Period
to 17 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 86 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 +18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 26 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.63% 0.91% 2.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.99% 2.69% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 18
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £480 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +16.36% +25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £289 £255
90th Percentile £556 £638 £448
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 521 483 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.75% 33.85% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 261 224
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £187 £180 £213
90th Percentile £569 £569 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £381
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.20% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £15.10 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -29.77% +43.33%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.10 £33.45 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £38.26 £32.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year +19.56% +44.23% +0.85%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Hertfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 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
Watford +1 11 £365 +32.73%
Borehamwood - 5 £365 -
Stevenage -5 4 - - 2
Letchworth - 2 £250 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +1 1 £525 - 3
Hatfield -4 1 £550 +10.00% 14
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 2
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 22 (84.62%) Degree
2 11 (42.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
3 9 (34.62%) HTML5
4 8 (30.77%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 6 (23.08%) C++
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
6 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
7 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (19.23%) Node.js
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Games
8 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Unix
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 4 (15.38%) .NET
8 4 (15.38%) XML
8 4 (15.38%) PowerShell

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (7.69%) Apache Pig
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) SpaceWire
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Bugzilla
2 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 2 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) MSTest
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (19.23%) Games
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Avionics
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) C++ Developer
2 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior C++ Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Data Scientist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
1 9 (34.62%) HTML5
2 8 (30.77%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 5 (19.23%) Node.js
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 4 (15.38%) XML
6 3 (11.54%) CSS3
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) XHTML
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (3.85%) JAX-WS
8 1 (3.85%) JMS
8 1 (3.85%) JMX
8 1 (3.85%) Spring
8 1 (3.85%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Runbook
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) IT Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
5 2 (7.69%) MapReduce
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) C
5 3 (11.54%) R
6 2 (7.69%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 2 (7.69%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VBA
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) Degree
2 11 (42.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CISM
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (7.69%) HND
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (3.85%) RHCE
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PMO
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) AS 2805
3 1 (3.85%) ECSS
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 8583
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Cygwin
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.85%) Xamarin