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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 135 144 164
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 133 101 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.07% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.76% 3.92% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 41 18
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£350 £340 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +20.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £31.25 £47.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +80.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £40.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £49.25 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
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
2797 2578 1935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.50% 27.21% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1368 937
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 152 188
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +1 45 £400 +35.59% 32
Hampshire +15 33 £347 -5.06% 27
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £370 -17.77% 8
Surrey -2 14 £350 +18.64% 26
Oxfordshire -28 8 £313 -30.55% 23
West Sussex -18 7 £301 -36.57% 6
East Sussex -5 5 £275 - 3
Middlesex +3 3 £405 -14.73%
Kent - 3 - - 6
Sussex - 1 £200 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 209 (81.32%) Degree
2 56 (21.79%) JavaScript
3 55 (21.40%) SQL
4 53 (20.62%) HTML
5 51 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (18.68%) Java
6 48 (18.68%) Windows
6 48 (18.68%) Telecoms
7 46 (17.90%) Project Management
8 43 (16.73%) Linux
9 40 (15.56%) ITIL
10 38 (14.79%) Software Engineering
11 34 (13.23%) CSS
12 33 (12.84%) C#
13 32 (12.45%) .NET
14 29 (11.28%) Management Information System
15 28 (10.89%) C++
16 26 (10.12%) Microsoft
17 25 (9.73%) OO
17 25 (9.73%) Finance
17 25 (9.73%) Validation
17 25 (9.73%) Security Cleared
18 24 (9.34%) MVC
18 24 (9.34%) MS Excel
18 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (8.95%) Web Services
19 23 (8.95%) XML
19 23 (8.95%) UNIX
19 23 (8.95%) Active Directory
20 22 (8.56%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 13 (5.06%) Apache
1 13 (5.06%) Tomcat
1 13 (5.06%) IIS
2 8 (3.11%) CMS
2 8 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.72%) JBoss
3 7 (2.72%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.95%) Alfresco
4 5 (1.95%) Lync
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.17%) Commerce Server
6 3 (1.17%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.78%) Confluence
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (9.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.84%) MS Office
3 11 (4.28%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.17%) ArcInfo
6 2 (0.78%) MS Project
7 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.39%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.11%) SaaS
2 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.78%) Internet
2 14 (5.45%) Firewall
3 13 (5.06%) 3G
4 12 (4.67%) SAN
5 10 (3.89%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.11%) NAS
7 7 (2.72%) DNS
7 7 (2.72%) Broadband
8 6 (2.33%) IPsec
8 6 (2.33%) VPN
9 5 (1.95%) MPLS
9 5 (1.95%) LTE
9 5 (1.95%) 4G
10 4 (1.56%) HSRP
10 4 (1.56%) Network Security
10 4 (1.56%) Wireless
10 4 (1.56%) OSPF
10 4 (1.56%) BGP
10 4 (1.56%) LAN
10 4 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.33%) MySQL
6 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.56%) Big Data
8 3 (1.17%) MS Access
8 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.78%) SQLite
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.39%) WebFOCUS
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (4.67%) JIRA
2 11 (4.28%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.72%) Toad
5 6 (2.33%) Maven
6 5 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.56%) Subversion
8 2 (0.78%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.78%) Moq
8 2 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.78%) NUnit
8 2 (0.78%) Selenium
8 2 (0.78%) TestNG
8 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.78%) JUnit
9 1 (0.39%) Ant
9 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (18.68%) Telecoms
2 25 (9.73%) Finance
3 13 (5.06%) Electronics
3 13 (5.06%) Marketing
4 9 (3.50%) Billing
5 8 (3.11%) Publishing
5 8 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.33%) Retail
6 6 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.33%) Military
7 5 (1.95%) Legal
7 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.95%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.56%) Back Office
9 3 (1.17%) Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.78%) Automotive
10 2 (0.78%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (22.57%) Developer
2 34 (13.23%) Analyst
3 27 (10.51%) Software Engineer
3 27 (10.51%) Architect
4 12 (4.67%) Consultant
5 11 (4.28%) Software Developer
5 11 (4.28%) Support Analyst
5 11 (4.28%) Java Developer
6 10 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (3.89%) Junior
7 9 (3.50%) .NET Developer
8 7 (2.72%) Project Manager
8 7 (2.72%) Business Analyst
8 7 (2.72%) Administrator
8 7 (2.72%) Web Support Analyst
8 7 (2.72%) Web Analyst
8 7 (2.72%) C# Developer
8 7 (2.72%) Technical Writer
9 6 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (20.62%) HTML
2 34 (13.23%) CSS
3 32 (12.45%) .NET
4 23 (8.95%) Web Services
4 23 (8.95%) XML
5 20 (7.78%) HTML5
6 19 (7.39%) SOAP
7 18 (7.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (7.00%) REST
8 17 (6.61%) Middleware
8 17 (6.61%) JSON
9 16 (6.23%) jQuery
9 16 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (5.84%) Hibernate
11 12 (4.67%) WCF
11 12 (4.67%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.28%) EJB
13 10 (3.89%) RESTful
13 10 (3.89%) J2EE
14 9 (3.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.28%) Management Information System
2 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.84%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.11%) User Experience
4 8 (3.11%) Informatics
5 7 (2.72%) Replication
6 6 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.95%) Clustering
7 5 (1.95%) GIS
7 5 (1.95%) Physics
7 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.56%) Economics
8 4 (1.56%) DTV
8 4 (1.56%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.17%) PMI
9 3 (1.17%) Blog
9 3 (1.17%) PKI
9 3 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.68%) Windows
2 43 (16.73%) Linux
3 23 (8.95%) UNIX
4 11 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.17%) Solaris
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.17%) SUSE
6 3 (1.17%) Android
6 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.78%) CentOS
7 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.39%) Fedora
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.84%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.90%) Project Management
3 40 (15.56%) ITIL
4 38 (14.79%) Software Engineering
5 25 (9.73%) OO
5 25 (9.73%) Validation
6 24 (9.34%) MVC
7 17 (6.61%) Workflow
7 17 (6.61%) Service Delivery
8 16 (6.23%) TDD
8 16 (6.23%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.84%) E-Commerce
10 14 (5.45%) Process Management
11 13 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (5.06%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.67%) Unit Testing
12 12 (4.67%) Change Management
12 12 (4.67%) Scrum
12 12 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.79%) JavaScript
2 55 (21.40%) SQL
3 48 (18.68%) Java
4 33 (12.84%) C#
5 28 (10.89%) C++
6 18 (7.00%) Python
7 16 (6.23%) C
8 14 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.06%) Perl
10 9 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.11%) Ruby
11 8 (3.11%) PHP
12 7 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.33%) VBScript
14 5 (1.95%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.17%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 209 (81.32%) Degree
2 25 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.89%) PMI Certification
7 9 (3.50%) PMP
8 8 (3.11%) MCSE
9 7 (2.72%) HNC
9 7 (2.72%) HND
9 7 (2.72%) MCP
10 4 (1.56%) MCITP
10 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.56%) CISSP
10 4 (1.56%) CCNP
10 4 (1.56%) MCSD
10 4 (1.56%) MCSA
11 3 (1.17%) CCNA
11 3 (1.17%) CCIE
11 3 (1.17%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.28%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.56%) COBIT
3 4 (1.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.78%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.78%) NFS
5 1 (0.39%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) Samba
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.78%) Netcool
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.39%) SCSM
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.56%) HP
3 20 (7.78%) Oracle
4 16 (6.23%) Cisco
5 13 (5.06%) SAP
6 12 (4.67%) VMware
7 8 (3.11%) Remedy
8 7 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.95%) Hitachi
10 4 (1.56%) F5
10 4 (1.56%) Citrix
11 3 (1.17%) Genesys
11 3 (1.17%) Avaya
11 3 (1.17%) Adobe
11 3 (1.17%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.78%) Altiris
12 2 (0.78%) Google
12 2 (0.78%) Coverity
12 2 (0.78%) AppSense
12 2 (0.78%) McAfee
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Entrust People Ltd
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling, Kent
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago