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 22 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.85% 3.09% 1.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.38% 11.11% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £298 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.88% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £394 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year -20.93% +39.83%  

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 64 81 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.69% 27.84% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 83
Median daily rate £450 £375 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.77 £31.75 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.03% +273.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Docker
4 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Advertising

Computer Science
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Dutch Language
1 1 (11.11%) Games
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Siebel Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Siebel Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Django
2 1 (11.11%) Flask
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Visualforce
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
2 1 (11.11%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) API Design
4 1 (11.11%) API Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Vision
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Apex Code
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) Talend
2 1 (11.11%) Zend