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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 103 159 144
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 161 109 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 1.14% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.18% 3.97% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 62 38
Average daily rate £350 £349 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 10
Average hourly rate £51.00 £27.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.45% +70.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £22.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
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
2606 2747 2505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.44% 28.79% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1435 1298
Average daily rate £388 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 181 169
Average hourly rate £43.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.92 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 51 £400 +18.51% 39
Surrey +12 41 £330 -5.71% 35
Hampshire +9 25 £340 -2.57% 21
Buckinghamshire +25 19 £300 -26.82% 9
Oxfordshire +9 11 £344 +14.58% 18
West Sussex +6 3 £366 -23.02% 14
Middlesex -3 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £250 - 5
East Sussex +1 1 £450 +55.17% 8
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 221 (78.93%) Degree
2 71 (25.36%) Oracle
3 62 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (17.86%) SQL
4 50 (17.86%) Linux
4 50 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 45 (16.07%) Finance
6 44 (15.71%) Unix
6 44 (15.71%) Java
7 42 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 35 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 34 (12.14%) Telecoms
9 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
10 33 (11.79%) HTML
10 33 (11.79%) ITIL
10 33 (11.79%) Jenkins
10 33 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (11.43%) Web Services
12 31 (11.07%) Mathematics
13 30 (10.71%) Puppet
13 30 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
14 29 (10.36%) C#
14 29 (10.36%) SQL Server
15 28 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 28 (10.00%) DevOps
16 27 (9.64%) High Availability
16 27 (9.64%) CSS
16 27 (9.64%) Python
16 27 (9.64%) Maven
17 26 (9.29%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (6.43%) OpenStack
2 16 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.64%) Node.js
4 12 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.93%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.21%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.86%) Apache
7 8 (2.86%) CMS
8 7 (2.50%) nginx
9 6 (2.14%) JBoss
9 6 (2.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 6 (2.14%) Oracle UPK
10 5 (1.79%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.79%) SAS
10 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.43%) IIS
12 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
12 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.00%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.07%) MS Project
5 3 (1.07%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.29%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle AGIS
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (2.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.36%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.43%) SaaS
5 3 (1.07%) IaaS
5 3 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.93%) DNS
2 22 (7.86%) Wireless
3 18 (6.43%) SAN
4 16 (5.71%) LDAP
5 15 (5.36%) DHCP
6 12 (4.29%) HTTP
6 12 (4.29%) WAN
7 11 (3.93%) Internet
8 10 (3.57%) 3G
8 10 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (3.21%) Firewall
9 9 (3.21%) MPLS
9 9 (3.21%) SSL
9 9 (3.21%) VoIP
10 7 (2.50%) 4G
10 7 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.50%) LAN
10 7 (2.50%) SMTP
10 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.86%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.07%) Big Data
4 15 (5.36%) MySQL
4 15 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.57%) VLDB
7 9 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.86%) OLTP
9 7 (2.50%) Riak
10 6 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.79%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.79%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.43%) DB2
13 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.07%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.79%) Jenkins
3 27 (9.64%) Maven
4 21 (7.50%) Ant
5 15 (5.36%) JIRA
6 11 (3.93%) Hudson
6 11 (3.93%) RSpec
6 11 (3.93%) Subversion
7 10 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.14%) JUnit
10 5 (1.79%) gulp
10 5 (1.79%) webpack
11 4 (1.43%) AccuRev
11 4 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
11 4 (1.43%) NUnit
11 4 (1.43%) Selenium
12 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.71%) Rational Rose
13 2 (0.71%) Redmine
General
1 45 (16.07%) Finance
2 34 (12.14%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.86%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Billing
4 8 (2.86%) Marketing
5 6 (2.14%) Electronics
6 5 (1.79%) Banking
6 5 (1.79%) Games
6 5 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.43%) Advertising
7 4 (1.43%) Back Office
7 4 (1.43%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) French Language
8 2 (0.71%) German Language
8 2 (0.71%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.71%) Local Government
8 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (27.14%) Developer
2 26 (9.29%) Java Developer
3 24 (8.57%) Analyst
4 23 (8.21%) Administrator
5 18 (6.43%) Consultant
6 17 (6.07%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.71%) Architect
8 15 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (4.64%) Network Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
12 11 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.93%) Unix Administrator
13 9 (3.21%) Business Analyst
13 9 (3.21%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.21%) C++ Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.21%) IT Support
13 9 (3.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.79%) HTML
2 32 (11.43%) Web Services
3 27 (9.64%) CSS
4 26 (9.29%) .NET
5 21 (7.50%) jQuery
6 19 (6.79%) XML
7 18 (6.43%) HTML5
8 15 (5.36%) RESTful
9 14 (5.00%) Spring
10 13 (4.64%) ASP.NET
10 13 (4.64%) Sass
11 12 (4.29%) Middleware
12 10 (3.57%) REST
13 9 (3.21%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.21%) CSS3
13 9 (3.21%) J2EE
14 8 (2.86%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.86%) Hibernate
15 7 (2.50%) SOAP
15 7 (2.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.07%) Mathematics
3 25 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 20 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 18 (6.43%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (4.64%) User Experience
7 7 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.14%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (2.14%) Physics
8 6 (2.14%) PKI
9 5 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.79%) PMI
9 5 (1.79%) Replication
9 5 (1.79%) STB
10 4 (1.43%) DTV
10 4 (1.43%) FMCG
10 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.43%) MPEG
10 4 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.86%) Linux
2 44 (15.71%) Unix
3 24 (8.57%) Windows
4 18 (6.43%) Solaris
5 14 (5.00%) Android
6 12 (4.29%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.21%) VMS
8 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.71%) HPUX
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.71%) zOS
11 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) NetWare
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (12.14%) Software Engineering
3 33 (11.79%) ITIL
4 28 (10.00%) DevOps
5 27 (9.64%) High Availability
6 26 (9.29%) Configuration Management
6 26 (9.29%) Project Management
6 26 (9.29%) SDLC
7 22 (7.86%) Validation
8 21 (7.50%) Scrum
9 20 (7.14%) OO
9 20 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 19 (6.79%) Analytics
10 19 (6.79%) Service Management
10 19 (6.79%) TDD
11 18 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (5.71%) Open Source
13 13 (4.64%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.64%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.86%) SQL
2 44 (15.71%) Java
3 42 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 29 (10.36%) C#
5 27 (9.64%) Python
6 25 (8.93%) Ruby
7 23 (8.21%) C++
8 22 (7.86%) C
9 21 (7.50%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.86%) Perl
11 5 (1.79%) ES6
12 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.43%) R
13 3 (1.07%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.71%) Scala
15 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.36%) CLIST
15 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 221 (78.93%) Degree
2 28 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (5.71%) HND
6 14 (5.00%) CCNP
6 14 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.93%) MCSE
8 9 (3.21%) CISSP
8 9 (3.21%) PMI Certification
9 6 (2.14%) ISEB
9 6 (2.14%) PhD
10 5 (1.79%) CEH
10 5 (1.79%) HNC
10 5 (1.79%) Sun Certification
11 4 (1.43%) PMP
12 3 (1.07%) CISA
12 3 (1.07%) CISM
12 3 (1.07%) MCP
12 3 (1.07%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.07%) SLA
2 10 (3.57%) QA
3 9 (3.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.07%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.07%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.71%) GxP
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.36%) HL7
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.93%) Docker
3 10 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (2.14%) GlusterFS
4 6 (2.14%) qmail
4 6 (2.14%) Squid
5 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.36%) NDS
6 1 (0.36%) NFS
6 1 (0.36%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 30 (10.71%) Puppet
2 13 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.93%) Ansible
3 11 (3.93%) SCOM
4 10 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (3.57%) SCCM
4 10 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (2.14%) Cacti
5 6 (2.14%) collectd
5 6 (2.14%) Ganglia
5 6 (2.14%) Graphite
5 6 (2.14%) logstash
5 6 (2.14%) Nagios
5 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (2.14%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 71 (25.36%) Oracle
2 50 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.14%) Cisco
3 20 (7.14%) Sun
4 17 (6.07%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.07%) Splunk
5 11 (3.93%) VMware
6 10 (3.57%) Brocade
6 10 (3.57%) StorageTek
6 10 (3.57%) Veritas
7 9 (3.21%) Dell
8 8 (2.86%) F5
8 8 (2.86%) HP
8 8 (2.86%) IBM
8 8 (2.86%) Sybase
9 7 (2.50%) EMC
10 5 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (1.79%) Huawei
10 5 (1.79%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds
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