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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 143 126 152
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 114 110 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.31% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.44% 4.95% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 21
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£345 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 13
Average hourly rate £28.75 £16.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.29% -50.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £21.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%
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
2567 2224 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.80% 26.46% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1169 822
Average daily rate £375 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 137 177
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 0 45 £330 +1.53% 33
Hampshire -10 21 £350 -24.73% 21
Surrey -4 19 £350 +18.64% 41
East Sussex - 10 £290 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £368 +46.26% 4
Oxfordshire -30 8 £288 -30.30% 22
West Sussex -8 3 £475 - 8
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - - 9
Middlesex - - - - 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 221 (84.67%) Degree
2 63 (24.14%) SQL
3 62 (23.75%) Project Management
4 55 (21.07%) HTML
5 53 (20.31%) JavaScript
6 49 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (18.39%) Telecoms
8 45 (17.24%) Windows
9 44 (16.86%) .NET
10 36 (13.79%) Java
10 36 (13.79%) C#
11 35 (13.41%) ITIL
11 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
12 34 (13.03%) Finance
13 32 (12.26%) CSS
14 31 (11.88%) Linux
14 31 (11.88%) MVC
14 31 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (11.49%) Internet
16 28 (10.73%) OO
16 28 (10.73%) Management Information System
16 28 (10.73%) Software Engineering
17 26 (9.96%) MS Excel
18 25 (9.58%) Python
18 25 (9.58%) C++
19 23 (8.81%) Hibernate
19 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared
19 23 (8.81%) HTML5
20 22 (8.43%) 3G
20 22 (8.43%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (6.13%) IIS
2 9 (3.45%) Apache
2 9 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.07%) CMS
4 7 (2.68%) ArcGIS
4 7 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.92%) Alfresco
7 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.53%) JBoss
7 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.77%) WordPress
9 2 (0.77%) Drupal
9 2 (0.77%) TeamSite
Applications
1 26 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.75%) MS Office
3 11 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.68%) ArcInfo
4 7 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Staffware
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.83%) SaaS
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.49%) Internet
2 22 (8.43%) 3G
3 20 (7.66%) Broadband
4 17 (6.51%) Firewall
5 15 (5.75%) SAN
6 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.21%) NAS
7 6 (2.30%) DVB
7 6 (2.30%) MPLS
8 4 (1.53%) OSPF
8 4 (1.53%) BGP
8 4 (1.53%) Network Security
8 4 (1.53%) 4G
8 4 (1.53%) LTE
8 4 (1.53%) VoIP
8 4 (1.53%) DNS
8 4 (1.53%) HSRP
8 4 (1.53%) VoLTE
9 3 (1.15%) VPN
9 3 (1.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.68%) MS Access
6 6 (2.30%) MySQL
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.38%) WebFOCUS
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.38%) DTS
10 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.38%) SQLite
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.21%) JIRA
2 10 (3.83%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.30%) Selenium
6 5 (1.92%) Maven
7 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.53%) Toad
8 3 (1.15%) WatiN
9 2 (0.77%) TestNG
9 2 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.77%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.77%) JUnit
9 2 (0.77%) Subversion
9 2 (0.77%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.38%) Firebug
10 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (18.39%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.03%) Finance
3 19 (7.28%) Billing
4 16 (6.13%) Marketing
5 9 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.07%) Electronics
7 7 (2.68%) Games
8 6 (2.30%) Publishing
9 5 (1.92%) Legal
9 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.53%) Back Office
10 4 (1.53%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.15%) Military
11 3 (1.15%) Retail
12 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.38%) Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (17.62%) Developer
2 40 (15.33%) Analyst
3 39 (14.94%) Architect
4 30 (11.49%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (7.66%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.28%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.60%) Junior
8 10 (3.83%) Support Analyst
8 10 (3.83%) C# Developer
8 10 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (3.45%) Security Analyst
9 9 (3.45%) Administrator
10 8 (3.07%) Tester
10 8 (3.07%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.07%) Consultant
10 8 (3.07%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.07%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.68%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.68%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.07%) HTML
2 44 (16.86%) .NET
3 32 (12.26%) CSS
4 23 (8.81%) Hibernate
4 23 (8.81%) HTML5
5 22 (8.43%) ASP.NET
6 21 (8.05%) XML
6 21 (8.05%) Middleware
7 18 (6.90%) JSON
8 17 (6.51%) Web Services
9 16 (6.13%) SOAP
9 16 (6.13%) WCF
10 15 (5.75%) REST
11 14 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (4.98%) J2EE
13 12 (4.60%) .NET Framework
14 11 (4.21%) jQuery
15 10 (3.83%) RESTful
15 10 (3.83%) WPF
15 10 (3.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.73%) Management Information System
3 21 (8.05%) Mathematics
4 14 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.98%) User Experience
6 11 (4.21%) Physics
7 9 (3.45%) GIS
8 7 (2.68%) Replication
9 6 (2.30%) DTV
9 6 (2.30%) iSeries
10 5 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.92%) Informatics
11 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.15%) STB
12 3 (1.15%) IPTV
12 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.15%) Clustering
13 2 (0.77%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.24%) Windows
2 31 (11.88%) Linux
3 16 (6.13%) UNIX
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.77%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.77%) OpenVMS
5 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.75%) Project Management
2 49 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (13.41%) ITIL
4 31 (11.88%) MVC
5 28 (10.73%) OO
5 28 (10.73%) Software Engineering
6 21 (8.05%) Validation
7 20 (7.66%) TOGAF
8 18 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.51%) Incident Management
10 16 (6.13%) Automated Testing
11 14 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (4.98%) Workflow
12 13 (4.98%) Scrum
13 12 (4.60%) Process Management
13 12 (4.60%) Systems Analysis
13 12 (4.60%) Enterprise Modelling
14 11 (4.21%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.21%) PRINCE2
15 10 (3.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.14%) SQL
2 53 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 36 (13.79%) C#
3 36 (13.79%) Java
4 25 (9.58%) C++
4 25 (9.58%) Python
5 16 (6.13%) VB.NET
6 15 (5.75%) C
7 11 (4.21%) Perl
7 11 (4.21%) VBScript
7 11 (4.21%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.83%) Ruby
8 10 (3.83%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.68%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.68%) PHP
10 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.30%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.92%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 221 (84.67%) Degree
2 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.21%) CISSP
6 9 (3.45%) HND
7 7 (2.68%) PhD
7 7 (2.68%) GIAC
8 6 (2.30%) GCIA
8 6 (2.30%) HNC
8 6 (2.30%) MCSA
9 5 (1.92%) MCSE
9 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.92%) MCITP
10 4 (1.53%) PMP
10 4 (1.53%) CCNP
11 3 (1.15%) CISA
11 3 (1.15%) CISM
11 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.05%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) COBIT
2 5 (1.92%) SLA
3 4 (1.53%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.38%) TickIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) GxP
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
3 2 (0.77%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) SCOM
1 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.15%) SCOrch
1 3 (1.15%) SCSM
2 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.43%) Oracle
3 15 (5.75%) HP
4 10 (3.83%) Cisco
5 8 (3.07%) SAP
6 7 (2.68%) ArcSight
6 7 (2.68%) IBM
6 7 (2.68%) Hitachi
7 5 (1.92%) Remedy
7 5 (1.92%) VMware
8 4 (1.53%) Telerik
8 4 (1.53%) F5
8 4 (1.53%) McAfee
9 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.77%) Qualys
10 2 (0.77%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.77%) Avaya
11 1 (0.38%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.38%) ILOG
11 1 (0.38%) Apple
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago