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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 8 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.33% 2.19% 4.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 47.06% 12.00% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -44.00%
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
17 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.33% 18.25% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 22
Average daily rate £340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £197 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) Data Mapping
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) MS Access
7 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (13.33%) Sun Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Sun
7 2 (13.33%) Java EE
7 2 (13.33%) OCPJP
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (6.67%) User Experience
8 1 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (6.67%) Document Management
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (6.67%) JNI

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
1 7 (46.67%) VPN
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQLPlus
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) Data Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.67%) C Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JNI
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) VHDL
2 1 (6.67%) Verilog
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Mapping
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Metadata Management
3 1 (6.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) OCPJP
3 2 (13.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Kofax
4 1 (6.67%) Open Text
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco