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 3 months to 22 April 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)
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 40 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.62% 1.65% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.44% 4.93% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £450 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +81.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £365
% change year-on-year +0.50% +2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.38 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03%  

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 182 142 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 44.28% 33.49% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 63 75
Median daily rate £330 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 12
Median hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £33.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.73% -43.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.31 £12.00 £23.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.12% +25.33%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 22 April 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 3 months to 22 April 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
Chelmsford - 3 - - 1
Basildon +2 1 £135 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) TDD
5 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (37.04%) Android
5 10 (37.04%) Adobe
5 10 (37.04%) Apple iOS
5 10 (37.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (37.04%) DevOps
5 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
5 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (29.63%) Windows
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 8 (29.63%) iOS Development
6 8 (29.63%) Android Development
7 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (25.93%) Network Packet Analysis
7 7 (25.93%) Forensic Analysis
7 7 (25.93%) Unix
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) VMware ESX
7 7 (25.93%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (25.93%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (14.81%) Microservices

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 10 (37.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Java Software Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Senior Software Developer
5 7 (25.93%) Analyst
5 7 (25.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (25.93%) Security Analyst
6 6 (22.22%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
9 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Principal Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Principal Software Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) e-Health
3 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Android
1 10 (37.04%) Apple iOS
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) TDD
3 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (37.04%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (37.04%) DevOps
3 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
3 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
4 8 (29.63%) Android Development
4 8 (29.63%) iOS Development
5 7 (25.93%) Digital Forensics
5 7 (25.93%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (25.93%) Forensic Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Network Packet Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (14.81%) Informatics
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
6 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) Go
2 1 (3.70%) Haskell
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) R
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CISA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CISM
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) GSEC
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) VMware ESX
1 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) LXC
2 1 (3.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Adobe
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Pegasus