Period
to 22 September 2019

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 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 Degree
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 269 258
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 113 112 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.68% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 3.07% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 46 63
South East median daily rate £466 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £300
90th Percentile £610 £538 £512
England median daily rate £475 £480 £450
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 0
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £44.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.18% - -
England median hourly rate £44.35 £38.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year +16.70% +16.14% +18.98%

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 3,491 3,653 3,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.53% 22.27% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,004 2,021 2,143
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £235 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 219 212
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +86.05% -9.59%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.00 £49.88
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 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
Thames Valley -4 40 £467 +16.75% 41
Surrey +45 28 £556 +48.33% 23
Berkshire +2 28 £450 +16.88% 15
Hampshire +2 21 £355 -8.39% 17
West Sussex +22 18 £375 -11.76% 9
Oxfordshire +21 12 £471 +10.82% 22
Middlesex +6 4 £610 +38.64%
East Sussex +2 1 £490 +50.77% 3
Kent - 1 - - 14
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Degree
2 112 (99.12%) Computer Science
3 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (42.48%) JavaScript
5 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
6 35 (30.97%) Azure
7 34 (30.09%) SQL
8 32 (28.32%) AngularJS
9 31 (27.43%) DevOps
9 31 (27.43%) REST
9 31 (27.43%) C#
10 30 (26.55%) Test Automation
11 29 (25.66%) React
11 29 (25.66%) Scrum
12 28 (24.78%) TDD
13 27 (23.89%) Software Engineering
14 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (21.24%) Docker
15 24 (21.24%) .NET
15 24 (21.24%) Python
16 22 (19.47%) Linux
16 22 (19.47%) XML
16 22 (19.47%) BDD
17 21 (18.58%) Jenkins
17 21 (18.58%) Java
18 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
19 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
19 19 (16.81%) JSON
19 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
19 19 (16.81%) Serverless

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 9 (7.96%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.31%) Apache
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Appian
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) GemFire
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) Mendix
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.97%) Azure
2 19 (16.81%) Serverless
3 16 (14.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 16 (14.16%) Azure Functions
4 15 (13.27%) AWS
5 11 (9.73%) Office 365
6 9 (7.96%) GCP
7 5 (4.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.42%) IaaS
7 5 (4.42%) Power Platform
8 4 (3.54%) GitHub
9 3 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.77%) PaaS
11 1 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.88%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.88%) SaaS
11 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.93%) Skype
2 5 (4.42%) H.323
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (3.54%) Network Security
3 4 (3.54%) PABX
3 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.65%) DNS
4 3 (2.65%) VPN
5 2 (1.77%) DHCP
5 2 (1.77%) Firewall
5 2 (1.77%) IPsec
5 2 (1.77%) LAN
5 2 (1.77%) MPLS
5 2 (1.77%) RFID
5 2 (1.77%) SSH
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.16%) Azure SQL Database
2 16 (14.16%) Cosmos DB
3 15 (13.27%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.96%) MySQL
5 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.42%) Power BI
7 4 (3.54%) MariaDB
7 4 (3.54%) SQLite
8 3 (2.65%) Big Data
8 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.65%) Redis
9 2 (1.77%) DB2
9 2 (1.77%) MS Access
9 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.77%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (18.58%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.85%) JIRA
4 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.96%) Protractor
5 8 (7.08%) Subversion
6 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (4.42%) Selenium
8 4 (3.54%) Ant
8 4 (3.54%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.54%) JBehave
8 4 (3.54%) Maven
9 3 (2.65%) Mocha
9 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.77%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (15.04%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.42%) Military
4 4 (3.54%) German Language
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) Architect
3 15 (13.27%) Software Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Developer in Test
5 10 (8.85%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Lead Architect
6 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Office 365 Architect
7 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Consultant
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Test Automation Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.32%) AngularJS
2 31 (27.43%) REST
3 29 (25.66%) React
4 24 (21.24%) .NET
5 22 (19.47%) XML
6 19 (16.81%) JSON
7 17 (15.04%) .NET Framework
7 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
7 17 (15.04%) Entity Framework
7 17 (15.04%) LINQ
8 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (13.27%) .NET Core
9 15 (13.27%) HTML
10 14 (12.39%) CSS
11 11 (9.73%) Node.js
12 9 (7.96%) WebdriverIO
13 8 (7.08%) Web Services
14 6 (5.31%) Spring
15 5 (4.42%) HTML5
15 5 (4.42%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Public Cloud
2 16 (14.16%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (13.27%) Virtual Team
4 14 (12.39%) Data Centre
5 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.96%) Algorithms
7 8 (7.08%) Life Science
7 8 (7.08%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
9 6 (5.31%) Data Structures
10 5 (4.42%) User Experience
10 5 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
11 4 (3.54%) Smartphone
12 3 (2.65%) Cloud Native
12 3 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (1.77%) FMCG
13 2 (1.77%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) Android
2 9 (7.96%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.08%) Windows
4 7 (6.19%) Unix
5 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (99.12%) Computer Science
2 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.43%) DevOps
4 30 (26.55%) Test Automation
5 29 (25.66%) Scrum
6 28 (24.78%) TDD
7 27 (23.89%) Software Engineering
8 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (19.47%) BDD
10 18 (15.93%) Mathematics
11 16 (14.16%) B2C
11 16 (14.16%) Change Management
11 16 (14.16%) Migration
11 16 (14.16%) UML
12 14 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (10.62%) Web Development
14 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
14 11 (9.73%) Microservices
14 11 (9.73%) OO
14 11 (9.73%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.48%) JavaScript
2 34 (30.09%) SQL
3 31 (27.43%) C#
4 24 (21.24%) Python
5 21 (18.58%) Java
6 16 (14.16%) T-SQL
7 14 (12.39%) C++
8 13 (11.50%) C
9 7 (6.19%) TypeScript
10 6 (5.31%) PHP
11 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.65%) Go
12 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.65%) R
12 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.77%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.77%) Perl
13 2 (1.77%) PHP 7
13 2 (1.77%) Ruby
13 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.19%) CISSP
6 5 (4.42%) CISM
7 4 (3.54%) ISEB
7 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.54%) Master's Degree
7 4 (3.54%) SSCP
8 3 (2.65%) CISA
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.65%) PMP
9 2 (1.77%) CBAP
9 2 (1.77%) CRISC
9 2 (1.77%) CSSLP
9 2 (1.77%) MCSE
10 1 (0.88%) MCSA
10 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.77%) MISRA
3 2 (1.77%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) GAMP
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.88%) NIST
4 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (21.24%) Docker
2 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.42%) Ansible
3 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.54%) Puppet
4 3 (2.65%) Terraform
5 2 (1.77%) Nagios
6 1 (0.88%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.88%) Grafana
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) WMI
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.16%) Xamarin
3 12 (10.62%) Google
4 9 (7.96%) Oracle
5 5 (4.42%) Cisco
6 3 (2.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
6 3 (2.65%) Splunk
6 3 (2.65%) UiPath
7 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Imperva
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.77%) Varonis
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Mapinfo