 285 (19.10%) Python
4 260 (17.43%) JavaScript
5 248 (16.62%) C#
6 172 (11.53%) C++
7 93 (6.23%) C
8 76 (5.09%) Ruby
9 69 (4.62%) Perl
10 64 (4.29%) Bash Shell
11 57 (3.82%) R
12 56 (3.75%) Scala
13 48 (3.22%) Shell Script
14 46 (3.08%) PowerShell
15 40 (2.68%) PHP
16 36 (2.41%) PL/SQL
17 31 (2.08%) VBA
18 25 (1.68%) T-SQL
19 21 (1.41%) TypeScript
19 21 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 1132 (75.87%) Degree
2 623 (41.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 98 (6.57%) Security Cleared
4 82 (5.50%) Master's Degree
5 65 (4.36%) Numerate Degree
6 63 (4.22%) PhD
7 60 (4.02%) SC Cleared
8 57 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (2.61%) CCNP
10 39 (2.61%) CISSP
11 32 (2.14%) CCIE
12 30 (2.01%) PMI Certification
13 29 (1.94%) CCDP
14 28 (1.88%) JNCIA
15 27 (1.81%) CCIP
15 27 (1.81%) CCSA
15 27 (1.81%) CCSE
15 27 (1.81%) DV Cleared
15 27 (1.81%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.63%) QA
2 25 (1.68%) MiFID
2 25 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.07%) SLA
5 14 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
7 9 (0.60%) PMO
8 6 (0.40%) PA-DSS
9 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.34%) EMIR
10 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.20%) Basel II
11 3 (0.20%) COBIT
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.22%) Docker
4 36 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.34%) HDFS
6 20 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.34%) vSphere
7 10 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.47%) GlusterFS
8 7 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.47%) XenApp
9 5 (0.34%) KVM
9 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.27%) Xen
11 3 (0.20%) Firmware
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.20%) SRDF
11 3 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (5.03%) Puppet
2 50 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (3.22%) Ansible
4 27 (1.81%) FortiGate
5 22 (1.47%) Salt
6 14 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 13 (0.87%) Nagios
8 12 (0.80%) Mesos
9 11 (0.74%) SCCM
9 11 (0.74%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.67%) Graphite
10 10 (0.67%) Kubernetes
11 9 (0.60%) logstash
11 9 (0.60%) vRealize
12 8 (0.54%) Oozie
13 7 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 7 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 176 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 161 (10.79%) Oracle
3 84 (5.63%) VMware
4 74 (4.96%) Cisco
5 70 (4.69%) HP
6 56 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 42 (2.82%) F5
8 40 (2.68%) Tableau
9 39 (2.61%) Juniper
10 37 (2.48%) CheckPoint
11 35 (2.35%) IBM
12 33 (2.21%) Atlassian
13 30 (2.01%) Fortinet
14 28 (1.88%) Riverbed
15 26 (1.74%) Aruba
15 26 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.68%) SAP
16 25 (1.68%) Splunk
17 24 (1.61%) Google
18 23 (1.54%) Citrix
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