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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 98 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 39 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.85% 3.65% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 11
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.87 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -12.67%
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
804 739 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.44% 23.88% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 448 498
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 57
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.25 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +113.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Bristol +8 20 £375 -18.91% 25
Wiltshire +4 8 £375 +15.38% 6
Devon +3 3 £425 +183.33% 1
Gloucestershire +6 2 £125 - 7
Dorset -5 1 - - 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 66 (85.71%) Degree
2 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
4 24 (31.17%) Finance
5 22 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 21 (27.27%) Python
7 19 (24.68%) ITIL
8 18 (23.38%) Java
8 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (19.48%) HTML
9 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
10 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 13 (16.88%) SQL
11 13 (16.88%) Linux
12 12 (15.58%) Service Delivery
13 11 (14.29%) Project Management
13 11 (14.29%) Windows
13 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.29%) VMware
14 10 (12.99%) TDD
14 10 (12.99%) CSS
14 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
15 9 (11.69%) Scrum
15 9 (11.69%) Firewall
15 9 (11.69%) Maven
15 9 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
15 9 (11.69%) Process Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (6.49%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) SAS
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) SPSS
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.69%) Firewall
3 7 (9.09%) HbbTV
4 6 (7.79%) Internet
4 6 (7.79%) LDAP
5 5 (6.49%) Broadband
5 5 (6.49%) Network Security
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.19%) DVB
7 3 (3.90%) VPN
8 2 (2.60%) BGP
8 2 (2.60%) DMZ
8 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
8 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.60%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 2 (2.60%) LAN
8 2 (2.60%) SSH
8 2 (2.60%) Telnet
8 2 (2.60%) VoIP
8 2 (2.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Data Mining
3 5 (6.49%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
1 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
1 9 (11.69%) Maven
2 8 (10.39%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 7 (9.09%) JIRA
4 5 (6.49%) Spock
5 3 (3.90%) JBehave
6 2 (2.60%) Ant
6 2 (2.60%) Subversion
7 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Games
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 11 (14.29%) JavaScript Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Architect
3 9 (11.69%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Python Software Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) HTML
2 10 (12.99%) CSS
3 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.79%) .NET
4 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.79%) jQuery
4 6 (7.79%) Web Services
5 5 (6.49%) CSS3
5 5 (6.49%) HTML5
5 5 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (6.49%) LESS
5 5 (6.49%) REST
6 4 (5.19%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.19%) Spring
7 2 (2.60%) Django
7 2 (2.60%) Flask
7 2 (2.60%) OCX
8 1 (1.30%) J2EE
8 1 (1.30%) Java EE
8 1 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) DTV
2 7 (9.09%) User Experience
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) MPEG
4 4 (5.19%) Economics
4 4 (5.19%) Internet of Things
4 4 (5.19%) IPTV
4 4 (5.19%) Life Science
4 4 (5.19%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (1.30%) Statistics
7 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 9 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 19 (24.68%) ITIL
4 12 (15.58%) Service Delivery
5 11 (14.29%) Project Management
6 10 (12.99%) TDD
7 9 (11.69%) Process Improvement
7 9 (11.69%) Scrum
8 8 (10.39%) BDD
8 8 (10.39%) Capacity Management
8 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (10.39%) Coaching
8 8 (10.39%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 7 (9.09%) Service Management
9 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (9.09%) Web Development
10 6 (7.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
2 21 (27.27%) Python
3 18 (23.38%) Java
4 13 (16.88%) SQL
5 6 (7.79%) C#
6 5 (6.49%) Groovy
7 4 (5.19%) C++
8 3 (3.90%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.90%) R
9 2 (2.60%) C
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
10 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) Lua
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (85.71%) Degree
2 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) CISSP
5 4 (5.19%) CCNP
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.19%) CREST Certified
5 4 (5.19%) GWAPT
5 4 (5.19%) OSCE
5 4 (5.19%) OSCP
5 4 (5.19%) SANS
6 3 (3.90%) ISEB
6 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.60%) CCIE
7 2 (2.60%) CCSA
7 2 (2.60%) CCSE
7 2 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.60%) MCP
7 2 (2.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) ISO 14001
1 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
1 5 (6.49%) OIPF
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) COBIT
3 1 (1.30%) COSO
3 1 (1.30%) ECSS
3 1 (1.30%) MISRA
3 1 (1.30%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.30%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.39%) Firmware
3 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.60%) UAG
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.30%) Nagios
2 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) VMware
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (6.49%) NetApp
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.19%) BMC
5 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) AppSense
6 2 (2.60%) Canon
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix
6 2 (2.60%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Sophos
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) IFS
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