Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 164 157
Rank change year-on-year +48 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 93 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.64% 0.70% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.02% 2.44% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 19
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -8.54%
10th Percentile £108 £315 £304
90th Percentile £525 £550 £458
England median daily rate £475 £438 £426
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.70% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 18
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.50 £41.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.18% +3.36% +6.12%
10th Percentile £10.50 £41.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £43.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

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 1545 1637 1819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.26% 28.78% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 1121 1153
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £205 £225 £213
90th Percentile £546 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 117 103
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.51% -32.05% +18.18%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.53 £12.76
90th Percentile £57.03 £43.95 £54.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 +21 28 £450 +18.03% 5
Bristol -4 19 £158 -62.72% 12
Dorset +22 17 £325 -18.75% 2
Devon +5 12 £450 +5.88% 1
Gloucestershire +14 4 £250 -31.51% 3
Somerset - 3 £500 - 2
Cornwall - 2 £200 - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 75 (80.65%) Degree
2 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
3 29 (31.18%) Project Management
3 29 (31.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (29.03%) Finance
6 26 (27.96%) Java
7 24 (25.81%) Electronics
8 23 (24.73%) C++
9 22 (23.66%) ITIL
10 20 (21.51%) Management Information System
10 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
11 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
12 18 (19.35%) Release Management
12 18 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (18.28%) SQL
13 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
13 17 (18.28%) Manufacturing
13 17 (18.28%) DV Cleared
13 17 (18.28%) Mathematics
14 16 (17.20%) Marketing
14 16 (17.20%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (17.20%) Programme Management
14 16 (17.20%) Linux
14 16 (17.20%) SAP
14 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (16.13%) DevOps
16 14 (15.05%) Scrum
17 13 (13.98%) Windows
17 13 (13.98%) OO

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 8 (8.60%) CMS
2 4 (4.30%) Apache
2 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Basecamp
2 2 (2.15%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Trello
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) SMS
2 3 (3.23%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.15%) NAS
3 2 (2.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) HTTP
4 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.08%) HBase
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) Redis
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Eclipse
1 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.83%) NetBeans
3 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
4 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.30%) Selenium
5 3 (3.23%) Ant
5 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) JUnit
5 3 (3.23%) Maven
5 3 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (3.23%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.15%) Subversion
6 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.08%) JBehave
7 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 24 (25.81%) Electronics
3 17 (18.28%) Manufacturing
3 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
4 16 (17.20%) Marketing
5 7 (7.53%) Banking
6 6 (6.45%) Military
7 3 (3.23%) Games
7 3 (3.23%) Legal
8 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.08%) Automotive
9 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Developer
2 15 (16.13%) Software Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Analyst
4 10 (10.75%) C++ Developer
5 9 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (8.60%) Incident Manager
6 8 (8.60%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Python Developer
7 7 (7.53%) C++ Software Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Java Software Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) C++/Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
2 6 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (6.45%) HTML
3 5 (5.38%) JRuby
4 4 (4.30%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.30%) Spring
4 4 (4.30%) XML
5 3 (3.23%) CSS3
5 3 (3.23%) HTML5
5 3 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.15%) JPA
6 2 (2.15%) jQuery
6 2 (2.15%) REST
7 1 (1.08%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.08%) Dojo
7 1 (1.08%) Java EE
7 1 (1.08%) JSON
7 1 (1.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.15%) Replication
3 2 (2.15%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) Fintech
4 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.20%) Linux
2 13 (13.98%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.23%) VMS
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.18%) Project Management
2 28 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.66%) ITIL
4 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
5 18 (19.35%) Release Management
6 17 (18.28%) Mathematics
7 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (17.20%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (17.20%) Programme Management
8 15 (16.13%) DevOps
9 14 (15.05%) Scrum
10 13 (13.98%) OO
11 12 (12.90%) Multithreading
12 11 (11.83%) Change Management
12 11 (11.83%) Configuration Management
12 11 (11.83%) PRINCE2
12 11 (11.83%) Service Management
13 10 (10.75%) Problem Management
13 10 (10.75%) Validation
14 9 (9.68%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) Java
2 23 (24.73%) C++
3 17 (18.28%) SQL
4 13 (13.98%) Python
5 10 (10.75%) C#
6 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.53%) Ruby
8 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.30%) VBA
10 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.15%) CQL
11 2 (2.15%) Perl
11 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.08%) Ada
12 1 (1.08%) Groovy
12 1 (1.08%) Jython
12 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.08%) R
12 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (80.65%) Degree
2 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
3 29 (31.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
5 18 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (18.28%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.30%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.30%) PMP
8 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.08%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.08%) CITP
9 1 (1.08%) ISEB
9 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.08%) MBCS
9 1 (1.08%) MCSA
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Firmware
1 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Docker
2 2 (2.15%) Xen
3 1 (1.08%) HDFS
3 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Packer
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Kibana
2 1 (1.08%) logstash
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) SAP
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.08%) BT
6 1 (1.08%) CA
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com