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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 106 116 95
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 38 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 1.02% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.05% 3.84% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 26
Average daily rate £369 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
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
939 860 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 26.67% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 513 392
Average daily rate £373 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 55 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +7 12 £388 -22.50% 13
Bristol +3 11 £300 -20.00% 34
Devon -5 7 £433 +188.33% 1
Dorset +3 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 £228 - 11
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 67 (93.06%) Degree
2 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.28%) Software Engineering
3 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.61%) Java
4 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
5 16 (22.22%) Python
5 16 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 14 (19.44%) Finance
7 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
7 14 (19.44%) HTML
8 13 (18.06%) Firewall
9 12 (16.67%) C#
9 12 (16.67%) Windows
9 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 11 (15.28%) Information Security
10 11 (15.28%) CISSP
11 10 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.50%) Scrum
12 9 (12.50%) CSS
12 9 (12.50%) Maven
13 8 (11.11%) Cisco
13 8 (11.11%) Web Services
13 8 (11.11%) C++
13 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 8 (11.11%) Internet
13 8 (11.11%) DTV

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (6.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 13 (18.06%) Firewall
3 8 (11.11%) HbbTV
3 8 (11.11%) Internet
4 6 (8.33%) Network Security
5 5 (6.94%) Broadband
6 4 (5.56%) BGP
6 4 (5.56%) DVB
6 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.56%) LAN
6 4 (5.56%) SSH
6 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 4 (5.56%) Wireless
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.17%) IPsec
7 3 (4.17%) Junos
7 3 (4.17%) MPLS
7 3 (4.17%) OSPF
7 3 (4.17%) RIP
7 3 (4.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) QlikView
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.50%) Maven
3 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.72%) IntelliJ
3 7 (9.72%) JIRA
3 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.94%) Spock
5 4 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.78%) Ant
6 2 (2.78%) gulp
6 2 (2.78%) JBehave
6 2 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.39%) Avionics
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) JavaScript Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 10 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 8 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 7 (9.72%) IT Security Specialist
6 7 (9.72%) Security Specialist
7 6 (8.33%) Python Software Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Integration Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) IT Architect
8 5 (6.94%) IT Security Architect
8 5 (6.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Support Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) webMethods Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) DTV Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) HTML
2 9 (12.50%) CSS
3 8 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (8.33%) .NET
4 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.33%) WCF
4 6 (8.33%) WPF
5 5 (6.94%) CSS3
5 5 (6.94%) HTML5
5 5 (6.94%) jQuery
5 5 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (6.94%) LESS
5 5 (6.94%) REST
6 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.78%) Express
7 2 (2.78%) hapi
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.11%) DTV
1 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.72%) Internet of Things
2 7 (9.72%) User Experience
3 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.94%) MPEG
5 4 (5.56%) IPTV
5 4 (5.56%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.78%) iPad
7 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (40.28%) Software Engineering
2 11 (15.28%) Information Security
3 10 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (12.50%) Scrum
5 7 (9.72%) BDD
5 7 (9.72%) Coaching
5 7 (9.72%) Email Filtering
5 7 (9.72%) OWASP
5 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (9.72%) Security Architecture
5 7 (9.72%) SIEM
5 7 (9.72%) TDD
5 7 (9.72%) Time Management
5 7 (9.72%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (9.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (9.72%) Waterfall
5 7 (9.72%) Web Filtering
6 6 (8.33%) MVVM
6 6 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
2 17 (23.61%) Java
3 16 (22.22%) Python
4 12 (16.67%) C#
5 8 (11.11%) C++
6 6 (8.33%) SQL
7 5 (6.94%) Groovy
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.39%) VBA
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (93.06%) Degree
2 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.28%) CISSP
5 7 (9.72%) CREST Certified
5 7 (9.72%) GWAPT
5 7 (9.72%) OSCE
5 7 (9.72%) OSCP
5 7 (9.72%) SANS
6 6 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (5.56%) CCIE
9 3 (4.17%) CCNP
9 3 (4.17%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.78%) CCSA
10 2 (2.78%) CCSE
10 2 (2.78%) ISEB
10 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.39%) CISA
11 1 (1.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) ISO 14001
1 5 (6.94%) ISO 9001
1 5 (6.94%) OIPF
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) COBIT
3 1 (1.39%) COSO
3 1 (1.39%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Firmware
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.39%) UAG
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
2 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Cisco
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle
4 5 (6.94%) webMethods
5 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.17%) ESRI
5 3 (4.17%) F5
5 3 (4.17%) Intel
5 3 (4.17%) Intel Security
5 3 (4.17%) IronPort
5 3 (4.17%) Juniper
5 3 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (1.39%) AppSense
6 1 (1.39%) Canon
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.39%) Sophos
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