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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 59 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 13 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 1.12% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.64% 4.29% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£400 £510 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +308.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
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
280 210 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.44% 26.18% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 107 83
Average daily rate £400 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £45.40 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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
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 4 March 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 -11 3 £450 -11.76% 3
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) Ruby
2 9 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) HTML5
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) RESTful
4 7 (30.43%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
4 7 (30.43%) Statistics
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Heroku
4 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (17.39%) CRAMM
7 4 (17.39%) Banking
7 4 (17.39%) ISPF
7 4 (17.39%) DB2
7 4 (17.39%) COBOL
7 4 (17.39%) CICS
7 4 (17.39%) REXX
7 4 (17.39%) zOS
7 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) IBM

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (17.39%) CICS
1 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.70%) SugarCRM
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
1 7 (30.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) JasperReports
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
3 4 (17.39%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) IT Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 8 (34.78%) CSS
2 8 (34.78%) HTML5
3 7 (30.43%) RESTful
3 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (17.39%) ISPF
5 3 (13.04%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) Java EE
6 2 (8.70%) JSF
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE
6 2 (8.70%) JDBC
7 1 (4.35%) Swing
7 1 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (4.35%) Spring
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Statistics
2 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) zOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) CRAMM
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Information Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) UML
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Ruby
2 4 (17.39%) COBOL
2 4 (17.39%) REXX
3 3 (13.04%) JCL
3 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) GxP
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.35%) Lotus