Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 186 176
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 33 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.34% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.08% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 16
South West median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £308 £296
90th Percentile £525 £550 £469
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
South West median hourly rate - - £38.25
England median hourly rate £33.44 £21.69 £33.00
% change year-on-year +54.17% -34.27% +3.86%

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 1510 1757 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.36% 31.27% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1093 1272
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £213 £226 £263
90th Percentile £600 £569 £530
England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 124 139
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -12.10% +12.14%
10th Percentile £15.63 £14.11 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +25.00%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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
Wiltshire 0 6 £450 +12.50%
Bristol -11 6 £375 -11.24% 6
Devon +6 5 £450 -
Dorset +6 5 £263 -34.38% 3
Somerset - 2 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire +16 1 - - 1
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 33 (100.00%) Degree
2 27 (81.82%) Computer Science
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 10 (30.30%) Java
5 10 (30.30%) Mathematics
6 8 (24.24%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) C++
6 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) Validation
8 6 (18.18%) Electronics
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Ruby
9 5 (15.15%) JIRA
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) SQL
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.12%) SMS
10 4 (12.12%) XML
10 4 (12.12%) HTML
10 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.12%) CSS
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.12%) TDD
10 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.12%) SDLC
10 4 (12.12%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (9.09%) Service Design

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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SMS
2 2 (6.06%) NAS
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) HBase
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 2 (6.06%) Ant
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Maven
3 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.03%) JBehave
4 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (18.18%) Electronics
2 3 (9.09%) Military
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Head of Design
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.06%) SAN Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
1 4 (12.12%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 3 (9.09%) JRuby
2 3 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) CSS3
3 2 (6.06%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) Dojo
4 1 (3.03%) JPA
4 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.03%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) PMI
4 2 (6.06%) Acoustics
4 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.06%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 10 (30.30%) Mathematics
4 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL
5 7 (21.21%) Validation
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) ATDD
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (9.09%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 3 (9.09%) Kanban
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) MSF
7 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.09%) Prototyping
7 3 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) C++
3 5 (15.15%) Ruby
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) CISSP
3 3 (9.09%) CITP
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
1 2 (6.06%) Xen
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) HDFS
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.03%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) BT
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.03%) OpenLink
2 1 (3.03%) VMware