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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 105 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 34 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.28% 2.43% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 15
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £31.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+36.50% -33.68%
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
794 781 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.64% 25.37% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 543 461
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £32.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +44.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.52% -12.04%

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 27 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Devon +17 15 £425 -
Wiltshire 0 8 £363 +3.57% 5
Bristol +1 4 £363 -3.33% 16
Gloucestershire 0 4 £350 - 9
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 73 (84.88%) Degree
2 37 (43.02%) Finance
3 28 (32.56%) Java
4 27 (31.40%) Python
4 27 (31.40%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (30.23%) SQL
6 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
7 21 (24.42%) ITIL
7 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (19.77%) C++
9 16 (18.60%) Linux
9 16 (18.60%) Data Mining
10 15 (17.44%) HTML
10 15 (17.44%) MATLAB
10 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
10 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
10 15 (17.44%) R
11 14 (16.28%) Machine Learning
12 13 (15.12%) Analytics
13 12 (13.95%) Data Analytics
13 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
13 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
13 12 (13.95%) CSS
13 12 (13.95%) PhD
13 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.79%) VMware
14 11 (12.79%) Project Management
15 9 (10.47%) Firewall
15 9 (10.47%) Windows
15 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (4.65%) SAS
2 2 (2.33%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Drupal
3 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.14%) SPSS
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) Firewall
2 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.98%) Internet
3 6 (6.98%) LDAP
4 5 (5.81%) Network Security
4 5 (5.81%) SSH
5 4 (4.65%) BGP
5 4 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.65%) EIGRP
5 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
5 4 (4.65%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 4 (4.65%) PuTTY
5 4 (4.65%) Telnet
6 3 (3.49%) Broadband
6 3 (3.49%) HbbTV
6 3 (3.49%) VPN
7 2 (2.33%) DVB
7 2 (2.33%) LAN
7 2 (2.33%) VoIP
7 2 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) Data Mining
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.81%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.49%) Big Data
5 3 (3.49%) MySQL
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
7 1 (1.16%) QlikView
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.98%) IntelliJ
2 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
2 6 (6.98%) Maven
3 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.65%) Spock
5 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.16%) JBehave
6 1 (1.16%) Selenium
6 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (43.02%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.49%) Games
5 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Data Scientist
3 12 (13.95%) Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Python Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) HTML
2 12 (13.95%) CSS
3 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.98%) HTML5
4 5 (5.81%) .NET
4 5 (5.81%) CSS3
4 5 (5.81%) jQuery
5 4 (4.65%) OCX
5 4 (4.65%) Web Services
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.49%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (3.49%) Spring
7 2 (2.33%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.33%) Django
7 2 (2.33%) Dojo
7 2 (2.33%) Flask
7 2 (2.33%) LESS
7 2 (2.33%) LINQ
7 2 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.81%) Economics
3 5 (5.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.65%) Internet of Things
4 4 (4.65%) Life Science
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Statistics
4 4 (4.65%) User Experience
5 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.49%) DTV
5 3 (3.49%) MPEG
6 2 (2.33%) IPTV
6 2 (2.33%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) PKI
7 1 (1.16%) PMI
7 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (24.42%) ITIL
2 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
3 14 (16.28%) Machine Learning
4 13 (15.12%) Analytics
5 12 (13.95%) Data Analytics
5 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.79%) Project Management
7 9 (10.47%) Process Improvement
7 9 (10.47%) TDD
8 8 (9.30%) Capacity Management
8 8 (9.30%) Coaching
8 8 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.14%) Service Management
9 7 (8.14%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.98%) ITSM
10 6 (6.98%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) Java
2 27 (31.40%) Python
3 26 (30.23%) SQL
4 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 17 (19.77%) C++
6 15 (17.44%) MATLAB
6 15 (17.44%) R
7 5 (5.81%) C#
8 4 (4.65%) Groovy
8 4 (4.65%) PHP
9 3 (3.49%) C
9 3 (3.49%) Lua
10 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (84.88%) Degree
2 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.95%) PhD
3 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) CCNP
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.65%) CISSP
4 4 (4.65%) CREST Certified
4 4 (4.65%) GWAPT
4 4 (4.65%) OSCE
4 4 (4.65%) OSCP
4 4 (4.65%) SANS
5 3 (3.49%) CCIE
5 3 (3.49%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) HND
7 1 (1.16%) ISEB
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) ISO 14001
1 4 (4.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.49%) OIPF
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.16%) ECSS
4 1 (1.16%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.16%) MISRA
4 1 (1.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Firmware
3 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.33%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.33%) UAG
4 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.16%) Samba
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
1 4 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Nagios
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Cisco
4 5 (5.81%) NetApp
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.65%) BMC
5 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle
5 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.65%) SAP
6 2 (2.33%) AppSense
6 2 (2.33%) Canon
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Sophos
7 1 (1.16%) F5
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) IFS
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