The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 11 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.88% 7.84% 6.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 27.27% 30.77% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £340 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £340 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
Computer Science
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Miscellaneous Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
11 26 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 21.57% 25.49% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 31
Average daily rate £308 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £130 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -27.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Aberdeen region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 12 (92.31%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) Data Mapping
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) OCPJP
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Sun
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) MS Access
6 2 (15.38%) RDBMS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MS Access
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQLPlus
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Data Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
2 1 (7.69%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Data Mapping
1 3 (23.08%) OO
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Metadata Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) OCPJP
3 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Kofax
4 1 (7.69%) Open Text