Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 13 July 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 125 113
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +45
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 89 312 376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 2.06% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.35% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 193 170
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +1.91%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £208
90th Percentile £598 £610 £544
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 49
Median hourly rate £57.50 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £53.75 £21.42 £13.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £86.00 £67.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.05% +9.20% +24.29%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,991 13,285 14,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.18% 87.56% 86.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 7,915 8,835
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £279
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 514 521
Median hourly rate £29.80 £31.17 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.40% +24.69% +25.31%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the South East over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the South East

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 13 July 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 +9 37 £453 +6.50% 39
Surrey +18 25 £450 -8.16% 21
Hampshire +48 20 £500 +0.50% 10
Berkshire +4 18 £475 +13.43% 18
Oxfordshire +12 10 £350 -9.68% 14
Buckinghamshire +46 9 £453 -17.70% 7
West Sussex +22 6 £450 +5.88% 19
East Sussex +9 1 £475 +18.75% 5
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 63 (70.79%) Degree
2 30 (33.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (31.46%) Mathematics
3 28 (31.46%) Python
3 28 (31.46%) Data Science
4 27 (30.34%) Azure
5 26 (29.21%) Statistics
6 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.09%) Analytics
7 23 (25.84%) SQL
8 22 (24.72%) AWS
9 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (21.35%) Machine Learning
11 18 (20.22%) Visualisation
12 17 (19.10%) Linux
13 16 (17.98%) Java
13 16 (17.98%) Power BI
13 16 (17.98%) Power Platform
14 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
15 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
16 13 (14.61%) Algorithms
17 12 (13.48%) DevOps
17 12 (13.48%) Tableau
17 12 (13.48%) Unix
17 12 (13.48%) Finance
17 12 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
18 11 (12.36%) ITIL
18 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel

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 7 (7.87%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.62%) Apache
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.12%) Predix
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (5.62%) SPSS
4 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.34%) Azure
2 22 (24.72%) AWS
3 16 (17.98%) Power Platform
4 8 (8.99%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (8.99%) GCP
5 5 (5.62%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 4 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.37%) Logic Apps
7 3 (3.37%) npm
7 3 (3.37%) Serverless
8 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (2.25%) Azure Functions
8 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) SSL
2 3 (3.37%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.25%) DHCP
3 2 (2.25%) DNS
3 2 (2.25%) LAN
3 2 (2.25%) NFC
3 2 (2.25%) Skype
4 1 (1.12%) 3G
4 1 (1.12%) 4G
4 1 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) H.323
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) Power BI
2 8 (8.99%) Data Mining
3 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.74%) Big Data
4 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.37%) MySQL
7 2 (2.25%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.25%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.25%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.12%) PolyBase
8 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) JIRA
2 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.37%) Grunt
3 3 (3.37%) IntelliJ
3 3 (3.37%) Mocha
3 3 (3.37%) webpack
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) Balsamiq
5 1 (1.12%) CMake
5 1 (1.12%) Gradle
5 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.12%) TestNG
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Police
4 2 (2.25%) French Language
4 2 (2.25%) German Language
4 2 (2.25%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.25%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Data Scientist
2 15 (16.85%) Developer
3 8 (8.99%) Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Data Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Data Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Java Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Python Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Data Scientist
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) JSON
1 8 (8.99%) Middleware
2 7 (7.87%) PyTorch
2 7 (7.87%) React
2 7 (7.87%) RESTful
2 7 (7.87%) TensorFlow
2 7 (7.87%) XML
3 6 (6.74%) NumPy
3 6 (6.74%) Web Services
4 5 (5.62%) .NET
4 5 (5.62%) Keras
4 5 (5.62%) REST
5 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.49%) HTML
5 4 (4.49%) Pandas
5 4 (4.49%) scikit-learn
6 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.37%) CSS
6 3 (3.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.61%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.49%) User Experience
6 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.25%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.25%) EPoS
7 2 (2.25%) PMI
7 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Linux
2 12 (13.48%) Unix
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.62%) Android
6 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.37%) AIX
7 3 (3.37%) SUSE
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.12%) CentOS
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Data Science
1 28 (31.46%) Mathematics
2 26 (29.21%) Statistics
3 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) Analytics
4 19 (21.35%) Machine Learning
5 18 (20.22%) Visualisation
6 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.48%) DevOps
9 12 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (12.36%) ITIL
11 10 (11.24%) Artificial Intelligence
11 10 (11.24%) Scrum
11 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.11%) Decision-Making
12 9 (10.11%) Project Delivery
12 9 (10.11%) Project Management
12 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) Python
2 23 (25.84%) SQL
3 16 (17.98%) Java
4 11 (12.36%) C#
5 9 (10.11%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.11%) R
6 8 (8.99%) Scala
7 7 (7.87%) C
8 4 (4.49%) C++
8 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.37%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.37%) ES6
9 3 (3.37%) Java 8
9 3 (3.37%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.12%) AWK
10 1 (1.12%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.12%) Korn
10 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (70.79%) Degree
2 30 (33.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (11.24%) Master's Degree
3 10 (11.24%) PhD
4 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.87%) PMI Certification
5 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.49%) PMP
7 3 (3.37%) CCNP
7 3 (3.37%) CISA
7 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.37%) CISM
7 3 (3.37%) CISSP
8 2 (2.25%) CCIE
8 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) GDPR
3 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.25%) NIST
5 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Ansible
2 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) Tableau
3 11 (12.36%) Oracle
4 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.74%) SAP
5 6 (6.74%) Xamarin
6 3 (3.37%) Intel
6 3 (3.37%) OutSystems
6 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.25%) Cisco
7 2 (2.25%) Google
7 2 (2.25%) Ingenico
8 1 (1.12%) Alibaba
8 1 (1.12%) Centrify
8 1 (1.12%) Databricks
8 1 (1.12%) Huawei
8 1 (1.12%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.12%) Openreach
8 1 (1.12%) Samsung
8 1 (1.12%) Sparx