The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 120 99 131
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 24 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 1.03% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 4.81% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
Average daily rate £308 £240 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £344 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+337.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 499 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.10% 21.45% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 257 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -23 10 £285 +18.75% 12
Devon - 7 £300 - 5
Bristol -13 4 £375 +23.96% 36
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 - 6
Somerset - 1 £315 - 17
Avon - - - -
Cornwall - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 5
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (58.06%) JavaScript
2 33 (53.23%) Degree
3 29 (46.77%) CSS
4 28 (45.16%) .NET
5 25 (40.32%) MS Excel
6 24 (38.71%) NoSQL
7 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (35.48%) Node.js
9 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
10 20 (32.26%) MVC
10 20 (32.26%) Web Development
10 20 (32.26%) Relational Database
11 19 (30.65%) MongoDB
11 19 (30.65%) Backbone.js
11 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (30.65%) Scrum
11 19 (30.65%) JSF
11 19 (30.65%) RDBMS
11 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
11 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET
12 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
12 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
13 13 (20.97%) Web Services
14 10 (16.13%) Python
14 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
15 9 (14.52%) Java
16 8 (12.90%) HTML
16 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
17 7 (11.29%) jQuery
17 7 (11.29%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (35.48%) Node.js
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) Drupal
4 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (40.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) SAN
3 2 (3.23%) OpenFlow
3 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) NoSQL
2 20 (32.26%) Relational Database
3 19 (30.65%) MongoDB
3 19 (30.65%) RDBMS
3 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Xcode
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.61%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) PhoneGap
General
1 5 (8.06%) Local Government
2 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 44 (70.97%) Developer
2 33 (53.23%) Web Developer
3 19 (30.65%) Web Applications Developer
3 19 (30.65%) Applications Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Junior Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Junior Web Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Junior
6 4 (6.45%) Programmer
6 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Computer Scientist
8 2 (3.23%) Research Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Python Programmer
8 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.61%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.77%) CSS
2 28 (45.16%) .NET
3 19 (30.65%) Backbone.js
3 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (30.65%) JSF
3 19 (30.65%) ASP.NET
4 13 (20.97%) Web Services
5 8 (12.90%) HTML
6 7 (11.29%) jQuery
6 7 (11.29%) CSS3
7 6 (9.68%) REST
7 6 (9.68%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) Dojo
8 3 (4.84%) RESTful
9 2 (3.23%) RSS
9 2 (3.23%) JSP
10 1 (1.61%) LAMP
10 1 (1.61%) JSON
10 1 (1.61%) Ajax
10 1 (1.61%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Web 2.0
1 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
1 5 (8.06%) Physics
1 5 (8.06%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.84%) RIA
2 3 (4.84%) Biometrics
3 2 (3.23%) GIS
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.61%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.61%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.61%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) UNIX
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.23%) VMS
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) MVC
2 20 (32.26%) Web Development
3 19 (30.65%) Scrum
4 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.68%) OOP
6 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.06%) Image Processing
7 4 (6.45%) OO
8 3 (4.84%) SEO
8 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.84%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.23%) ITIL
9 2 (3.23%) Computer Security
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.61%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.13%) Python
3 9 (14.52%) Java
4 7 (11.29%) PHP
5 5 (8.06%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.45%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) SQL
7 3 (4.84%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) Degree
2 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.23%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco
3 2 (3.23%) Zend
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Intel
4 1 (1.61%) Sun
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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