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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 59 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 1.08% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.19% 4.57% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£513 £259 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.06% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £128 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
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
215 197 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.94% 23.73% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 104
Average daily rate £460 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.44 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 4 £513 +70.83% 3
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 7 (38.89%) CISA
3 7 (38.89%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) BS7799
4 6 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 6 (33.33%) Security Management
4 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (27.78%) TOGAF
5 5 (27.78%) CESG
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Protective Monitoring
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) J2EE
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) Spring
7 3 (16.67%) JSF
7 3 (16.67%) JasperReports
7 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (16.67%) Java EE
7 3 (16.67%) Subversion
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) JasperReports
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Security Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Information Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Technical Author
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) J2EE
2 4 (22.22%) Spring
3 3 (16.67%) JSF
3 3 (16.67%) Java EE
3 3 (16.67%) LAMP
3 3 (16.67%) JDBC
3 3 (16.67%) JSP
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
5 1 (5.56%) MyBatis
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (27.78%) CESG
3 3 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 6 (33.33%) Security Management
3 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (27.78%) TOGAF
4 5 (27.78%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) OWASP
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISA
1 7 (38.89%) CISSP
2 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) GSEC
4 1 (5.56%) GPEN
4 1 (5.56%) OSCP
4 1 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) RHCE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) BS7799
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Akamai
2 3 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee