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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 64 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.15% 0.78% 1.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.78% 3.29% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
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£400 £468 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +28.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £331 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £13.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+155.55% -63.51%
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
230 152 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.03% 23.71% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 105 131
Average daily rate £375 £300 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -61.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.75 £47.50
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 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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) PHP
2 7 (43.75%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Android
4 5 (31.25%) RESTful
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) Zend
5 4 (25.00%) PHP5
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (25.00%) Magento
5 4 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (25.00%) Shopify
5 4 (25.00%) Hazelcast
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) Liferay
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Magento
1 4 (25.00%) Shopify
2 1 (6.25%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PVCS
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) jQuery
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) RESTful
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
3 4 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 3 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (18.75%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.25%) Android SDK
5 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) STB
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (18.75%) Fedora
3 3 (18.75%) CentOS
3 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Information Management
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) BPR
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PHP
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) PHP5
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.25%) VC++
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) HNC
3 2 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Zend
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) ForgeRock