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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / South West
Rank 115 106 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 15 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 1.21% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.21% 3.84% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 16
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £300 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +49.87%

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
678 937 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.71% 31.45% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 642 487
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 66 53
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 6 £285 -5.00% 20
Wiltshire -3 4 £475 +28.81% 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 - - 10
Dorset +2 2 £364 - 2
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 25 (80.65%) Degree
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) OO
6 6 (19.35%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
6 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) UML
7 5 (16.13%) ISEB
7 5 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (16.13%) Data Management
7 5 (16.13%) Spring
7 5 (16.13%) Maven
8 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (9.68%) Information Assurance
9 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Spring Boot

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Primavera
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) BGP
1 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) IPsec
1 1 (3.23%) NAS
1 1 (3.23%) OSPF
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
1 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (3.23%) Spatial Data
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.13%) Maven
3 3 (9.68%) JUnit
3 3 (9.68%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Ant
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JBehave
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Consultant
2 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (3.23%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance Leader
4 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Lead Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Spring
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Spring Boot
3 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) Cocoa
4 1 (3.23%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) LINQ
4 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.23%) Vaadin
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) WebSockets
4 1 (3.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.68%) Cloud Native
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.45%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) Neural Network
5 1 (3.23%) Ontologies
5 1 (3.23%) Remote Sensing
5 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web
5 1 (3.23%) Statistics
5 1 (3.23%) Verilog
5 1 (3.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 6 (19.35%) OO
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Data Management
4 5 (16.13%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (16.13%) Open Source
4 5 (16.13%) UML
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Coaching
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) Master Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Microservices
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) ISEB
4 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.23%) PMP
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SDET
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Kibana
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.23%) Altera
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) ESRI
3 1 (3.23%) Facebook
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) i2
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Intel
3 1 (3.23%) RedGate
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Xilinx
Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £25000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 days ago