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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 137 100 160
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +60
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 124 153 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 1.79% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.32% 6.65% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 85 31
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£330 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £35.40 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -44.00%
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
2873 2301 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.98% 26.99% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1216 927
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 136 193
Average hourly rate £16.72 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -26 53 £330 -17.50% 25
Hampshire -2 20 £375 -1.96% 19
Surrey -13 16 £325 +18.18% 19
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £410 +320.51% 4
Oxfordshire -30 10 £374 -0.33% 38
East Sussex - 6 £283 - 1
West Sussex -1 2 £475 - 6
Middlesex -2 2 £285 -54.40% 9
Sussex - 1 £325 -
Kent - - - - 7
Thames Valley - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 232 (86.25%) Degree
2 66 (24.54%) Project Management
3 62 (23.05%) HTML
4 60 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 58 (21.56%) SQL
6 51 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (16.36%) Windows
8 43 (15.99%) Telecoms
9 41 (15.24%) .NET
9 41 (15.24%) Java
10 38 (14.13%) CSS
11 36 (13.38%) Finance
11 36 (13.38%) Internet
12 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
13 33 (12.27%) C#
14 32 (11.90%) HTML5
15 31 (11.52%) C++
15 31 (11.52%) OO
15 31 (11.52%) Mathematics
16 30 (11.15%) Linux
16 30 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (10.78%) Hibernate
17 29 (10.78%) MVC
17 29 (10.78%) Software Engineering
18 28 (10.41%) 3G
19 27 (10.04%) Python
19 27 (10.04%) ITIL
20 26 (9.67%) MS Excel
20 26 (9.67%) Broadband
21 25 (9.29%) Billing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.95%) IIS
2 11 (4.09%) CMS
3 10 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.60%) Apache
4 7 (2.60%) ArcGIS
4 7 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.23%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.86%) Alfresco
7 4 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.12%) Drupal
8 3 (1.12%) WordPress
8 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.74%) Node.js
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.74%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.32%) MS Office
3 11 (4.09%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.97%) Photoshop
5 7 (2.60%) ArcInfo
5 7 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Tridion
2 1 (0.37%) Staffware
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.72%) SaaS
2 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.38%) Internet
2 28 (10.41%) 3G
3 26 (9.67%) Broadband
4 15 (5.58%) Firewall
5 13 (4.83%) SAN
6 11 (4.09%) NAS
7 8 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.60%) DVB
9 4 (1.49%) VoLTE
9 4 (1.49%) 4G
9 4 (1.49%) LTE
9 4 (1.49%) Network Security
9 4 (1.49%) Wireless
9 4 (1.49%) MPLS
10 3 (1.12%) VPN
10 3 (1.12%) LAN
10 3 (1.12%) SMS
10 3 (1.12%) WAN
10 3 (1.12%) DNS
11 2 (0.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.60%) MS Access
4 7 (2.60%) MySQL
5 6 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) DTS
9 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQLite
9 1 (0.37%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (3.72%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.97%) JIRA
3 7 (2.60%) Maven
4 6 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.23%) Selenium
5 4 (1.49%) Subversion
5 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.12%) JUnit
6 3 (1.12%) WatiN
7 2 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.37%) Ant
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) Toad
8 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.37%) Firebug
8 1 (0.37%) TestNG
General
1 43 (15.99%) Telecoms
2 36 (13.38%) Finance
3 25 (9.29%) Billing
4 18 (6.69%) Marketing
5 11 (4.09%) Electronics
6 9 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.97%) Games
8 6 (2.23%) Publishing
9 5 (1.86%) Legal
9 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.86%) Retail
10 3 (1.12%) Back Office
10 3 (1.12%) Military
11 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.37%) Automotive
12 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (21.93%) Developer
2 45 (16.73%) Architect
3 36 (13.38%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (11.52%) Analyst
5 18 (6.69%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.58%) .NET Developer
7 13 (4.83%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.46%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.46%) Senior Architect
8 12 (4.46%) Web Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Junior
10 9 (3.35%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.35%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.97%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.60%) Tester
12 7 (2.60%) Applications Developer
12 7 (2.60%) Support Technician
12 7 (2.60%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.05%) HTML
2 41 (15.24%) .NET
3 38 (14.13%) CSS
4 32 (11.90%) HTML5
5 29 (10.78%) Hibernate
6 23 (8.55%) XML
7 19 (7.06%) ASP.NET
7 19 (7.06%) JSON
7 19 (7.06%) jQuery
8 18 (6.69%) Middleware
9 17 (6.32%) CSS3
10 16 (5.95%) SOAP
10 16 (5.95%) Web Services
11 15 (5.58%) WCF
11 15 (5.58%) REST
12 13 (4.83%) J2EE
12 13 (4.83%) Spring
13 12 (4.46%) WPF
14 10 (3.72%) .NET Framework
15 9 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.52%) Mathematics
2 30 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.55%) User Experience
4 20 (7.43%) Management Information System
5 19 (7.06%) Physics
6 15 (5.58%) Mobile App
7 13 (4.83%) GIS
8 10 (3.72%) iPad
9 7 (2.60%) DTV
9 7 (2.60%) Replication
10 6 (2.23%) iSeries
11 5 (1.86%) Informatics
11 5 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.49%) IPTV
12 4 (1.49%) Open Source
12 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.12%) STB
13 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.36%) Windows
2 30 (11.15%) Linux
3 15 (5.58%) UNIX
4 5 (1.86%) Android
5 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.74%) OpenVMS
5 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.54%) Project Management
2 51 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.52%) OO
4 29 (10.78%) MVC
4 29 (10.78%) Software Engineering
5 27 (10.04%) ITIL
6 20 (7.43%) TOGAF
7 19 (7.06%) Validation
8 16 (5.95%) Workflow
9 15 (5.58%) Scrum
9 15 (5.58%) Incident Management
10 14 (5.20%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.20%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (4.83%) Web Development
11 13 (4.83%) Automated Testing
11 13 (4.83%) Data Management
12 12 (4.46%) Enterprise Modelling
12 12 (4.46%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (4.09%) Unit Testing
13 11 (4.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.30%) JavaScript
2 58 (21.56%) SQL
3 41 (15.24%) Java
4 33 (12.27%) C#
5 31 (11.52%) C++
6 27 (10.04%) Python
7 18 (6.69%) VB.NET
8 14 (5.20%) C
9 12 (4.46%) VBScript
10 11 (4.09%) Perl
11 10 (3.72%) Ruby
11 10 (3.72%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.72%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.35%) PHP
12 9 (3.35%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.97%) MATLAB
14 7 (2.60%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.86%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.49%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.74%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 232 (86.25%) Degree
2 25 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.09%) CISSP
6 9 (3.35%) PhD
7 8 (2.97%) HND
8 7 (2.60%) GIAC
9 6 (2.23%) GCIA
9 6 (2.23%) MCSE
9 6 (2.23%) MCSA
10 5 (1.86%) MCITP
11 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.49%) HNC
12 3 (1.12%) MCP
12 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.12%) CCNP
12 3 (1.12%) CISA
12 3 (1.12%) CISM
13 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.92%) QA
2 9 (3.35%) SLA
3 5 (1.86%) COBIT
4 4 (1.49%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) GxP
6 1 (0.37%) TickIT
6 1 (0.37%) HL7
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
3 2 (0.74%) vSphere
3 2 (0.74%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) SCOM
1 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
1 3 (1.12%) SCSM
2 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.37%) Nagios
3 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.43%) Oracle
3 15 (5.58%) HP
4 9 (3.35%) SAP
5 7 (2.60%) IBM
5 7 (2.60%) Hitachi
5 7 (2.60%) ArcSight
6 6 (2.23%) Cisco
7 5 (1.86%) VMware
8 4 (1.49%) Telerik
8 4 (1.49%) McAfee
9 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.74%) Facebook
10 2 (0.74%) F5
10 2 (0.74%) Google
10 2 (0.74%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.74%) Qualys
10 2 (0.74%) Perforce
10 2 (0.74%) Sun
11 1 (0.37%) Business Objects
Richmond, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Car
Posted: 20 days ago