The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Aberdeen region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 10 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 10 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 8.40% 2.45% 7.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 35.71% 10.20% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
28 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.53% 24.02% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 15
Average daily rate £400 £360 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £245 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £552 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Computer Science
Scotland

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 16 April 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 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Change Management
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) Data Management
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) MS Office
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (21.43%) SAP PI
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
7 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (21.43%) SLA
7 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
7 3 (21.43%) SAP
7 3 (21.43%) SAP BI
7 3 (21.43%) Remedy
7 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (21.43%) Aerospace
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (7.14%) ArcGIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.14%) OpenWorks
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
2 3 (21.43%) SAP BI
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
1 3 (21.43%) Aerospace
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) DBA
3 3 (21.43%) IT Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) PC Support
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SAP PI
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) WF
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) XSL
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Data Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) APMP
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Remedy