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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 178 123 145
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 93 134 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 1.47% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.07% 4.95% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 45
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£345 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 9
Average hourly rate £27.83 £22.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% +41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.37 £51.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +53.22%
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
3027 2709 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.54% 29.62% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1477 1236
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 £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 151 143
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Hampshire -7 23 £338 -3.29% 30
Berkshire -46 23 £410 +9.45% 40
Surrey -1 15 £330 +16.29% 21
Buckinghamshire -8 13 £384 +37.05% 10
West Sussex -8 9 £330 -5.71% 2
Oxfordshire -22 7 £395 +12.85% 21
Kent +7 4 £500 - 4
East Sussex -5 1 £250 -44.44% 6
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 192 (86.10%) Degree
2 62 (27.80%) Java
3 60 (26.91%) JavaScript
4 59 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (20.63%) SQL
6 41 (18.39%) Linux
7 37 (16.59%) ITIL
8 36 (16.14%) Oracle
9 34 (15.25%) C++
9 34 (15.25%) HTML
9 34 (15.25%) UNIX
9 34 (15.25%) Telecoms
10 32 (14.35%) Finance
10 32 (14.35%) C
11 31 (13.90%) Project Management
12 29 (13.00%) MS Excel
13 28 (12.56%) XML
13 28 (12.56%) Microsoft
13 28 (12.56%) Management Information System
13 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
14 27 (12.11%) Security Cleared
14 27 (12.11%) REST
15 26 (11.66%) Web Services
15 26 (11.66%) Windows
16 25 (11.21%) MS Office
17 23 (10.31%) C#
17 23 (10.31%) .NET
17 23 (10.31%) OO
18 21 (9.42%) Configuration Management
19 20 (8.97%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.93%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.04%) Apache
4 8 (3.59%) Commerce Server
5 7 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.14%) IIS
6 6 (2.69%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 4 (1.79%) Lync
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) CMS
9 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.45%) SAS
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.45%) Drupal
10 1 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 29 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (11.21%) MS Office
3 12 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) WebTrends
1 3 (1.35%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.45%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle AGIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) PaaS
3 5 (2.24%) IaaS
4 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.35%) SaaS
5 3 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.90%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.45%) Boomi
7 1 (0.45%) Office 365
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.28%) Internet
2 13 (5.83%) IPsec
3 12 (5.38%) Firewall
4 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.48%) Wireless
6 9 (4.04%) VPN
6 9 (4.04%) LTE
7 8 (3.59%) SSH
7 8 (3.59%) 4G
7 8 (3.59%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (3.59%) WAN
8 7 (3.14%) DNS
8 7 (3.14%) LAN
9 6 (2.69%) 3GPP
9 6 (2.69%) DHCP
9 6 (2.69%) 3G
10 5 (2.24%) SAN
10 5 (2.24%) MPLS
10 5 (2.24%) VoIP
10 5 (2.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.79%) DB2
7 3 (1.35%) OLAP
7 3 (1.35%) MySQL
7 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.90%) Big Data
8 2 (0.90%) DataStage
8 2 (0.90%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 18 (8.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.59%) Subversion
4 8 (3.59%) Maven
5 7 (3.14%) Xcode
6 5 (2.24%) JIRA
6 5 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.24%) Ant
7 4 (1.79%) RSpec
7 4 (1.79%) Hudson
7 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.90%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.45%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.45%) Toad
9 1 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.45%) ERwin
9 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 34 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 32 (14.35%) Finance
3 11 (4.93%) Marketing
4 9 (4.04%) Electronics
5 8 (3.59%) Games
6 7 (3.14%) Retail
7 6 (2.69%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.69%) Automotive
8 5 (2.24%) Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.35%) Legal
10 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.90%) Billing
12 1 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.45%) German Language
12 1 (0.45%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 75 (33.63%) Developer
2 23 (10.31%) Architect
3 22 (9.87%) Analyst
4 19 (8.52%) Software Engineer
5 15 (6.73%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.28%) Consultant
7 10 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.59%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Programmer
9 7 (3.14%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) WebSphere Developer
9 7 (3.14%) iOS Developer
10 6 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.69%) Security Consultant
11 5 (2.24%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.24%) C++ Developer
11 5 (2.24%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.24%) Administrator
11 5 (2.24%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.25%) HTML
2 28 (12.56%) XML
3 27 (12.11%) REST
4 26 (11.66%) Web Services
5 23 (10.31%) .NET
6 19 (8.52%) jQuery
7 18 (8.07%) CSS
8 16 (7.17%) ASP.NET
8 16 (7.17%) JSON
9 15 (6.73%) J2EE
10 13 (5.83%) Ajax
11 12 (5.38%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.93%) SOAP
12 11 (4.93%) HTML5
13 10 (4.48%) OpenGL
14 9 (4.04%) Middleware
15 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (3.14%) Cocoa Touch
16 7 (3.14%) Cocoa
16 7 (3.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.62%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.28%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (5.38%) Mathematics
7 11 (4.93%) PKI
8 7 (3.14%) Physics
8 7 (3.14%) iPhone
8 7 (3.14%) iPad
9 6 (2.69%) Xbox
10 5 (2.24%) Informatics
10 5 (2.24%) Economics
10 5 (2.24%) Clustering
10 5 (2.24%) GIS
11 4 (1.79%) PMI
11 4 (1.79%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.35%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.39%) Linux
2 34 (15.25%) UNIX
3 26 (11.66%) Windows
4 12 (5.38%) Solaris
5 9 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.14%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.79%) Android
9 2 (0.90%) HPUX
9 2 (0.90%) VMS
9 2 (0.90%) zOS
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.59%) ITIL
3 31 (13.90%) Project Management
4 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
5 23 (10.31%) OO
6 21 (9.42%) Configuration Management
7 17 (7.62%) UML
8 15 (6.73%) Service Management
9 14 (6.28%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.83%) Scrum
10 13 (5.83%) Information Security
10 13 (5.83%) SDLC
11 12 (5.38%) Workflow
11 12 (5.38%) MVC
12 11 (4.93%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.93%) Data Modelling
12 11 (4.93%) SOA
12 11 (4.93%) Validation
12 11 (4.93%) Web Development
12 11 (4.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.80%) Java
2 60 (26.91%) JavaScript
3 46 (20.63%) SQL
4 34 (15.25%) C++
5 32 (14.35%) C
6 23 (10.31%) C#
7 16 (7.17%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.04%) Python
8 9 (4.04%) Objective-C
8 9 (4.04%) Ruby
9 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.69%) VBScript
11 5 (2.24%) PHP
11 5 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.35%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.90%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.90%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 192 (86.10%) Degree
2 27 (12.11%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.59%) HND
7 7 (3.14%) MCSE
7 7 (3.14%) PMP
7 7 (3.14%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.69%) CCNP
9 5 (2.24%) CCNA
10 4 (1.79%) MCSA
10 4 (1.79%) CCIE
10 4 (1.79%) CISSP
10 4 (1.79%) OCPJWCD
10 4 (1.79%) OCPJP
10 4 (1.79%) OCMJD
10 4 (1.79%) MBA
10 4 (1.79%) MCITP
11 3 (1.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.69%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.90%) HL7
4 2 (0.90%) TickIT
5 1 (0.45%) WAI
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.90%) vSphere
3 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.90%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) XenServer
4 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.48%) Puppet
2 5 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (2.24%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.24%) SCOM
3 4 (1.79%) Netcool
3 4 (1.79%) Ansible
3 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.45%) Control-M
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 36 (16.14%) Oracle
2 28 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) Cisco
4 15 (6.73%) HP
5 14 (6.28%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.38%) VMware
7 8 (3.59%) Citrix
8 7 (3.14%) SAP
9 6 (2.69%) Adobe
9 6 (2.69%) Sun
10 5 (2.24%) Veritas
10 5 (2.24%) Remedy
10 5 (2.24%) F5
11 4 (1.79%) Splunk
11 4 (1.79%) Google
11 4 (1.79%) Sybase
11 4 (1.79%) Informatica
12 3 (1.35%) Genesys
12 3 (1.35%) BMC
12 3 (1.35%) Dell
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