Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 16 December 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 115 171
Rank change year-on-year +11 +56 -12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 136 90 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 1.63% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.96% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 48 23
South West median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £323 £107 £318
90th Percentile £575 £525 £535
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.15 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.07% -5.94% +6.71%
10th Percentile £39.30 £10.40 £41.38
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £47.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +32.23% +5.44%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,558 4,601 4,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.78% 83.37% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,556 2,895 3,114
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £253 £240
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 197 297
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.92%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £49.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South West over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the South West

Computer Science
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 within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Wiltshire -12 37 £550 +22.22% 10
Bristol -8 29 £400 +247.83% 46
Devon +12 24 £475 +5.56% 16
Gloucestershire +3 18 £475 - 12
Somerset +2 13 £400 -20.00% 5
Dorset -8 7 £575 +76.92% 13
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 98 (72.06%) Degree
2 71 (52.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (30.15%) Linux
5 40 (29.41%) Python
6 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
7 33 (24.26%) Mathematics
7 33 (24.26%) Software Engineering
7 33 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 22 (16.18%) HTML
10 21 (15.44%) DV Cleared
11 20 (14.71%) C++
12 19 (13.97%) SC Cleared
12 19 (13.97%) VMware
13 18 (13.24%) Cisco
13 18 (13.24%) Red Hat
13 18 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (13.24%) Docker
14 17 (12.50%) Puppet
14 17 (12.50%) Electronics
15 16 (11.76%) Validation
16 15 (11.03%) SQL
16 15 (11.03%) CSS
16 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
17 14 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (10.29%) Cybersecurity
18 13 (9.56%) REST

Computer Science
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 9 (6.62%) Confluence
1 9 (6.62%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.41%) Apache
2 6 (4.41%) nginx
3 4 (2.94%) Apache Qpid
3 4 (2.94%) CMS
4 3 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.21%) JBoss
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.47%) Simulink
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.94%) GitHub
3 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.21%) SaaS
3 3 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.74%) npm
5 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.09%) Firewall
2 9 (6.62%) Bluetooth
3 8 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (3.68%) BGP
5 5 (3.68%) OSPF
6 4 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.94%) DMVPN
6 4 (2.94%) Multicast
6 4 (2.94%) Network Security
6 4 (2.94%) VXLAN
7 3 (2.21%) Internet
8 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.47%) NAS
8 2 (1.47%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.74%) LAN
9 1 (0.74%) MPLS
9 1 (0.74%) Skype
9 1 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) Big Data
2 6 (4.41%) Geospatial Data
2 6 (4.41%) GIS
3 4 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.21%) Power BI
4 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) OLAP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (6.62%) JIRA
3 8 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.15%) Maven
5 6 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.21%) Ant
8 3 (2.21%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.21%) JUnit
9 2 (1.47%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.74%) MSI
10 1 (0.74%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.74%) webpack
General
1 17 (12.50%) Electronics
2 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.35%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.88%) Finance
5 7 (5.15%) Marketing
6 5 (3.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.74%) Avionics
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (18.38%) Architect
2 22 (16.18%) Developer
3 16 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Analyst
5 11 (8.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.09%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Data Scientist
6 9 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 8 (5.88%) Network Design Architect
7 8 (5.88%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Embedded Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.18%) HTML
2 15 (11.03%) CSS
3 13 (9.56%) .NET
3 13 (9.56%) REST
4 12 (8.82%) CSS3
4 12 (8.82%) HTML5
5 10 (7.35%) XML
6 7 (5.15%) Node.js
6 7 (5.15%) SOAP
7 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.41%) LESS
7 6 (4.41%) RESTful
7 6 (4.41%) Sass
7 6 (4.41%) Web Services
8 4 (2.94%) FreeMarker
8 4 (2.94%) Kafka
8 4 (2.94%) Leaflet
8 4 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 48 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.35%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.88%) Device Driver
6 7 (5.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (4.41%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (3.68%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.21%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.47%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.47%) IVR
10 2 (1.47%) Social Media
11 1 (0.74%) Clustering
11 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.74%) NHS
11 1 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.15%) Linux
2 18 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 9 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.15%) Unix
6 5 (3.68%) CentOS
6 5 (3.68%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (3.68%) Solaris
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.74%) Android
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.26%) Mathematics
2 33 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (24.26%) Software Engineering
3 16 (11.76%) Validation
4 14 (10.29%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (9.56%) Configuration Management
5 13 (9.56%) Critical Thinking
5 13 (9.56%) IT Strategy
6 12 (8.82%) Analytics
7 11 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.09%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.35%) Scrum
8 10 (7.35%) SDLC
8 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.62%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (6.62%) Data Science
9 9 (6.62%) Informatics
9 9 (6.62%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.41%) Python
2 20 (14.71%) C++
3 15 (11.03%) SQL
4 13 (9.56%) C
4 13 (9.56%) Java
5 11 (8.09%) Go
5 11 (8.09%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.35%) C#
7 7 (5.15%) Embedded C++
7 7 (5.15%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.41%) MATLAB
8 6 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.94%) Perl
10 3 (2.21%) PHP
10 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.47%) Fortran
12 1 (0.74%) Ada
12 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.74%) R
12 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (72.06%) Degree
2 71 (52.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.44%) DV Cleared
5 19 (13.97%) SC Cleared
6 14 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (9.56%) RHCE
7 13 (9.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (6.62%) CCIE
9 8 (5.88%) CCNP
10 7 (5.15%) MCSE
10 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (4.41%) Master's Degree
11 6 (4.41%) MCSA
12 5 (3.68%) CCNA
12 5 (3.68%) CREST Certified
12 5 (3.68%) OCA
12 5 (3.68%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (2.21%) GCIH
13 3 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.94%) ARP4754
4 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.47%) HL7
5 1 (0.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.74%) GDPR
5 1 (0.74%) JTAG
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.24%) Docker
2 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.15%) Firmware
4 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.21%) vSphere
6 2 (1.47%) KVM
6 2 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) Puppet
2 13 (9.56%) vCenter Server
3 9 (6.62%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.68%) PowerCLI
5 4 (2.94%) Ansible
5 4 (2.94%) Nagios
5 4 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.94%) SCCM
5 4 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.47%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.97%) VMware
3 18 (13.24%) Cisco
3 18 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 11 (8.09%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.15%) Oracle
5 7 (5.15%) SAP
6 5 (3.68%) IBM
7 4 (2.94%) Juniper
8 3 (2.21%) Citrix
8 3 (2.21%) Perforce
9 2 (1.47%) Avaya
9 2 (1.47%) EMC
9 2 (1.47%) GENBAND
9 2 (1.47%) Genesys
9 2 (1.47%) HP
9 2 (1.47%) NetApp
9 2 (1.47%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.47%) Veritas