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 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 121 141 161
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 171 132 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.31% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 4.22% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 63 44
Average daily rate £373 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Average hourly rate £45.50 £31.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.60% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £12.22 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -12.67%
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
2975 3129 2754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.87% 30.99% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1662 1465
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 155 192
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.99% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 56 £400 - 42
Hampshire 0 29 £328 -3.88% 36
Surrey +5 26 £365 +4.28% 35
West Sussex -2 15 £371 +23.75% 24
Oxfordshire +13 13 £425 +36.00% 16
East Sussex +8 10 £350 +27.27% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £325 - 6
Kent -28 10 £388 - 4
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 251 (78.19%) Degree
2 88 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (22.12%) Linux
4 70 (21.81%) Microsoft
5 69 (21.50%) Oracle
6 63 (19.63%) SQL
7 59 (18.38%) Java
8 57 (17.76%) Web Services
9 50 (15.58%) Unix
10 48 (14.95%) JavaScript
11 47 (14.64%) Windows
12 45 (14.02%) C#
12 45 (14.02%) HTML
13 44 (13.71%) .NET
14 42 (13.08%) SQL Server
14 42 (13.08%) CSS
14 42 (13.08%) Telecoms
15 41 (12.77%) DNS
16 40 (12.46%) Finance
17 39 (12.15%) C++
18 38 (11.84%) MS Excel
19 37 (11.53%) Jenkins
20 36 (11.21%) C
21 35 (10.90%) ITIL
21 35 (10.90%) Project Management
21 35 (10.90%) Mathematics
21 35 (10.90%) Git (software)
22 34 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (10.28%) Python
24 32 (9.97%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (7.17%) Node.js
2 17 (5.30%) OpenStack
3 16 (4.98%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.36%) IIS
4 14 (4.36%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.43%) Apache
7 9 (2.80%) Confluence
7 9 (2.80%) JBoss
8 7 (2.18%) Apache Pig
8 7 (2.18%) nginx
9 6 (1.87%) CMS
10 5 (1.56%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.93%) SAS
12 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.62%) Mule
14 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.61%) MS Office
3 4 (1.25%) SPSS
4 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) MS Project
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Odoo
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.87%) Office 365
5 4 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.93%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.93%) IaaS
6 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.77%) DNS
2 27 (8.41%) SAN
3 25 (7.79%) HTTP
4 23 (7.17%) DHCP
4 23 (7.17%) LDAP
5 21 (6.54%) Wireless
6 17 (5.30%) Internet
7 16 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (4.67%) IPsec
8 15 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.67%) VPN
9 13 (4.05%) 3G
10 12 (3.74%) Firewall
10 12 (3.74%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.74%) WAN
11 11 (3.43%) IPv6
11 11 (3.43%) LAN
11 11 (3.43%) SSL
12 9 (2.80%) 4G
12 9 (2.80%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.17%) NoSQL
3 22 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.92%) MySQL
5 18 (5.61%) Big Data
6 16 (4.98%) VLDB
7 11 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.43%) OLTP
7 11 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.12%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.49%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.18%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (2.18%) Riak
11 6 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (11.53%) Jenkins
2 35 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.97%) Maven
4 22 (6.85%) Ant
5 19 (5.92%) JIRA
6 17 (5.30%) JUnit
7 14 (4.36%) Hudson
7 14 (4.36%) Selenium
8 13 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (3.43%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.80%) RSpec
11 8 (2.49%) NUnit
11 8 (2.49%) Subversion
12 7 (2.18%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.18%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.18%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.87%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.87%) Gradle
13 6 (1.87%) JMeter
13 6 (1.87%) jMock
General
1 42 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 40 (12.46%) Finance
3 18 (5.61%) Retail
4 13 (4.05%) Marketing
5 10 (3.12%) Back Office
6 9 (2.80%) Billing
7 8 (2.49%) French Language
7 8 (2.49%) German Language
7 8 (2.49%) Spanish Language
8 7 (2.18%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.87%) Electronics
9 6 (1.87%) Games
10 4 (1.25%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.62%) Legal
13 1 (0.31%) Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (24.92%) Developer
2 32 (9.97%) Analyst
3 31 (9.66%) Administrator
4 26 (8.10%) Support Engineer
5 25 (7.79%) Architect
6 24 (7.48%) Java Developer
7 17 (5.30%) Linux Administrator
7 17 (5.30%) Unix Administrator
8 16 (4.98%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (3.43%) C# Developer
9 11 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (3.43%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.12%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.12%) Consultant
10 10 (3.12%) IP Engineer
11 9 (2.80%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.80%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.76%) Web Services
2 45 (14.02%) HTML
3 44 (13.71%) .NET
4 42 (13.08%) CSS
5 29 (9.03%) XML
6 26 (8.10%) REST
7 25 (7.79%) jQuery
8 23 (7.17%) HTML5
9 18 (5.61%) Middleware
9 18 (5.61%) RESTful
10 17 (5.30%) Hibernate
10 17 (5.30%) Spring
11 16 (4.98%) ASP.NET
12 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (3.74%) J2EE
13 11 (3.43%) AngularJS
13 11 (3.43%) Sass
14 9 (2.80%) Ajax
15 8 (2.49%) Java EE
15 8 (2.49%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Mathematics
2 30 (9.35%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.17%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.05%) PKI
6 12 (3.74%) EMC VMAX
6 12 (3.74%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.12%) Replication
8 9 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (2.80%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.49%) DTV
9 8 (2.49%) MPEG
9 8 (2.49%) STB
10 7 (2.18%) Physics
10 7 (2.18%) Smartcard
10 7 (2.18%) User Experience
11 6 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.56%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 71 (22.12%) Linux
2 50 (15.58%) Unix
3 47 (14.64%) Windows
4 25 (7.79%) Solaris
5 20 (6.23%) Android
5 20 (6.23%) Apple iOS
5 20 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (4.98%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.18%) VMS
8 6 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.62%) AIX
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) NetWare
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (10.90%) ITIL
2 35 (10.90%) Project Management
3 32 (9.97%) High Availability
4 31 (9.66%) Unit Testing
5 30 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (9.03%) Software Engineering
6 29 (9.03%) TDD
7 28 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (8.72%) Scrum
8 26 (8.10%) DevOps
9 24 (7.48%) Configuration Management
10 22 (6.85%) Open Source
10 22 (6.85%) SOA
11 21 (6.54%) SDLC
12 20 (6.23%) Validation
13 19 (5.92%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.92%) User Stories
14 17 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (4.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.63%) SQL
2 59 (18.38%) Java
3 48 (14.95%) JavaScript
4 45 (14.02%) C#
5 39 (12.15%) C++
6 36 (11.21%) C
7 33 (10.28%) Python
8 30 (9.35%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.23%) Ruby
10 13 (4.05%) PHP
10 13 (4.05%) VB
11 11 (3.43%) Perl
12 10 (3.12%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.49%) R
13 8 (2.49%) VBScript
14 6 (1.87%) ES6
14 6 (1.87%) Groovy
15 5 (1.56%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 251 (78.19%) Degree
2 30 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.79%) MCSE
4 23 (7.17%) Security Cleared
5 22 (6.85%) HND
6 19 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.36%) CCNP
7 14 (4.36%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.74%) CISSP
8 12 (3.74%) MCSD
9 10 (3.12%) ISEB
10 9 (2.80%) MCSA
11 7 (2.18%) CISA
11 7 (2.18%) CISM
11 7 (2.18%) HNC
11 7 (2.18%) IISP
11 7 (2.18%) PhD
11 7 (2.18%) Sun Certification
12 6 (1.87%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.61%) QA
2 13 (4.05%) SLA
3 10 (3.12%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.18%) ISAE 3402
5 7 (2.18%) ISO 9001
5 7 (2.18%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.62%) GxP
6 2 (0.62%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) GCP
7 1 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (3.74%) GlusterFS
4 10 (3.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.18%) Docker
5 7 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.87%) qmail
6 6 (1.87%) Squid
7 4 (1.25%) Firmware
8 3 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.62%) UAG
10 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (7.79%) Puppet
2 17 (5.30%) NetBackup
3 16 (4.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 14 (4.36%) Oracle ZFS
5 12 (3.74%) Red Hat Satellite
5 12 (3.74%) SCOM
6 9 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.49%) Ansible
7 8 (2.49%) Nagios
7 8 (2.49%) SCCM
7 8 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.87%) Cacti
8 6 (1.87%) collectd
8 6 (1.87%) Ganglia
8 6 (1.87%) Graphite
8 6 (1.87%) logstash
8 6 (1.87%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.25%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.93%) Netcool
10 3 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 70 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 69 (21.50%) Oracle
3 28 (8.72%) Red Hat
4 23 (7.17%) Sun
5 19 (5.92%) Veritas
5 19 (5.92%) VMware
6 18 (5.61%) Cisco
7 16 (4.98%) Brocade
7 16 (4.98%) Splunk
7 16 (4.98%) StorageTek
8 15 (4.67%) EMC
9 12 (3.74%) HP
10 11 (3.43%) F5
11 10 (3.12%) IBM
12 9 (2.80%) Barracuda Networks
12 9 (2.80%) Dell
13 8 (2.49%) Intel Security
14 7 (2.18%) ArcSight
14 7 (2.18%) Qualys
14 7 (2.18%) Tripwire
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Rate: £ Excellent
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £60 per hour
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £70 - £100 per day
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
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