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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 61 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.00% 1.30% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.23% 5.10% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £386 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -58.10%
Computer Science
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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
213 157 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.61% 25.57% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 110 149
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -57.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 15 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) PHP
2 8 (53.33%) jQuery
3 5 (33.33%) Spring
3 5 (33.33%) RESTful
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) MySQL
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) Shopify
4 4 (26.67%) Hazelcast
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) Magento
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Zend
4 4 (26.67%) PHP5
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Data Integration

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (6.67%) Lync
1 1 (6.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Shopify
1 4 (26.67%) Magento
2 1 (6.67%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) Hazelcast
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
2 5 (33.33%) Spring
2 5 (33.33%) RESTful
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) REST
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (20.00%) Middleware
4 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
6 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
3 1 (6.67%) STB
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) CentOS
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Fedora
2 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) BPR
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) Information Management
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) PHP
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) PHP5
4 3 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) HNC
3 2 (13.33%) HND
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Zend
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) ForgeRock
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
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