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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / South East
Rank 121 118 148
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 126 153 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.61% 1.66% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.24% 5.54% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 108 65
Median daily rate £398 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £472 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.15% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £36.60 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2406 2763 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.65% 29.97% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1651 1434
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.49 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +39 56 £411 +28.51% 27
Berkshire -3 16 £375 -6.25% 18
Buckinghamshire -5 15 £365 +12.30% 8
Oxfordshire -4 12 £451 +430.88% 22
Surrey -16 10 £296 -12.94% 24
East Sussex +6 6 £381 +22.00% 4
West Sussex -4 5 £188 -49.01% 6
Middlesex +5 4 £306 -
Kent +2 2 £400 +3.22% 8
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 180 (78.26%) Degree
2 75 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.00%) Java
3 46 (20.00%) SQL
4 42 (18.26%) Windows
5 38 (16.52%) Oracle
6 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
6 36 (15.65%) Git (software)
7 35 (15.22%) XML
7 35 (15.22%) Finance
8 33 (14.35%) HTML
9 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
9 32 (13.91%) REST
10 31 (13.48%) Firewall
11 30 (13.04%) Cisco
12 29 (12.61%) Linux
13 28 (12.17%) ITIL
13 28 (12.17%) JavaScript
13 28 (12.17%) Security Cleared
13 28 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (11.74%) F5
14 27 (11.74%) Web Services
15 26 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (10.87%) Scrum
17 23 (10.00%) .NET
17 23 (10.00%) TDD
17 23 (10.00%) Software Engineering
17 23 (10.00%) SC Cleared
18 22 (9.57%) LAN
18 22 (9.57%) WAN

Computer Science
Top Related 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 14 (6.09%) Apache
2 13 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.78%) JBoss
4 9 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.48%) Drupal
6 7 (3.04%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (3.04%) IIS
6 7 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.61%) Confluence
8 5 (2.17%) CMS
8 5 (2.17%) SilverStripe
9 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.30%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.91%) MS Office
4 5 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.30%) MS Project
6 3 (1.30%) SPSS
7 2 (0.87%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.30%) Staffware
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.43%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.48%) Office 365
4 6 (2.61%) Google Play
5 5 (2.17%) PaaS
5 5 (2.17%) SaaS
6 3 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.30%) GitHub
7 2 (0.87%) Heroku
7 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.48%) Firewall
2 22 (9.57%) LAN
2 22 (9.57%) WAN
3 17 (7.39%) Wireless
4 13 (5.65%) BIG-IP
5 11 (4.78%) Internet
6 10 (4.35%) SSL
7 9 (3.91%) HTTP
7 9 (3.91%) LDAP
7 9 (3.91%) SAN
7 9 (3.91%) Skype
8 8 (3.48%) DNS
9 7 (3.04%) DVB
10 6 (2.61%) DHCP
10 6 (2.61%) Network Security
11 5 (2.17%) IPsec
11 5 (2.17%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.17%) VoIP
12 4 (1.74%) Junos
12 4 (1.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.91%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.04%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.61%) MySQL
7 6 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.74%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (1.74%) GIS
9 4 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.74%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.74%) Spatial Data
10 3 (1.30%) DB2
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.30%) QlikView
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.39%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.39%) JIRA
3 11 (4.78%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.04%) Selenium
5 6 (2.61%) Gradle
5 6 (2.61%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.17%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.74%) Maven
7 4 (1.74%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.74%) Subversion
7 4 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (1.30%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.30%) Ant
8 3 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.30%) JUnit
8 3 (1.30%) Protractor
8 3 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (15.22%) Finance
2 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.52%) Publishing
4 12 (5.22%) Retail
5 9 (3.91%) Italian Language
5 9 (3.91%) Spanish Language
6 8 (3.48%) Marketing
7 6 (2.61%) French Language
7 6 (2.61%) German Language
8 4 (1.74%) Back Office
9 3 (1.30%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.30%) Billing
9 3 (1.30%) Japanese Language
9 3 (1.30%) Korean Language
9 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.30%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.87%) Advertising
10 2 (0.87%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.87%) Electronics
10 2 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (30.00%) Developer
2 29 (12.61%) Architect
3 26 (11.30%) Analyst
4 17 (7.39%) Network Engineer
5 14 (6.09%) Android Developer
6 12 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.78%) Consultant
8 8 (3.48%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (3.48%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (3.48%) Java Android Developer
8 8 (3.48%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.48%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.04%) Project Analyst
9 7 (3.04%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.61%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (2.61%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.22%) XML
2 33 (14.35%) HTML
3 32 (13.91%) REST
4 27 (11.74%) Web Services
5 23 (10.00%) .NET
6 21 (9.13%) JSON
7 16 (6.96%) CSS
8 15 (6.52%) AngularJS
8 15 (6.52%) HTML5
9 12 (5.22%) Node.js
10 11 (4.78%) Android SDK
11 9 (3.91%) RESTful
12 8 (3.48%) J2EE
12 8 (3.48%) jQuery
12 8 (3.48%) OpenGL
12 8 (3.48%) Spring
12 8 (3.48%) XSLT
13 7 (3.04%) WPF
14 6 (2.61%) ASP.NET
15 5 (2.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.83%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.22%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.48%) User Experience
6 7 (3.04%) Digital TV
6 7 (3.04%) MPEG
6 7 (3.04%) STB
7 5 (2.17%) Clustering
7 5 (2.17%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.74%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.30%) PKI
9 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.30%) W3C
10 2 (0.87%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.26%) Windows
2 29 (12.61%) Linux
3 18 (7.83%) Unix
4 17 (7.39%) Android
5 15 (6.52%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.48%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.04%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.17%) Solaris
8 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.74%) CentOS
9 4 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.30%) zOS
11 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (12.17%) ITIL
3 26 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (10.87%) Scrum
5 23 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 23 (10.00%) TDD
6 21 (9.13%) Mathematics
7 20 (8.70%) Project Management
8 18 (7.83%) Network Design
9 16 (6.96%) DevOps
9 16 (6.96%) Service Management
9 16 (6.96%) SOA
9 16 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.52%) ITSM
10 15 (6.52%) UML
11 14 (6.09%) Analytics
11 14 (6.09%) Android Development
11 14 (6.09%) Validation
12 13 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.00%) Java
1 46 (20.00%) SQL
2 28 (12.17%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.70%) C
3 20 (8.70%) C#
4 18 (7.83%) C++
5 12 (5.22%) PHP
6 11 (4.78%) Perl
7 10 (4.35%) Python
8 7 (3.04%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.17%) R
10 5 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.17%) XPath
11 4 (1.74%) Ruby
12 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.30%) VBA
12 3 (1.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.87%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 180 (78.26%) Degree
2 28 (12.17%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.96%) JNCIA
5 15 (6.52%) CCNP
5 15 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.65%) CCDP
6 13 (5.65%) CCIE
6 13 (5.65%) CCIP
6 13 (5.65%) CCSA
6 13 (5.65%) CCSE
6 13 (5.65%) HP ASE
6 13 (5.65%) HP MASE
6 13 (5.65%) JNCIE
7 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.91%) PhD
9 6 (2.61%) CISSP
9 6 (2.61%) MBA
10 5 (2.17%) HND
10 5 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.78%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.48%) PA-DSS
2 8 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.17%) QA
4 4 (1.74%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.22%) Docker
3 5 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.17%) vSphere
4 4 (1.74%) Firmware
4 4 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.87%) XenApp
5 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.43%) NDS
6 1 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (5.65%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.17%) SCCM
4 4 (1.74%) Ansible
4 4 (1.74%) Netcool
4 4 (1.74%) SCOM
4 4 (1.74%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.30%) Marathon
5 3 (1.30%) Mesos
5 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.30%) Puppet
6 2 (0.87%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.87%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) logstash
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
7 1 (0.43%) StatsD
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (16.52%) Oracle
2 36 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 30 (13.04%) Cisco
4 27 (11.74%) F5
5 19 (8.26%) Juniper
6 18 (7.83%) HP
7 13 (5.65%) Aruba
7 13 (5.65%) CheckPoint
7 13 (5.65%) Fortinet
7 13 (5.65%) Riverbed
8 12 (5.22%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.35%) NetApp
10 9 (3.91%) SAP
11 8 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (3.48%) Tableau
12 7 (3.04%) Gemalto
12 7 (3.04%) Kaspersky
12 7 (3.04%) Splunk
12 7 (3.04%) Tripwire
12 7 (3.04%) VMware
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