The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 21 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.08% 10.89% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.77% 29.73% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate
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£103 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £14.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+137.93% -61.84%
Computer Science
County Antrim

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

Miscellaneous Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
47 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.83% 36.63% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 18
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £260 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Computer Science
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Middleware
2 6 (85.71%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
5 1 (14.29%) Psychology
5 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Project Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Junior
2 4 (57.14%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
2 1 (14.29%) Psychology
2 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree