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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 136 167 121
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -46
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 128 105 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.53% 1.06% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.93% 3.37% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 56 78
Median daily rate £378 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £558 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +234.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £16.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £47.78 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.72 £33.78
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +17.58%
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
2597 3113 2771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.00% 31.37% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1477 1784 1500
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £232 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 182 164
Median hourly rate £23.68 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.15 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 38 £425 +42.85% 32
Hampshire +3 19 £375 -11.76% 16
West Sussex +10 16 £358 -1.37% 6
Surrey -3 15 £500 +45.98% 37
Buckinghamshire +32 13 £325 -13.33% 4
Oxfordshire -4 12 £400 +45.45% 20
East Sussex - 9 £344 - 5
Kent +3 3 £375 -25.00% 4
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 257 (77.18%) Degree
2 127 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (24.32%) Web Services
4 78 (23.42%) Windows
5 77 (23.12%) Java
6 74 (22.22%) SQL
6 74 (22.22%) Linux
7 61 (18.32%) Microsoft
8 56 (16.82%) C++
8 56 (16.82%) Mathematics
9 55 (16.52%) Finance
10 53 (15.92%) MS Excel
10 53 (15.92%) Scrum
11 51 (15.32%) REST
12 49 (14.71%) Jenkins
13 48 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (14.11%) Project Management
15 45 (13.51%) HTML
15 45 (13.51%) Software Engineering
15 45 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
16 44 (13.21%) C#
17 41 (12.31%) JavaScript
17 41 (12.31%) CSS
18 40 (12.01%) QA
19 38 (11.41%) .NET
19 38 (11.41%) JIRA
20 37 (11.11%) XML
21 36 (10.81%) Git (software)
21 36 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
22 35 (10.51%) TDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (9.61%) Confluence
2 18 (5.41%) IIS
3 17 (5.11%) Apache
4 12 (3.60%) Apache Solr
4 12 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.10%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.10%) JBoss
7 7 (2.10%) SAS
8 6 (1.80%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.80%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.50%) CMS
10 4 (1.20%) Drupal
10 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.60%) Documentum
12 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (15.92%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.10%) MS Office
3 6 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.80%) SPSS
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
6 1 (0.30%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.30%) Odoo
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Primavera
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.50%) Office 365
3 15 (4.50%) SaaS
4 13 (3.90%) PaaS
5 11 (3.30%) Google Play
6 5 (1.50%) IaaS
7 4 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.90%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.60%) GitHub
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.21%) DNS
2 20 (6.01%) VPN
3 19 (5.71%) LDAP
4 18 (5.41%) DHCP
5 16 (4.80%) Firewall
5 16 (4.80%) HTTP
5 16 (4.80%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.20%) Internet
7 13 (3.90%) LAN
7 13 (3.90%) SAN
7 13 (3.90%) WAN
8 12 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (3.60%) IPsec
9 11 (3.30%) DVB
10 9 (2.70%) Network Security
10 9 (2.70%) SNMP
10 9 (2.70%) Wireless
11 8 (2.40%) IPv6
11 8 (2.40%) Kerberos
11 8 (2.40%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (5.71%) Big Data
4 15 (4.50%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.60%) MySQL
5 12 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.60%) VLDB
6 11 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.00%) Data Mining
7 10 (3.00%) OLTP
7 10 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.10%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 38 (11.41%) JIRA
3 36 (10.81%) Git (software)
4 34 (10.21%) Maven
5 29 (8.71%) SoapUI
6 28 (8.41%) JUnit
7 25 (7.51%) Gradle
8 22 (6.61%) Ant
9 19 (5.71%) Hudson
9 19 (5.71%) Selenium
9 19 (5.71%) WebDriver
10 17 (5.11%) Cucumber
10 17 (5.11%) JMeter
11 16 (4.80%) jMock
12 11 (3.30%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (3.00%) Eclipse
13 10 (3.00%) NUnit
13 10 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.00%) Xcode
14 8 (2.40%) Subversion
General
1 55 (16.52%) Finance
2 25 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.90%) Marketing
4 12 (3.60%) German Language
5 11 (3.30%) French Language
5 11 (3.30%) Spanish Language
6 9 (2.70%) Italian Language
7 8 (2.40%) Publishing
8 7 (2.10%) Retail
9 5 (1.50%) Banking
10 4 (1.20%) Automotive
10 4 (1.20%) Back Office
10 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.60%) Military
12 2 (0.60%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 109 (32.73%) Developer
2 50 (15.02%) Analyst
3 33 (9.91%) Architect
4 27 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 21 (6.31%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.41%) Android Developer
7 17 (5.11%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (4.80%) C# Developer
8 16 (4.80%) SQL Developer
9 15 (4.50%) Administrator
9 15 (4.50%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.20%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.20%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.90%) C++ Developer
11 13 (3.90%) iOS Developer
12 12 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.60%) Unix Administrator
13 10 (3.00%) QA Engineer
13 10 (3.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (24.32%) Web Services
2 51 (15.32%) REST
3 45 (13.51%) HTML
4 41 (12.31%) CSS
5 38 (11.41%) .NET
6 37 (11.11%) XML
7 23 (6.91%) ASP.NET
8 20 (6.01%) jQuery
9 19 (5.71%) Node.js
9 19 (5.71%) Spring
10 18 (5.41%) Java EE
10 18 (5.41%) JSON
11 17 (5.11%) Ajax
12 16 (4.80%) Hibernate
12 16 (4.80%) JMS
12 16 (4.80%) OpenGL
12 16 (4.80%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (4.50%) HTML5
14 14 (4.20%) SOAP
15 13 (3.90%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.82%) Mathematics
2 45 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 26 (7.81%) Mobile App
4 23 (6.91%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (4.80%) Visualisation
6 14 (4.20%) Statistics
7 11 (3.30%) STB
8 10 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (3.00%) iPad
8 10 (3.00%) iPhone
9 9 (2.70%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.40%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.40%) User Experience
11 7 (2.10%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (2.10%) Digital TV
11 7 (2.10%) Fintech
11 7 (2.10%) MPEG
12 5 (1.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.42%) Windows
2 74 (22.22%) Linux
3 32 (9.61%) Unix
4 23 (6.91%) Android
5 18 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 18 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.60%) Solaris
7 9 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.80%) CentOS
9 6 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.50%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.30%) Debian
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.30%) VMS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.92%) Scrum
3 48 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (14.11%) Project Management
5 45 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 36 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 35 (10.51%) TDD
8 32 (9.61%) Analytics
9 28 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.41%) Performance Testing
10 27 (8.11%) BDD
10 27 (8.11%) User Stories
11 26 (7.81%) SOA
11 26 (7.81%) Unit Testing
12 24 (7.21%) Process Improvement
13 23 (6.91%) Memory Management
13 23 (6.91%) Mobile Development
14 22 (6.61%) Multithreading
15 21 (6.31%) High Availability
15 21 (6.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.12%) Java
2 74 (22.22%) SQL
3 56 (16.82%) C++
4 44 (13.21%) C#
5 41 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 30 (9.01%) Python
7 29 (8.71%) C
8 19 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.80%) Groovy
9 16 (4.80%) Perl
10 14 (4.20%) Objective-C
10 14 (4.20%) PHP
11 12 (3.60%) Embedded C++
11 12 (3.60%) R
12 11 (3.30%) Bash Shell
13 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.00%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.70%) VBScript
15 7 (2.10%) Embedded C
15 7 (2.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 257 (77.18%) Degree
2 21 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.11%) ISEB
4 16 (4.80%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.50%) MCSE
5 15 (4.50%) PhD
6 12 (3.60%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.30%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.70%) CISSP
9 8 (2.40%) MCSA
9 8 (2.40%) MCSD
10 6 (1.80%) CCNA
10 6 (1.80%) HND
11 5 (1.50%) MCP
11 5 (1.50%) MCTS
11 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.50%) SANS
12 4 (1.20%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.01%) QA
2 13 (3.90%) SLA
3 10 (3.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.80%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.50%) PA-DSS
5 5 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.60%) GxP
6 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) HL7
7 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.30%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (5.11%) Hyper-V
2 14 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.00%) Docker
5 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.50%) GlusterFS
6 5 (1.50%) vSphere
7 4 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.30%) HDFS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (3.60%) NetBackup
1 12 (3.60%) SCOM
1 12 (3.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 10 (3.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.50%) Ansible
4 5 (1.50%) Puppet
4 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.50%) SCCM
5 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.20%) QRadar
6 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.60%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.60%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.81%) Oracle
3 19 (5.71%) Cisco
4 16 (4.80%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.80%) Rally
5 13 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.60%) Brocade
6 12 (3.60%) StorageTek
6 12 (3.60%) Veritas
7 11 (3.30%) Splunk
7 11 (3.30%) Talend
8 10 (3.00%) Sun
8 10 (3.00%) VMware
9 9 (2.70%) Google
10 7 (2.10%) IBM
11 5 (1.50%) EMC
11 5 (1.50%) HP
11 5 (1.50%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.50%) NetApp
11 5 (1.50%) SAP
Brighton, Sussex
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £33,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 26 days ago