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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 112 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 36 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.81% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.93% 3.07% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 19
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.24 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £32.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+32.03% -32.63%
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
916 848 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.06% 26.46% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 564 428
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 49
Median hourly rate £23.50 £36.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Devon +21 12 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 8 £365 - 10
Wiltshire +2 7 £363 - 4
Bristol -4 7 £325 -13.33% 21
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 62 (82.67%) Degree
2 35 (46.67%) Finance
3 28 (37.33%) SQL
4 24 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (29.33%) Python
6 21 (28.00%) ITIL
6 21 (28.00%) Java
7 17 (22.67%) C++
7 17 (22.67%) Linux
8 16 (21.33%) Data Mining
9 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.00%) MATLAB
9 15 (20.00%) R
10 13 (17.33%) Analytics
10 13 (17.33%) Machine Learning
11 12 (16.00%) Data Analytics
11 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
11 12 (16.00%) PhD
12 11 (14.67%) HTML
12 11 (14.67%) Project Management
12 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.67%) VMware
12 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (13.33%) CSS
13 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (12.00%) Process Improvement
15 8 (10.67%) Capacity Management
15 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (5.33%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Drupal
3 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.33%) SPSS
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Firewall
1 6 (8.00%) LDAP
1 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.67%) Network Security
2 5 (6.67%) SSH
3 4 (5.33%) BGP
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
3 4 (5.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 4 (5.33%) PuTTY
3 4 (5.33%) Telnet
4 3 (4.00%) Internet
4 3 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (2.67%) LAN
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
5 2 (2.67%) WAN
6 1 (1.33%) FTP
6 1 (1.33%) HTTP
6 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) Data Mining
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.33%) Big Data
5 3 (4.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) MS Access
7 1 (1.33%) QlikView
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.33%) JBehave
3 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Xcode
General
1 35 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.00%) Games
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.33%) Avionics
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 11 (14.67%) Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Linux Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) HTML
2 10 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (5.33%) HTML5
3 4 (5.33%) OCX
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.00%) CSS3
4 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.00%) jQuery
4 3 (4.00%) LINQ
4 3 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (2.67%) Apache Flex
5 2 (2.67%) Dojo
5 2 (2.67%) JSON
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.33%) Django
6 1 (1.33%) J2EE
6 1 (1.33%) LAMP
6 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Virtual Team
3 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (6.67%) Economics
5 4 (5.33%) Life Science
5 4 (5.33%) Statistics
6 3 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.33%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.33%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.33%) iPad
8 1 (1.33%) iPhone
8 1 (1.33%) IPTV
8 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Analytics
2 13 (17.33%) Machine Learning
3 12 (16.00%) Data Analytics
3 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.67%) Project Management
5 9 (12.00%) Process Improvement
6 8 (10.67%) Capacity Management
6 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.33%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (9.33%) Service Management
7 7 (9.33%) TDD
7 7 (9.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (8.00%) ITSM
8 6 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (6.67%) Data Management
9 5 (6.67%) IT Governance
9 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) SQL
2 22 (29.33%) Python
3 21 (28.00%) Java
4 17 (22.67%) C++
5 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 15 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 15 (20.00%) R
6 3 (4.00%) C
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) Lua
6 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (82.67%) Degree
2 12 (16.00%) PhD
3 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) CCNP
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.00%) CCIE
6 3 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.67%) MCP
8 1 (1.33%) CCSA
8 1 (1.33%) CCSE
8 1 (1.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) HND
8 1 (1.33%) ISEB
8 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.33%) ECSS
2 1 (1.33%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.33%) MISRA
2 1 (1.33%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.33%) OIPF
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) Firmware
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.67%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.67%) UAG
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
4 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) Samba
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) VMware
2 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.00%) Cisco
3 6 (8.00%) Oracle
4 5 (6.67%) NetApp
4 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.33%) BMC
5 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.33%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) AppSense
6 2 (2.67%) Canon
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) Sophos
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) F5
7 1 (1.33%) Google
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) IFS