Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 136 117
Rank change year-on-year -22 -19 +38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 32 60 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 1.14% 1.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% 4.27% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 63
South West median daily rate £325 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.62% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £311
90th Percentile £580 £649 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.67% -53.85% -11.85%
10th Percentile £43.25 £10.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £20.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% -30.23% +49.88%

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 1,216 1,405 1,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.19% 26.79% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 887 1,126
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £569 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 79 112
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.94 £12.55
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.47% -6.76% +16.67%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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
Bristol -1 11 £325 -14.47% 52
Devon 0 6 £388 -3.13% 15
Gloucestershire +6 4 - - 8
Dorset -10 3 £393 +4.32% 5
Somerset +2 2 - - 8
Wiltshire -9 2 - - 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 29 (90.63%) Degree
2 15 (46.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) PHP
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 6 (18.75%) MVC
5 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 6 (18.75%) jQuery
6 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
6 5 (15.63%) Node.js
6 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (15.63%) Semantic UI
6 5 (15.63%) InVision
6 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
6 5 (15.63%) Finance
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (15.63%) Photoshop
7 4 (12.50%) Windows
7 4 (12.50%) OOP
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.50%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) Functional Programming
8 3 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (9.38%) GDPR

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 1 (3.13%) Apache Qpid
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) InVision
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (15.63%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) tcpdump
2 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.38%) IntelliJ
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.13%) GitLab
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) MSI
4 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) PHP Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Graduate
4 3 (9.38%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Junior
4 3 (9.38%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Credit Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Junior Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) jQuery
3 5 (15.63%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) Node.js
3 5 (15.63%) Semantic UI
4 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.38%) CSS
5 3 (9.38%) XHTML
5 3 (9.38%) XML
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) Kafka
6 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.13%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
1 6 (18.75%) MVC
1 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (12.50%) Functional Programming
3 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) ERP
4 3 (9.38%) ETL
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.38%) OO
4 3 (9.38%) Physics
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PHP
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) C++
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) ES6
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Tcl
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (90.63%) Degree
2 15 (46.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CISSP
4 2 (6.25%) Master's Degree
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) CCSA
5 1 (3.13%) CCSE
5 1 (3.13%) CISA
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CISM
5 1 (3.13%) GCIA
5 1 (3.13%) GIAC
5 1 (3.13%) HND
5 1 (3.13%) MCDST
5 1 (3.13%) MCP
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) GDPR
2 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 2 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
1 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
1 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (3.13%) FreeIPA
2 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) ArcSight
2 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Cognos
2 2 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.13%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.13%) CA
3 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec
3 1 (3.13%) VMware