The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 23 June 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.39% 5.41% 2.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 15.79% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +13.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +38.70%  

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 Kent with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 105 114 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 41.18% 34.23% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 40
Median daily rate £341 £425 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.70% -8.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £252 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £29.92 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.71% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Kent

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Kent

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
West Malling - 1 £400 -
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) LINQ
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) LINQ
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle