Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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 Degree
England > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 169 190
Rank change year-on-year +6 +21 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 55 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 1.79% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 17
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £295
90th Percentile £613 £525 £505
England median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £41.00 - £32.50
10th Percentile £40.50 - £31.25
90th Percentile £41.50 - £33.75
England median hourly rate £34.75 £33.44 £23.00
% change year-on-year +3.92% +45.39% -16.85%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,812 1,620 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.81% 29.38% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 864 1,084
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.89%
10th Percentile £268 £225 £256
90th Percentile £575 £578 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 119 95
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £38.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +18.46% -19.75%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.95 £17.60
90th Percentile £47.45 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the South West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the South West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the South West

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Devon +15 18 £388 -13.89% 5
Bristol -7 12 £400 +5.26% 20
Somerset +1 7 £401 -19.80% 7
Dorset -2 5 - - 8
Gloucestershire +1 4 £638 +155.00% 7
Wiltshire -15 3 - - 2
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 55 (100.00%) Degree
2 46 (83.64%) Computer Science
3 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
5 15 (27.27%) HTML
5 15 (27.27%) Mathematics
6 14 (25.45%) .NET
7 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (21.82%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.82%) Management Information System
9 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 11 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (18.18%) PHP
10 10 (18.18%) CSS
10 10 (18.18%) XML
10 10 (18.18%) Marketing
10 10 (18.18%) Electronics
11 9 (16.36%) Python
11 9 (16.36%) C++
12 8 (14.55%) REST
13 7 (12.73%) Analytics
13 7 (12.73%) QA
13 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (12.73%) C#
13 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
13 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
13 7 (12.73%) Programme Management
14 6 (10.91%) Risk Management

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (9.09%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Bluetooth
1 4 (7.27%) Network Security
1 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) MPLS
3 1 (1.82%) OpenFlow
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Big Data
1 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.09%) Maven
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.45%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.64%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 10 (18.18%) Electronics
1 10 (18.18%) Marketing
2 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Scientist
5 5 (9.09%) Data Scientist
5 5 (9.09%) Graduate
5 5 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) SOC Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) HTML
2 14 (25.45%) .NET
3 10 (18.18%) CSS
3 10 (18.18%) XML
4 8 (14.55%) REST
5 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.09%) Kafka
6 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (9.09%) Sass
6 5 (9.09%) SOAP
6 5 (9.09%) Symfony
6 5 (9.09%) XHTML
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.64%) RESTful
7 2 (3.64%) Web Services
8 1 (1.82%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (83.64%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (21.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.09%) Algorithms
4 5 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.45%) Device Driver
6 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.64%) PMI
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 12 (21.82%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.73%) Analytics
5 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.73%) Programme Management
6 6 (10.91%) OO
6 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (9.09%) Benchmarking
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) ERP
7 5 (9.09%) OOP
7 5 (9.09%) Statistics
7 5 (9.09%) Validation
7 5 (9.09%) Web Development
7 5 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) PHP
4 9 (16.36%) C++
4 9 (16.36%) Python
5 7 (12.73%) C#
6 5 (9.09%) Perl
6 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.27%) C
7 4 (7.27%) Go
7 4 (7.27%) Java
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) CISSP
4 3 (5.45%) CREST Certified
4 3 (5.45%) GCIH
5 2 (3.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) CITP
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE Security
6 1 (1.82%) CISA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CISM
6 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Ansible
1 5 (9.09%) Nagios
1 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Google
2 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (5.45%) Juniper
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.82%) BT
5 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee
5 1 (1.82%) Meraki
5 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.82%) Ruckus Wireless