Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 146 196
Rank change year-on-year +1 +50 -55
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 281 286 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 1.70% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.78% 5.74% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 180 129
South East median daily rate £400 £384 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +8.10% +2.01%
10th Percentile £289 £300 £244
90th Percentile £570 £602 £579
England median daily rate £470 £433 £436
% change year-on-year +8.67% -0.86% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 7
South East median hourly rate £44.12 £43.00 £9.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +344.90% -56.07%
10th Percentile £10.00 £16.05 £8.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £56.75 £47.19
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £29.35
% change year-on-year +23.08% +10.75% -16.16%

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 4860 4982 5994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.85% 29.70% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2851 2868 3461
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +8.45%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 293 324
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +23.49% +12.87%
10th Percentile £10.73 £12.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.63 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +10 164 £400 -4.48% 71
Berkshire +29 101 £365 -4.26% 37
Hampshire +19 50 £400 +15.94% 16
Surrey -25 40 £425 -3.41% 7
Oxfordshire -1 32 £438 -1.41% 26
Buckinghamshire -15 31 £450 -10.00% 8
West Sussex -25 17 £338 -7.53% 6
Middlesex +12 5 £450 +20.00% 1
Home Counties - 3 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 229 (81.49%) Degree
2 108 (38.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (26.69%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (23.49%) Linux
6 54 (19.22%) Java
7 52 (18.51%) Test Automation
8 50 (17.79%) SQL
9 47 (16.73%) JavaScript
9 47 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (15.66%) Unix
10 44 (15.66%) Windows
11 41 (14.59%) Python
11 41 (14.59%) Scrum
12 40 (14.23%) Web Services
13 39 (13.88%) HTML
13 39 (13.88%) Security Cleared
14 38 (13.52%) TDD
15 37 (13.17%) Perl
15 37 (13.17%) ITIL
15 37 (13.17%) CSS
16 36 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (12.46%) Telecoms
18 33 (11.74%) HTML5
19 31 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (11.03%) Mentoring
19 31 (11.03%) AngularJS
19 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
20 30 (10.68%) Finance
20 30 (10.68%) Change Management

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 11 (3.91%) Apache Spark
1 11 (3.91%) Confluence
2 10 (3.56%) Apache
2 10 (3.56%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (3.56%) Luigi
3 9 (3.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.42%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.71%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.71%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.36%) CMS
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.56%) Pipeline Pilot
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.71%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.05%) npm
4 11 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.91%) PaaS
5 10 (3.56%) SaaS
6 9 (3.20%) Office 365
7 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.42%) GitHub
7 4 (1.42%) IaaS
8 3 (1.07%) Heroku
9 2 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.71%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Serverless
10 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.36%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.90%) DNS
2 20 (7.12%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.76%) Firewall
4 14 (4.98%) SAN
5 12 (4.27%) WAN
6 11 (3.91%) LAN
6 11 (3.91%) NAS
7 10 (3.56%) Wireless
8 9 (3.20%) DHCP
8 9 (3.20%) Network Security
9 8 (2.85%) BIG-IP
9 8 (2.85%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (2.49%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (2.49%) SNMP
10 7 (2.49%) VPN
11 5 (1.78%) BGP
11 5 (1.78%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.78%) LDAP
11 5 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.54%) Relational Database
2 20 (7.12%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.76%) Big Data
4 14 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.91%) Data Mining
5 11 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.56%) KNIME
6 10 (3.56%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.14%) Neo4j
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.78%) QlikView
10 4 (1.42%) DB2
10 4 (1.42%) DocumentDB
10 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.42%) Redis
10 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.90%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 24 (8.54%) JIRA
3 20 (7.12%) webpack
4 17 (6.05%) gulp
4 17 (6.05%) Jasmine
4 17 (6.05%) Karma Test Runner
4 17 (6.05%) Protractor
5 13 (4.63%) Subversion
6 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.85%) Maven
8 7 (2.49%) JUnit
9 6 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (2.14%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (1.78%) Selenium
10 5 (1.78%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.42%) StarTeam
11 4 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (12.46%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.68%) Finance
3 14 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.20%) Banking
4 9 (3.20%) Electronics
5 8 (2.85%) Publishing
6 7 (2.49%) Automotive
6 7 (2.49%) Retail
7 6 (2.14%) Marketing
7 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.78%) Games
9 4 (1.42%) Advertising
9 4 (1.42%) German Language
10 3 (1.07%) Billing
10 3 (1.07%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.71%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.71%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.71%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (28.11%) Developer
2 27 (9.61%) Analyst
3 21 (7.47%) Administrator
4 19 (6.76%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (5.34%) Architect
6 15 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (5.34%) Java Developer
7 13 (4.63%) Consultant
7 13 (4.63%) Network Engineer
7 13 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (4.27%) Python Developer
9 10 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (3.56%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.20%) Unix Administrator
11 8 (2.85%) Senior DevOps
11 8 (2.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.49%) Data Analyst
12 7 (2.49%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.23%) Web Services
2 39 (13.88%) HTML
3 37 (13.17%) CSS
4 33 (11.74%) HTML5
5 31 (11.03%) AngularJS
6 21 (7.47%) RESTful
7 20 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (6.41%) JSON
9 17 (6.05%) Sass
10 16 (5.69%) .NET
11 14 (4.98%) React
12 12 (4.27%) jQuery
13 11 (3.91%) Spring
13 11 (3.91%) XML
14 10 (3.56%) REST
15 9 (3.20%) CSS3
16 8 (2.85%) J2EE
17 7 (2.49%) ASP.NET
17 7 (2.49%) Hibernate
17 7 (2.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 75 (26.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.63%) PMI
4 11 (3.91%) Life Science
5 8 (2.85%) Clustering
5 8 (2.85%) Replication
6 7 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.14%) Oracle Exalogic
8 5 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) User Experience
8 5 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.07%) Fintech
10 3 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.07%) Robotics
11 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.49%) Linux
2 44 (15.66%) Unix
2 44 (15.66%) Windows
3 15 (5.34%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.63%) Solaris
6 8 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.49%) CentOS
8 4 (1.42%) Android
8 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (18.51%) Test Automation
3 47 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (14.59%) Scrum
5 38 (13.52%) TDD
6 37 (13.17%) ITIL
7 31 (11.03%) Mentoring
8 30 (10.68%) Change Management
8 30 (10.68%) Software Engineering
9 28 (9.96%) Mathematics
10 27 (9.61%) Open Source
11 23 (8.19%) BDD
12 22 (7.83%) Statistics
13 21 (7.47%) DevOps
13 21 (7.47%) Project Management
14 20 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.76%) Configuration Management
15 19 (6.76%) Service Management
16 18 (6.41%) SDLC
17 17 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.22%) Java
2 50 (17.79%) SQL
3 47 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.59%) Python
5 37 (13.17%) Perl
6 27 (9.61%) C#
7 24 (8.54%) Ruby
8 23 (8.19%) C++
9 20 (7.12%) ES6
10 17 (6.05%) Bash Shell
10 17 (6.05%) ECMAScript
11 15 (5.34%) C
12 13 (4.63%) PowerShell
13 9 (3.20%) R
13 9 (3.20%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.85%) Korn
14 8 (2.85%) PHP
15 7 (2.49%) AWK
15 7 (2.49%) Bourne shell
16 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 229 (81.49%) Degree
2 108 (38.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (13.88%) Security Cleared
4 29 (10.32%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.98%) Master's Degree
6 13 (4.63%) PMI Certification
6 13 (4.63%) PMP
7 11 (3.91%) PhD
8 9 (3.20%) CCNP
8 9 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.85%) CCIE
9 8 (2.85%) JNCIA
9 8 (2.85%) RHCE
10 7 (2.49%) CCIP
10 7 (2.49%) CCSA
10 7 (2.49%) CCSE
10 7 (2.49%) HP ASE
10 7 (2.49%) HP MASE
10 7 (2.49%) JNCIE
10 7 (2.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.47%) QA
2 9 (3.20%) SLA
3 6 (2.14%) PMO
4 5 (1.78%) GCP
5 2 (0.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.71%) GxP
5 2 (0.71%) MISRA
5 2 (0.71%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) RosettaNet
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.36%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.36%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 17 (6.05%) Docker
2 14 (4.98%) Xen
3 8 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.49%) GlusterFS
4 7 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.42%) Firmware
5 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.07%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 17 (6.05%) Ansible
2 12 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.91%) Puppet
4 9 (3.20%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.49%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.49%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.49%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (2.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (2.49%) SCOM
5 7 (2.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.78%) SCCM
7 3 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.07%) Salt
8 2 (0.71%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.71%) Graphite
8 2 (0.71%) logstash
8 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.32%) Oracle
3 20 (7.12%) VMware
4 18 (6.41%) HP
5 17 (6.05%) Twitter
6 14 (4.98%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.63%) Sun
8 12 (4.27%) Cisco
9 11 (3.91%) Juniper
10 10 (3.56%) F5
10 10 (3.56%) Netezza
10 10 (3.56%) RapidMiner
11 9 (3.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.85%) Brocade
12 8 (2.85%) EMC
12 8 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (2.49%) Aruba
13 7 (2.49%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.49%) Google
13 7 (2.49%) Riverbed