Period
to 23 July 2018

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 6 months to 23 July 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 157 120
Rank change year-on-year +51 -37 +60
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 388 241 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 1.50% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.10% 4.89% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 155 245
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £248 £288
90th Percentile £548 £529 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 14 21
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £30.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -34.78% +41.54%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.35 £36.25
90th Percentile £58.50 £58.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +38.10% -19.23% +36.39%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,468 4,929 5,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.22% 30.70% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,120 2,811 3,623
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £248
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 268 288
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.08% +45.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.45 £11.59
90th Percentile £53.55 £47.50 £51.55
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% +11.11%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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 6 months to 23 July 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 +58 208 £400 +0.63% 135
Berkshire +45 122 £375 -6.25% 59
Oxfordshire +37 61 £425 +13.33% 58
Surrey +7 61 £375 -1.96% 39
Hampshire -37 54 £413 -4.07% 40
West Sussex +39 48 £398 +21.37% 15
Buckinghamshire +13 25 £488 +25.00% 18
Middlesex +9 7 £325 +22.64% 1
Isle of Wight - 3 - - 1
Kent +14 1 £475 +18.75% 12
East Sussex -9 1 £325 -14.75% 9
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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.

1 310 (79.90%) Degree
2 124 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (28.35%) Linux
4 109 (28.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 105 (27.06%) Mathematics
6 100 (25.77%) Software Engineering
7 83 (21.39%) SQL
8 80 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
9 76 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (18.81%) Python
11 72 (18.56%) Java
11 72 (18.56%) Project Management
12 68 (17.53%) Oracle
13 64 (16.49%) Test Automation
14 62 (15.98%) Microsoft
15 56 (14.43%) C++
16 55 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (13.92%) Windows
18 53 (13.66%) Unix
19 46 (11.86%) C#
20 44 (11.34%) Analytics
20 44 (11.34%) User Experience
21 43 (11.08%) JavaScript
21 43 (11.08%) Finance
22 42 (10.82%) Web Services
23 40 (10.31%) ITIL
23 40 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (10.31%) Machine Learning
24 39 (10.05%) Scrum
25 38 (9.79%) C

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 25 (6.44%) Apache
2 17 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.61%) Jupyter
4 12 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.58%) IIS
6 9 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.06%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.80%) JBoss
9 6 (1.55%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (1.55%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.29%) Drupal
10 5 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle BPEL
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.03%) CMS
11 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.03%) GemFire
12 3 (0.77%) Marvel
Applications
1 20 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.52%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.26%) HipChat
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (1.29%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.61%) Office 365
4 9 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.06%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (2.06%) PaaS
6 7 (1.80%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.80%) SaaS
6 7 (1.80%) Yammer
7 6 (1.55%) GitHub
8 4 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.77%) IaaS
9 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.67%) Firewall
2 10 (2.58%) DNS
3 9 (2.32%) Internet
3 9 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.06%) SNMP
4 8 (2.06%) VPN
5 7 (1.80%) HTTP
5 7 (1.80%) SAN
6 6 (1.55%) DOCSIS
7 5 (1.29%) Wireless
8 4 (1.03%) BGP
8 4 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.03%) NAS
8 4 (1.03%) Network Security
9 3 (0.77%) DHCP
9 3 (0.77%) LTE
9 3 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.77%) Skype
10 2 (0.52%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.96%) Relational Database
2 21 (5.41%) Power BI
3 17 (4.38%) MySQL
4 14 (3.61%) Big Data
4 14 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.61%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (2.84%) Geospatial Data
7 10 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.06%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.80%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.80%) KNIME
10 7 (1.80%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.55%) DB2
11 6 (1.55%) HBase
11 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.29%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 36 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.22%) JIRA
3 25 (6.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.12%) JUnit
4 16 (4.12%) SonarQube
5 15 (3.87%) Subversion
6 11 (2.84%) Selenium
6 11 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.58%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.80%) Gradle
10 5 (1.29%) Ant
10 5 (1.29%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.29%) JDeveloper
10 5 (1.29%) JSUnit
10 5 (1.29%) Liquibase
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.03%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.03%) Maven
General
1 43 (11.08%) Finance
2 32 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.93%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.67%) Marketing
5 14 (3.61%) German Language
6 12 (3.09%) French Language
6 12 (3.09%) Games
7 10 (2.58%) Mandarin Language
8 8 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.55%) Back Office
10 5 (1.29%) Banking
10 5 (1.29%) Front Office
10 5 (1.29%) Retail
11 4 (1.03%) Electronics
11 4 (1.03%) Legal
12 3 (0.77%) Automotive
12 3 (0.77%) Publishing
13 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.52%) Billing
13 2 (0.52%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 65 (16.75%) Developer
2 53 (13.66%) Software Engineer
3 40 (10.31%) Analyst
4 24 (6.19%) Architect
4 24 (6.19%) Data Scientist
5 22 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 21 (5.41%) Administrator
7 18 (4.64%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.38%) Consultant
9 16 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
10 15 (3.87%) Data Centre Engineer
10 15 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (3.61%) Junior
12 13 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.09%) Embedded Engineer
13 12 (3.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.09%) OSS Engineer
14 11 (2.84%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
14 11 (2.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.82%) Web Services
2 37 (9.54%) .NET
3 28 (7.22%) HTML
4 26 (6.70%) CSS
5 24 (6.19%) REST
6 23 (5.93%) RESTful
6 23 (5.93%) SOAP
6 23 (5.93%) Spring
7 22 (5.67%) XML
8 21 (5.41%) AngularJS
9 18 (4.64%) JSON
10 15 (3.87%) HTML5
11 14 (3.61%) Pandas
12 13 (3.35%) Apache Camel
12 13 (3.35%) ASP.NET
12 13 (3.35%) Middleware
13 10 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (2.58%) Kafka
13 10 (2.58%) PySpark
14 9 (2.32%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.34%) User Experience
3 31 (7.99%) Data Centre
4 29 (7.47%) PMI
5 28 (7.22%) Management Information System
6 24 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (4.64%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.84%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (2.58%) Replication
10 9 (2.32%) Clustering
10 9 (2.32%) CUDA
10 9 (2.32%) Life Science
10 9 (2.32%) Virtual Team
11 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (2.06%) Private Cloud
11 8 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.80%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 110 (28.35%) Linux
2 54 (13.92%) Windows
3 53 (13.66%) Unix
4 16 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.87%) Android
6 12 (3.09%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.06%) Solaris
7 8 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.80%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.03%) CentOS
11 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (27.06%) Mathematics
3 100 (25.77%) Software Engineering
4 80 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (18.56%) Project Management
6 64 (16.49%) Test Automation
7 44 (11.34%) Analytics
8 40 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (10.31%) ITIL
8 40 (10.31%) Machine Learning
9 39 (10.05%) Scrum
10 38 (9.79%) Unit Testing
11 37 (9.54%) OO
12 36 (9.28%) Data Science
13 33 (8.51%) DevOps
14 29 (7.47%) Artificial Intelligence
14 29 (7.47%) SDLC
15 26 (6.70%) Migration
16 25 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (6.44%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.39%) SQL
2 73 (18.81%) Python
3 72 (18.56%) Java
4 56 (14.43%) C++
5 46 (11.86%) C#
6 43 (11.08%) JavaScript
7 38 (9.79%) C
8 27 (6.96%) PL/SQL
9 24 (6.19%) PowerShell
10 21 (5.41%) R
11 17 (4.38%) Perl
12 16 (4.12%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.09%) Ruby
14 11 (2.84%) Java 8
15 9 (2.32%) PHP
15 9 (2.32%) VBA
16 8 (2.06%) Embedded C++
17 7 (1.80%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.29%) Apex Code
18 5 (1.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 310 (79.90%) Degree
2 109 (28.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (8.76%) Master's Degree
4 29 (7.47%) PMI Certification
5 24 (6.19%) PMP
6 22 (5.67%) Security Cleared
7 18 (4.64%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.58%) CISSP
10 9 (2.32%) MOS
10 9 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (2.06%) CISA
12 7 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (1.55%) CISM
13 6 (1.55%) CREST Certified
13 6 (1.55%) IISP
13 6 (1.55%) OCA
13 6 (1.55%) PhD
14 5 (1.29%) MBA
15 4 (1.03%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.19%) QA
2 23 (5.93%) SLA
3 13 (3.35%) GDPR
4 7 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.80%) PMO
5 6 (1.55%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (1.55%) ISO 22301
5 6 (1.55%) ISO 31000
5 6 (1.55%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 14 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.29%) Docker
2 5 (1.29%) HDFS
2 5 (1.29%) StorNext
2 5 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (1.03%) GlusterFS
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.06%) Ansible
3 7 (1.80%) Puppet
4 6 (1.55%) Nagios
4 6 (1.55%) Nessus
4 6 (1.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 5 (1.29%) Kibana
5 5 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (1.03%) SCOM
6 4 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.77%) Grafana
7 3 (0.77%) Graphite
7 3 (0.77%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 68 (17.53%) Oracle
2 62 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.67%) IBM
4 18 (4.64%) Sun
5 17 (4.38%) HP
6 16 (4.12%) Remedy
7 15 (3.87%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.87%) Tableau
8 14 (3.61%) BMC
8 14 (3.61%) Cisco
9 13 (3.35%) Huawei
10 11 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (2.58%) Centrify
11 10 (2.58%) Splunk
12 8 (2.06%) TIBCO
13 7 (1.80%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.80%) Cognos
13 7 (1.80%) Talend
13 7 (1.80%) VMware
14 6 (1.55%) Tripwire