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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / South West
Rank 110 87 110
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 30 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.15% 1.76% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 6.24% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 18
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 639 817 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.60% 28.24% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 524 429
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 45
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Bristol -11 10 £325 -10.95% 24
Wiltshire -3 7 £395 +5.33% 8
Devon -2 6 - - 6
Gloucestershire +6 2 £425 +240.00% 3
Dorset +7 1 £328 - 1
Somerset - 1 £450 - 8
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 36 (83.72%) Degree
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) Project Management
5 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
5 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
6 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
6 7 (16.28%) Subversion
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.95%) C++
7 6 (13.95%) Linux
7 6 (13.95%) Finance
7 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (13.95%) Maven
8 5 (11.63%) Data Management
8 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
8 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
8 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.63%) Workflow
8 5 (11.63%) CSS
8 5 (11.63%) Apache
8 5 (11.63%) Tomcat

Computer Science
Top Related 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 (11.63%) Apache
1 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.30%) Alfresco
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Modbus
1 1 (2.33%) NAS
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
1 1 (2.33%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (2.33%) SSH
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) Wireless
1 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Big Data
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.33%) QGIS
4 1 (2.33%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (2.33%) Spatial Data
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
1 7 (16.28%) Subversion
2 6 (13.95%) Maven
3 5 (11.63%) Ant
3 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.65%) JBehave
5 2 (4.65%) JUnit
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium
6 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Military
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Local Government
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Architect
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Developer in Test
4 3 (6.98%) Information Assurance Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Information Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Information Assurance Leader
6 1 (2.33%) Research Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) CSS
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
2 4 (9.30%) Spring
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) Middleware
4 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) COM+
5 1 (2.33%) CSS3
5 1 (2.33%) DCOM
5 1 (2.33%) Dojo
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) POSIX
5 1 (2.33%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.33%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.65%) CESG
4 2 (4.65%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.33%) Animation
5 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) e-Health
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Verilog
5 1 (2.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) CentOS
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
2 8 (18.60%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (16.28%) Scrum
4 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (11.63%) Data Management
4 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (11.63%) Workflow
5 4 (9.30%) Facilities Management
5 4 (9.30%) Information Management
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) System Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) C++
5 5 (11.63%) Python
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.98%) C
7 3 (6.98%) C#
7 3 (6.98%) Perl
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (2.33%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (83.72%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) CISSP
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) CISA
6 1 (2.33%) CISM
6 1 (2.33%) GSEC
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.33%) PMP
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.98%) ISO19770
3 1 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
2 2 (4.65%) LXC
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) KVM
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Ansible
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.33%) Altera
5 1 (2.33%) CA
5 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) ESRI
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) Intel
5 1 (2.33%) Mapbox
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.33%) Xilinx
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