Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 22 September 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 West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 117 152
Rank change year-on-year -21 +35 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 70 87 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.20% 1.59% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.33% 5.68% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 43
South West median daily rate £416 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £309 £280 £318
90th Percentile £575 £609 £550
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
South West median hourly rate £42.88 £28.33 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.37% -24.47% -9.07%
10th Percentile £39.60 £10.20 £32.25
90th Percentile £48.25 £48.75 £42.75
England median hourly rate £44.38 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +26.79% - +16.67%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,618 1,531 1,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.76% 27.95% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 919 1,135
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £227
90th Percentile £575 £551 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 111
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +23.85% -12.80%
10th Percentile £17.31 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £44.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -22 18 £490 +3.16% 10
Bristol -4 17 £325 -4.41% 44
Devon +12 11 £388 -11.43% 21
Gloucestershire +1 7 £538 +82.98% 16
Dorset -10 7 £575 +76.92% 12
Somerset +6 6 £407 -18.65% 7
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 56 (80.00%) Degree
2 34 (48.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 16 (22.86%) Python
5 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (20.00%) HTML
7 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
8 12 (17.14%) Mathematics
9 11 (15.71%) SQL
10 10 (14.29%) PHP
10 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 10 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (12.86%) Puppet
11 9 (12.86%) .NET
11 9 (12.86%) XML
12 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.43%) Cisco
12 8 (11.43%) Information Security
12 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
12 8 (11.43%) VMware
13 7 (10.00%) Electronics
13 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
13 7 (10.00%) Validation
13 7 (10.00%) Scrum
13 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (10.00%) Benchmarking

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 5 (7.14%) Apache Qpid
2 4 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (7.14%) InVision
2 5 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (5.71%) Network Security
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.86%) BGP
4 2 (2.86%) Bluetooth
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.86%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.86%) Multicast
4 2 (2.86%) OSPF
4 2 (2.86%) VXLAN
4 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.43%) Skype
5 1 (1.43%) TACACS
5 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.29%) Power BI
3 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.43%) OLAP
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.14%) Maven
2 4 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.71%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Electronics
2 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.57%) Finance
4 4 (5.71%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.43%) Avionics
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Military
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Architect
4 9 (12.86%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Graduate
6 5 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (7.14%) PHP Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Data Scientist
7 4 (5.71%) Information Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) XML
3 7 (10.00%) REST
4 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.14%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) jQuery
4 5 (7.14%) Kafka
4 5 (7.14%) Node.js
4 5 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (7.14%) Semantic UI
4 5 (7.14%) SOAP
4 5 (7.14%) XHTML
5 2 (2.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.86%) Spine.js
6 1 (1.43%) Matplotlib
6 1 (1.43%) NumPy
6 1 (1.43%) Pandas
6 1 (1.43%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.43%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 5 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.71%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.86%) IVR
7 2 (2.86%) Social Media
8 1 (1.43%) Clustering
8 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.43%) NHS
8 1 (1.43%) PKI
8 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 14 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (17.14%) Mathematics
5 10 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.43%) Information Security
7 7 (10.00%) Analytics
7 7 (10.00%) Benchmarking
7 7 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
7 7 (10.00%) Scrum
7 7 (10.00%) Validation
8 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) Informatics
8 6 (8.57%) OO
8 6 (8.57%) SDLC
9 5 (7.14%) ERP
9 5 (7.14%) OOP
9 5 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) Python
2 11 (15.71%) SQL
3 10 (14.29%) PHP
4 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.14%) C++
5 5 (7.14%) Perl
5 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.71%) C#
6 4 (5.71%) Java
6 4 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) C
8 2 (2.86%) Go
8 2 (2.86%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.43%) R
9 1 (1.43%) Scala
9 1 (1.43%) Tcl
9 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (80.00%) Degree
2 34 (48.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.00%) Master's Degree
6 5 (7.14%) CREST Certified
6 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.71%) CCIE
7 4 (5.71%) CCNP
7 4 (5.71%) RHCE
8 3 (4.29%) CCNA
8 3 (4.29%) CISM
8 3 (4.29%) CISSP
8 3 (4.29%) GCIH
8 3 (4.29%) MCSE
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.86%) OCA
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) GDPR
3 2 (2.86%) ARP4754
3 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Firmware
3 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.86%) Docker
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Puppet
2 5 (7.14%) Ansible
2 5 (7.14%) Nagios
2 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.86%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.43%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.43%) SCCM
4 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Cisco
2 8 (11.43%) VMware
3 4 (5.71%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) Avaya
4 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.86%) F5
4 2 (2.86%) GENBAND
4 2 (2.86%) Genesys
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Ivanti
4 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) McAfee
5 1 (1.43%) Symantec
5 1 (1.43%) Talend