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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 118 140 138
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 137 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 1.05% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.59% 5.32% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
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
2080 1728 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.39% 19.76% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 914 870
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 111 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +30 71 £375 -11.76% 17
Hampshire -1 22 £349 -33.52% 22
Surrey +3 14 £284 - 29
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £280 - 12
Oxfordshire +1 6 £350 -1.40% 10
Middlesex +1 4 £280 - 1
West Sussex 0 3 £350 +83.72% 9
Kent -6 3 - - 6
East Sussex -7 3 £450 +24.13% 1
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 207 (91.19%) Degree
2 45 (19.82%) JavaScript
3 42 (18.50%) Project Management
4 37 (16.30%) Telecoms
5 36 (15.86%) HTML
6 35 (15.42%) Windows
6 35 (15.42%) Microsoft
7 33 (14.54%) Java
7 33 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (14.10%) Mathematics
8 32 (14.10%) Finance
9 31 (13.66%) C#
10 30 (13.22%) CSS
11 29 (12.78%) SQL
12 28 (12.33%) .NET
13 27 (11.89%) SQL Server
13 27 (11.89%) Software Engineering
14 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
14 26 (11.45%) Linux
14 26 (11.45%) MS Excel
15 24 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
16 22 (9.69%) Workflow
16 22 (9.69%) UNIX
17 21 (9.25%) Billing
18 20 (8.81%) C++
19 19 (8.37%) C
19 19 (8.37%) XML
19 19 (8.37%) jQuery
19 19 (8.37%) Mobile App
20 18 (7.93%) Physics

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.29%) IIS
3 10 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.64%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.20%) CMS
6 5 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.88%) Apache
9 2 (0.88%) Drupal
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion MX
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Kentico
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) Node.js
10 1 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.41%) Photoshop
2 10 (4.41%) MS Office
3 6 (2.64%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.44%) Simulink
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.96%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.44%) Tridion
3 1 (0.44%) Staffware
3 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.93%) Internet
2 15 (6.61%) 3G
3 12 (5.29%) Broadband
4 7 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.20%) SAN
5 5 (2.20%) VoIP
5 5 (2.20%) NAS
5 5 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.76%) NFC
6 4 (1.76%) SNMP
7 3 (1.32%) SSL
7 3 (1.32%) LTE
7 3 (1.32%) DVB
7 3 (1.32%) Firewall
7 3 (1.32%) Wireless
8 2 (0.88%) X.400
8 2 (0.88%) DNS
8 2 (0.88%) WAN
8 2 (0.88%) SMTP
8 2 (0.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.20%) Big Data
5 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.32%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.32%) Firebird
6 3 (1.32%) MySQL
6 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.88%) DB2
7 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.88%) HBase
8 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.64%) JUnit
3 5 (2.20%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.20%) Subversion
3 5 (2.20%) Selenium
3 5 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.32%) Maven
6 2 (0.88%) JIRA
6 2 (0.88%) WatiN
7 1 (0.44%) JBehave
7 1 (0.44%) LLVM
7 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.44%) JMeter
7 1 (0.44%) NUnit
7 1 (0.44%) Ant
7 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (16.30%) Telecoms
2 32 (14.10%) Finance
3 21 (9.25%) Billing
4 11 (4.85%) Marketing
5 9 (3.96%) General Ledger
6 8 (3.52%) Games
6 8 (3.52%) Electronics
7 7 (3.08%) Publishing
8 5 (2.20%) Retail
9 4 (1.76%) Military
10 3 (1.32%) Avionics
11 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.88%) Front Office
11 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.88%) Legal
12 1 (0.44%) Back Office
12 1 (0.44%) Banking
12 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (25.99%) Developer
2 32 (14.10%) Architect
3 23 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (9.25%) Software Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Senior Architect
6 16 (7.05%) Analyst
7 12 (5.29%) Consultant
7 12 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.85%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.52%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.52%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (3.52%) Front-End Web Developer
9 8 (3.52%) Designer
10 7 (3.08%) Graduate
10 7 (3.08%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.64%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.64%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (2.64%) Administrator
11 6 (2.64%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.86%) HTML
2 30 (13.22%) CSS
3 28 (12.33%) .NET
4 19 (8.37%) XML
4 19 (8.37%) jQuery
5 16 (7.05%) HTML5
5 16 (7.05%) Hibernate
6 11 (4.85%) Spring
6 11 (4.85%) Web Services
7 10 (4.41%) ASP.NET
7 10 (4.41%) WCF
8 9 (3.96%) CSS3
8 9 (3.96%) J2EE
9 8 (3.52%) Middleware
9 8 (3.52%) REST
10 7 (3.08%) WPF
10 7 (3.08%) JSP
11 6 (2.64%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (2.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.10%) Mathematics
2 19 (8.37%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.93%) Physics
4 13 (5.73%) GIS
5 10 (4.41%) iPad
6 9 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.64%) Open Source
9 5 (2.20%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.20%) Economics
9 5 (2.20%) iSeries
10 4 (1.76%) Blog
10 4 (1.76%) CESG
10 4 (1.76%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.76%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.76%) Firmware
11 3 (1.32%) DTV
11 3 (1.32%) iPhone
11 3 (1.32%) Xbox
12 2 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.42%) Windows
2 26 (11.45%) Linux
3 22 (9.69%) UNIX
4 6 (2.64%) Android
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.44%) zOS
7 1 (0.44%) SUSE
7 1 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.50%) Project Management
2 33 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.89%) Software Engineering
4 24 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (9.69%) Workflow
6 18 (7.93%) MVC
6 18 (7.93%) OO
7 15 (6.61%) ITIL
8 14 (6.17%) Migration
8 14 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (5.73%) TOGAF
10 12 (5.29%) Validation
11 11 (4.85%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (4.85%) Data Management
11 11 (4.85%) Enterprise Modelling
12 10 (4.41%) Unit Testing
12 10 (4.41%) Data Migration
12 10 (4.41%) Project Planning
13 9 (3.96%) Web Design
14 8 (3.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.82%) JavaScript
2 33 (14.54%) Java
3 31 (13.66%) C#
4 29 (12.78%) SQL
5 20 (8.81%) C++
6 19 (8.37%) C
7 13 (5.73%) Python
8 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.64%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.20%) VBScript
11 4 (1.76%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.76%) Perl
11 4 (1.76%) PHP
12 3 (1.32%) Ada
12 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.32%) R
13 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.88%) Groovy
13 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 207 (91.19%) Degree
2 26 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.85%) PhD
6 8 (3.52%) CISSP
6 8 (3.52%) MCSE
7 6 (2.64%) CISA
7 6 (2.64%) CISM
8 5 (2.20%) MBA
8 5 (2.20%) Sun Certification
9 4 (1.76%) HND
9 4 (1.76%) MCP
10 3 (1.32%) MCSA
10 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.88%) MCSD
11 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.88%) CCNP
11 2 (0.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) QA
2 12 (5.29%) SLA
3 6 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.32%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.88%) BS25999
5 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.44%) TickIT
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) HL7
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) vSphere
3 2 (0.88%) KVM
3 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.88%) Xen
4 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.20%) SCOM
2 4 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (1.76%) SCCM
3 3 (1.32%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.32%) SCSM
3 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 35 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.05%) Oracle
3 8 (3.52%) HP
4 6 (2.64%) IBM
4 6 (2.64%) Sun
5 5 (2.20%) SAP
5 5 (2.20%) Perforce
6 4 (1.76%) VMware
6 4 (1.76%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.76%) ESRI
7 3 (1.32%) Nintex
7 3 (1.32%) Telerik
7 3 (1.32%) Alias
7 3 (1.32%) Xilinx
7 3 (1.32%) ArcSight
7 3 (1.32%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.88%) Sybase
8 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe
8 2 (0.88%) Tableau
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Technology
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £28 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago