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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 115 112 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 35 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 0.89% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.78% 3.53% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 16
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£375 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Average hourly rate £41.24 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +53.22%
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
927 793 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.71% 25.08% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 490 327
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Wiltshire +1 7 £450 -18.18% 9
Gloucestershire - 7 £375 - 8
Bristol -8 6 £375 -16.66% 16
Dorset +4 5 - -
Somerset +5 2 - - 5
Devon -6 2 - - 5
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (76.79%) Degree
2 23 (41.07%) Software Engineering
3 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 13 (23.21%) C#
4 13 (23.21%) C++
4 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
5 10 (17.86%) Windows
5 10 (17.86%) UML
6 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 8 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
8 7 (12.50%) VBScript
8 7 (12.50%) VB
8 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.50%) Firewall
8 7 (12.50%) Validation
9 6 (10.71%) MVC
9 6 (10.71%) Information Security
9 6 (10.71%) LAN
9 6 (10.71%) CISSP
9 6 (10.71%) DTV
9 6 (10.71%) Python
9 6 (10.71%) .NET
9 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 6 (10.71%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) ArcSDE
2 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.79%) Node.js
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (10.71%) LAN
3 5 (8.93%) DHCP
3 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
3 5 (8.93%) RIP
3 5 (8.93%) SNMP
3 5 (8.93%) MPLS
3 5 (8.93%) OSPF
3 5 (8.93%) BGP
3 5 (8.93%) Wireless
3 5 (8.93%) SSH
3 5 (8.93%) HSRP
3 5 (8.93%) GLBP
3 5 (8.93%) VRRP
3 5 (8.93%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security
4 4 (7.14%) Junos
4 4 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (5.36%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.36%) MSTest
4 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.36%) NUnit
4 3 (5.36%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.93%) Electronics
1 5 (8.93%) Military
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Avionics
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
4 5 (8.93%) VBA Developer
5 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) IT Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Development Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) IT Security Architect
7 1 (1.79%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.79%) Junior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
1 6 (10.71%) WCF
1 6 (10.71%) WPF
2 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.93%) 802.1X
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.36%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) STL
5 2 (3.57%) MFC
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.79%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Streams
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 6 (10.71%) DTV
3 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) IPTV
6 1 (1.79%) GIS
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.79%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.79%) iPad
6 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Software Engineering
2 10 (17.86%) UML
3 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.50%) Validation
5 6 (10.71%) Information Security
5 6 (10.71%) MVC
5 6 (10.71%) MVVM
5 6 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
6 5 (8.93%) TDD
6 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.93%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.14%) Time Management
7 4 (7.14%) Network Planning
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.36%) SDLC
8 3 (5.36%) SIEM
8 3 (5.36%) BDD
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) C#
1 13 (23.21%) C++
1 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) VBScript
2 7 (12.50%) VB
3 6 (10.71%) Python
4 5 (8.93%) VBA
4 5 (8.93%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (76.79%) Degree
2 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) CISSP
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.14%) CCIE
4 4 (7.14%) HNC
5 3 (5.36%) JNCIE
6 2 (3.57%) HND
6 2 (3.57%) GWAPT
6 2 (3.57%) OSCP
6 2 (3.57%) OSCE
7 1 (1.79%) CCNP
7 1 (1.79%) CCDP
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.79%) GCIA
7 1 (1.79%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco
2 5 (8.93%) Juniper
2 5 (8.93%) F5
3 4 (7.14%) IronPort
3 4 (7.14%) Intel
3 4 (7.14%) Remedy
3 4 (7.14%) McAfee
3 4 (7.14%) ESRI
3 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Brocade
5 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.79%) Apple
5 1 (1.79%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
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