Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 235 248
Rank change year-on-year -54 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 96 119 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 2.91% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 113
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.30%
10th Percentile £213 £284 £293
90th Percentile £550 £531 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £15.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% -61.54% +149.20%
10th Percentile £25.80 £14.25 £36.65
90th Percentile £65.75 £20.25 £40.55
England median hourly rate £32.27 £16.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +101.69% -42.86% +43.59%

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 3,699 4,091 5,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.30% 26.45% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 2,346 3,069
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £566 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 264 203
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -44.44% +60.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £59.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -9 46 £400 - 79
Surrey -11 28 £375 -20.00% 17
Berkshire -15 20 £394 -1.56% 39
Oxfordshire +11 16 £500 +66.67% 26
Hampshire -59 11 £343 -23.89% 22
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £300 -7.69% 14
West Sussex - 6 £375 - 8
Middlesex +5 3 £433 +108.43% 1
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 96 (100.00%) Degree
2 94 (97.92%) Computer Science
3 38 (39.58%) SQL
4 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (33.33%) Java
6 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 25 (26.04%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (23.96%) Relational Database
9 22 (22.92%) Linux
9 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
10 21 (21.88%) Unix
10 21 (21.88%) Web Services
10 21 (21.88%) Test Automation
11 20 (20.83%) Python
11 20 (20.83%) Project Management
11 20 (20.83%) Finance
12 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
12 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
12 19 (19.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (18.75%) Windows
14 17 (17.71%) JSON
15 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 16 (16.67%) XML
15 16 (16.67%) RESTful
16 15 (15.63%) CSS
16 15 (15.63%) JUnit
16 15 (15.63%) HTML
17 14 (14.58%) C#
17 14 (14.58%) OO

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 7 (7.29%) Apache
1 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.17%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (3.13%) GemFire
4 3 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.08%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Documentum
6 1 (1.04%) FileNet
6 1 (1.04%) JBoss
6 1 (1.04%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.04%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.33%) PaaS
4 6 (6.25%) Office 365
5 4 (4.17%) GitHub
5 4 (4.17%) OneDrive
5 4 (4.17%) Yammer
6 3 (3.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Force.com
7 2 (2.08%) IaaS
8 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.04%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Firewall
1 7 (7.29%) HTTP
1 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.25%) DOCSIS
3 5 (5.21%) VPN
4 4 (4.17%) BGP
4 4 (4.17%) DNS
4 4 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.17%) Network Security
4 4 (4.17%) SNMP
5 2 (2.08%) Broadband
5 2 (2.08%) Internet
5 2 (2.08%) PBX
5 2 (2.08%) PSTN
5 2 (2.08%) Skype
5 2 (2.08%) VoIP
6 1 (1.04%) DVB
6 1 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.96%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.38%) MySQL
2 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.25%) Big Data
4 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.25%) Power BI
5 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.17%) Data Lake
6 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.17%) HBase
6 4 (4.17%) KNIME
6 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.13%) Redis
8 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.63%) JUnit
3 13 (13.54%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.50%) JIRA
4 12 (12.50%) Subversion
5 9 (9.38%) Eclipse
6 7 (7.29%) Selenium
7 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.21%) Ant
8 5 (5.21%) JSUnit
9 3 (3.13%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.13%) Xcode
10 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.08%) GitLab
10 2 (2.08%) Maven
10 2 (2.08%) Mockito
10 2 (2.08%) RubyGems
10 2 (2.08%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Electronics
6 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Advertising
7 1 (1.04%) French Language
7 1 (1.04%) Games
7 1 (1.04%) German Language
7 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Developer
2 10 (10.42%) Consultant
3 9 (9.38%) Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.25%) Configuration Analyst
4 6 (6.25%) Junior
4 6 (6.25%) Software Consultant
4 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.21%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.21%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Architect
6 4 (4.17%) ArcSight Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Web Services
2 17 (17.71%) JSON
3 16 (16.67%) RESTful
3 16 (16.67%) XML
4 15 (15.63%) CSS
4 15 (15.63%) HTML
5 12 (12.50%) .NET
6 10 (10.42%) REST
6 10 (10.42%) SOAP
7 9 (9.38%) HTML5
8 8 (8.33%) Spring
9 7 (7.29%) Middleware
9 7 (7.29%) Visualforce
10 6 (6.25%) Ajax
11 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.21%) J2EE
12 4 (4.17%) JNI
12 4 (4.17%) jQuery
12 4 (4.17%) Node.js
12 4 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 94 (97.92%) Computer Science
2 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.42%) User Experience
4 7 (7.29%) Virtual Team
5 6 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (5.21%) Algorithms
6 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
6 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.17%) Wiki
8 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (2.08%) Life Science
9 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
9 2 (2.08%) PKI
9 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Linux
2 21 (21.88%) Unix
3 18 (18.75%) Windows
4 8 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.25%) Android
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 20 (20.83%) Project Management
5 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
6 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 14 (14.58%) OO
8 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (12.50%) DevOps
9 12 (12.50%) OOP
10 11 (11.46%) Scrum
11 10 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (10.42%) Mathematics
11 10 (10.42%) Open Source
12 9 (9.38%) High Availability
12 9 (9.38%) Migration
12 9 (9.38%) TDD
12 9 (9.38%) Validation
13 8 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 8 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) SQL
2 32 (33.33%) Java
3 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.83%) Python
5 14 (14.58%) C#
6 13 (13.54%) PL/SQL
7 10 (10.42%) C++
7 10 (10.42%) Ruby
8 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.29%) Apex Code
9 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.21%) C
10 5 (5.21%) Perl
11 3 (3.13%) Apple Swift
11 3 (3.13%) Java 8
12 2 (2.08%) Go
12 2 (2.08%) PHP
12 2 (2.08%) R
12 2 (2.08%) Scala
13 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) CISSP
3 3 (3.13%) GIAC
3 3 (3.13%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.13%) SANS
4 2 (2.08%) APMG
4 2 (2.08%) HND
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.08%) OCA
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.04%) HNC
5 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 6 (6.25%) PMO
3 3 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) GDPR
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.13%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) HDFS
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (9.38%) Ansible
3 8 (8.33%) Puppet
4 4 (4.17%) Nagios
4 4 (4.17%) SCOM
5 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.08%) Kibana
5 2 (2.08%) logstash
5 2 (2.08%) Salt
6 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) Cognos
5 4 (4.17%) ArcSight
5 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.17%) Juniper
5 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.17%) Remedy
5 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.13%) Apple
6 3 (3.13%) Lotus
7 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) Nintex
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.04%) Splunk