Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 260 261
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 103 120 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.19% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 59
South East median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £306
90th Percentile £640 £525 £825
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £44.12 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% +204.24% -63.75%
10th Percentile £20.04 £21.54 £8.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.10 £32.95
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.97 £21.69
% change year-on-year +13.74% +52.01% -31.35%

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 3,894 3,758 4,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.89% 22.42% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,172 2,133 2,579
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £241 £211 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £560
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 216 210
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.97% -7.09% -10.52%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.48 £49.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -32 36 £411 +7.52% 63
Hampshire -10 24 £400 -10.61% 27
West Sussex - 20 £325 - 7
Surrey -9 16 £500 -9.09% 15
Berkshire -48 16 £400 +9.59% 23
Buckinghamshire +17 11 £490 +1.55% 11
Oxfordshire +8 9 £400 - 29
Middlesex +14 4 £475 +12.76% 2
East Sussex -13 3 £325 -13.33% 9
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Degree
2 101 (98.06%) Computer Science
3 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
5 22 (21.36%) Project Management
5 22 (21.36%) Java
6 21 (20.39%) Management Information System
6 21 (20.39%) Information Security
7 20 (19.42%) Scrum
7 20 (19.42%) Mathematics
7 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
8 18 (17.48%) Linux
8 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
8 18 (17.48%) CISSP
8 18 (17.48%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (16.50%) Proofpoint
9 17 (16.50%) C++
9 17 (16.50%) CEH
9 17 (16.50%) GIAC
9 17 (16.50%) CISA
9 17 (16.50%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (15.53%) SQL
10 16 (15.53%) Windows
10 16 (15.53%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (15.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (15.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (15.53%) Mimecast
10 16 (15.53%) Patch Management
10 16 (15.53%) Kalman Filter

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 10 (9.71%) Apache
2 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.83%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.85%) CMS
4 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.88%) Drupal
5 4 (3.88%) FileNet
5 4 (3.88%) GemFire
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.91%) Jupyter
6 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.94%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.97%) Documentum
8 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.97%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Mimecast
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.77%) Office 365
4 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.83%) OneDrive
4 6 (5.83%) Yammer
5 5 (4.85%) PaaS
6 4 (3.88%) GitHub
7 3 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.91%) IaaS
8 2 (1.94%) Slack
8 2 (1.94%) Trello
9 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.97%) G Suite
9 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) LAN
1 6 (5.83%) WAN
2 4 (3.88%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.91%) DAB
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) Firewall
4 2 (1.94%) HTTP
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.94%) Skype
4 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
5 1 (0.97%) NAS
5 1 (0.97%) Network Security
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) VoIP
5 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.83%) Apache Hive
3 6 (5.83%) Big Data
4 5 (4.85%) HBase
4 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.88%) MySQL
5 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.91%) Mahout
6 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.91%) Redis
6 3 (2.91%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.94%) OLTP
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.97%) DB2
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.83%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.83%) JUnit
4 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.88%) GitLab
4 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
4 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.91%) JIRA
6 2 (1.94%) Appium
6 2 (1.94%) Gradle
6 2 (1.94%) Maven
6 2 (1.94%) Mockito
7 1 (0.97%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.97%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.97%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.91%) Electronics
5 3 (2.91%) Games
5 3 (2.91%) German Language
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Billing
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Analyst
2 24 (23.30%) Developer
3 17 (16.50%) IT Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Security Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Software Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Business Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Business IT Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) IT Business Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.83%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Junior
10 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Junior Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Web Services
2 11 (10.68%) Spring
3 9 (8.74%) .NET
3 9 (8.74%) JSON
3 9 (8.74%) RESTful
4 7 (6.80%) XML
5 6 (5.83%) HTML
5 6 (5.83%) STL
6 5 (4.85%) CSS
6 5 (4.85%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.85%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (3.88%) Middleware
8 3 (2.91%) ATL
8 3 (2.91%) Django
8 3 (2.91%) J2EE
8 3 (2.91%) Qt
8 3 (2.91%) React
8 3 (2.91%) TensorFlow
8 3 (2.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) Management Information System
2 17 (16.50%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.71%) PMI
5 7 (6.80%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.80%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.83%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.85%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.88%) Life Science
8 4 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.94%) CMDB
10 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.94%) Fintech
11 1 (0.97%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.97%) Clustering
11 1 (0.97%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) Linux
2 16 (15.53%) Windows
3 12 (11.65%) Unix
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.85%) Android
6 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Solaris
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (98.06%) Computer Science
2 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.36%) Project Management
4 21 (20.39%) Information Security
5 20 (19.42%) Mathematics
5 20 (19.42%) Scrum
5 20 (19.42%) Software Engineering
6 18 (17.48%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (15.53%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (15.53%) Patch Management
7 16 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (13.59%) Data Science
8 14 (13.59%) DevOps
8 14 (13.59%) Machine Learning
8 14 (13.59%) OO
9 13 (12.62%) Business Analysis
10 12 (11.65%) Open Source
10 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (11.65%) TDD
11 11 (10.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
2 22 (21.36%) Java
3 17 (16.50%) C++
4 16 (15.53%) SQL
5 13 (12.62%) Python
6 11 (10.68%) C
6 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.77%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.80%) C#
9 4 (3.88%) Java 8
10 2 (1.94%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.94%) ES6
10 2 (1.94%) Go
10 2 (1.94%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.94%) Ruby
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.97%) HLSL
11 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (17.48%) CISSP
3 17 (16.50%) CEH
3 17 (16.50%) CISA
3 17 (16.50%) GIAC
4 16 (15.53%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (9.71%) PMI Certification
6 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.80%) CBAP
8 7 (6.80%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.85%) ISEB
10 5 (4.85%) Master's Degree
11 4 (3.88%) APMP
11 4 (3.88%) PMP
12 1 (0.97%) CCNA
12 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.97%) CISM
12 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) GxP
2 3 (2.91%) QA
3 2 (1.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.94%) PMO
4 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.80%) Docker
2 6 (5.83%) HDFS
3 5 (4.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.94%) Firmware
5 2 (1.94%) KVM
5 2 (1.94%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 16 (15.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (6.80%) Ansible
3 5 (4.85%) Puppet
4 4 (3.88%) Kibana
4 4 (3.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.88%) logstash
4 4 (3.88%) Oozie
5 3 (2.91%) Ambari
5 3 (2.91%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (2.91%) SCCM
6 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.94%) Terraform
7 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) Grafana
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.50%) Proofpoint
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
4 6 (5.83%) IBM
5 5 (4.85%) Google
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco
6 4 (3.88%) Splunk
7 3 (2.91%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.94%) Cognos
8 2 (1.94%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.94%) HP
8 2 (1.94%) Lotus
8 2 (1.94%) McAfee
8 2 (1.94%) Mirantis
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.97%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.97%) ForeScout
9 1 (0.97%) Okta
9 1 (0.97%) UiPath