Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 297 272
Rank change year-on-year +77 -25 -25
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 79 89 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 2.36% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 79
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.63% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £319
90th Percentile £590 £634 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -29.16% +152.09%
10th Percentile £25.06 £13.82 £24.47
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.54
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.81% +100.24%

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 2,618 3,776 3,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.36% 23.60% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 2,149 2,082
South East median daily rate £438 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +0.82% +3.66%
10th Percentile £230 £256 £231
90th Percentile £600 £588 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 229 194
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +54 39 £475 +6.74% 36
Berkshire +36 20 £520 +38.67% 18
Hampshire +43 17 £355 -20.67% 31
West Sussex +30 14 £420 +29.23% 5
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £500 -10.71% 4
Surrey +41 8 £300 -40.00% 16
Oxfordshire +24 6 £450 +12.50% 14
Kent - 1 - - 3
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 79 (100.00%) Degree
2 78 (98.73%) Computer Science
3 31 (39.24%) SQL
4 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
5 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
5 24 (30.38%) C#
6 23 (29.11%) Python
7 22 (27.85%) TDD
7 22 (27.85%) Azure
8 19 (24.05%) .NET
9 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
9 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
10 17 (21.52%) Software Engineering
11 16 (20.25%) Java
11 16 (20.25%) BDD
12 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (17.72%) Serverless
13 14 (17.72%) REST
13 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
13 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
13 14 (17.72%) JSON
14 13 (16.46%) XML
14 13 (16.46%) React
15 12 (15.19%) Linux
15 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
15 12 (15.19%) Scrum
16 11 (13.92%) Information Security
16 11 (13.92%) Retail

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 (7.59%) Apache
2 3 (3.80%) JBoss
2 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.27%) Appian
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.27%) GemFire
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.85%) Azure
2 14 (17.72%) Serverless
3 11 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (12.66%) Azure Functions
5 6 (7.59%) Power Platform
6 4 (5.06%) AWS
6 4 (5.06%) GCP
7 3 (3.80%) IaaS
8 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.53%) GitHub
8 2 (2.53%) Office 365
8 2 (2.53%) PaaS
9 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.33%) DHCP
3 5 (6.33%) HTTP
4 3 (3.80%) Bluetooth
4 3 (3.80%) NFC
5 2 (2.53%) DOCSIS
5 2 (2.53%) Skype
5 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.27%) Broadband
6 1 (1.27%) H.323
6 1 (1.27%) IPsec
6 1 (1.27%) PBX
6 1 (1.27%) PSTN
6 1 (1.27%) SMTP
6 1 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.66%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (12.66%) Cosmos DB
3 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.59%) MySQL
5 6 (7.59%) Power BI
5 6 (7.59%) SQLite
6 4 (5.06%) MariaDB
7 3 (3.80%) Big Data
8 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.53%) MOLAP
8 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.53%) ROLAP
8 2 (2.53%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.27%) Spotfire
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Burp Suite
1 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.06%) Subversion
4 3 (3.80%) Selenium
5 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.53%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.27%) JUnit
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (13.92%) Retail
2 5 (6.33%) Legal
2 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) German Language
3 4 (5.06%) Military
4 3 (3.80%) French Language
4 3 (3.80%) Front Office
4 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Security Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) DevSecOps Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.06%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Database Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Junior
8 3 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Tester
8 3 (3.80%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) .NET
2 14 (17.72%) JSON
2 14 (17.72%) REST
3 13 (16.46%) React
3 13 (16.46%) XML
4 11 (13.92%) AngularJS
4 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
5 10 (12.66%) .NET Core
5 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
5 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (12.66%) Entity Framework
5 10 (12.66%) LINQ
6 8 (10.13%) HTML
7 6 (7.59%) CSS
7 6 (7.59%) Middleware
8 4 (5.06%) RESTful
8 4 (5.06%) Web Services
9 3 (3.80%) HTML5
9 3 (3.80%) Semantic UI
9 3 (3.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.92%) Mobile App
3 10 (12.66%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (10.13%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (8.86%) Algorithms
5 7 (8.86%) Data Structures
6 6 (7.59%) Smartphone
7 4 (5.06%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.80%) Blog
8 3 (3.80%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (3.80%) Life Science
9 2 (2.53%) EPoS
9 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.27%) NHS
10 1 (1.27%) Replication
10 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 9 (11.39%) Android
4 8 (10.13%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.06%) Unix
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (98.73%) Computer Science
2 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.85%) TDD
4 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
5 17 (21.52%) Software Engineering
6 16 (20.25%) BDD
7 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (15.19%) Scrum
9 11 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.92%) DevOps
9 11 (13.92%) Information Security
9 11 (13.92%) Risk Management
10 10 (12.66%) B2C
10 10 (12.66%) Mathematics
10 10 (12.66%) OWASP
10 10 (12.66%) UML
11 9 (11.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (11.39%) OO
11 9 (11.39%) Security Management
11 9 (11.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) SQL
2 24 (30.38%) C#
2 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
3 23 (29.11%) Python
4 16 (20.25%) Java
5 11 (13.92%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.13%) C++
7 7 (8.86%) C
8 6 (7.59%) PHP
8 6 (7.59%) VB.NET
9 5 (6.33%) Ruby
10 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.53%) Perl
11 2 (2.53%) R
11 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.27%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.27%) Go
12 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.66%) CISSP
3 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) CLAS
4 9 (11.39%) GIAC
4 9 (11.39%) SANS
4 9 (11.39%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (7.59%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (3.80%) Master's Degree
6 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.80%) PMP
7 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.53%) MCSA
7 2 (2.53%) MCSE
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.27%) MCP
8 1 (1.27%) MCSD
8 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) GDPR
1 10 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (10.13%) QA
4 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.27%) PMO
6 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) Docker
3 4 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.27%) HDFS
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Nessus
2 7 (8.86%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.59%) Ansible
3 6 (7.59%) Puppet
4 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.53%) Terraform
6 1 (1.27%) CloudHub
6 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Kibana
6 1 (1.27%) logstash
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) McAfee
2 10 (12.66%) Xamarin
3 9 (11.39%) Qualys
3 9 (11.39%) Rapid7
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) Google
6 3 (3.80%) Ingenico
6 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) Black Duck
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco
8 1 (1.27%) Citrix
8 1 (1.27%) Coverity
8 1 (1.27%) Databricks
8 1 (1.27%) Imperva
8 1 (1.27%) Polycom
8 1 (1.27%) Sonus
8 1 (1.27%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.27%) TIBCO