The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 29 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.08% 2.11% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.23% 7.14% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £500 £85 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +488.23% -72.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 71 70 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 25.45% 29.54% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 99
Median daily rate £400 £313 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -17.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Median hourly rate £14.53 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.50% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.96 £75.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Oxford

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Oxford

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) PHP
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) XML
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) MVC
3 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (29.41%) Release Management
4 5 (29.41%) Drupal
4 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 5 (29.41%) Laravel
4 5 (29.41%) SilverStripe
4 5 (29.41%) Secure Coding
4 5 (29.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (29.41%) XPath
4 5 (29.41%) Symfony
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) MySQL
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
4 5 (29.41%) RDF
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (29.41%) Drupal
1 5 (29.41%) SilverStripe
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
3 1 (5.88%) Heroku
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) Junos
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
1 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Development Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Development Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) Laravel
2 5 (29.41%) Symfony
2 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
2 5 (29.41%) XSLT
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
4 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) Express
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 5 (29.41%) RDF
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Secure Coding
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Network Design
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Design
6 2 (11.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) PHP
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) XPath
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
2 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
2 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Juniper
2 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) Brocade
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Siebel
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.88%) Talend