Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 278 242
Rank change year-on-year -14 -36 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 83 102 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.61% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 2.69% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 71 56
South East median daily rate £456 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.99% +0.65% +17.42%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £285
90th Percentile £636 £538 £531
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £44.56 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.72% +197.05% -62.50%
10th Percentile £13.41 £27.40 £14.25
90th Percentile £41.65 £60.63 £20.25
England median hourly rate £34.50 £33.54 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +123.60% -60.00%

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 3,753 3,798 4,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.78% 22.60% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 2,033 2,545
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £565 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 209 250
South East median hourly rate £26.46 £25.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -0.99% -27.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.23 £50.82 £50.70
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -9.09% -

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -10 24 £400 +8.11% 21
Hampshire -24 18 £449 -10.25% 9
Surrey -6 17 £500 +2.56% 6
Berkshire -22 17 £375 +2.74% 4
West Sussex +3 13 £325 -
East Sussex -3 11 £500 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 6 £568 +81.60% 3
Oxfordshire +20 1 £400 -20.00% 14
Middlesex +11 1 £400 - 3
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 83 (100.00%) Degree
2 80 (96.39%) Computer Science
3 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (33.73%) Java
5 21 (25.30%) SQL
6 20 (24.10%) Web Services
6 20 (24.10%) Scrum
7 19 (22.89%) Software Engineering
8 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
9 15 (18.07%) Linux
9 15 (18.07%) OO
10 13 (15.66%) Spring
11 12 (14.46%) TDD
11 12 (14.46%) Mathematics
11 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (14.46%) XML
11 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.46%) RESTful
12 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (13.25%) Open Source
12 11 (13.25%) Android
12 11 (13.25%) Master's Degree
12 11 (13.25%) Python
12 11 (13.25%) JSON
12 11 (13.25%) Finance
13 10 (12.05%) Web Development
13 10 (12.05%) Apache
13 10 (12.05%) C
13 10 (12.05%) MySQL
13 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving

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 (12.05%) Apache
2 5 (6.02%) Apache Pig
3 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.82%) FileNet
4 3 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.41%) GemFire
5 2 (2.41%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) Documentum
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.43%) Mimecast
4 6 (7.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.61%) IaaS
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.41%) GitHub
6 2 (2.41%) Office 365
6 2 (2.41%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.41%) PaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) Slack
7 1 (1.20%) Trello
7 1 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) WAN
2 7 (8.43%) LAN
3 4 (4.82%) Internet
3 4 (4.82%) Skype
4 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 3 (3.61%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.41%) DAB
5 2 (2.41%) DNS
5 2 (2.41%) H.323
5 2 (2.41%) MPLS
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.41%) WLAN
6 1 (1.20%) BGP
6 1 (1.20%) L2TP
6 1 (1.20%) OSPF
6 1 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.20%) VSAN
6 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) MySQL
2 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
4 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.23%) Big Data
5 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.02%) Apache Hive
6 5 (6.02%) HBase
6 5 (6.02%) Sqoop
7 3 (3.61%) Mahout
7 3 (3.61%) Redis
8 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.41%) InfluxDB
8 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Eclipse
2 7 (8.43%) JUnit
3 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.02%) Mockito
4 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.82%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.61%) GitLab
6 2 (2.41%) Appium
6 2 (2.41%) Grunt
6 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.41%) Maven
6 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.20%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Architect
4 8 (9.64%) IT Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Android Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (6.02%) React Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Big Data Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Junior
8 3 (3.61%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) Web Services
2 13 (15.66%) Spring
3 12 (14.46%) RESTful
3 12 (14.46%) XML
4 11 (13.25%) JSON
5 9 (10.84%) REST
6 7 (8.43%) Android SDK
6 7 (8.43%) OpenGL
7 6 (7.23%) .NET
7 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.23%) Kafka
8 5 (6.02%) CSS
8 5 (6.02%) HTML
8 5 (6.02%) Qt
8 5 (6.02%) React
8 5 (6.02%) Spring Boot
9 4 (4.82%) ATL
9 4 (4.82%) JPA
9 4 (4.82%) Node.js
9 4 (4.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.84%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.23%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.82%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.61%) PMI
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.41%) Clustering
7 2 (2.41%) CMDB
7 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.41%) Fintech
7 2 (2.41%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.41%) Robotics
7 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Linux
2 11 (13.25%) Android
3 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
4 6 (7.23%) Windows
5 5 (6.02%) Unix
6 3 (3.61%) VMS
7 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (96.39%) Computer Science
2 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.10%) Scrum
4 19 (22.89%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.07%) OO
6 12 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (14.46%) Mathematics
6 12 (14.46%) TDD
7 11 (13.25%) Open Source
8 10 (12.05%) DevOps
8 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (12.05%) Web Development
9 9 (10.84%) Android Development
9 9 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (10.84%) High Availability
9 9 (10.84%) Information Security
9 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.64%) Microservices
10 8 (9.64%) Mobile Development
10 8 (9.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) Java
2 21 (25.30%) SQL
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.25%) Python
5 10 (12.05%) C
5 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
6 9 (10.84%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) Java 8
8 4 (4.82%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.82%) C#
8 4 (4.82%) ES6
8 4 (4.82%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.61%) Go
9 3 (3.61%) Ruby
9 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.41%) Perl
10 2 (2.41%) R
10 2 (2.41%) Scala
10 2 (2.41%) VBA
11 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) Master's Degree
3 8 (9.64%) CISSP
3 8 (9.64%) GIAC
4 7 (8.43%) CEH
4 7 (8.43%) CISA
4 7 (8.43%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.61%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.61%) PMP
6 2 (2.41%) MBA
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CCIE
7 1 (1.20%) CCNP
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CLAS
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.41%) PMO
4 1 (1.20%) MISRA
4 1 (1.20%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Docker
2 5 (6.02%) HDFS
3 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.20%) KVM
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Ansible
2 8 (9.64%) Puppet
3 7 (8.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (8.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (6.02%) Oozie
6 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.82%) logstash
7 3 (3.61%) Ambari
7 3 (3.61%) Kibana
8 2 (2.41%) Graphite
8 2 (2.41%) SCCM
8 2 (2.41%) Terraform
9 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.20%) Grafana
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.20%) OpenView
9 1 (1.20%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Proofpoint
3 6 (7.23%) Google
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) IBM
5 3 (3.61%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Automation Anywhere
6 2 (2.41%) Blue Prism
6 2 (2.41%) F5
6 2 (2.41%) HP
6 2 (2.41%) Imperva
6 2 (2.41%) Juniper
6 2 (2.41%) Netezza
6 2 (2.41%) UiPath
7 1 (1.20%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.20%) Kofax
7 1 (1.20%) OpenText
7 1 (1.20%) VMware