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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 114 89 102
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 33 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 1.31% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 5.60% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 12
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £276 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
837 554 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.62% 23.48% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 344 336
Average daily rate £400 £331 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -44.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Devon - 11 £525 - 2
Wiltshire -11 10 £400 +53.55% 4
Gloucestershire -13 5 - - 4
Bristol -26 5 £400 +6.66% 12
Dorset - 2 £225 - 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 50 (84.75%) Degree
2 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
3 24 (40.68%) Java
4 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
5 20 (33.90%) Mathematics
6 16 (27.12%) SQL
7 15 (25.42%) C++
7 15 (25.42%) HTML
7 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
8 13 (22.03%) C#
8 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.95%) CSS
10 8 (13.56%) C
10 8 (13.56%) .NET
10 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
11 7 (11.86%) ISO 9001
11 7 (11.86%) Internet
11 7 (11.86%) Summit
11 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 7 (11.86%) ISO 14001
11 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
12 6 (10.17%) MySQL
12 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.17%) Linux
12 6 (10.17%) HTML5
12 6 (10.17%) Bayesian Methods
12 6 (10.17%) Line Management
12 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.17%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (10.17%) GlassFish
2 4 (6.78%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.69%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.69%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Summit
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.69%) Magento
2 1 (1.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Internet
2 5 (8.47%) Multicast
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) VPN
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.39%) DMZ
5 1 (1.69%) DVB
5 1 (1.69%) DLNA
5 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) MySQL
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) Spock
3 2 (3.39%) Maven
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
3 2 (3.39%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.69%) PVCS
General
1 5 (8.47%) Games
2 4 (6.78%) Electronics
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Military
4 2 (3.39%) Local Government
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Developer
2 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Programmer
4 5 (8.47%) Technical Leader
4 5 (8.47%) Graphics Programmer
5 4 (6.78%) Designer
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) DBA
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.39%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) HTML
2 10 (16.95%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) .NET
4 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.17%) jQuery
4 6 (10.17%) HTML5
5 5 (8.47%) RESTful
5 5 (8.47%) REST
5 5 (8.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (8.47%) OpenGL
5 5 (8.47%) DirectX
5 5 (8.47%) Web Services
5 5 (8.47%) Ajax
6 4 (6.78%) XML
6 4 (6.78%) Spring
7 3 (5.08%) Middleware
7 3 (5.08%) SOAP
7 3 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.39%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Mathematics
2 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.17%) Physics
3 6 (10.17%) RIA
3 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Open Source
4 5 (8.47%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.08%) Biometrics
5 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.39%) Linked Data
6 2 (3.39%) DTV
6 2 (3.39%) STB
6 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.69%) Statistics
7 1 (1.69%) Remote Sensing
7 1 (1.69%) GIS
7 1 (1.69%) MPEG
7 1 (1.69%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
1 6 (10.17%) Android
2 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 6 (10.17%) Bayesian Methods
4 6 (10.17%) Line Management
5 5 (8.47%) Game Development
6 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.78%) CRM
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.08%) TDD
7 3 (5.08%) Scrum
7 3 (5.08%) Information Security
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL
7 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (3.39%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.39%) Automation Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Markov Chain
8 2 (3.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
2 24 (40.68%) Java
3 16 (27.12%) SQL
4 15 (25.42%) C++
5 13 (22.03%) C#
6 8 (13.56%) C
6 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.47%) Python
7 5 (8.47%) PHP
8 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.39%) R
9 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.39%) Perl
9 2 (3.39%) Groovy
10 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (1.69%) PHP5
10 1 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 50 (84.75%) Degree
2 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
3 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) ISEB
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CISSP
6 2 (3.39%) HNC
6 2 (3.39%) HND
6 2 (3.39%) CCNP
6 2 (3.39%) CISM
6 2 (3.39%) CCSA
6 2 (3.39%) CCSE
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) CWNA
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) ISO 9001
1 7 (11.86%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.69%) ESRI
4 1 (1.69%) Zend
4 1 (1.69%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Dell
4 1 (1.69%) Juniper
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
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