Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 68 68
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.20% 1.45% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 3.86% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +21.74% -8.00%
10th Percentile £398 £257 £201
90th Percentile £475 £358 £414
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Essex median hourly rate £31.72 - £32.84
10th Percentile £27.50 - £26.74
90th Percentile £35.94 - £38.74
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +66.67% -32.00%

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 287 311 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.32% 37.52% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 197 133
Essex median daily rate £500 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% - -18.75%
10th Percentile £187 £217 £185
90th Percentile £596 £488 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £383
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.50% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 61
Essex median hourly rate £39.88 £36.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +41.18% +54.55%
10th Percentile £13.83 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.88 £40.75
East of England median hourly rate £38.13 £32.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +19.16% +47.04% -2.19%

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 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 18 December 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
Brentwood -12 6 £450 -
Basildon +9 1 - -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (77.78%) RESTful
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) C
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 4 (44.44%) Subversion
4 4 (44.44%) Device Driver
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) API Development
4 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C/C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) RESTful
2 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) Kafka
4 2 (22.22%) OAuth
4 2 (22.22%) OAuth2
4 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
4 2 (22.22%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Core Animation
5 1 (11.11%) Core Data
5 1 (11.11%) iOS SDK
5 1 (11.11%) iPhone SDK
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Device Driver
1 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Animation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Digital TV
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) OpenVMS
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) VMS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) API Development
2 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Telematics
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
5 1 (11.11%) Push Notifications
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) C
3 4 (44.44%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
6 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Siemens