Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 72 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 23 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.57% 1.47% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.85% 4.16% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% -8.24% +17.24%
10th Percentile £272 £308 £154
90th Percentile £600 £437 £540
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +316.67%

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 474 433 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.27% 35.32% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 199
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £249 £150 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £398
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.66% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £11.33 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.72% -37.06% +9.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.60 £26.75
East of England median hourly rate £20.83 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -32.81% +47.62% +2.44%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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
Welwyn Garden City -6 5 £293 -12.69% 2
Stevenage - 4 £500 - 11
Watford - 4 £365 - 2
Borehamwood - 2 £365 - 3
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) Python
3 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
4 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
4 7 (30.43%) R
4 7 (30.43%) Apache Spark
4 7 (30.43%) Data Science
5 6 (26.09%) Apache Pig
5 6 (26.09%) Machine Learning
5 6 (26.09%) Big Data
5 6 (26.09%) MapReduce
5 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
5 6 (26.09%) Scala
5 6 (26.09%) Open Source
5 6 (26.09%) Apache Hive
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 6 (26.09%) Mathematics
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 5 (21.74%) Mathematical Modelling
6 5 (21.74%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Data Structures
6 5 (21.74%) Algorithms
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Ruby
8 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis

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 7 (30.43%) Apache Spark
2 6 (26.09%) Apache Pig
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (4.35%) CloudFront
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) SSL
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
2 6 (26.09%) Apache Hive
2 6 (26.09%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.35%) EDMS
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Data Scientist
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) CSS
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) HTML5
1 3 (13.04%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.35%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) JAXB
3 1 (4.35%) JAX-RS
3 1 (4.35%) JAX-WS
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Algorithms
1 5 (21.74%) Data Structures
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Data Science
2 6 (26.09%) Machine Learning
2 6 (26.09%) MapReduce
2 6 (26.09%) Mathematics
2 6 (26.09%) Open Source
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
3 5 (21.74%) Mathematical Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Human Resource Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Runbook
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
1 11 (47.83%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) R
3 6 (26.09%) Scala
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) C
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.70%) C++
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (21.74%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.70%) RHCE
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.35%) HND
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) ECSS
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Salt
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos
1 1 (4.35%) IBM
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.35%) Splunk