Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 246 244
Rank change year-on-year -37 -2 +42
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 108 123 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 3.18% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 67 96
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.20% +3.33%
10th Percentile £197 £275 £298
90th Percentile £538 £520 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.00% -60.00% +135.70%
10th Percentile £20.73 £14.13 £13.01
90th Percentile £56.88 £19.38 £40.35
England median hourly rate £31.00 £21.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year +41.55% -21.79% +17.50%

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 3,760 3,869 5,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.51% 24.24% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,170 3,061
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +0.81% +5.26%
10th Percentile £236 £248 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 248 183
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.37% -17.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.15 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -18 52 £400 +14.29% 50
Berkshire -24 24 £366 +4.64% 16
Oxfordshire +8 22 £500 +140.96% 18
Surrey -18 22 £375 -23.08% 16
Hampshire -29 18 £375 -16.20% 21
West Sussex - 9 £425 - 4
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £275 - 16
Middlesex +7 5 £440 +5.39% 1
East Sussex -8 1 £325 -16.13% 5
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Degree
2 106 (98.15%) Computer Science
3 33 (30.56%) SQL
4 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (26.85%) Project Management
6 26 (24.07%) Java
7 25 (23.15%) Linux
7 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
8 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
8 23 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (19.44%) Web Services
9 21 (19.44%) Unix
9 21 (19.44%) Python
9 21 (19.44%) Git (software)
10 20 (18.52%) Unit Testing
11 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
12 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (16.67%) Windows
12 18 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
13 17 (15.74%) Relational Database
13 17 (15.74%) RESTful
14 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.81%) Finance
15 15 (13.89%) Mathematics
15 15 (13.89%) JSON
15 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (12.96%) OO
17 13 (12.04%) JUnit
17 13 (12.04%) C++

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 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.41%) Apache
4 5 (4.63%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.70%) GemFire
5 4 (3.70%) IIS
5 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.93%) Drupal
8 1 (0.93%) JBoss
8 1 (0.93%) Liferay
8 1 (0.93%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.93%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.26%) Office 365
3 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.48%) Mimecast
4 7 (6.48%) OneDrive
4 7 (6.48%) Yammer
5 6 (5.56%) PaaS
6 5 (4.63%) GitHub
7 3 (2.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Force.com
9 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.93%) G Suite
9 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.93%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) Firewall
1 7 (6.48%) HTTP
1 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.56%) DOCSIS
3 5 (4.63%) DNS
3 5 (4.63%) VPN
4 4 (3.70%) BGP
4 4 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.70%) Network Security
4 4 (3.70%) SNMP
5 2 (1.85%) Broadband
5 2 (1.85%) Internet
5 2 (1.85%) PBX
5 2 (1.85%) PSTN
5 2 (1.85%) Skype
5 2 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (0.93%) DHCP
6 1 (0.93%) FTP
6 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.56%) MySQL
3 6 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.63%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.63%) Big Data
4 5 (4.63%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.70%) HBase
5 4 (3.70%) KNIME
5 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.85%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.85%) OLTP
7 2 (1.85%) Power BI
8 1 (0.93%) DB2
8 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.04%) JUnit
3 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.19%) Subversion
5 8 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 7 (6.48%) JIRA
7 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.63%) Ant
9 4 (3.70%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.78%) Xcode
11 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.85%) Gradle
11 2 (1.85%) JSUnit
11 2 (1.85%) Maven
11 2 (1.85%) Mockito
11 2 (1.85%) Selenium
11 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.93%) RubyGems
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
4 5 (4.63%) Banking
5 3 (2.78%) German Language
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Electronics
6 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Developer
2 21 (19.44%) Analyst
3 10 (9.26%) Consultant
4 9 (8.33%) Junior
4 9 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) IT Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Office 365 Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Software Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Architect
7 5 (4.63%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) Web Services
2 17 (15.74%) RESTful
3 15 (13.89%) JSON
4 12 (11.11%) .NET
4 12 (11.11%) CSS
4 12 (11.11%) XML
5 11 (10.19%) HTML
6 10 (9.26%) SOAP
6 10 (9.26%) Spring
7 8 (7.41%) Middleware
8 7 (6.48%) J2EE
8 7 (6.48%) REST
9 6 (5.56%) HTML5
10 5 (4.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.70%) jQuery
11 4 (3.70%) Kafka
11 4 (3.70%) Node.js
11 4 (3.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 106 (98.15%) Computer Science
2 18 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.48%) User Experience
3 7 (6.48%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.56%) PMI
4 6 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.63%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.63%) Life Science
5 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.70%) Wiki
7 3 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.85%) Fintech
8 2 (1.85%) NHS
8 2 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Linux
2 21 (19.44%) Unix
3 18 (16.67%) Windows
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.41%) Android
5 8 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.85%) Project Management
3 23 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
6 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 15 (13.89%) Mathematics
8 14 (12.96%) OO
9 13 (12.04%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (12.04%) Migration
10 12 (11.11%) Scrum
10 12 (11.11%) Workflow
11 11 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (10.19%) Data Science
11 11 (10.19%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (10.19%) Machine Learning
11 11 (10.19%) Validation
12 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.26%) Open Source
12 10 (9.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) SQL
2 26 (24.07%) Java
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.44%) Python
5 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
6 13 (12.04%) C++
7 11 (10.19%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.26%) C#
8 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
9 8 (7.41%) C
10 6 (5.56%) Ruby
11 5 (4.63%) Perl
12 4 (3.70%) Apex Code
12 4 (3.70%) Java 8
13 3 (2.78%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.78%) PHP
14 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.85%) Scala
15 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Degree
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.41%) CISA
3 8 (7.41%) CISSP
4 7 (6.48%) CEH
4 7 (6.48%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (6.48%) GIAC
5 6 (5.56%) CBAP
5 6 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.85%) MCSE
6 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.85%) OCA
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
7 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) QA
2 6 (5.56%) PMO
3 5 (4.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) HDFS
3 4 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.78%) Docker
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (9.26%) Ansible
3 9 (8.33%) Puppet
4 7 (6.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (6.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (3.70%) Nagios
5 4 (3.70%) SCOM
6 2 (1.85%) Kibana
6 2 (1.85%) logstash
6 2 (1.85%) Salt
7 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.93%) Oozie
7 1 (0.93%) SCCM
7 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle
3 9 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (7.41%) Proofpoint
5 6 (5.56%) Cognos
6 5 (4.63%) Lotus
7 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.70%) Juniper
7 4 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.70%) Remedy
7 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.78%) Apple
8 3 (2.78%) Splunk
9 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco
9 2 (1.85%) HP
9 2 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.85%) Nintex
10 1 (0.93%) Sitecore