Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 161 152
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 295 219 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.78% 1.41% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.03% 4.76% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 127 152
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +0.29%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £214
90th Percentile £570 £688 £558
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 6 14
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £47.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -25.71% +114.16%
10th Percentile £10.00 £16.50 £8.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £43.50 £53.94
England median hourly rate £41.15 £32.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year +26.62% +5.47% +7.41%

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 4,890 4,597 5,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.55% 29.66% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,888 2,615 3,252
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91% +7.53%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 242 314
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.60% +30.15%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.90 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%

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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +23 171 £400 - 118
Berkshire +34 114 £365 -2.67% 54
Hampshire +23 53 £400 +17.22% 46
Surrey -8 35 £425 +11.11% 35
Buckinghamshire -17 30 £431 -28.13% 18
Oxfordshire -4 27 £438 +9.38% 46
West Sussex -3 23 £330 -9.59% 12
Middlesex -2 5 £450 +29.50%
East Sussex -12 1 £375 +9.17% 19
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 247 (83.73%) Degree
2 116 (39.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (27.80%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (23.73%) JavaScript
6 68 (23.05%) Test Automation
7 64 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (18.98%) TDD
8 56 (18.98%) HTML
8 56 (18.98%) Java
9 55 (18.64%) SQL
10 54 (18.31%) CSS
11 53 (17.97%) Scrum
12 52 (17.63%) HTML5
13 50 (16.95%) AngularJS
14 49 (16.61%) Linux
15 45 (15.25%) Python
16 44 (14.92%) Web Services
17 41 (13.90%) Windows
18 39 (13.22%) Software Engineering
19 38 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (12.88%) Open Source
20 37 (12.54%) BDD
21 36 (12.20%) Security Cleared
22 35 (11.86%) Mathematics
22 35 (11.86%) Unix
22 35 (11.86%) Microsoft
22 35 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
23 34 (11.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 34 (11.53%) Telecoms

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 13 (4.41%) Confluence
2 12 (4.07%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.39%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (3.39%) Luigi
4 9 (3.05%) Jupyter
5 7 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.37%) IBM Domino
6 6 (2.03%) IIS
7 5 (1.69%) Apache
7 5 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.02%) SAS
10 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (3.39%) Pipeline Pilot
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.68%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (9.15%) npm
4 11 (3.73%) PaaS
5 10 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.05%) Office 365
7 7 (2.37%) IaaS
7 7 (2.37%) SaaS
8 4 (1.36%) Firebase
9 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.02%) Heroku
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.68%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.68%) GitHub
10 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Serverless
11 1 (0.34%) Datadog
11 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.14%) DNS
2 21 (7.12%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.76%) Firewall
4 11 (3.73%) DHCP
5 9 (3.05%) Network Security
5 9 (3.05%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (2.37%) VPN
6 7 (2.37%) WAN
7 6 (2.03%) BGP
7 6 (2.03%) LAN
7 6 (2.03%) NAS
7 6 (2.03%) SAN
7 6 (2.03%) SNMP
8 5 (1.69%) 3G
8 5 (1.69%) BIG-IP
8 5 (1.69%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.69%) LDAP
8 5 (1.69%) MPLS
8 5 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.46%) Big Data
2 22 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.44%) Data Mining
3 19 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.73%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.39%) KNIME
7 8 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.37%) DB2
9 6 (2.03%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.69%) QlikView
11 4 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.36%) MySQL
11 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (11.19%) webpack
2 31 (10.51%) gulp
3 28 (9.49%) Protractor
4 27 (9.15%) Jasmine
4 27 (9.15%) Karma Test Runner
5 23 (7.80%) Git (software)
6 21 (7.12%) Jenkins
7 20 (6.78%) JIRA
8 13 (4.41%) Subversion
9 12 (4.07%) SonarQube
10 11 (3.73%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.71%) Maven
11 8 (2.71%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.37%) JUnit
12 7 (2.37%) Selenium
13 6 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.69%) Eclipse
15 4 (1.36%) NetBeans
15 4 (1.36%) Xcode
General
1 34 (11.53%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.17%) Finance
3 17 (5.76%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.07%) Electronics
5 8 (2.71%) Games
6 7 (2.37%) Marketing
7 6 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.03%) Publishing
7 6 (2.03%) Retail
8 5 (1.69%) Automotive
8 5 (1.69%) Banking
9 4 (1.36%) Advertising
9 4 (1.36%) German Language
10 3 (1.02%) Billing
10 3 (1.02%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.68%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.68%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.68%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (32.54%) Developer
2 26 (8.81%) Analyst
3 23 (7.80%) Project Manager
4 22 (7.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (6.44%) Architect
6 18 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.76%) Data Scientist
8 16 (5.42%) Java Developer
8 16 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (4.75%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.41%) Consultant
11 12 (4.07%) Python Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Senior DevOps
11 12 (4.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.39%) Administrator
13 9 (3.05%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.37%) Software Project Manager
14 7 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (2.03%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.98%) HTML
2 54 (18.31%) CSS
3 52 (17.63%) HTML5
4 50 (16.95%) AngularJS
5 44 (14.92%) Web Services
6 34 (11.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 31 (10.51%) Sass
8 21 (7.12%) React
8 21 (7.12%) RESTful
9 20 (6.78%) REST
10 19 (6.44%) .NET
10 19 (6.44%) JSON
11 15 (5.08%) CSS3
12 13 (4.41%) jQuery
13 12 (4.07%) Spring
13 12 (4.07%) XML
14 11 (3.73%) .NET Framework
14 11 (3.73%) ASP.NET
15 10 (3.39%) NumPy
15 10 (3.39%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 82 (27.80%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.10%) PMI
3 15 (5.08%) Life Science
4 14 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.05%) Clustering
7 8 (2.71%) Replication
8 7 (2.37%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle Exalogic
9 6 (2.03%) User Experience
10 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.02%) Fintech
12 3 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.61%) Linux
2 41 (13.90%) Windows
3 35 (11.86%) Unix
4 13 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.39%) Android
6 9 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.03%) Solaris
9 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (23.05%) Test Automation
3 64 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (18.98%) TDD
5 53 (17.97%) Scrum
6 39 (13.22%) Software Engineering
7 38 (12.88%) Open Source
8 37 (12.54%) BDD
9 35 (11.86%) Mathematics
10 32 (10.85%) ITIL
11 29 (9.83%) Mentoring
11 29 (9.83%) Statistics
12 28 (9.49%) Project Management
13 27 (9.15%) CRM
14 26 (8.81%) Analytics
15 24 (8.14%) Change Management
16 23 (7.80%) DevOps
17 22 (7.46%) SDLC
18 21 (7.12%) Front End Development
18 21 (7.12%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 56 (18.98%) Java
3 55 (18.64%) SQL
4 45 (15.25%) Python
5 29 (9.83%) ES6
6 27 (9.15%) ES7
7 26 (8.81%) C#
8 25 (8.47%) Perl
9 23 (7.80%) C++
9 23 (7.80%) Ruby
10 17 (5.76%) C
10 17 (5.76%) R
11 14 (4.75%) Bash Shell
12 13 (4.41%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.37%) PHP
14 4 (1.36%) Lua
14 4 (1.36%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.68%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 247 (83.73%) Degree
2 116 (39.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 30 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.47%) Master's Degree
6 18 (6.10%) PMI Certification
6 18 (6.10%) PMP
7 11 (3.73%) PhD
8 7 (2.37%) CCIE
8 7 (2.37%) CCNP
8 7 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.69%) CISSP
9 5 (1.69%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.36%) CCDP
10 4 (1.36%) CCIP
10 4 (1.36%) CCSE
10 4 (1.36%) GIAC
10 4 (1.36%) HP ASE
10 4 (1.36%) HP MASE
10 4 (1.36%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.80%) QA
2 8 (2.71%) GCP
3 7 (2.37%) PMO
3 7 (2.37%) SLA
4 3 (1.02%) GxP
5 2 (0.68%) MISRA
5 2 (0.68%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) RosettaNet
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.34%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 17 (5.76%) Docker
2 10 (3.39%) Xen
3 7 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.36%) Firmware
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) Openswan
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.07%) Ansible
2 9 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.05%) Puppet
3 7 (2.37%) SCOM
4 6 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.69%) SCCM
6 4 (1.36%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Fluentd
7 2 (0.68%) Graphite
7 2 (0.68%) logstash
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
7 2 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.68%) Salt
7 2 (0.68%) StatsD
7 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.15%) Twitter
3 18 (6.10%) Oracle
4 10 (3.39%) Netezza
4 10 (3.39%) RapidMiner
4 10 (3.39%) Tableau
4 10 (3.39%) VMware
5 9 (3.05%) HP
5 9 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.71%) Cisco
6 8 (2.71%) Juniper
6 8 (2.71%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.37%) McAfee
7 7 (2.37%) SAP
8 6 (2.03%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.03%) Sun
8 6 (2.03%) Talend
9 5 (1.69%) Blue Prism
9 5 (1.69%) F5