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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 16 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.15% 1.02% 6.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 2.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £325 £375 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -12.67%
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
33 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.93% 51.02% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £103 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree