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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 136 151 161
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 122 94 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.08% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.84% 4.01% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 19
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£345 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.50 £40.50
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
2522 2347 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.65% 26.95% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1226 813
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 141 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +4 35 £344 +25.00% 56
Hampshire +8 30 £348 -23.93% 20
Surrey -1 18 £350 +18.64% 31
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £340 -24.44% 8
East Sussex +9 9 £283 +2.72% 3
Oxfordshire -25 7 £313 -30.55% 18
West Sussex -16 6 £475 - 5
Middlesex +1 3 £405 -14.73% 1
Kent - 3 - - 7
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 206 (81.42%) Degree
2 55 (21.74%) SQL
3 53 (20.95%) Project Management
4 49 (19.37%) Telecoms
4 49 (19.37%) HTML
4 49 (19.37%) JavaScript
5 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (18.18%) Windows
7 39 (15.42%) .NET
8 38 (15.02%) ITIL
9 37 (14.62%) Linux
10 36 (14.23%) Java
11 33 (13.04%) C#
11 33 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 33 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 31 (12.25%) C++
12 31 (12.25%) CSS
13 28 (11.07%) MVC
13 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (10.67%) Finance
15 26 (10.28%) Management Information System
16 25 (9.88%) MS Excel
17 24 (9.49%) OO
18 23 (9.09%) Python
19 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
20 21 (8.30%) Internet
20 21 (8.30%) Oracle
21 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
21 20 (7.91%) ASP.NET
21 20 (7.91%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (5.53%) IIS
2 12 (4.74%) Apache
2 12 (4.74%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.16%) CMS
4 7 (2.77%) JBoss
4 7 (2.77%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.98%) Alfresco
6 5 (1.98%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.58%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.79%) Lync
9 2 (0.79%) Confluence
9 2 (0.79%) WordPress
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.53%) MS Office
3 11 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.98%) ArcInfo
6 2 (0.79%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.40%) SPSS
7 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (2.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.16%) SaaS
2 4 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.30%) Internet
2 19 (7.51%) 3G
3 14 (5.53%) Broadband
4 12 (4.74%) SAN
5 11 (4.35%) Firewall
6 8 (3.16%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.77%) LTE
7 7 (2.77%) NAS
7 7 (2.77%) 4G
8 5 (1.98%) MPLS
9 4 (1.58%) OSPF
9 4 (1.58%) BGP
9 4 (1.58%) Wireless
9 4 (1.58%) DNS
9 4 (1.58%) LAN
9 4 (1.58%) VoIP
9 4 (1.58%) WAN
9 4 (1.58%) Network Security
9 4 (1.58%) HSRP
9 4 (1.58%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.37%) MySQL
7 5 (1.98%) MS Access
7 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.58%) Big Data
9 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.79%) SQLite
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) WebFOCUS
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.74%) JIRA
3 10 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.56%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.77%) Toad
6 5 (1.98%) Maven
6 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.58%) Selenium
8 3 (1.19%) Subversion
8 3 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.79%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.79%) Moq
9 2 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.79%) TestNG
9 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.79%) JUnit
9 2 (0.79%) NUnit
10 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 49 (19.37%) Telecoms
2 27 (10.67%) Finance
3 17 (6.72%) Marketing
4 13 (5.14%) Billing
5 12 (4.74%) Electronics
6 8 (3.16%) Publishing
6 8 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.37%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.37%) Games
7 6 (2.37%) Military
8 5 (1.98%) Legal
9 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.58%) Back Office
9 4 (1.58%) Retail
10 3 (1.19%) Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (20.16%) Developer
2 39 (15.42%) Analyst
3 22 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 21 (8.30%) Architect
5 13 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (5.14%) .NET Developer
6 12 (4.74%) Junior
7 11 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 10 (3.95%) Consultant
8 10 (3.95%) Software Developer
9 9 (3.56%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.56%) Service Analyst
9 9 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.56%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.16%) Administrator
11 7 (2.77%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.77%) Technical Writer
11 7 (2.77%) Web Analyst
11 7 (2.77%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.37%) HTML
2 39 (15.42%) .NET
3 31 (12.25%) CSS
4 20 (7.91%) ASP.NET
4 20 (7.91%) Web Services
4 20 (7.91%) XML
5 19 (7.51%) Hibernate
6 18 (7.11%) HTML5
7 17 (6.72%) Middleware
7 17 (6.72%) JSON
8 16 (6.32%) WCF
9 15 (5.93%) SOAP
9 15 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (5.93%) REST
10 14 (5.53%) jQuery
11 13 (5.14%) J2EE
12 12 (4.74%) .NET Framework
13 11 (4.35%) EJB
14 10 (3.95%) WPF
14 10 (3.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.28%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.51%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.56%) Physics
5 8 (3.16%) User Experience
6 7 (2.77%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.77%) Replication
7 6 (2.37%) GIS
8 5 (1.98%) Clustering
8 5 (1.98%) Informatics
9 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.58%) DTV
10 3 (1.19%) Blog
10 3 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.18%) Windows
2 37 (14.62%) Linux
3 18 (7.11%) UNIX
4 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.58%) Android
6 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.19%) SUSE
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.79%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.95%) Project Management
2 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.02%) ITIL
4 33 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 28 (11.07%) MVC
6 24 (9.49%) OO
7 20 (7.91%) Validation
8 16 (6.32%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.53%) Workflow
9 14 (5.53%) Scrum
10 13 (5.14%) Process Management
10 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (4.74%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.74%) TDD
12 11 (4.35%) Automated Testing
12 11 (4.35%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.35%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.95%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.74%) SQL
2 49 (19.37%) JavaScript
3 36 (14.23%) Java
4 33 (13.04%) C#
5 31 (12.25%) C++
6 23 (9.09%) Python
7 17 (6.72%) C
8 15 (5.93%) Perl
9 12 (4.74%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.56%) Ruby
11 9 (3.56%) VBScript
12 8 (3.16%) PHP
12 8 (3.16%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.77%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 6 (2.37%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.58%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 206 (81.42%) Degree
2 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.56%) HND
5 9 (3.56%) VCP4
6 8 (3.16%) HNC
7 7 (2.77%) PhD
7 7 (2.77%) MCSE
7 7 (2.77%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.37%) PMP
9 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.98%) MCSA
9 5 (1.98%) MCP
10 4 (1.58%) MCSD
10 4 (1.58%) CISSP
10 4 (1.58%) MCITP
11 3 (1.19%) CCNP
11 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) QA
2 6 (2.37%) SLA
3 5 (1.98%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.58%) COBIT
5 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) GxP
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.79%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (1.19%) SCCM
1 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.30%) Oracle
3 16 (6.32%) HP
4 11 (4.35%) Cisco
5 9 (3.56%) SAP
6 8 (3.16%) Remedy
6 8 (3.16%) VMware
7 6 (2.37%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.58%) F5
9 3 (1.19%) Avaya
9 3 (1.19%) McAfee
10 2 (0.79%) NetApp
10 2 (0.79%) Citrix
10 2 (0.79%) Altiris
10 2 (0.79%) Coverity
10 2 (0.79%) AppSense
10 2 (0.79%) Google
10 2 (0.79%) Sun
11 1 (0.40%) Huawei
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