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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 106 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 36 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.10% 1.00% 1.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.35% 4.17% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 20
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£400 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £375 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
- +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.75 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.50% -69.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -57.43%
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
828 528 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.27% 24.10% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 316 372
Average daily rate £375 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 56
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.55 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £31.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Wiltshire -2 13 £425 - 11
Bristol -9 13 £400 - 19
Devon - 5 £323 - 6
Dorset - 4 - - 4
Gloucestershire -16 1 - - 6
Somerset - - - - 9
Cornwall - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (86.67%) Degree
2 23 (38.33%) Java
3 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (31.67%) Mathematics
5 18 (30.00%) SQL
6 15 (25.00%) C#
6 15 (25.00%) HTML
6 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (23.33%) C++
8 10 (16.67%) PHP
8 10 (16.67%) CSS
8 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 9 (15.00%) jQuery
9 9 (15.00%) REST
9 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (15.00%) Web Services
9 9 (15.00%) MySQL
9 9 (15.00%) Project Management
9 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.33%) Scrum
10 8 (13.33%) .NET
10 8 (13.33%) Linux
11 7 (11.67%) Python
11 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.67%) C
11 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
11 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
12 6 (10.00%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (10.00%) GlassFish
2 3 (5.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) Liferay
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Magento
1 4 (6.67%) Shopify
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.67%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Multicast
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) MySQL
1 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.67%) Hazelcast
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.67%) PVCS
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Games
3 3 (5.00%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Military
4 2 (3.33%) Local Government
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Programmer
4 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (6.67%) Designer
4 4 (6.67%) Graphics Programmer
5 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (3.33%) Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Delphi Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (16.67%) CSS
3 9 (15.00%) Web Services
3 9 (15.00%) jQuery
3 9 (15.00%) REST
4 8 (13.33%) .NET
5 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.00%) RESTful
5 6 (10.00%) HTML5
6 5 (8.33%) Spring
6 5 (8.33%) Ajax
7 4 (6.67%) OpenGL
7 4 (6.67%) DirectX
7 4 (6.67%) XML
7 4 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (5.00%) CSS3
8 3 (5.00%) SOAP
8 3 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Mathematics
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) Physics
4 5 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 4 (6.67%) Open Source
5 4 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (5.00%) Biometrics
6 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.00%) Reference Data
6 3 (5.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.33%) GIS
8 1 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (1.67%) DTV
8 1 (1.67%) STB
8 1 (1.67%) Statistics
8 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.67%) Remote Sensing
8 1 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Android
3 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.00%) CentOS
4 3 (5.00%) Fedora
4 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Project Management
1 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.33%) Scrum
3 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (10.00%) Bayesian Methods
4 5 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL
5 4 (6.67%) OO
5 4 (6.67%) CRM
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.67%) Game Development
6 3 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (5.00%) Time Management
6 3 (5.00%) OOP
6 3 (5.00%) BPR
6 3 (5.00%) SOA
6 3 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) Java
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (30.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) C#
5 14 (23.33%) C++
6 10 (16.67%) PHP
7 7 (11.67%) C
7 7 (11.67%) Python
7 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.67%) PHP5
9 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.33%) Delphi
10 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.33%) R
10 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.67%) Ruby
11 1 (1.67%) Perl
11 1 (1.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (86.67%) Degree
2 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) ISEB
6 2 (3.33%) HNC
6 2 (3.33%) HND
7 1 (1.67%) CCNP
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CCSA
7 1 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Zend
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.67%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
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