Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 149 125
Rank change year-on-year +42 -24 +64
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 382 260 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 1.60% 1.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.19% 5.31% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 162 198
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +4.92% +7.39%
10th Percentile £222 £276 £304
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 18 17
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £29.65 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.96% -35.55% +375.94%
10th Percentile £15.88 £10.00 £25.20
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.58 £58.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.56% +26.98% -6.67%

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 5,315 4,898 5,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.29% 30.16% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,153 2,809 3,081
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.24%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 255 307
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.39% -8.79% +17.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.07 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +31 191 £408 +1.88% 137
Berkshire +11 103 £400 +9.59% 33
Surrey +17 75 £496 +16.59% 47
Oxfordshire +29 56 £425 -2.86% 80
West Sussex +34 49 £500 +38.89% 32
Hampshire -23 49 £388 -3.13% 38
Buckinghamshire +11 31 £490 +13.62% 24
Middlesex +14 8 £225 -50.00% 2
East Sussex +1 5 £325 - 23
Kent - 2 £463 - 15
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 298 (78.01%) Degree
2 164 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (29.06%) Software Engineering
4 102 (26.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 96 (25.13%) Mathematics
6 93 (24.35%) Linux
7 88 (23.04%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (18.32%) Test Automation
10 66 (17.28%) Java
11 65 (17.02%) Project Management
12 58 (15.18%) C++
13 55 (14.40%) C#
13 55 (14.40%) JavaScript
13 55 (14.40%) SQL
13 55 (14.40%) Python
14 54 (14.14%) Microsoft
15 53 (13.87%) Scrum
16 51 (13.35%) Windows
16 51 (13.35%) Oracle
17 47 (12.30%) .NET
18 46 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 44 (11.52%) Management Information System
20 43 (11.26%) AngularJS
21 42 (10.99%) Git (software)
22 41 (10.73%) User Experience
22 41 (10.73%) OO
23 40 (10.47%) Unix
23 40 (10.47%) Machine Learning
24 38 (9.95%) Finance

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 22 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.97%) Apache
2 19 (4.97%) IIS
3 15 (3.93%) Apache Spark
3 15 (3.93%) CMS
3 15 (3.93%) Drupal
4 11 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.36%) Jupyter
6 7 (1.83%) Apache ServiceMix
6 7 (1.83%) Confluence
6 7 (1.83%) JBoss
6 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.31%) FileNet
9 4 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.52%) GemFire
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.57%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.93%) Office 365
4 14 (3.66%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.09%) Azure Machine Learning
6 8 (2.09%) SaaS
7 7 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.83%) PaaS
7 7 (1.83%) Yammer
8 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.31%) npm
10 4 (1.05%) IaaS
10 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.52%) GitHub
13 1 (0.26%) G Suite
13 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.59%) Firewall
2 17 (4.45%) Internet
3 11 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.36%) DNS
5 8 (2.09%) SAN
6 7 (1.83%) SSH
7 6 (1.57%) VoIP
7 6 (1.57%) VPN
8 5 (1.31%) DHCP
8 5 (1.31%) HTTP
8 5 (1.31%) NFC
9 4 (1.05%) 3G
9 4 (1.05%) NAS
9 4 (1.05%) Wireless
10 3 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.79%) IPv4
10 3 (0.79%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.79%) LTE
10 3 (0.79%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.19%) Big Data
3 13 (3.40%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.62%) Apache Hive
5 10 (2.62%) Power BI
6 9 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.09%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.83%) Flink
8 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.31%) MySQL
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.05%) Redis
12 3 (0.79%) KNIME
13 2 (0.52%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 42 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.38%) JIRA
3 21 (5.50%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.24%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.88%) SonarQube
6 9 (2.36%) MSTest
6 9 (2.36%) Ranorex
7 8 (2.09%) Subversion
8 7 (1.83%) Gradle
9 6 (1.57%) Appium
9 6 (1.57%) JUnit
10 5 (1.31%) Grunt
10 5 (1.31%) gulp
10 5 (1.31%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.31%) Liquibase
10 5 (1.31%) Maven
10 5 (1.31%) Mocha
10 5 (1.31%) Selenium
11 4 (1.05%) Axure RP
11 4 (1.05%) Mockito
General
1 38 (9.95%) Finance
2 37 (9.69%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.54%) Marketing
4 23 (6.02%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.45%) Legal
6 16 (4.19%) Retail
7 11 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.36%) Back Office
8 9 (2.36%) German Language
9 8 (2.09%) Banking
10 7 (1.83%) Automotive
10 7 (1.83%) Mandarin Language
11 6 (1.57%) Electronics
12 5 (1.31%) Front Office
12 5 (1.31%) Games
13 2 (0.52%) Advertising
13 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.52%) French Language
13 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (19.37%) Software Engineer
2 62 (16.23%) Developer
3 44 (11.52%) Analyst
4 33 (8.64%) Senior Software Engineer
5 31 (8.12%) Architect
6 26 (6.81%) C++ Software Engineer
7 22 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (5.76%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 21 (5.50%) Project Manager
9 19 (4.97%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.71%) Administrator
11 17 (4.45%) IT Analyst
12 16 (4.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 15 (3.93%) Business Analyst
13 15 (3.93%) Data Scientist
13 15 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 14 (3.66%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.66%) Security Analyst
15 12 (3.14%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.30%) .NET
2 43 (11.26%) AngularJS
3 36 (9.42%) HTML
4 30 (7.85%) CSS
4 30 (7.85%) Web Services
5 24 (6.28%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.28%) Spring
6 20 (5.24%) WPF
7 19 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (3.93%) Angular 2
10 14 (3.66%) Apache Camel
10 14 (3.66%) Node.js
10 14 (3.66%) RESTful
11 13 (3.40%) Middleware
12 12 (3.14%) jQuery
13 10 (2.62%) HTML5
13 10 (2.62%) SOAP
13 10 (2.62%) TensorFlow
13 10 (2.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 41 (10.73%) User Experience
4 32 (8.38%) PMI
4 32 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (6.81%) Data Centre
6 25 (6.54%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.88%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (2.88%) Life Science
8 7 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.57%) Robotics
9 6 (1.57%) Social Media
9 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (24.35%) Linux
2 51 (13.35%) Windows
3 40 (10.47%) Unix
4 20 (5.24%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.93%) Android
6 10 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.62%) Solaris
7 6 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.79%) CentOS
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (29.06%) Software Engineering
3 96 (25.13%) Mathematics
4 88 (23.04%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (18.32%) Test Automation
6 65 (17.02%) Project Management
7 53 (13.87%) Scrum
8 41 (10.73%) OO
9 40 (10.47%) Machine Learning
10 37 (9.69%) ITIL
11 36 (9.42%) Analytics
11 36 (9.42%) Unit Testing
12 34 (8.90%) DevOps
12 34 (8.90%) Information Security
13 33 (8.64%) SDLC
14 31 (8.12%) Artificial Intelligence
15 29 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (7.33%) Data Science
17 26 (6.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.28%) Java
2 58 (15.18%) C++
3 55 (14.40%) C#
3 55 (14.40%) JavaScript
3 55 (14.40%) Python
3 55 (14.40%) SQL
4 36 (9.42%) PowerShell
5 28 (7.33%) C
6 15 (3.93%) Java 8
7 12 (3.14%) Perl
7 12 (3.14%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.14%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.62%) PHP
9 9 (2.36%) Go
9 9 (2.36%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.09%) R
11 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.57%) Embedded C
11 6 (1.57%) Ruby
12 4 (1.05%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 298 (78.01%) Degree
2 102 (26.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (8.38%) CISSP
3 32 (8.38%) Master's Degree
3 32 (8.38%) PMI Certification
4 25 (6.54%) CISA
4 25 (6.54%) PMP
5 21 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (4.45%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.93%) CEH
7 15 (3.93%) GIAC
8 14 (3.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (3.14%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.88%) CISM
11 10 (2.62%) ISEB
12 9 (2.36%) CREST Certified
12 9 (2.36%) IISP
12 9 (2.36%) MOS
12 9 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (2.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.54%) SLA
2 20 (5.24%) QA
3 11 (2.88%) GDPR
3 11 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.62%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.36%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (2.36%) ISO 22301
5 9 (2.36%) ISO 31000
5 9 (2.36%) ISO 9001
5 9 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.79%) GxP
7 3 (0.79%) PMO
8 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.14%) Docker
3 4 (1.05%) ISA Server
3 4 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.79%) GlusterFS
4 3 (0.79%) HDFS
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.52%) Firmware
5 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 14 (3.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.36%) Nessus
2 9 (2.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 8 (2.09%) Kibana
4 7 (1.83%) Ansible
5 6 (1.57%) Puppet
6 5 (1.31%) logstash
6 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.79%) Grafana
7 3 (0.79%) Graphite
7 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.35%) Oracle
3 24 (6.28%) IBM
4 21 (5.50%) Cisco
5 17 (4.45%) Sun
6 15 (3.93%) BMC
6 15 (3.93%) HP
6 15 (3.93%) Proofpoint
6 15 (3.93%) Remedy
7 14 (3.66%) Splunk
8 13 (3.40%) Google
8 13 (3.40%) Huawei
8 13 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.14%) Centrify
10 11 (2.88%) McAfee
10 11 (2.88%) TIBCO
10 11 (2.88%) Trend Micro
11 10 (2.62%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.36%) Imperva
12 9 (2.36%) Qualys