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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 135 155 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 130 97 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.03% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.53% 3.74% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 43 25
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £253 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Average hourly rate £31.25 £47.50 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +85.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £33.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +19.29%
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
2871 2596 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.68% 27.45% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1396 1033
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 183
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 40 £400 +28.00% 50
Hampshire +10 29 £348 -0.57% 24
Buckinghamshire +13 20 £325 -27.77% 10
Surrey -4 11 £350 +18.64% 29
Kent - 11 - - 7
Oxfordshire -27 7 £313 -16.66% 25
West Sussex -19 6 £300 -36.84% 5
Middlesex +7 3 £405 -14.73%
East Sussex -12 2 £275 -31.25% 5
Sussex - 1 £200 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 203 (81.85%) Degree
2 55 (22.18%) SQL
3 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 52 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (19.35%) HTML
6 46 (18.55%) Telecoms
7 45 (18.15%) Windows
8 44 (17.74%) Java
9 41 (16.53%) Linux
9 41 (16.53%) Project Management
10 38 (15.32%) ITIL
11 37 (14.92%) C#
12 33 (13.31%) CSS
13 32 (12.90%) .NET
14 31 (12.50%) Web Services
14 31 (12.50%) Software Engineering
15 30 (12.10%) Management Information System
16 26 (10.48%) MVC
16 26 (10.48%) XML
16 26 (10.48%) MS Excel
17 25 (10.08%) OO
18 24 (9.68%) UNIX
18 24 (9.68%) C++
18 24 (9.68%) Finance
18 24 (9.68%) REST
19 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
19 23 (9.27%) Security Cleared
20 21 (8.47%) Validation
20 21 (8.47%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 15 (6.05%) IIS
2 10 (4.03%) Apache
2 10 (4.03%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.82%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.82%) JBoss
5 5 (2.02%) Lync
5 5 (2.02%) CMS
5 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.21%) Commerce Server
6 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.81%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.26%) MS Office
3 12 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.81%) MS Project
5 2 (0.81%) ArcInfo
6 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.23%) SaaS
2 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.65%) Internet
2 13 (5.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.03%) Firewall
3 10 (4.03%) 3G
4 9 (3.63%) SAN
5 8 (3.23%) IPsec
6 7 (2.82%) 4G
6 7 (2.82%) DNS
6 7 (2.82%) LTE
7 5 (2.02%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (2.02%) MPLS
7 5 (2.02%) LAN
7 5 (2.02%) WAN
7 5 (2.02%) VPN
7 5 (2.02%) 3GPP
7 5 (2.02%) NAS
8 4 (1.61%) VoIP
8 4 (1.61%) OSPF
8 4 (1.61%) BGP
8 4 (1.61%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.61%) Big Data
7 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.21%) MySQL
8 2 (0.81%) SQLite
8 2 (0.81%) MS Access
8 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) Informix
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.63%) JIRA
4 7 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.82%) Toad
5 5 (2.02%) Xcode
5 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.02%) Subversion
6 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.21%) Maven
8 2 (0.81%) NUnit
8 2 (0.81%) Selenium
8 2 (0.81%) TestNG
8 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.81%) JUnit
8 2 (0.81%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.81%) Moq
8 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.40%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 46 (18.55%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.68%) Finance
3 12 (4.84%) Marketing
3 12 (4.84%) Electronics
4 7 (2.82%) Retail
5 6 (2.42%) Spanish Language
5 6 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.42%) Military
5 6 (2.42%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.02%) Publishing
6 5 (2.02%) Legal
6 5 (2.02%) Billing
7 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.61%) Back Office
8 3 (1.21%) Automotive
8 3 (1.21%) Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 65 (26.21%) Developer
2 34 (13.71%) Analyst
3 22 (8.87%) Software Engineer
4 21 (8.47%) Architect
5 12 (4.84%) Software Developer
6 11 (4.44%) Consultant
6 11 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.23%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.23%) Junior
9 7 (2.82%) Administrator
9 7 (2.82%) Project Manager
9 7 (2.82%) Web Support Analyst
9 7 (2.82%) Web Analyst
9 7 (2.82%) C# Developer
9 7 (2.82%) Technical Writer
10 6 (2.42%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 6 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.35%) HTML
2 33 (13.31%) CSS
3 32 (12.90%) .NET
4 31 (12.50%) Web Services
5 26 (10.48%) XML
6 24 (9.68%) REST
7 21 (8.47%) ASP.NET
8 20 (8.06%) JSON
9 19 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (6.85%) jQuery
10 17 (6.85%) HTML5
11 16 (6.45%) .NET Framework
12 14 (5.65%) SOAP
13 13 (5.24%) WCF
14 12 (4.84%) Middleware
15 10 (4.03%) J2EE
15 10 (4.03%) Hibernate
16 8 (3.23%) RESTful
16 8 (3.23%) XSL
16 8 (3.23%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.10%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.84%) Mathematics
3 12 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.82%) Replication
5 6 (2.42%) Informatics
5 6 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.02%) User Experience
6 5 (2.02%) Clustering
6 5 (2.02%) iPhone
6 5 (2.02%) PKI
7 4 (1.61%) Economics
7 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.61%) GIS
7 4 (1.61%) iPad
8 3 (1.21%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.21%) PMI
8 3 (1.21%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Windows
2 41 (16.53%) Linux
3 24 (9.68%) UNIX
4 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.82%) Android
6 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.21%) SUSE
8 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.21%) Solaris
8 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.81%) CentOS
9 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.40%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.53%) Project Management
3 38 (15.32%) ITIL
4 31 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 26 (10.48%) MVC
6 25 (10.08%) OO
7 21 (8.47%) Validation
8 18 (7.26%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.05%) Workflow
10 15 (6.05%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.05%) Unit Testing
11 14 (5.65%) TDD
12 13 (5.24%) Process Management
12 13 (5.24%) CRM
12 13 (5.24%) Data Modelling
13 12 (4.84%) Incident Management
13 12 (4.84%) Change Management
13 12 (4.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.18%) SQL
2 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
3 44 (17.74%) Java
4 37 (14.92%) C#
5 24 (9.68%) C++
6 18 (7.26%) C
7 12 (4.84%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.44%) Python
9 8 (3.23%) Perl
9 8 (3.23%) PHP
10 7 (2.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 6 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.02%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.02%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.61%) Ruby
13 4 (1.61%) VBScript
14 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.81%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (81.85%) Degree
2 23 (9.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.03%) PMI Certification
7 9 (3.63%) PMP
8 8 (3.23%) MCSE
9 7 (2.82%) MCP
9 7 (2.82%) HNC
9 7 (2.82%) HND
10 4 (1.61%) CCNP
10 4 (1.61%) CCNA
10 4 (1.61%) CISSP
10 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.61%) MCSD
11 3 (1.21%) CCIE
12 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.81%) MCITP
12 2 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (2.42%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.81%) HL7
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) COBIT
4 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.61%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.81%) NFS
4 2 (0.81%) Firmware
4 2 (0.81%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) Netcool
3 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.40%) SCSM
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.26%) HP
3 17 (6.85%) Oracle
4 16 (6.45%) Cisco
5 13 (5.24%) VMware
5 13 (5.24%) SAP
6 9 (3.63%) Remedy
6 9 (3.63%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.02%) Callidus
7 5 (2.02%) F5
7 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 3 (1.21%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.21%) Avaya
8 3 (1.21%) Genesys
8 3 (1.21%) Adobe
9 2 (0.81%) AppSense
9 2 (0.81%) Google
9 2 (0.81%) Altiris
9 2 (0.81%) Coverity
9 2 (0.81%) Sun
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £36 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £35 to £43 per hour Dependant On Experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago