Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.05% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.04% 2.27% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Watford median daily rate £288 £275 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +88.36% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £480 £400
% change year-on-year -37.50% +20.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 149 88 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 33.86% 30.88% 50.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 70
Watford median daily rate £388 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £200 £105 £206
90th Percentile £555 £538 £451
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Watford median hourly rate £19.00 £12.05 £22.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.68% -46.99% -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.40 £18.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.79% +43.33%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Watford

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Watford

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Watford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Games
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Node.js
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
5 2 (22.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) VMware NSX
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior C++ Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CCSP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware NSX
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos
3 1 (11.11%) IBM