Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 251 298
Rank change year-on-year +4 +47 -28
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 121 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 2.69% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 59 44
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.48% -6.00%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £208
90th Percentile £525 £825 £513
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
South East median hourly rate £44.12 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.24% -63.75% +153.97%
10th Percentile £21.54 £8.61 £18.26
90th Percentile £47.10 £32.95 £43.00
England median hourly rate £32.97 £21.69 £31.60
% change year-on-year +52.01% -31.35% -0.57%

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 3708 4166 5180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.48% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2574 3098
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £250 £260
90th Percentile £550 £556 £525
England median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 212 255
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% -11.00% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.63 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor 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 12 December 2017. 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 +37 90 £383 -2.86% 28
Berkshire +28 60 £365 -4.26% 21
Buckinghamshire -21 16 £483 -8.10% 4
Hampshire +11 15 £450 +26.76% 13
Oxfordshire +13 14 £400 -15.79% 3
Surrey -18 9 £550 +10.00% 10
Home Counties - 3 - -
Middlesex +3 2 £421 -
East Sussex 0 2 £375 +9.17% 2
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 East region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 121 (100.00%) Degree
2 119 (98.35%) Computer Science
3 47 (38.84%) JavaScript
4 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (33.06%) HTML
6 39 (32.23%) CSS
7 38 (31.40%) TDD
7 38 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (30.58%) AngularJS
9 36 (29.75%) HTML5
10 32 (26.45%) Scrum
11 30 (24.79%) webpack
12 29 (23.97%) Test Automation
13 27 (22.31%) Sass
13 27 (22.31%) gulp
13 27 (22.31%) ES6
14 26 (21.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
14 26 (21.49%) BDD
15 25 (20.66%) SQL
16 24 (19.83%) CRM
16 24 (19.83%) ECMAScript
16 24 (19.83%) Open Source
16 24 (19.83%) Karma Test Runner
16 24 (19.83%) Relational Database
16 24 (19.83%) Twitter
16 24 (19.83%) Jasmine
16 24 (19.83%) Protractor
16 24 (19.83%) npm
17 22 (18.18%) Web Services

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 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.83%) npm
2 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.13%) Office 365
5 3 (2.48%) GitHub
5 3 (2.48%) Heroku
5 3 (2.48%) PaaS
6 2 (1.65%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.65%) Bluemix
6 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) SaaS
6 2 (1.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.83%) Datadog
7 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.74%) DNS
2 11 (9.09%) Firewall
3 10 (8.26%) WAN
4 9 (7.44%) LAN
5 8 (6.61%) NAS
5 8 (6.61%) SAN
5 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.61%) Wireless
6 7 (5.79%) BIG-IP
7 6 (4.96%) DHCP
8 5 (4.13%) Kerberos
8 5 (4.13%) LDAP
8 5 (4.13%) Network Security
8 5 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.31%) VoIP
10 3 (2.48%) VPN
11 2 (1.65%) BGP
11 2 (1.65%) Internet
11 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.96%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.48%) Redis
5 2 (1.65%) Big Data
5 2 (1.65%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) MS Access
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (24.79%) webpack
2 27 (22.31%) gulp
3 24 (19.83%) Jasmine
3 24 (19.83%) Karma Test Runner
3 24 (19.83%) Protractor
4 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.79%) JIRA
6 4 (3.31%) Selenium
6 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.48%) Android Studio
7 3 (2.48%) Xcode
8 2 (1.65%) Ant
8 2 (1.65%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.65%) FishEye
8 2 (1.65%) Gradle
8 2 (1.65%) Maven
8 2 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.65%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.31%) Banking
4 3 (2.48%) German Language
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 2 (1.65%) Automotive
5 2 (1.65%) Games
5 2 (1.65%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.65%) Japanese Language
5 2 (1.65%) Korean Language
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (44.63%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (9.92%) Administrator
3 12 (9.92%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Full Stack Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Java Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Architect
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Server Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.06%) HTML
2 39 (32.23%) CSS
3 37 (30.58%) AngularJS
4 36 (29.75%) HTML5
5 27 (22.31%) Sass
6 26 (21.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (18.18%) Web Services
8 13 (10.74%) .NET
9 12 (9.92%) CSS3
9 12 (9.92%) jQuery
10 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
10 10 (8.26%) React
11 9 (7.44%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET
12 8 (6.61%) Entity Framework
13 6 (4.96%) JSON
14 5 (4.13%) REST
14 5 (4.13%) Ruby on Rails
15 4 (3.31%) Angular 2
16 3 (2.48%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 119 (98.35%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) Clustering
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle Exalogic
3 6 (4.96%) Replication
4 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.65%) Robotics
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.65%) W3C
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Fintech
8 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Handset
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Unix
2 19 (15.70%) Linux
3 15 (12.40%) Windows
4 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.96%) Solaris
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.13%) Android
5 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (31.40%) TDD
3 32 (26.45%) Scrum
4 29 (23.97%) Test Automation
5 26 (21.49%) BDD
6 24 (19.83%) CRM
6 24 (19.83%) Open Source
7 18 (14.88%) Front End Development
7 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.05%) Mentoring
9 14 (11.57%) ITIL
10 12 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
12 8 (6.61%) Change Management
12 8 (6.61%) DevOps
12 8 (6.61%) ITSM
12 8 (6.61%) MVC
12 8 (6.61%) Network Design
12 8 (6.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.84%) JavaScript
2 27 (22.31%) ES6
3 25 (20.66%) SQL
4 24 (19.83%) ECMAScript
5 18 (14.88%) Perl
6 17 (14.05%) C#
7 16 (13.22%) Java
8 15 (12.40%) Bash Shell
8 15 (12.40%) Python
9 13 (10.74%) Ruby
10 11 (9.09%) C++
11 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
12 5 (4.13%) C
13 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.65%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.65%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.65%) PHP
15 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Degree
2 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
3 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.61%) CCNP
4 8 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.79%) CCDP
5 7 (5.79%) CCIE
5 7 (5.79%) CCIP
5 7 (5.79%) CCSA
5 7 (5.79%) CCSE
5 7 (5.79%) HP ASE
5 7 (5.79%) HP MASE
5 7 (5.79%) JNCIA
5 7 (5.79%) JNCIE
6 4 (3.31%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.65%) CISSP
7 2 (1.65%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.65%) OSCP
8 1 (0.83%) CISA
8 1 (0.83%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Xen
2 7 (5.79%) Docker
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) Ansible
2 9 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (7.44%) Puppet
3 7 (5.79%) FortiGate
3 7 (5.79%) SCOM
4 5 (4.13%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (4.13%) SCCM
5 3 (2.48%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.48%) Salt
6 2 (1.65%) Fluentd
6 2 (1.65%) Graphite
6 2 (1.65%) logstash
6 2 (1.65%) Nagios
6 2 (1.65%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.65%) StatsD
6 2 (1.65%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Twitter
2 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.22%) Oracle
4 10 (8.26%) Cisco
5 9 (7.44%) CheckPoint
5 9 (7.44%) F5
5 9 (7.44%) Juniper
6 8 (6.61%) VMware
7 7 (5.79%) Aruba
7 7 (5.79%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.79%) HP
7 7 (5.79%) Riverbed
8 6 (4.96%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.96%) Sun
9 5 (4.13%) McAfee
10 3 (2.48%) Avaya
10 3 (2.48%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.48%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.65%) TIBCO