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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 103 126
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 32 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 1.15% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.54% 4.33% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 8
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £36.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -11.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 705 785 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.31% 26.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 527 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Wiltshire +12 15 £625 +72.41% 14
Dorset - 5 £425 - 4
Bristol -6 4 £390 +7.58% 37
Devon -15 4 £400 -5.88% 4
Gloucestershire +6 3 £294 -16.07% 5
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 52 (83.87%) Degree
2 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (29.03%) Project Management
5 16 (25.81%) Scrum
6 15 (24.19%) ITIL
6 15 (24.19%) PRINCE2
7 14 (22.58%) Java
7 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 14 (22.58%) Data Centre
8 13 (20.97%) SQL
8 13 (20.97%) Finance
9 12 (19.35%) Chartered Engineer
9 12 (19.35%) CITP
9 12 (19.35%) MBCS
9 12 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (19.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (17.74%) DevOps
10 11 (17.74%) Bitbucket
10 11 (17.74%) JIRA
10 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
10 11 (17.74%) VMware
10 11 (17.74%) Service Management
10 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
10 11 (17.74%) PMP
10 11 (17.74%) PMI Certification
11 10 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (16.13%) HTML
11 10 (16.13%) CSS
11 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared

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 10 (16.13%) Confluence
2 8 (12.90%) Apache
3 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.45%) Alfresco
5 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) DHCP
1 2 (3.23%) DNS
1 2 (3.23%) LDAP
1 2 (3.23%) NAS
1 2 (3.23%) SAN
1 2 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.61%) Modbus
2 1 (1.61%) SMS
2 1 (1.61%) SSH
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
5 1 (1.61%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.61%) HBase
5 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.61%) QGIS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Bitbucket
1 11 (17.74%) JIRA
2 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) Maven
3 6 (9.68%) Subversion
4 5 (8.06%) Ant
4 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.23%) JBehave
6 2 (3.23%) JUnit
6 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (3.23%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.61%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.61%) NuGet
7 1 (1.61%) VersionOne
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Electronics
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (3.23%) Local Government
5 2 (3.23%) Military
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 8 (12.90%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Head of Delivery
4 6 (9.68%) Head of Design
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Programme Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Developer in Test
7 3 (4.84%) Graduate
7 3 (4.84%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) UI Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Cassandra DBA
8 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) CSS
1 10 (16.13%) HTML
2 6 (9.68%) HTML5
3 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.06%) CSS3
3 5 (8.06%) Hibernate
3 5 (8.06%) Spring
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
4 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (6.45%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) Ember.js
5 3 (4.84%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) React
6 2 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (3.23%) Dojo
6 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.23%) JRuby
6 2 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (3.23%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) PMI
4 3 (4.84%) Fintech
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 3 (4.84%) W3C
5 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.23%) CESG
5 2 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.61%) Animation
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.61%) e-Health
6 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Project Management
3 16 (25.81%) Scrum
4 15 (24.19%) ITIL
4 15 (24.19%) PRINCE2
5 12 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (17.74%) DevOps
6 11 (17.74%) Service Management
7 10 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (14.52%) Kanban
8 9 (14.52%) Workflow
9 8 (12.90%) Migration
10 7 (11.29%) Mathematics
10 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
11 5 (8.06%) Physics
12 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (6.45%) Information Security
12 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
12 4 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) SQL
3 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) C++
4 8 (12.90%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) C#
5 6 (9.68%) Ruby
6 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.84%) Ada
7 3 (4.84%) Perl
7 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.23%) C
8 2 (3.23%) CQL
8 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) Go
9 1 (1.61%) Haskell
9 1 (1.61%) R
9 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (83.87%) Degree
2 21 (33.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 12 (19.35%) Chartered Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) CITP
4 12 (19.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 12 (19.35%) MBCS
5 11 (17.74%) DV Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) PMI Certification
5 11 (17.74%) PMP
6 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.84%) CISSP
8 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.61%) CISA
8 1 (1.61%) CISM
8 1 (1.61%) GSEC
8 1 (1.61%) ISEB
8 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (3.23%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 3 (4.84%) Xen
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) HDFS
4 1 (1.61%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) LXC
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Puppet
2 8 (12.90%) Ansible
3 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) VMware
2 10 (16.13%) Atlassian
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 4 (6.45%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.23%) arcserve
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) Mapbox
7 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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