The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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 (Computing Science)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 97 158
Rank change year-on-year -42 +61  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 101 206 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 2.34% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.62% 7.66% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 131 58
Median daily rate £389 £385 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +8.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Median hourly rate £49.75 £46.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +16.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2186 2690 2963
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.62% 30.53% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1601 1594
Median daily rate £400 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 137 134
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +9 28 £450 +5.88% 23
Berkshire -18 19 £413 +8.55% 21
Surrey -16 18 £375 -6.25% 25
Oxfordshire -18 13 £140 -68.88% 21
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £389 -11.64% 8
West Sussex -2 9 £325 -10.95% 7
East Sussex -5 2 - - 4
Kent -17 1 £400 -8.04% 9
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 183 (80.62%) Degree
2 110 (48.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (23.35%) SQL
5 45 (19.82%) Linux
6 42 (18.50%) Oracle
7 40 (17.62%) Windows
8 38 (16.74%) Java
9 35 (15.42%) C++
9 35 (15.42%) ITIL
9 35 (15.42%) Telecoms
9 35 (15.42%) Finance
10 34 (14.98%) JavaScript
10 34 (14.98%) Security Cleared
11 33 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (14.54%) Microsoft
11 33 (14.54%) Firewall
12 32 (14.10%) Cisco
12 32 (14.10%) C#
12 32 (14.10%) Test Automation
13 30 (13.22%) HP
13 30 (13.22%) Mathematics
13 30 (13.22%) TDD
14 29 (12.78%) F5
14 29 (12.78%) DevOps
15 28 (12.33%) HTML
16 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.45%) SC Cleared
18 24 (10.57%) Unix
18 24 (10.57%) Wireless

Computer Science
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 19 (8.37%) Apache
2 10 (4.41%) IIS
2 10 (4.41%) JBoss
2 10 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.08%) Confluence
3 7 (3.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.76%) CMS
5 4 (1.76%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.76%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.32%) LiveCycle
6 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.32%) SAS
6 3 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.20%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.76%) SPSS
5 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.88%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.32%) Siebel CRM
1 3 (1.32%) Staffware
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.44%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.20%) PaaS
4 5 (2.20%) SaaS
5 4 (1.76%) Office 365
6 3 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.32%) Google Play
7 2 (0.88%) GitHub
7 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.54%) Firewall
2 24 (10.57%) Wireless
3 22 (9.69%) WAN
4 21 (9.25%) LAN
5 19 (8.37%) BIG-IP
6 13 (5.73%) SAN
7 8 (3.52%) LDAP
8 7 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.08%) NAS
9 6 (2.64%) Internet
9 6 (2.64%) IPsec
10 5 (2.20%) 3GPP
10 5 (2.20%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (2.20%) DNS
10 5 (2.20%) HTTP
10 5 (2.20%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (2.20%) VoIP
11 4 (1.76%) DVB
11 4 (1.76%) Network Security
11 4 (1.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.96%) Big Data
3 9 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.20%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.20%) Redis
8 4 (1.76%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.76%) GIS
8 4 (1.76%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.76%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.76%) Spatial Data
9 3 (1.32%) DB2
10 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 21 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.37%) JIRA
4 9 (3.96%) Selenium
5 8 (3.52%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.20%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.76%) Appium
7 4 (1.76%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.76%) Calabash
7 4 (1.76%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.76%) Gradle
7 4 (1.76%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.76%) Subversion
7 4 (1.76%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.32%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.32%) Protractor
General
1 35 (15.42%) Finance
1 35 (15.42%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.85%) Publishing
3 10 (4.41%) Retail
4 8 (3.52%) Marketing
5 6 (2.64%) Banking
6 5 (2.20%) Billing
6 5 (2.20%) Games
6 5 (2.20%) German Language
7 4 (1.76%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.76%) Electronics
7 4 (1.76%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.76%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.32%) Automotive
8 3 (1.32%) Japanese Language
8 3 (1.32%) Korean Language
8 3 (1.32%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (28.63%) Developer
2 22 (9.69%) Analyst
3 20 (8.81%) Architect
4 18 (7.93%) Network Engineer
5 13 (5.73%) C# Developer
5 13 (5.73%) C++ Developer
6 11 (4.85%) Consultant
7 10 (4.41%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (3.08%) Administrator
9 7 (3.08%) Graduate
9 7 (3.08%) SQL Developer
9 7 (3.08%) Unix Administrator
10 6 (2.64%) Programmer
10 6 (2.64%) Project Analyst
10 6 (2.64%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.64%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.64%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.64%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.33%) HTML
2 23 (10.13%) .NET
3 21 (9.25%) XML
4 19 (8.37%) REST
5 17 (7.49%) CSS
6 13 (5.73%) Web Services
7 12 (5.29%) JSON
7 12 (5.29%) RESTful
8 11 (4.85%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.85%) HTML5
8 11 (4.85%) J2EE
8 11 (4.85%) jQuery
9 8 (3.52%) Node.js
9 8 (3.52%) Spring
9 8 (3.52%) Unreal Engine
10 7 (3.08%) XSLT
11 6 (2.64%) React
11 6 (2.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (2.64%) Unity DI Container
12 5 (2.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.08%) MPEG
5 6 (2.64%) Clustering
5 6 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.20%) STB
7 4 (1.76%) Digital TV
7 4 (1.76%) User Experience
8 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.32%) W3C
9 2 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) iPad
9 2 (0.88%) Life Science
9 2 (0.88%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.82%) Linux
2 40 (17.62%) Windows
3 24 (10.57%) Unix
4 14 (6.17%) Solaris
5 11 (4.85%) Android
5 11 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.85%) CentOS
5 11 (4.85%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.76%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.32%) zOS
10 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.42%) ITIL
3 33 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (14.10%) Test Automation
5 30 (13.22%) Mathematics
5 30 (13.22%) TDD
6 29 (12.78%) DevOps
7 23 (10.13%) Service Management
8 22 (9.69%) Scrum
9 21 (9.25%) ITSM
9 21 (9.25%) Network Design
9 21 (9.25%) Software Engineering
10 19 (8.37%) Open Source
10 19 (8.37%) Project Management
11 18 (7.93%) Analytics
12 15 (6.61%) Workflow
13 14 (6.17%) BDD
13 14 (6.17%) Configuration Management
13 14 (6.17%) OO
14 13 (5.73%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.35%) SQL
2 38 (16.74%) Java
3 35 (15.42%) C++
4 34 (14.98%) JavaScript
5 32 (14.10%) C#
6 21 (9.25%) Python
7 20 (8.81%) C
8 14 (6.17%) Perl
9 13 (5.73%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.41%) Ruby
11 8 (3.52%) PHP
11 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.08%) AWK
12 7 (3.08%) Bourne shell
12 7 (3.08%) Korn
13 6 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.20%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 183 (80.62%) Degree
2 110 (48.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (14.98%) Security Cleared
4 26 (11.45%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.81%) CCNP
5 20 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (8.81%) JNCIA
6 19 (8.37%) CCDP
6 19 (8.37%) CCIE
6 19 (8.37%) CCIP
6 19 (8.37%) CCSA
6 19 (8.37%) CCSE
6 19 (8.37%) JNCIE
7 18 (7.93%) HP ASE
7 18 (7.93%) HP MASE
8 13 (5.73%) Master's Degree
9 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.52%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (3.08%) OCP
11 7 (3.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.64%) PA-DSS
2 6 (2.64%) QA
3 3 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.88%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
5 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.05%) Docker
3 12 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.08%) GlusterFS
4 7 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.44%) Firmware
8 1 (0.44%) NDS
8 1 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (8.37%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.41%) Ansible
2 10 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.08%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (3.08%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (3.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 7 (3.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (2.64%) Netcool
4 6 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.64%) Puppet
4 6 (2.64%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.32%) Marathon
5 3 (1.32%) Mesos
5 3 (1.32%) vRealize
6 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.88%) Salt
6 2 (0.88%) vMotion
7 1 (0.44%) logstash
7 1 (0.44%) StatsD
Vendors
1 42 (18.50%) Oracle
2 33 (14.54%) Microsoft
3 32 (14.10%) Cisco
4 30 (13.22%) HP
5 29 (12.78%) F5
6 22 (9.69%) CheckPoint
6 22 (9.69%) Juniper
7 19 (8.37%) Aruba
7 19 (8.37%) Fortinet
7 19 (8.37%) Riverbed
8 17 (7.49%) Red Hat
9 15 (6.61%) VMware
10 13 (5.73%) Veritas
11 10 (4.41%) NetApp
12 9 (3.96%) Adobe
12 9 (3.96%) Brocade
12 9 (3.96%) EMC
12 9 (3.96%) Splunk
13 8 (3.52%) Google
14 7 (3.08%) Sun
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
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