The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 54 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 14 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.57% 0.22% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 1.04% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.22 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% +13.63%
Computer Science
South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
196 192 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.05% 21.38% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 128 85
Average daily rate £375 £364 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £27.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +29.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.52 £12.54 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.00 £36.60 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Bristol region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 15 (71.43%) Degree
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) MVC
3 7 (33.33%) Middleware
3 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (33.33%) SOA
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 6 (28.57%) Information Management
4 6 (28.57%) Local Government
4 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
4 6 (28.57%) Data Integration
4 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (28.57%) BPR
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Workflow
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) ISEB
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
5 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (9.52%) Liferay
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSDE
2 1 (4.76%) SugarCRM
2 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) GSM
1 1 (4.76%) UMTS
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
1 1 (4.76%) DVB
1 1 (4.76%) 2G
1 1 (4.76%) LTE
1 1 (4.76%) 4G
1 1 (4.76%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) EDRMS
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) NUnit
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
1 2 (9.52%) MSTest
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
1 6 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Middleware
2 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
4 2 (9.52%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) Spring
5 1 (4.76%) JNI
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (4.76%) Cocoa
5 1 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 7 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 6 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) STB
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Video on Demand
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) MPEG
4 1 (4.76%) iDTV
4 1 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (4.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) MVC
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) SOA
3 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (28.57%) BPR
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Workflow
3 6 (28.57%) Information Management
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) ISEB
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) HND
4 1 (4.76%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) GCIA
4 1 (4.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.76%) ESRI