The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 37 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.31% 1.49% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.62% 6.35% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £365 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
89 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.30% 23.51% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 25
Average daily rate £300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.02 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
Hampshire

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Southampton region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Southampton region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (33.33%) Physics
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) PKI
5 1 (11.11%) Taxonomies
5 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) LTE
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Kindle
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) HTML

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) InfoPath
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LTE
1 1 (11.11%) GSM
1 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) GUI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 3 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Taxonomies
2 1 (11.11%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix