Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 87 73
Rank change year-on-year -17 -14 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% 1.22% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 2.99% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Essex median daily rate £475 £450 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +46.34% -5.38%
10th Percentile £223 £399 £237
90th Percentile £548 £475 £350
East of England median daily rate £408 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +11.71% -14.12% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £31.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.87% - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% +15.70%

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 375 335 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.55% 40.70% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 222 178
Essex median daily rate £525 £506 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +68.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £214 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 78
Essex median hourly rate £17.25 £37.00 £32.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.38% +15.14% +29.84%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.64 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £42.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -27.84% -3.00% +6.38%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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
Braintree - 1 £175 -
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Fintech
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Graduate
1 1 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
1 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared