Period
to 22 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 22 July 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)
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 65 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 23 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.63% 1.12% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.52% 3.26% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
Essex median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -21.69%
10th Percentile £265 £200 £236
90th Percentile £463 £475 £444
East of England median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £27.38 -
East of England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £11.36
% change year-on-year +9.33% +230.25% -70.51%

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 353 307 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 40.39% 34.46% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 150 161
Essex median daily rate £443 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -10.96% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £209 £210
90th Percentile £575 £475 £480
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 85 42
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -26.04% -5.72%
10th Percentile £12.71 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £41.00 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -36.67% +22.45%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Essex over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Essex

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
Chelmsford - 4 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 3 - - 2
Basildon +1 1 £135 - 1
Brentwood -4 1 £450 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Essex region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 12 (52.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) VMware
9 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (21.74%) Informatics
9 5 (21.74%) Unix
9 5 (21.74%) Health Informatics
9 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) Digital Forensics
9 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (21.74%) Network Packet Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Forensic Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) DevOps
10 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
10 4 (17.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (17.39%) Microservices
10 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (17.39%) Android
10 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 4 (17.39%) Big Data

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (17.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (17.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Incident Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Incident Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Principal Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Principal Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) POSIX
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.35%) Digital TV
2 1 (4.35%) e-Health
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 4 (17.39%) Android
4 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Digital Forensics
4 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (21.74%) Forensic Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Health Informatics
4 5 (21.74%) Informatics
4 5 (21.74%) Network Packet Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (17.39%) Android Development
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
5 4 (17.39%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Go
4 1 (4.35%) Haskell
4 1 (4.35%) R
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 12 (52.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.70%) PhD
4 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CISA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) GSEC
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) LXC
2 1 (4.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Adobe
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Pegasus