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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 1.75% 1.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.87% 5.00% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 7
Median daily rate £163 £487 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.59% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +74.27%

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
155 320 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.57% 35.05% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 170 139
Median daily rate £338 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £559 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 10
Median hourly rate £22.13 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.76 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £27.10 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +16 3 £221 -54.52%
Macclesfield - 2 £163 - 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 2
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) Change Management
1 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (45.45%) Service Management
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Lotus
4 7 (31.82%) MCP
4 7 (31.82%) MS Office
4 7 (31.82%) IBM Notes
4 7 (31.82%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
4 7 (31.82%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Validation
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) MS Project
6 4 (18.18%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Smartphone

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 (31.82%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Project
3 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.55%) Anycast
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Design Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Junior
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
7 1 (4.55%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) REST
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) JSTL
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) Struts
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Phone
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Change Management
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 10 (45.45%) Service Management
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
4 7 (31.82%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Validation
6 4 (18.18%) Change Control
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (18.18%) OO
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) ITSM
7 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
7 3 (13.64%) OOP
7 3 (13.64%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
1 7 (31.82%) MCP
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) HND
3 2 (9.09%) PhD
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Lotus
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) F5
2 2 (9.09%) hybris
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle