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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / England
Rank 137 160 171
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 767 744 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.52% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.72% 4.89% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 511 397
Median daily rate £450 £421 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.77% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.52% +46.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 13406 15228 14690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.07% 31.17% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8669 10047 9002
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 520 610
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.40 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 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
London +31 459 £500 +11.11% 373
South East +2 126 £398 +13.57% 126
East of England +20 48 £350 -14.63% 113
West Midlands +28 42 £331 +1.92% 23
North West +19 32 £350 -22.22% 51
South West -23 30 £395 +5.33% 51
Yorkshire +11 18 £445 +36.92% 21
North East -22 7 £335 +4.68% 7
East Midlands -12 5 £423 +30.00% 25
Midlands - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 1068 (73.50%) Degree
2 523 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (30.01%) Java
4 352 (24.23%) Finance
5 341 (23.47%) SQL
6 284 (19.55%) Python
7 282 (19.41%) Linux
8 271 (18.65%) JavaScript
9 235 (16.17%) Mathematics
10 230 (15.83%) Software Engineering
11 229 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
12 220 (15.14%) C#
12 220 (15.14%) HTML
13 208 (14.32%) Windows
14 206 (14.18%) Scrum
15 186 (12.80%) Microsoft
16 169 (11.63%) Banking
17 168 (11.56%) .NET
18 167 (11.49%) Oracle
19 164 (11.29%) C++
20 160 (11.01%) TDD
21 157 (10.81%) CSS
21 157 (10.81%) OO
22 149 (10.25%) AngularJS
23 146 (10.05%) Analytics
24 141 (9.70%) SQL Server
25 135 (9.29%) REST
26 130 (8.95%) Git (software)
27 128 (8.81%) Management Information System
28 127 (8.74%) DevOps

Computer Science
Top Related 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 59 (4.06%) Apache Spark
2 54 (3.72%) Apache
3 46 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 43 (2.96%) JBoss
5 41 (2.82%) Confluence
6 36 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 29 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (1.93%) Apache Pig
9 27 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.86%) SAS
10 26 (1.79%) SharePoint
11 25 (1.72%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.45%) CMS
13 19 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (1.24%) IIS
14 18 (1.24%) WebLogic
15 15 (1.03%) Skype for Business
16 14 (0.96%) GlassFish
16 14 (0.96%) MS Exchange
17 13 (0.89%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 105 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 51 (3.51%) MS Office
3 27 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.96%) SPSS
6 11 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.69%) MS Project
8 5 (0.34%) Weka
9 4 (0.28%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.21%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
11 2 (0.14%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.069%) Simulink
12 1 (0.069%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (1.86%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.21%) Staffware
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
6 2 (0.14%) Relativity
6 2 (0.14%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.069%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.93%) GitHub
4 23 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.38%) Heroku
5 20 (1.38%) Office 365
6 19 (1.31%) PaaS
7 13 (0.89%) SaaS
8 8 (0.55%) Google Play
9 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.48%) IaaS
10 5 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.28%) Force.com
11 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.21%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (6.68%) Firewall
2 80 (5.51%) Internet
3 49 (3.37%) Wireless
4 45 (3.10%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.75%) LAN
6 36 (2.48%) HTTP
6 36 (2.48%) WAN
7 33 (2.27%) DNS
8 31 (2.13%) SSL
9 30 (2.06%) Network Security
10 29 (2.00%) SAN
11 23 (1.58%) BIG-IP
12 21 (1.45%) LDAP
13 15 (1.03%) VPN
14 13 (0.89%) DHCP
14 13 (0.89%) Skype
15 11 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.76%) VLAN
16 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.43%) Big Data
3 92 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 78 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 65 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (4.06%) NoSQL
7 58 (3.99%) MySQL
8 45 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
9 43 (2.96%) Apache Hive
10 42 (2.89%) QlikView
11 36 (2.48%) MongoDB
12 29 (2.00%) Data Mining
13 27 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
14 26 (1.79%) HBase
15 23 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.58%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (1.31%) Impala
18 16 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
18 16 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 130 (8.95%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 89 (6.13%) JIRA
4 65 (4.47%) Subversion
5 43 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 33 (2.27%) Maven
7 31 (2.13%) Selenium
8 30 (2.06%) JUnit
9 26 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.51%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 19 (1.31%) Ant
13 18 (1.24%) Gradle
14 17 (1.17%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.17%) Hudson
15 13 (0.89%) Vagrant
16 12 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
17 11 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.76%) WebDriver
18 10 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 352 (24.23%) Finance
2 169 (11.63%) Banking
3 106 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 90 (6.19%) Front Office
5 54 (3.72%) Marketing
5 54 (3.72%) Retail
6 52 (3.58%) Investment Banking
7 36 (2.48%) Publishing
8 35 (2.41%) Electronics
9 34 (2.34%) Games
10 29 (2.00%) Back Office
11 27 (1.86%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.58%) Manufacturing
13 18 (1.24%) Legal
14 11 (0.76%) French Language
15 10 (0.69%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.62%) Billing
16 9 (0.62%) German Language
16 9 (0.62%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 614 (42.26%) Developer
2 149 (10.25%) Architect
3 148 (10.19%) Analyst
4 146 (10.05%) Java Developer
5 92 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 79 (5.44%) C# Developer
7 65 (4.47%) Data Scientist
8 55 (3.79%) C++ Developer
8 55 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 53 (3.65%) Consultant
10 49 (3.37%) Python Developer
11 48 (3.30%) .NET Developer
11 48 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
11 48 (3.30%) Software Engineer
12 32 (2.20%) Network Engineer
12 32 (2.20%) Software Developer
13 31 (2.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 31 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.06%) Quantitative Developer
14 30 (2.06%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (15.14%) HTML
2 168 (11.56%) .NET
3 157 (10.81%) CSS
4 149 (10.25%) AngularJS
5 135 (9.29%) REST
6 124 (8.53%) XML
7 123 (8.47%) Web Services
8 115 (7.91%) HTML5
9 102 (7.02%) Spring
10 85 (5.85%) Node.js
11 71 (4.89%) JSON
12 64 (4.40%) CSS3
12 64 (4.40%) React
13 57 (3.92%) J2EE
14 55 (3.79%) Hibernate
15 53 (3.65%) RESTful
16 52 (3.58%) jQuery
17 48 (3.30%) Middleware
17 48 (3.30%) SOAP
18 47 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 229 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (8.81%) Management Information System
3 80 (5.51%) Algorithms
4 78 (5.37%) Fixed Income
5 74 (5.09%) User Experience
6 60 (4.13%) Data Centre
7 53 (3.65%) Derivative
8 49 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (2.96%) Fintech
10 39 (2.68%) Data Structures
11 34 (2.34%) Mobile App
12 33 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (2.20%) Equities
14 30 (2.06%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.79%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.65%) Clustering
17 23 (1.58%) Hedge funds
18 16 (1.10%) Life Science
19 14 (0.96%) STB
20 12 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 282 (19.41%) Linux
2 208 (14.32%) Windows
3 104 (7.16%) Unix
4 54 (3.72%) Android
5 43 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 42 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.17%) Solaris
11 15 (1.03%) CentOS
12 13 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.55%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.28%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) zOS
17 2 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (16.17%) Mathematics
3 230 (15.83%) Software Engineering
4 206 (14.18%) Scrum
5 160 (11.01%) TDD
6 157 (10.81%) OO
7 146 (10.05%) Analytics
8 127 (8.74%) DevOps
9 117 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (7.91%) SDLC
11 114 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
12 109 (7.50%) Project Management
13 108 (7.43%) ITIL
14 103 (7.09%) Open Source
15 96 (6.61%) Migration
16 95 (6.54%) Statistics
17 84 (5.78%) Data Modelling
18 80 (5.51%) MVC
19 77 (5.30%) BDD
19 77 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 436 (30.01%) Java
2 341 (23.47%) SQL
3 284 (19.55%) Python
4 271 (18.65%) JavaScript
5 220 (15.14%) C#
6 164 (11.29%) C++
7 117 (8.05%) C
8 84 (5.78%) R
9 82 (5.64%) Scala
10 57 (3.92%) Perl
11 55 (3.79%) Ruby
12 45 (3.10%) PHP
13 42 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 40 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.75%) Shell Script
15 39 (2.68%) PowerShell
16 30 (2.06%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.51%) VBA
18 20 (1.38%) MATLAB
19 19 (1.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1068 (73.50%) Degree
2 78 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 74 (5.09%) PhD
4 61 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (3.44%) SC Cleared
6 45 (3.10%) CISSP
7 41 (2.82%) CCNP
8 34 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (2.00%) CCIE
10 25 (1.72%) CCDP
10 25 (1.72%) JNCIA
11 21 (1.45%) CCIP
11 21 (1.45%) CCSA
11 21 (1.45%) CCSE
11 21 (1.45%) CISM
11 21 (1.45%) HP ASE
11 21 (1.45%) HP MASE
11 21 (1.45%) ISEB
11 21 (1.45%) JNCIE
12 20 (1.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.06%) QA
2 29 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.24%) SLA
5 15 (1.03%) MiFID
6 12 (0.83%) PMO
7 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.69%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.55%) PA-DSS
10 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.28%) EMIR
12 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.21%) ISO19770
13 3 (0.21%) TickIT
14 2 (0.14%) CDISC
System Software
1 70 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.03%) Docker
4 27 (1.86%) HDFS
5 26 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 25 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.65%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.96%) vSphere
9 11 (0.76%) KVM
9 11 (0.76%) XenApp
10 7 (0.48%) Firmware
10 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.48%) XenServer
11 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.34%) LXC
12 5 (0.34%) NFS
13 4 (0.28%) iptables
13 4 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (3.92%) Puppet
2 44 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.48%) Ansible
4 21 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.03%) Salt
5 15 (1.03%) SCCM
6 13 (0.89%) logstash
7 11 (0.76%) Kibana
8 10 (0.69%) Mesos
9 9 (0.62%) Oozie
9 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.55%) Nagios
11 7 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.41%) Graphite
12 6 (0.41%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.41%) vRealize
13 5 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.34%) QRadar
13 5 (0.34%) Terraform
13 5 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 186 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 167 (11.49%) Oracle
3 74 (5.09%) VMware
4 61 (4.20%) Cisco
5 44 (3.03%) HP
6 41 (2.82%) Adobe
7 40 (2.75%) SAP
8 39 (2.68%) F5
9 38 (2.62%) IBM
9 38 (2.62%) Tableau
10 37 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 30 (2.06%) ION Trading
12 29 (2.00%) TIBCO
13 28 (1.93%) CheckPoint
13 28 (1.93%) Juniper
14 27 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
15 25 (1.72%) Informatica
15 25 (1.72%) Riverbed
16 24 (1.65%) Sybase
17 23 (1.58%) Fortinet
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
Posted: 6 days ago
Gateshead
Washington Frank
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £25.50 - £30.00 per hour + Perks
Posted: 23 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 9 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago