Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 266 280
Rank change year-on-year +83 +14 -45
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 30 102 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.67% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 2.78% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 63 54
Median daily rate £475 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +22.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £350 £216
90th Percentile £608 £610 £550
England median daily rate £505 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +3.06% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £22.93 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.04% +200.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £32.27
% change year-on-year -16.67% +30.15% +84.40%

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 1,605 3,672 3,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.23% 24.29% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 2,152 2,077
Median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.85%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £250
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 239 202
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% -5.71% +59.09%
10th Percentile £16.06 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £64.63 £63.75 £54.87
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.56%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +77 15 £475 +11.76% 12
Berkshire +60 11 £475 +18.75% 2
Hampshire +62 7 £475 +5.85% 7
West Sussex +30 5 £450 +28.57% 5
Surrey +43 3 £300 -49.15% 3
Buckinghamshire +39 2 £150 -73.30% 5
Oxfordshire +30 2 £550 +15.79% 5
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 29 (96.67%) Computer Science
3 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Azure
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
5 9 (30.00%) Python
6 8 (26.67%) Data Science
7 7 (23.33%) AWS
7 7 (23.33%) C#
7 7 (23.33%) Java
7 7 (23.33%) TDD
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) Middleware
8 6 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) Machine Learning
8 6 (20.00%) Project Delivery
9 5 (16.67%) Scala
9 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (16.67%) Apache
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) JSON

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 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Azure
2 7 (23.33%) AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Logic Apps
3 3 (10.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Functions
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (6.67%) Serverless
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.33%) GCP
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Bluetooth
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) NFC
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) H.323
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Power BI
3 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.67%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) PolyBase
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) French Language
2 2 (6.67%) German Language
2 2 (6.67%) Spanish Language
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Java Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Python Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) EPoS Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) JSON
3 4 (13.33%) RESTful
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
4 3 (10.00%) React
4 3 (10.00%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) Spring Integration
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.67%) LINQ
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) EPoS
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Computer Science
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
4 8 (26.67%) Data Science
5 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.00%) Machine Learning
6 6 (20.00%) Project Delivery
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
8 4 (13.33%) Microservices
8 4 (13.33%) OO
8 4 (13.33%) OOP
8 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 7 (23.33%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Scala
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Java 8
6 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.67%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) PMP
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) CISM
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.67%) Ingenico
3 2 (6.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Databricks
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) SAP