Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 265 241
Rank change year-on-year -19 -24 +54
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 104 111 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.03% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 65 80
South East median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £305
90th Percentile £546 £538 £611
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £44.12 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +78.24% -6.29%
10th Percentile £20.73 £18.61 £9.32
90th Percentile £53.88 £46.17 £39.78
England median hourly rate £34.75 £33.44 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.92% +48.62% -21.96%

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 3,613 3,668 4,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.91% 22.42% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,999 2,080 2,677
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £231 £215 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 220 207
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £23.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.81% -15.91% -5.82%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £48.75 £52.35
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -17 46 £400 - 58
Hampshire -10 20 £388 -13.89% 11
Berkshire -26 20 £370 +1.37% 17
Oxfordshire +11 18 £400 - 31
Surrey -17 18 £425 -5.56% 17
West Sussex - 15 - - 20
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £415 -13.99% 10
Middlesex +12 4 £475 +12.76% 1
East Sussex -8 1 £325 - 11
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Degree
2 101 (97.12%) Computer Science
3 29 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.88%) Project Management
4 28 (26.92%) PowerShell
5 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
5 22 (21.15%) Management Information System
6 20 (19.23%) Information Security
6 20 (19.23%) Windows
7 19 (18.27%) SQL
7 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (17.31%) Java
8 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
9 17 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (15.38%) Linux
10 16 (15.38%) CISSP
11 15 (14.42%) CEH
11 15 (14.42%) GIAC
11 15 (14.42%) CISA
11 15 (14.42%) Proofpoint
11 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (13.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 14 (13.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
12 14 (13.46%) Mathematics
12 14 (13.46%) Patch Management
12 14 (13.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 14 (13.46%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (13.46%) Mimecast

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 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.81%) CMS
4 5 (4.81%) Drupal
4 5 (4.81%) FileNet
4 5 (4.81%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.81%) IIS
5 4 (3.85%) Apache
5 4 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.92%) Documentum
6 2 (1.92%) GemFire
6 2 (1.92%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.96%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Mimecast
2 10 (9.62%) Office 365
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.65%) Yammer
4 7 (6.73%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.85%) PaaS
6 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.92%) GitHub
7 2 (1.92%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.92%) Slack
7 2 (1.92%) Trello
8 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.96%) Force.com
8 1 (0.96%) G Suite
8 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Firewall
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
1 4 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (2.88%) VoIP
3 2 (1.92%) DAB
3 2 (1.92%) PBX
3 2 (1.92%) PSTN
3 2 (1.92%) Skype
3 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.96%) DNS
4 1 (0.96%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.96%) DVB
4 1 (0.96%) FTP
4 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.96%) MPLS
4 1 (0.96%) NAS
4 1 (0.96%) Network Security
4 1 (0.96%) SAN
4 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.88%) Big Data
6 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.92%) HBase
6 2 (1.92%) OLTP
6 2 (1.92%) Redis
7 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.96%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.96%) DB2
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.77%) JUnit
4 5 (4.81%) JIRA
4 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.85%) Maven
5 4 (3.85%) Mockito
6 3 (2.88%) GitLab
6 3 (2.88%) Subversion
6 3 (2.88%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.92%) Gradle
7 2 (1.92%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.92%) Xcode
8 1 (0.96%) Appium
8 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.96%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (10.58%) Manufacturing
2 9 (8.65%) Marketing
3 8 (7.69%) Finance
4 5 (4.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.85%) Electronics
6 3 (2.88%) Games
6 3 (2.88%) German Language
6 3 (2.88%) Retail
7 2 (1.92%) Advertising
7 2 (1.92%) Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
8 1 (0.96%) Billing
8 1 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Analyst
1 26 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (14.42%) IT Analyst
3 14 (13.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 14 (13.46%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Architect
7 7 (6.73%) Business IT Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) IT Business Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Office 365 Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Junior
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) SharePoint Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Junior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 9 (8.65%) Spring
3 8 (7.69%) CSS
3 8 (7.69%) HTML
4 7 (6.73%) JSON
5 6 (5.77%) Middleware
5 6 (5.77%) Node.js
5 6 (5.77%) RESTful
5 6 (5.77%) Web Services
6 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.81%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (4.81%) jQuery
6 5 (4.81%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.81%) XML
7 4 (3.85%) J2EE
7 4 (3.85%) React
7 4 (3.85%) Vulkan
8 3 (2.88%) Kafka
8 3 (2.88%) OpenGL ES
8 3 (2.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (97.12%) Computer Science
2 22 (21.15%) Management Information System
3 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (8.65%) PMI
6 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.85%) Life Science
7 4 (3.85%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.92%) Fintech
8 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.92%) NHS
8 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.96%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 16 (15.38%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Unix
4 10 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.73%) Android
6 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (27.88%) Project Management
2 20 (19.23%) Information Security
3 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (13.46%) Business Analysis
6 14 (13.46%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (13.46%) Machine Learning
6 14 (13.46%) Mathematics
6 14 (13.46%) Migration
6 14 (13.46%) Patch Management
6 14 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (13.46%) Scrum
7 12 (11.54%) Content Management
7 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (11.54%) Data Science
7 12 (11.54%) TDD
7 12 (11.54%) Workflow
8 11 (10.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 19 (18.27%) SQL
3 18 (17.31%) Java
4 14 (13.46%) Python
5 12 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.58%) C++
7 8 (7.69%) C#
7 8 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.77%) C
8 6 (5.77%) Java 8
9 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.92%) PHP
10 2 (1.92%) Ruby
10 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.96%) GLSL
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) Perl
11 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Degree
2 16 (15.38%) CISSP
3 15 (14.42%) CEH
3 15 (14.42%) CISA
3 15 (14.42%) GIAC
4 14 (13.46%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (8.65%) PMI Certification
7 7 (6.73%) CBAP
8 6 (5.77%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (4.81%) ISEB
10 4 (3.85%) APMP
10 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.88%) PMP
11 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.92%) MCSE
13 1 (0.96%) CCNA
13 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.96%) CISM
13 1 (0.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (2.88%) GxP
4 2 (1.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.96%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) Docker
3 3 (2.88%) HDFS
4 2 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.92%) KVM
4 2 (1.92%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 14 (13.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (7.69%) Ansible
3 5 (4.81%) Kibana
3 5 (4.81%) logstash
3 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.81%) Puppet
4 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Grafana
5 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Oozie
5 1 (0.96%) Salt
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) Terraform
5 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Proofpoint
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle
4 6 (5.77%) IBM
5 5 (4.81%) Cognos
5 5 (4.81%) Lotus
5 5 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.85%) Splunk
7 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco
8 2 (1.92%) Google
8 2 (1.92%) HP
8 2 (1.92%) McAfee
8 2 (1.92%) Mirantis
8 2 (1.92%) Nintex
8 2 (1.92%) OpenText
9 1 (0.96%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.96%) ForeScout
9 1 (0.96%) Samsung
9 1 (0.96%) Xerox