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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 117 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 25 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.15% 3.10% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £468 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% +24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £343 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.63 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
603 419 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.80% 19.52% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 244 288
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 7 £400 - 3
Wiltshire -2 6 £305 -12.85% 10
Bristol -24 5 £450 -5.26% 17
Gloucestershire -9 4 £315 - 3
Somerset - 1 £450 - 8
Cornwall - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 4
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 43 (89.58%) Degree
2 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
5 16 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (29.17%) PHP
6 14 (29.17%) Web Services
7 13 (27.08%) DV Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) REST
8 11 (22.92%) Python
9 10 (20.83%) Visualisation
10 9 (18.75%) NoSQL
10 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.67%) Scrum
11 8 (16.67%) Linux
11 8 (16.67%) MySQL
11 8 (16.67%) CSS
12 7 (14.58%) OOP
12 7 (14.58%) OO
12 7 (14.58%) HTML
12 7 (14.58%) C#
12 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.58%) jQuery
13 6 (12.50%) Node.js
14 5 (10.42%) CSS3
14 5 (10.42%) Zend
14 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
14 5 (10.42%) Image Processing

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) Node.js
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Magento
1 3 (6.25%) Shopify
2 2 (4.17%) Summit
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Hazelcast
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.08%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (2.08%) Xcode
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) PHP Developer
4 3 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Scientist
4 3 (6.25%) Programmer
4 3 (6.25%) DBA
4 3 (6.25%) Data Scientist
5 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Delphi Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Web Services
2 11 (22.92%) REST
3 8 (16.67%) CSS
4 7 (14.58%) jQuery
4 7 (14.58%) HTML
5 5 (10.42%) CSS3
6 4 (8.33%) RESTful
6 4 (8.33%) HTML5
7 3 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (6.25%) Spring
7 3 (6.25%) .NET
7 3 (6.25%) MSMQ
7 3 (6.25%) Dojo
8 2 (4.17%) RSS
8 2 (4.17%) XML
8 2 (4.17%) JSON
9 1 (2.08%) Ajax
9 1 (2.08%) MFC
9 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Visualisation
2 5 (10.42%) Web 2.0
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) GIS
4 3 (6.25%) RIA
5 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
5 1 (2.08%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Fedora
2 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 3 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Scrum
3 7 (14.58%) OOP
3 7 (14.58%) OO
3 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.42%) Image Processing
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.17%) Kanban
7 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.17%) Validation
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) JavaScript
2 16 (33.33%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) PHP
4 11 (22.92%) Python
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 7 (14.58%) C#
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) Delphi
7 3 (6.25%) PHP5
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.08%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) VBScript
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (89.58%) Degree
2 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (27.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
1 5 (10.42%) Zend
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Intel
5 1 (2.08%) SAP