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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 16 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.66% 1.79% 1.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.08% 12.50% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
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
26 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 24.53% 14.29% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 11
Average daily rate £300 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £112 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Data Mapping
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) OCPJP
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) CCTV
7 1 (7.69%) TETRA
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) ArcGIS
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) WCF

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) ArcGIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) OpenWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Data Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSL
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Java EE
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
1 1 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Data Mapping
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) OCPJP
3 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy