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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 115 141 149
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 140 107 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.53% 1.22% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.52% 4.92% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 38
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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 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -45.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -58.10%
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
2538 2177 2570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.74% 24.83% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1143 1152
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 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 124 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +17 70 £375 -11.76% 23
Hampshire +9 21 £349 -15.39% 27
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £280 - 11
Surrey -2 11 £320 +6.66% 26
Oxfordshire -1 9 £350 -1.40% 12
Middlesex +6 4 £280 - 2
West Sussex +2 4 £413 +116.53% 5
Kent -2 4 £250 - 8
East Sussex -11 2 £450 +24.13% 2
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 220 (90.53%) Degree
2 51 (20.99%) Project Management
3 49 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (17.28%) HTML
6 41 (16.87%) SQL
6 41 (16.87%) Windows
6 41 (16.87%) Telecoms
7 38 (15.64%) Microsoft
7 38 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (13.99%) .NET
8 34 (13.99%) C#
8 34 (13.99%) Finance
8 34 (13.99%) Mathematics
9 33 (13.58%) Java
10 31 (12.76%) CSS
10 31 (12.76%) Security Cleared
11 27 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 26 (10.70%) Linux
12 26 (10.70%) Software Engineering
13 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
14 24 (9.88%) C++
14 24 (9.88%) Internet
14 24 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
15 23 (9.47%) Billing
15 23 (9.47%) Workflow
15 23 (9.47%) Mentoring
16 22 (9.05%) MVC
16 22 (9.05%) C
16 22 (9.05%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 16 (6.58%) IIS
2 14 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.47%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.06%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.06%) CMS
7 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.23%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.41%) Kentico
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.41%) Node.js
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.41%) Drupal
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.41%) DNN
Applications
1 27 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.70%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.29%) MS Office
4 5 (2.06%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.23%) ArcInfo
6 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Simulink
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.70%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.41%) Tridion
3 1 (0.41%) Staffware
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.88%) Internet
2 21 (8.64%) 3G
3 17 (7.00%) Broadband
4 10 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.88%) LTE
6 6 (2.47%) Firewall
6 6 (2.47%) VoIP
7 5 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (2.06%) NAS
7 5 (2.06%) SAN
8 4 (1.65%) DVB
8 4 (1.65%) SNMP
8 4 (1.65%) NFC
8 4 (1.65%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.65%) 4G
9 3 (1.23%) SMS
9 3 (1.23%) SSL
9 3 (1.23%) Wireless
10 2 (0.82%) X.400
10 2 (0.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.06%) Big Data
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.23%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.23%) MS Access
7 2 (0.82%) Firebird
7 2 (0.82%) DB2
7 2 (0.82%) MySQL
7 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.82%) HBase
7 2 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.47%) JUnit
2 6 (2.47%) Selenium
3 5 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.06%) Subversion
3 5 (2.06%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.23%) JIRA
5 3 (1.23%) WatiN
5 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.23%) Maven
6 2 (0.82%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.41%) Robotium
7 1 (0.41%) Redmine
7 1 (0.41%) JBehave
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (16.87%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.99%) Finance
3 23 (9.47%) Billing
4 14 (5.76%) Marketing
5 10 (4.12%) Games
6 9 (3.70%) General Ledger
6 9 (3.70%) Electronics
7 5 (2.06%) Publishing
8 3 (1.23%) Avionics
8 3 (1.23%) Retail
8 3 (1.23%) Military
9 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.41%) Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (25.51%) Developer
2 34 (13.99%) Architect
3 24 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (8.64%) Software Engineer
5 19 (7.82%) Analyst
6 17 (7.00%) Senior Architect
7 12 (4.94%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.53%) .NET Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Web Developer
9 9 (3.70%) Consultant
10 8 (3.29%) Front-End Developer
10 8 (3.29%) Front-End Web Developer
10 8 (3.29%) Designer
11 7 (2.88%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.88%) Graduate
11 7 (2.88%) Administrator
11 7 (2.88%) Applications Developer
12 6 (2.47%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.28%) HTML
2 34 (13.99%) .NET
3 31 (12.76%) CSS
4 22 (9.05%) XML
5 19 (7.82%) Hibernate
5 19 (7.82%) jQuery
6 17 (7.00%) HTML5
7 14 (5.76%) WCF
8 12 (4.94%) Web Services
8 12 (4.94%) ASP.NET
8 12 (4.94%) J2EE
9 11 (4.53%) Spring
10 10 (4.12%) WPF
10 10 (4.12%) REST
11 9 (3.70%) CSS3
12 8 (3.29%) Middleware
12 8 (3.29%) JSP
13 7 (2.88%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.06%) Servlets
14 5 (2.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (13.99%) Mathematics
3 19 (7.82%) Mobile App
4 18 (7.41%) Physics
5 16 (6.58%) GIS
5 16 (6.58%) User Experience
6 13 (5.35%) Management Information System
7 10 (4.12%) iPad
8 6 (2.47%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.47%) Open Source
9 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.06%) iSeries
9 5 (2.06%) Economics
10 4 (1.65%) Firmware
10 4 (1.65%) Blog
11 3 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.23%) Xbox
11 3 (1.23%) iPhone
11 3 (1.23%) CESG
11 3 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.87%) Windows
2 26 (10.70%) Linux
3 22 (9.05%) UNIX
4 6 (2.47%) Android
5 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.82%) OpenVMS
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) zOS
7 1 (0.41%) SUSE
7 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.99%) Project Management
2 46 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.70%) Software Engineering
4 24 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 23 (9.47%) Workflow
5 23 (9.47%) Mentoring
6 22 (9.05%) MVC
6 22 (9.05%) OO
7 19 (7.82%) ITIL
8 14 (5.76%) Validation
8 14 (5.76%) Data Management
9 13 (5.35%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.35%) Migration
10 12 (4.94%) Coaching
11 11 (4.53%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (4.53%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.53%) Enterprise Modelling
12 10 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.12%) Data Migration
12 10 (4.12%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.16%) JavaScript
2 41 (16.87%) SQL
3 34 (13.99%) C#
4 33 (13.58%) Java
5 24 (9.88%) C++
6 22 (9.05%) C
7 16 (6.58%) Python
8 10 (4.12%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.12%) VBScript
8 10 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.06%) Perl
10 4 (1.65%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.23%) R
11 3 (1.23%) Ada
11 3 (1.23%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.23%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.23%) PHP
11 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 220 (90.53%) Degree
2 31 (12.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.94%) PhD
6 10 (4.12%) CISSP
7 9 (3.70%) MCSE
8 6 (2.47%) MCSA
9 5 (2.06%) GCIA
9 5 (2.06%) Sun Certification
9 5 (2.06%) HND
9 5 (2.06%) CISA
9 5 (2.06%) CISM
9 5 (2.06%) GIAC
10 4 (1.65%) MBA
10 4 (1.65%) MCP
10 4 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.23%) MCITP
12 2 (0.82%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.00%) QA
2 15 (6.17%) SLA
3 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.23%) DO-178B
4 3 (1.23%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.82%) BS25999
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.41%) TickIT
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.23%) vSphere
3 3 (1.23%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.82%) Xen
4 2 (0.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.06%) SCOM
2 4 (1.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (1.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.23%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.23%) SCSM
3 3 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.41%) WSUS
4 1 (0.41%) Nagios
4 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 38 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.41%) Oracle
3 10 (4.12%) HP
4 6 (2.47%) IBM
4 6 (2.47%) Sun
4 6 (2.47%) ArcSight
5 5 (2.06%) SAP
5 5 (2.06%) VMware
6 4 (1.65%) Perforce
6 4 (1.65%) ESRI
6 4 (1.65%) Telerik
6 4 (1.65%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.23%) Xilinx
7 3 (1.23%) Alias
8 2 (0.82%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.82%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.82%) Sybase
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.82%) Apple
8 2 (0.82%) Nintex
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £28 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 19 days ago