Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 40 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 34 63 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.83% 5.06% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 5.73% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 16
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £295 £111
90th Percentile £608 £538 £570
South East median daily rate £456 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +14.06% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £23.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -44.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18.32 £11.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £46.57 £57.50 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £49.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year +46.46% +156.54% -58.05%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 575 1,099 1,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 81.68% 88.27% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 803 771
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £160 £276 £260
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.95% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.08 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.86% +11.27%
10th Percentile £17.59 £13.15 £12.08
90th Percentile £107.65 £53.38 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +21.95% -10.87%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Oxfordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon +1 15 £450 +195.08% 7
Oxford +8 13 £384 -12.34% 26
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 27 (79.41%) Mathematics
2 25 (73.53%) Degree
3 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (55.88%) Software Engineering
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 13 (38.24%) Python
6 12 (35.29%) User Experience
7 11 (32.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (32.35%) Azure
8 10 (29.41%) Statistics
8 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
8 10 (29.41%) Data Science
9 9 (26.47%) Microservices
9 9 (26.47%) AWS
9 9 (26.47%) UX Design
10 8 (23.53%) C++
11 7 (20.59%) C#
11 7 (20.59%) Life Science
11 7 (20.59%) Master's Degree
11 7 (20.59%) Machine Learning
12 6 (17.65%) Analytics
12 6 (17.65%) Algorithms
12 6 (17.65%) Physics
12 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
12 6 (17.65%) Java
12 6 (17.65%) Linux
13 5 (14.71%) Web Services
13 5 (14.71%) Visualisation
13 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
13 5 (14.71%) DevOps

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Azure
2 9 (26.47%) AWS
3 3 (8.82%) GCP
4 2 (5.88%) GitHub
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) BGP
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) HSRP
1 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.94%) IPsec
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) MPLS
1 1 (2.94%) OSPF
1 1 (2.94%) Skype
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) VoIP
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) VRRP
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Redis
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.82%) Mocha
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.94%) CMake
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Web Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Web Applications Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Data Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Data Scientist
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Scientific Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.88%) Research Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) .NET Core
2 3 (8.82%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) OpenMP
4 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.94%) Java RMI
4 1 (2.94%) JMS
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) ModSecurity
4 1 (2.94%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) OpenCV
4 1 (2.94%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.94%) Qt
4 1 (2.94%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) User Experience
2 7 (20.59%) Life Science
3 6 (17.65%) Algorithms
4 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) CUDA
5 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Mathematics
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Software Engineering
4 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 10 (29.41%) Data Science
5 10 (29.41%) Statistics
6 9 (26.47%) Microservices
6 9 (26.47%) UX Design
7 7 (20.59%) Machine Learning
8 6 (17.65%) Analytics
8 6 (17.65%) Physics
9 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
9 5 (14.71%) DevOps
9 5 (14.71%) Visualisation
10 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (11.76%) Data Analytics
10 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.76%) Informatics
10 4 (11.76%) ITIL
11 3 (8.82%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) Go
5 3 (8.82%) R
6 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Degree
2 11 (32.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (20.59%) Master's Degree
4 3 (8.82%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (8.82%) PhD
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) GIAC
5 1 (2.94%) ISACA
5 1 (2.94%) SANS
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.94%) NIST
1 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Grafana
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 3 (8.82%) Google
1 3 (8.82%) Splunk
2 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.94%) Sun