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 3 months to 30 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 48 70
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 8 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.38% 1.73% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.65% 5.46% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Median daily rate £405 £163 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +149.23% -55.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £163 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £395 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +8.21% -2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £38.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -51.61% +25.00%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 219 238 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 37.82% 31.69% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 119 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £258 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.71 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 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
Hatfield - 4 £409 - 6
Welwyn Garden City +2 2 £330 - 2
Harpenden - 1 £600 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Perl
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) Ruby
3 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 12 (66.67%) Puppet
3 12 (66.67%) High Availability
3 12 (66.67%) Salt
3 12 (66.67%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (66.67%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (66.67%) Clustering
3 12 (66.67%) Apache
3 12 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (66.67%) SSL
3 12 (66.67%) RHCE
3 12 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (44.44%) MySQL
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) LAMP
5 7 (38.89%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (38.89%) DevOps
6 5 (27.78%) VB
6 5 (27.78%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Degree

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 12 (66.67%) Apache
1 12 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
1 12 (66.67%) SSL
1 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (44.44%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) gulp
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Composer
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Interactive Media
2 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (38.89%) LAMP
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.56%) Sass
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 12 (66.67%) High Availability
1 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Web Design
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Perl
2 13 (72.22%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) Ruby
3 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) VB
6 3 (16.67%) C
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) RHCE
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) Puppet
1 12 (66.67%) Salt
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Packer
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) JD Edwards
2 2 (11.11%) Xerox
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft