The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 119 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 25 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.81% 3.22% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 9
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£375 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.24 - £27.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-36.31% +46.15%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
889 746 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.78% 24.32% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 463 324
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the South West region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the South West region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Bristol 0 8 £375 -16.66% 15
Dorset - 4 - - 1
Somerset +3 2 - - 3
Devon -5 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire -2 1 £375 +19.04% 5
Wiltshire -5 1 - - 11
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (74.07%) Degree
2 19 (35.19%) Software Engineering
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
4 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.67%) C#
5 9 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 9 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (14.81%) C++
6 8 (14.81%) UML
6 8 (14.81%) MVC
7 7 (12.96%) Validation
7 7 (12.96%) Python
7 7 (12.96%) .NET
7 7 (12.96%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 6 (11.11%) Windows
8 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 6 (11.11%) Project Management
8 6 (11.11%) DTV
9 5 (9.26%) Electronics
9 5 (9.26%) TDD
9 5 (9.26%) Finance
9 5 (9.26%) Web Services
9 5 (9.26%) HTML
9 5 (9.26%) VBScript
9 5 (9.26%) VB
9 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) ArcSDE
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.85%) Liferay
2 1 (1.85%) Node.js
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) UMTS
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.85%) RIP
2 1 (1.85%) SNMP
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) Broadband
2 1 (1.85%) GSM
2 1 (1.85%) 3G
2 1 (1.85%) MPLS
2 1 (1.85%) OSPF
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) DVB
2 1 (1.85%) VRRP
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) NUnit
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.56%) MSTest
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) Spock
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 5 (9.26%) Electronics
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Local Government
3 3 (5.56%) Military
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.56%) VBA Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Development Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) PHP Developer
7 1 (1.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Network Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 5 (9.26%) HTML
3 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.41%) Middleware
5 3 (5.56%) CSS
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
5 3 (5.56%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) CSS3
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) STL
6 2 (3.70%) MFC
6 2 (3.70%) RESTful
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 2 (3.70%) Dojo
7 1 (1.85%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.85%) WCF
7 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 9 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 6 (11.11%) DTV
2 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) IPTV
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) MPEG
6 1 (1.85%) iPhone
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.85%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Software Engineering
2 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.81%) MVC
3 8 (14.81%) UML
4 7 (12.96%) Validation
4 7 (12.96%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (11.11%) Project Management
6 5 (9.26%) TDD
6 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
6 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (7.41%) BDD
7 4 (7.41%) Information Management
7 4 (7.41%) Workflow
7 4 (7.41%) SOA
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) BPR
8 3 (5.56%) OO
8 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.67%) C#
3 8 (14.81%) C++
4 7 (12.96%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) VBScript
5 5 (9.26%) VB
6 4 (7.41%) Java
6 4 (7.41%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 3 (5.56%) VBA
8 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) Groovy
8 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 40 (74.07%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) HNC
4 3 (5.56%) ISEB
5 2 (3.70%) HND
6 1 (1.85%) CCIE
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) CCDP
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) GCIA
6 1 (1.85%) GCIH
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco
3 1 (1.85%) Sun
3 1 (1.85%) Juniper
3 1 (1.85%) CA
3 1 (1.85%) Apple
3 1 (1.85%) Mapinfo
3 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.85%) ESRI
3 1 (1.85%) Brocade
3 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
3 1 (1.85%) F5
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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