The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 128 156 151
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 130 93 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.44% 1.04% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.54% 3.64% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 28
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£400 £328 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £238 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £48.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +186.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £35.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -23.07%
Computer Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2865 2557 2232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.66% 28.47% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1381 1067
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 150 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.60 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the South East region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 39 £400 +33.33% 64
Hampshire +14 25 £319 -8.85% 18
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £300 -20.00% 10
Oxfordshire -5 19 £500 +33.33% 21
Surrey +9 10 £338 +12.50% 35
Kent - 8 - - 6
West Sussex -20 6 £300 -36.84% 15
East Sussex -17 2 £275 -31.25% 17
Sussex - 1 £200 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 210 (82.68%) Degree
2 59 (23.23%) JavaScript
3 56 (22.05%) SQL
3 56 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (20.08%) Java
5 49 (19.29%) HTML
6 45 (17.72%) Telecoms
7 44 (17.32%) Linux
8 42 (16.54%) ITIL
9 39 (15.35%) Windows
10 36 (14.17%) C#
10 36 (14.17%) C++
11 34 (13.39%) Web Services
12 32 (12.60%) .NET
12 32 (12.60%) Project Management
13 31 (12.20%) CSS
13 31 (12.20%) Security Cleared
14 30 (11.81%) C
15 29 (11.42%) Management Information System
16 28 (11.02%) XML
16 28 (11.02%) UNIX
16 28 (11.02%) Software Engineering
17 27 (10.63%) OO
18 26 (10.24%) MVC
19 23 (9.06%) Configuration Management
19 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
19 23 (9.06%) SC Cleared
20 22 (8.66%) MS Excel
20 22 (8.66%) ASP.NET
20 22 (8.66%) REST

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.91%) IIS
2 9 (3.54%) Apache
2 9 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.54%) JBoss
2 9 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.15%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.76%) Commerce Server
4 7 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.97%) Lync
5 5 (1.97%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.18%) CMS
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.79%) SAS
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
7 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.30%) MS Office
3 12 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
6 1 (0.39%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (3.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.18%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.18%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.97%) SaaS
1 5 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.57%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (1.18%) IaaS
3 3 (1.18%) PaaS
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Boomi
5 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.91%) Internet
2 14 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.72%) Firewall
3 12 (4.72%) IPsec
4 9 (3.54%) LTE
4 9 (3.54%) 4G
4 9 (3.54%) DNS
5 8 (3.15%) WAN
5 8 (3.15%) LAN
5 8 (3.15%) 3G
5 8 (3.15%) MPLS
6 7 (2.76%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (2.76%) VPN
6 7 (2.76%) SAN
7 6 (2.36%) 3GPP
7 6 (2.36%) OSPF
7 6 (2.36%) BGP
7 6 (2.36%) HSRP
8 5 (1.97%) NAS
8 5 (1.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.97%) Big Data
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.79%) SQLite
8 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.39%) DataStage
9 1 (0.39%) Informix
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (7.48%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.76%) Toad
3 7 (2.76%) JIRA
4 5 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.97%) Xcode
4 5 (1.97%) Subversion
5 4 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.79%) Maven
7 2 (0.79%) NUnit
7 2 (0.79%) Selenium
7 2 (0.79%) JUnit
7 2 (0.79%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.79%) TestNG
7 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.79%) Moq
7 2 (0.79%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.39%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (17.72%) Telecoms
2 21 (8.27%) Finance
3 19 (7.48%) Marketing
4 13 (5.12%) Electronics
5 7 (2.76%) Games
5 7 (2.76%) Retail
6 6 (2.36%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.97%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.97%) Legal
7 5 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.97%) Military
8 4 (1.57%) Back Office
9 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.18%) Automotive
9 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 3 (1.18%) Banking
9 3 (1.18%) Billing
10 2 (0.79%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 74 (29.13%) Developer
2 37 (14.57%) Analyst
3 24 (9.45%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.06%) Architect
5 14 (5.51%) Consultant
6 13 (5.12%) Software Developer
6 13 (5.12%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.54%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.15%) Programmer
9 7 (2.76%) Web Support Analyst
9 7 (2.76%) Web Developer
9 7 (2.76%) Administrator
9 7 (2.76%) Java Developer
9 7 (2.76%) Web Analyst
10 6 (2.36%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.36%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (2.36%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 6 (2.36%) Lead Developer
10 6 (2.36%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.36%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.29%) HTML
2 34 (13.39%) Web Services
3 32 (12.60%) .NET
4 31 (12.20%) CSS
5 28 (11.02%) XML
6 22 (8.66%) ASP.NET
6 22 (8.66%) REST
7 18 (7.09%) .NET Framework
7 18 (7.09%) jQuery
7 18 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (5.91%) JSON
9 14 (5.51%) HTML5
10 13 (5.12%) WCF
11 10 (3.94%) SOAP
11 10 (3.94%) J2EE
12 9 (3.54%) RESTful
13 8 (3.15%) OpenGL
13 8 (3.15%) Middleware
14 7 (2.76%) XSL
14 7 (2.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.42%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.30%) Mathematics
4 12 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.15%) Physics
7 7 (2.76%) PKI
7 7 (2.76%) Clustering
8 6 (2.36%) Replication
8 6 (2.36%) Xbox
8 6 (2.36%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.97%) Informatics
9 5 (1.97%) iPhone
10 4 (1.57%) Economics
10 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.57%) iPad
10 4 (1.57%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (1.18%) User Experience
11 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.32%) Linux
2 39 (15.35%) Windows
3 28 (11.02%) UNIX
4 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.76%) Android
7 6 (2.36%) Solaris
8 5 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.18%) SUSE
10 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.79%) CentOS
11 2 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.54%) ITIL
3 32 (12.60%) Project Management
4 28 (11.02%) Software Engineering
5 27 (10.63%) OO
6 26 (10.24%) MVC
7 23 (9.06%) Configuration Management
8 20 (7.87%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.30%) Analytics
9 16 (6.30%) Validation
9 16 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (5.91%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.91%) Workflow
10 15 (5.91%) CRM
11 13 (5.12%) Change Management
11 13 (5.12%) Service Management
11 13 (5.12%) TDD
12 11 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.33%) ITSM
12 11 (4.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.23%) JavaScript
2 56 (22.05%) SQL
3 51 (20.08%) Java
4 36 (14.17%) C#
4 36 (14.17%) C++
5 30 (11.81%) C
6 15 (5.91%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.94%) Python
8 8 (3.15%) VBScript
9 7 (2.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (2.76%) PHP
10 6 (2.36%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.36%) Embedded C
10 6 (2.36%) Perl
10 6 (2.36%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.79%) Ruby
13 2 (0.79%) Groovy
13 2 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 210 (82.68%) Degree
2 31 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.06%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.94%) MCSE
7 9 (3.54%) PMP
7 9 (3.54%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.76%) MCP
9 6 (2.36%) CCNP
9 6 (2.36%) MCSD
9 6 (2.36%) HNC
9 6 (2.36%) HND
10 4 (1.57%) MCITP
10 4 (1.57%) CCNA
10 4 (1.57%) CCIE
10 4 (1.57%) CISSP
10 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.57%) MCSA
11 2 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) SLA
1 5 (1.97%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) HL7
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.79%) TickIT
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.79%) NFS
5 2 (0.79%) vSphere
5 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.39%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.97%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.57%) Netcool
4 3 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.18%) SCCM
5 2 (0.79%) SCOM
5 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.79%) Puppet
5 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.39%) SCSM
6 1 (0.39%) Control-M
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.48%) Oracle
3 18 (7.09%) Cisco
4 16 (6.30%) HP
4 16 (6.30%) VMware
5 12 (4.72%) SAP
5 12 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.33%) Remedy
7 8 (3.15%) Citrix
8 7 (2.76%) Adobe
9 6 (2.36%) Google
9 6 (2.36%) F5
10 5 (1.97%) Veritas
11 3 (1.18%) Tableau
11 3 (1.18%) Eloqua
11 3 (1.18%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.18%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.18%) Avaya
11 3 (1.18%) Genesys
11 3 (1.18%) Aprimo
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Rate: £300 to £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day Great rate and a great working environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 a day
Posted: 10 days ago
Aylesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Sussex
Explore Group
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago