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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 20 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.13% 5.17% 5.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.00% 13.04% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%
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
50 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 53.19% 39.66% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 18
Average daily rate £145 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £376 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (87.50%) Project Management
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
3 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) PMP
6 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
6 1 (12.50%) Tableau
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) Content Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Junior
2 4 (50.00%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Assistant Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau