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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 64 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.61% 1.30% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.10% 5.00% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
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£425 £510 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +308.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +5.42%
Computer Science
North West

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
314 220 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.62% 26.10% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 98 69
Average daily rate £425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £224 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% +103.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -15 3 £450 -11.76% 4
Knutsford - 2 - - 1
Chester 0 1 £425 - 2
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 12 (48.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 12 (48.00%) Ruby
2 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (44.00%) HTML5
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) CSS
4 10 (40.00%) Heroku
4 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 10 (40.00%) Statistics
4 10 (40.00%) RESTful
4 10 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (40.00%) Amazon S3
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) UML
7 4 (16.00%) DB2
7 4 (16.00%) COBOL
7 4 (16.00%) CICS
7 4 (16.00%) REXX
7 4 (16.00%) zOS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 2 (8.00%) SugarCRM
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (40.00%) Heroku
2 10 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (40.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Network Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Security Assurance Manager
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (44.00%) HTML
2 11 (44.00%) CSS
2 11 (44.00%) HTML5
3 10 (40.00%) RESTful
3 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (16.00%) ISPF
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) zOS
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) TDD
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) UML
3 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Market Research
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Ruby
2 4 (16.00%) COBOL
2 4 (16.00%) REXX
3 3 (12.00%) JCL
3 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) Jython
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) GxP
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus