The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.83% 1.78% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.45% 5.11% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Median daily rate £154 £495 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.93% +32.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +49.87%

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
165 313 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.47% 34.82% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 176 130
Median daily rate £350 £425 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.71 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £25.82 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 5 £125 -74.74%
Chester 0 2 £375 - 2
Macclesfield 0 2 £163 - 2
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
1 12 (52.17%) Service Management
2 11 (47.83%) Change Management
2 11 (47.83%) Problem Management
2 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) Project Management
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Lotus
4 7 (30.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (30.43%) Validation
4 7 (30.43%) MCP
4 7 (30.43%) MS Office
4 7 (30.43%) IBM Notes
4 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
4 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Banking
5 5 (21.74%) Network Design
5 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) ITSM
5 5 (21.74%) MS Project
6 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
6 4 (17.39%) WAN

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) GlassFish
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Project
2 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
2 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Junior
6 2 (8.70%) Junior Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) MongoDB Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) REST
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) JSTL
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) Struts
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Informatics
4 1 (4.35%) Life Science
4 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Phone
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
1 12 (52.17%) Service Management
2 11 (47.83%) Change Management
2 11 (47.83%) Problem Management
3 9 (39.13%) Project Management
4 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
4 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Validation
5 5 (21.74%) ITSM
5 5 (21.74%) Network Design
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Change Control
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) High Availability
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) MCP
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) HND
5 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Lotus
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) hybris