Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 170 260
Rank change year-on-year -10 +90 +21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 61 22 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.43% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 1.53% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 53
10th Percentile £398 £400 £350
25th Percentile £409 £430 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £506 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.42% - +18.75%
75th Percentile £584 £563 £590
90th Percentile £665 £623 £610
England median daily rate £550 £525 £490
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
10th Percentile £32.21 " £18.62
25th Percentile £32.51 " £21.42
Median hourly rate £34.01 - £22.93
75th Percentile £37.00 " £24.44
90th Percentile £37.60 " £39.78
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.70 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% +8.81% +55.56%

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 1,931 1,435 3,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.92% 27.95% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 893 2,116
10th Percentile £312 £287 £258
25th Percentile £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £459 £438
Median % change year-on-year +3.49% +4.91% +2.94%
75th Percentile £559 £545 £514
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 83 226
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.82 £12.00
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.13 £16.38
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +43.33% -6.98% +15.18%
75th Percentile £62.00 £45.58 £49.90
90th Percentile £67.50 £68.00 £69.38
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.61 £33.75
% change year-on-year +1.23% -6.34% +53.41%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the South East

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 31 July 2021. 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
Hampshire +2 33 £506 +14.89% 20
Thames Valley -32 15 £413 -13.16% 43
Berkshire -19 13 £400 -15.79% 26
Surrey -7 7 £525 - 17
West Sussex -8 6 £713 +78.13% 2
Oxfordshire -12 1 £413 -25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £575 +284.62% 12
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 61 (100.00%) Degree
1 61 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 32 (52.46%) Social Skills
3 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (36.07%) DevOps
5 19 (31.15%) JIRA
6 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
7 16 (26.23%) Linux
8 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
9 13 (21.31%) REST
9 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (19.67%) Firewall
10 12 (19.67%) Windows
10 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
11 11 (18.03%) Master's Degree
11 11 (18.03%) SQL
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco
11 11 (18.03%) WAN
11 11 (18.03%) LAN
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (18.03%) CCNP
12 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
12 10 (16.39%) VMware
12 10 (16.39%) ITIL
12 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.39%) Ansible
12 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
13 9 (14.75%) Azure

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 6 (9.84%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.92%) Confluence
4 2 (3.28%) Apache Qpid
4 2 (3.28%) FileNet
5 1 (1.64%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.64%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Azure
2 6 (9.84%) AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Serverless
3 4 (6.56%) Azure Functions
3 4 (6.56%) Azure Logic Apps
4 3 (4.92%) GitHub
4 3 (4.92%) npm
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Step Functions
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Service Bus
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 1 (1.64%) GCP
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) LAN
2 11 (18.03%) WAN
3 9 (14.75%) DHCP
3 9 (14.75%) SNMP
3 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.75%) VLAN
3 9 (14.75%) VPN
4 8 (13.11%) DNS
4 8 (13.11%) IPsec
4 8 (13.11%) POP3
4 8 (13.11%) SMTP
5 6 (9.84%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.92%) Wireless
7 2 (3.28%) BGP
7 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.28%) IPv6
7 2 (3.28%) OSPF
7 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.28%) Big Data
5 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.28%) SQLite
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.64%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.64%) Flink
6 1 (1.64%) HBase
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.64%) Power BI
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) JIRA
2 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.56%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.92%) Storybook
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.64%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.64%) Mocha
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (52.46%) Social Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.92%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Military
6 1 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Developer
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Data Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) C# Developer
4 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Programme Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (4.92%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.28%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) REST
2 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
3 8 (13.11%) .NET
4 7 (11.48%) React
4 7 (11.48%) SOAP
4 7 (11.48%) Web Services
4 7 (11.48%) XML
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Core
6 5 (8.20%) Middleware
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.92%) CSS3
8 3 (4.92%) Entity Framework
8 3 (4.92%) HTML5
8 3 (4.92%) Ionic Framework
8 3 (4.92%) Svelte
8 3 (4.92%) Vue.js
8 3 (4.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) PMI
3 3 (4.92%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) W3C
4 2 (3.28%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.64%) HoloLens
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Linux
2 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.56%) Unix
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.07%) DevOps
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.39%) ITIL
6 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
6 9 (14.75%) Migration
6 9 (14.75%) OO
7 8 (13.11%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (13.11%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
7 8 (13.11%) Project Management
7 8 (13.11%) Web Filtering
8 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (11.48%) Scrum
9 6 (9.84%) SOA
9 6 (9.84%) TDD
9 6 (9.84%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (9.84%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.48%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) ES6
4 5 (8.20%) Java
5 4 (6.56%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.92%) XAML
7 2 (3.28%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Scala
7 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) CQL
8 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.64%) R
8 1 (1.64%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Degree
2 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (18.03%) CCNP
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (18.03%) Master's Degree
5 9 (14.75%) CCNA
5 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) MCSE
7 5 (8.20%) PMI Certification
7 5 (8.20%) PMP
8 4 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (4.92%) AWS Certification
9 3 (4.92%) HNC
10 2 (3.28%) CCIE
10 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
10 2 (3.28%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (3.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Accessibility
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) CDISC
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
3 1 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Ansible
2 5 (8.20%) Terraform
3 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Cisco
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Fujitsu
5 3 (4.92%) Meraki
5 3 (4.92%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.28%) AirMagnet
6 2 (3.28%) Aruba
6 2 (3.28%) Databricks
6 2 (3.28%) Ekahau
6 2 (3.28%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) Juniper
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) Workday
6 2 (3.28%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle