Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 166 141
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 51 40 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 0.73% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.91% 2.73% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 37
South West median daily rate £310 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £107 £324 £293
90th Percentile £588 £555 £434
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £20.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.75% -48.72% +0.65%
10th Percentile £39.23 £10.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £43.08 £36.50 £43.30
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +33.48%

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 1,304 1,463 1,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.34% 26.85% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1,005 1,207
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £558 £575 £513
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 97 111
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +32.20%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.53 £46.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -4 20 £338 -20.59% 47
Dorset 0 7 £200 -45.02% 15
Devon +3 6 £500 +15.74% 10
Wiltshire +10 4 £450 +20.00% 9
Gloucestershire +16 3 - - 7
Cornwall - 1 - - 11
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 38 (74.51%) Degree
2 24 (47.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (41.18%) Mathematics
4 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 17 (33.33%) C++
5 15 (29.41%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.57%) Multithreading
7 10 (19.61%) Validation
8 9 (17.65%) Finance
8 9 (17.65%) Electronics
8 9 (17.65%) C#
8 9 (17.65%) Java
8 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 8 (15.69%) Linux
10 7 (13.73%) Python
10 7 (13.73%) Banking
10 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
10 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
11 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.76%) Blue Prism
11 6 (11.76%) Robotic Process Automation
11 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.76%) VBA
11 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.80%) XML
12 5 (9.80%) Scrum
12 5 (9.80%) Project Management

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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SMS
2 2 (3.92%) NAS
2 2 (3.92%) SAN
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) NetBeans
3 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) Ant
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) Grunt
4 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.96%) JUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (17.65%) Electronics
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Military
4 2 (3.92%) Games
5 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) Software Engineer
3 12 (23.53%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (5.88%) C++/Java Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
4 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.92%) CSS3
4 2 (3.92%) HTML5
4 2 (3.92%) JSON
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) Dojo
5 1 (1.96%) Ext JS
5 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.96%) JPA
5 1 (1.96%) jQuery
5 1 (1.96%) Kafka
5 1 (1.96%) Laravel
5 1 (1.96%) Qt
5 1 (1.96%) Swagger
5 1 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.92%) Acoustics
3 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.92%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Mathematics
2 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) Multithreading
4 10 (19.61%) Validation
5 6 (11.76%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps
6 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) Data Management
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL
7 4 (7.84%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Analytics
8 3 (5.88%) Data Extraction
8 3 (5.88%) Facilities Management
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security
8 3 (5.88%) Open Source
8 3 (5.88%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C++
2 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) C#
3 9 (17.65%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 6 (11.76%) VBA
6 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Jython
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (74.51%) Degree
2 24 (47.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.92%) MCSA
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.96%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) Xen
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Blue Prism
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Cognos
4 1 (1.96%) BT
4 1 (1.96%) CA
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) Sencha
4 1 (1.96%) VMware