Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 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 Degree
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 293 264
Rank change year-on-year +77 -29 -28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 59 86 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.31% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 78
Median daily rate £475 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £304
90th Percentile £618 £616 £550
England median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -61.11% +200.00%
10th Percentile £20.92 £13.41 £42.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.65 £68.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.52
% change year-on-year -14.63% +9.28% +150.13%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,351 3,725 3,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.10% 23.78% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,300 2,129 2,026
Median daily rate £438 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £595 £569
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 212 203
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +11.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.65 £50.23 £52.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.07%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +45 32 £525 +31.25% 31
Berkshire +33 16 £525 +40.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £550 -4.35% 4
Hampshire +48 10 £475 +5.56% 20
West Sussex +25 10 £420 +29.23% 4
Surrey +46 6 £300 -44.19% 9
Oxfordshire +25 5 £450 +12.50% 17
Kent - 1 - - 3
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 South East region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 59 (100.00%) Degree
2 57 (96.61%) Computer Science
3 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.81%) SQL
4 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 16 (27.12%) TDD
6 15 (25.42%) C#
7 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (23.73%) Python
7 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
7 14 (23.73%) Azure
8 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
9 12 (20.34%) Java
9 12 (20.34%) .NET
10 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.64%) Information Security
10 11 (18.64%) Retail
11 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (16.95%) BDD
11 10 (16.95%) OWASP
11 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
11 10 (16.95%) CISSP
11 10 (16.95%) McAfee
11 10 (16.95%) GDPR
12 9 (15.25%) CLAS
12 9 (15.25%) SANS
12 9 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (15.25%) Burp Suite
12 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (15.25%) Rapid7

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.78%) Apache
1 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) JBoss
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.69%) GemFire
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Azure
2 8 (13.56%) Serverless
3 5 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (8.47%) Azure Functions
3 5 (8.47%) Power Platform
4 3 (5.08%) GCP
5 2 (3.39%) AWS
5 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.39%) Office 365
6 1 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.69%) GitHub
6 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.78%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) Bluetooth
4 3 (5.08%) HTTP
4 3 (5.08%) NFC
5 2 (3.39%) Skype
6 1 (1.69%) DOCSIS
6 1 (1.69%) H.323
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) PBX
6 1 (1.69%) PSTN
6 1 (1.69%) SMTP
6 1 (1.69%) SNMP
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (8.47%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (8.47%) Power BI
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) MOLAP
5 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.39%) ROLAP
5 2 (3.39%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) HBase
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) PolyBase
6 1 (1.69%) Spatial Data
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Burp Suite
2 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) IntelliJ
3 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.08%) Selenium
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.64%) Retail
2 5 (8.47%) Legal
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) French Language
4 3 (5.08%) German Language
4 3 (5.08%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.47%) DevSecOps Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Junior
8 2 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 9 (15.25%) JSON
3 8 (13.56%) Middleware
3 8 (13.56%) XML
4 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
4 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.17%) REST
4 6 (10.17%) RESTful
5 5 (8.47%) .NET Core
5 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (8.47%) Entity Framework
5 5 (8.47%) LINQ
5 5 (8.47%) React
5 5 (8.47%) Spring
6 4 (6.78%) HTML
7 3 (5.08%) J2EE
7 3 (5.08%) Spring Integration
7 3 (5.08%) Web Services
8 2 (3.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.47%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.08%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.39%) Blog
6 2 (3.39%) EPoS
6 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.69%) Life Science
7 1 (1.69%) NHS
7 1 (1.69%) Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.78%) Unix
5 2 (3.39%) Android
5 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (96.61%) Computer Science
2 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.12%) TDD
4 14 (23.73%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.64%) Information Security
6 10 (16.95%) BDD
6 10 (16.95%) OWASP
6 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
7 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (15.25%) DevOps
7 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (15.25%) Security Management
7 9 (15.25%) TOGAF
8 8 (13.56%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (13.56%) Patch Management
8 8 (13.56%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Scrum
8 8 (13.56%) Security Patching
8 8 (13.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) C#
3 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.73%) Python
4 12 (20.34%) Java
5 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.47%) C
6 5 (8.47%) Ruby
7 4 (6.78%) C++
7 4 (6.78%) Scala
7 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.08%) Java 8
9 2 (3.39%) PHP
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.69%) Go
10 1 (1.69%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (16.95%) CISSP
3 9 (15.25%) CLAS
3 9 (15.25%) GIAC
3 9 (15.25%) SANS
3 9 (15.25%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.08%) PMP
5 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.69%) CISA
7 1 (1.69%) CISM
7 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) GDPR
1 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (8.47%) QA
4 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Docker
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.69%) HDFS
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) NFS
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Nessus
2 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.08%) Ansible
3 3 (5.08%) Puppet
4 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.69%) Kibana
5 1 (1.69%) logstash
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.69%) SCCM
5 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) McAfee
3 9 (15.25%) Qualys
3 9 (15.25%) Rapid7
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
5 5 (8.47%) Xamarin
6 3 (5.08%) Google
6 3 (5.08%) Ingenico
6 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.69%) Black Duck
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco
8 1 (1.69%) Citrix
8 1 (1.69%) Coverity
8 1 (1.69%) Databricks
8 1 (1.69%) Polycom
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.69%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Sonus
8 1 (1.69%) Spiceworks