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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 67 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 1.00% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.00% 3.59% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 7
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£438 £340 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +94.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
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
300 223 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.21% 27.84% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 105 90
Average daily rate £440 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +109.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 3 £450 +40.62% 4
Chester +1 2 £388 - 1
Macclesfield -3 1 £500 +25.00%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 (96.43%) Degree
2 10 (35.71%) Ruby
2 10 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
4 8 (28.57%) Heroku
4 8 (28.57%) RESTful
4 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
4 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 8 (28.57%) Statistics
4 8 (28.57%) TDD
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) QA
7 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) CCIE
8 4 (14.29%) CCNP
8 4 (14.29%) COBOL
8 4 (14.29%) MQSeries
8 4 (14.29%) UML
8 4 (14.29%) DB2
8 4 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 4 (14.29%) IBM

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (14.29%) MQSeries
1 4 (14.29%) CICS
2 2 (7.14%) SugarCRM
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.57%) Maximo
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Heroku
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 9 (32.14%) CSS
2 9 (32.14%) HTML5
3 8 (28.57%) RESTful
3 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 4 (14.29%) ISPF
5 2 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.57%) JSON
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) REST
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Statistics
2 4 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) zOS
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) TDD
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Scrum
4 4 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Market Research
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Ruby
2 4 (14.29%) REXX
2 4 (14.29%) COBOL
3 3 (10.71%) Assembly Language
3 3 (10.71%) JCL
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Jython
5 1 (3.57%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) CCIE
3 4 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) GxP
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) yum
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) BMC
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus