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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / South East
Rank 152 117 142
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 90 144 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 1.72% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.20% 5.52% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 86 61
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% +75.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £52.86 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +53.36%

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
2141 2611 2811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.92% 31.27% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1509 1513
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 177 169
Median hourly rate £19.81 £37.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.16% +111.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £58.65 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +12 22 £345 +2.22% 29
Berkshire -14 19 £298 -25.62% 36
Oxfordshire +8 17 £375 +9.09% 15
Surrey -9 8 £250 -24.24% 19
Kent +1 7 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £675 +125.00% 19
Middlesex +6 6 £348 -12.57% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £365 - 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 174 (79.82%) Degree
2 77 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (24.31%) Java
4 40 (18.35%) Windows
5 37 (16.97%) Web Services
5 37 (16.97%) Finance
6 36 (16.51%) HTML
7 34 (15.60%) SQL
8 33 (15.14%) Microsoft
8 33 (15.14%) Mathematics
8 33 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (14.22%) XML
10 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
10 30 (13.76%) REST
11 28 (12.84%) Git (software)
12 26 (11.93%) Scrum
12 26 (11.93%) Telecoms
12 26 (11.93%) TDD
12 26 (11.93%) Software Engineering
13 25 (11.47%) CSS
14 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
14 24 (11.01%) Management Information System
15 23 (10.55%) Linux
15 23 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (10.09%) .NET
16 22 (10.09%) Firewall
17 21 (9.63%) C#
17 21 (9.63%) C++
17 21 (9.63%) Oracle
17 21 (9.63%) Unit Testing

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 12 (5.50%) Drupal
1 12 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.59%) Apache
3 9 (4.13%) Apache Solr
3 9 (4.13%) Confluence
3 9 (4.13%) IIS
4 8 (3.67%) JBoss
4 8 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.29%) SilverStripe
6 4 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.38%) CMS
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.92%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) SPSS
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.46%) HFM
3 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.46%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.80%) Office 365
3 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.50%) PaaS
5 10 (4.59%) SaaS
6 5 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.29%) Google Play
7 2 (0.92%) GitHub
7 2 (0.92%) Heroku
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.09%) Firewall
2 19 (8.72%) LAN
3 18 (8.26%) WAN
4 14 (6.42%) Internet
5 12 (5.50%) Wireless
6 10 (4.59%) DNS
7 9 (4.13%) DHCP
7 9 (4.13%) LDAP
7 9 (4.13%) SSL
8 8 (3.67%) BIG-IP
8 8 (3.67%) Kerberos
8 8 (3.67%) Skype
9 7 (3.21%) HTTP
9 7 (3.21%) Network Security
9 7 (3.21%) SNMP
10 6 (2.75%) DVB
10 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.83%) Junos
11 4 (1.83%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (5.50%) Big Data
4 11 (5.05%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.05%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.67%) MySQL
6 8 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.21%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.21%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.38%) QlikView
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.92%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.92%) HBase
10 2 (0.92%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.72%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.96%) JIRA
4 11 (5.05%) Eclipse
5 10 (4.59%) Maven
6 9 (4.13%) Ant
6 9 (4.13%) JUnit
7 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.67%) Gradle
7 8 (3.67%) JMeter
8 7 (3.21%) Hudson
8 7 (3.21%) Selenium
8 7 (3.21%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.75%) Jasmine
9 6 (2.75%) jMock
9 6 (2.75%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.75%) Vagrant
10 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.83%) Subversion
12 3 (1.38%) NUnit
General
1 37 (16.97%) Finance
2 26 (11.93%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.96%) Retail
4 12 (5.50%) French Language
4 12 (5.50%) Italian Language
4 12 (5.50%) Spanish Language
5 10 (4.59%) German Language
6 6 (2.75%) Publishing
7 5 (2.29%) Marketing
8 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.38%) Automotive
9 3 (1.38%) Back Office
9 3 (1.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.92%) Banking
10 2 (0.92%) Billing
10 2 (0.92%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (29.36%) Developer
2 35 (16.06%) Architect
3 28 (12.84%) Analyst
4 14 (6.42%) Network Engineer
5 13 (5.96%) Android Developer
5 13 (5.96%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.05%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.13%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.13%) Consultant
7 9 (4.13%) Java Architect
8 8 (3.67%) Data Architect
8 8 (3.67%) Hadoop Architect
8 8 (3.67%) Java Android Developer
8 8 (3.67%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.67%) Solr Architect
9 7 (3.21%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.21%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.97%) Web Services
2 36 (16.51%) HTML
3 31 (14.22%) XML
4 30 (13.76%) REST
5 25 (11.47%) CSS
6 22 (10.09%) .NET
7 19 (8.72%) JSON
8 15 (6.88%) HTML5
9 14 (6.42%) ASP.NET
9 14 (6.42%) Node.js
10 13 (5.96%) Android SDK
10 13 (5.96%) jQuery
11 12 (5.50%) AngularJS
12 11 (5.05%) Spring
13 9 (4.13%) Java EE
14 8 (3.67%) JMS
14 8 (3.67%) OpenGL
15 6 (2.75%) Ajax
15 6 (2.75%) Hibernate
15 6 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (15.14%) Mathematics
2 24 (11.01%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.17%) Mobile App
4 16 (7.34%) Visualisation
5 11 (5.05%) Statistics
6 9 (4.13%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.13%) User Experience
7 7 (3.21%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.75%) BYOD
8 6 (2.75%) Digital TV
8 6 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.75%) MPEG
8 6 (2.75%) Physics
8 6 (2.75%) PKI
8 6 (2.75%) STB
9 5 (2.29%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (1.83%) Economics
10 4 (1.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.35%) Windows
2 23 (10.55%) Linux
3 15 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.42%) Android
5 12 (5.50%) Unix
5 12 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.29%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (11.93%) Scrum
2 26 (11.93%) Software Engineering
2 26 (11.93%) TDD
3 23 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (9.63%) Unit Testing
5 19 (8.72%) Web Development
6 18 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (7.80%) Analytics
7 17 (7.80%) ITIL
8 16 (7.34%) BDD
8 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.88%) Data Modelling
9 15 (6.88%) Machine Learning
9 15 (6.88%) Mobile Development
10 14 (6.42%) MVC
10 14 (6.42%) SOA
11 13 (5.96%) Android Development
11 13 (5.96%) Data Visualisation
11 13 (5.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.31%) Java
2 34 (15.60%) SQL
3 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
4 21 (9.63%) C#
4 21 (9.63%) C++
5 15 (6.88%) Python
6 14 (6.42%) C
7 13 (5.96%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.50%) PHP
9 10 (4.59%) Perl
10 6 (2.75%) Groovy
10 6 (2.75%) R
10 6 (2.75%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.29%) XPath
12 4 (1.83%) VBScript
13 3 (1.38%) ABAP
13 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.92%) Scala
14 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 174 (79.82%) Degree
2 18 (8.26%) PhD
3 15 (6.88%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.42%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.05%) JNCIA
6 10 (4.59%) CCNP
6 10 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.13%) CISSP
8 8 (3.67%) CCDP
8 8 (3.67%) CCIE
8 8 (3.67%) CCIP
8 8 (3.67%) CCSA
8 8 (3.67%) CCSE
8 8 (3.67%) HP ASE
8 8 (3.67%) HP MASE
8 8 (3.67%) JNCIE
9 7 (3.21%) ISEB
9 7 (3.21%) ISTQB
9 7 (3.21%) MBA
10 5 (2.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.50%) PCI DSS
1 12 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (5.05%) QA
3 8 (3.67%) SLA
4 7 (3.21%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.75%) PA-DSS
6 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.92%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.05%) Docker
3 8 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.83%) Firmware
6 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.83%) vSphere
7 2 (0.92%) XenApp
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.46%) HDFS
8 1 (0.46%) NDS
8 1 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.13%) SCCM
1 9 (4.13%) SCOM
2 8 (3.67%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.38%) Marathon
4 3 (1.38%) Mesos
4 3 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.92%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.92%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.92%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.92%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.92%) Puppet
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) Ambari
6 1 (0.46%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.46%) Graphite
6 1 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.46%) Oozie
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle
3 20 (9.17%) Cisco
4 18 (8.26%) F5
5 14 (6.42%) Juniper
6 12 (5.50%) HP
7 11 (5.05%) SAP
8 8 (3.67%) Aruba
8 8 (3.67%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.67%) Fortinet
8 8 (3.67%) Riverbed
8 8 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.75%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.75%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (2.75%) Cognos
10 6 (2.75%) IBM
11 5 (2.29%) Intel Security
11 5 (2.29%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.29%) Tableau
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