Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 72 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 22 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.70% 1.21% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.94% 3.84% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £330 £231 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.70% -36.21% -48.21%
10th Percentile £255 £156 £295
90th Percentile £588 £487 £425
East of England median daily rate £340 £335 £344
% change year-on-year +1.49% -2.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £11.36
% change year-on-year +9.33% +230.25% -70.51%

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 445 443 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 34.42% 31.44% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 225 286
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £145 £220 £257
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 39
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.77% +54.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.78 £9.95
90th Percentile £48.74 £29.63 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -39.68% +28.57%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
Welwyn Garden City +8 5 £330 -17.50%
Watford -3 5 £275 -50.00%
Hatfield - 4 £409 - 8
Stevenage 0 3 - - 1
Borehamwood - 2 £275 - 3
Letchworth - 2 £250 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +12 1 - - 1
Harpenden - 1 £600 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 16 (72.73%) Degree
2 12 (54.55%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 10 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (40.91%) Python
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) Clustering
7 6 (27.27%) High Availability
8 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
8 5 (22.73%) Puppet
8 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (22.73%) Ruby
8 5 (22.73%) Perl
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) Apache
8 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) SSL
8 5 (22.73%) Firewall
8 5 (22.73%) RHCE
8 5 (22.73%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (22.73%) Salt
8 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) CSS
9 4 (18.18%) C++
9 4 (18.18%) C

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 5 (22.73%) Apache
1 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) SSL
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) ICMP
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) SpaceWire
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
1 3 (13.64%) ClearCase
1 3 (13.64%) ClearQuest
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) gulp
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Composer
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Automotive
2 3 (13.64%) Avionics
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Interactive Media
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Validation Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Graduate
4 1 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) LAMP
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (4.55%) Sass
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (4.55%) AS400
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.09%) Data Security
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) Python
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
4 5 (22.73%) Perl
4 5 (22.73%) Ruby
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) C++
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.64%) C#
7 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) VB
8 1 (4.55%) ANSI C
8 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (4.55%) R
8 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.55%) VBA
8 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (22.73%) RHCE
4 2 (9.09%) GCIA
4 2 (9.09%) GCIH
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PhD
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ECSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Cygwin
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
1 5 (22.73%) Salt
2 2 (9.09%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
2 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) NetWitness
2 2 (9.09%) Qualys
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) Blue Prism
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Xerox