The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 58 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 1.43% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 6.59% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£495 £175 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+182.85% -43.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
182 167 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.84% 21.77% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 61 87
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £427 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Computer Science
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £495 - 4
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) CISA
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) BS7799
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security Management
4 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) OWASP
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) Akamai
5 3 (21.43%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 3 (21.43%) LAMP
5 3 (21.43%) CESG
5 3 (21.43%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) JSP
5 3 (21.43%) DNS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) JasperReports
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Author
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) LAMP
2 3 (21.43%) JSP
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) JDBC
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Java EE
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) JSF
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) OWASP
4 3 (21.43%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) CISA
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) GPEN
3 1 (7.14%) OSCP
3 1 (7.14%) GSEC
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) RHCE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) BS7799
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Akamai
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee