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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 57 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 0.63% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.57% 2.29% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £495 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.26% +182.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £339 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £509 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +46.15%
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
251 218 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.66% 27.42% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 116 86
Average daily rate £413 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £211 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £509 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £14.15 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 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 30 July 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
Knutsford - 10 £365 -
Warrington -5 3 £625 +26.26% 1
Chester - 2 £350 - 2
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (94.44%) Degree
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (30.56%) TDD
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Ruby
5 8 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (22.22%) RESTful
5 8 (22.22%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) CSS
6 7 (19.44%) Python
6 7 (19.44%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (19.44%) Amazon S3
6 7 (19.44%) HTML5
6 7 (19.44%) Heroku
6 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
6 7 (19.44%) Statistics
7 5 (13.89%) Banking
7 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
7 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
7 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 5 (13.89%) Java
7 5 (13.89%) Perl
7 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (11.11%) CLIST
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 4 (11.11%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) SugarCRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.78%) Maximo
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (19.44%) Heroku
2 7 (19.44%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (19.44%) Amazon S3
3 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) Hudson
2 4 (11.11%) Maven
3 3 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Architect
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Programmer
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Network Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) SAS Programmer
8 1 (2.78%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Maximo Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
1 8 (22.22%) CSS
1 8 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
1 8 (22.22%) RESTful
2 7 (19.44%) HTML5
2 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (11.11%) ISPF
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Statistics
2 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) zOS
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Information Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) UML
6 3 (8.33%) Code Coverage
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL
7 2 (5.56%) Service Management
7 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.56%) Web Development
7 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Ruby
2 7 (19.44%) Python
3 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) COBOL
4 4 (11.11%) Groovy
4 4 (11.11%) REXX
4 4 (11.11%) CLIST
5 3 (8.33%) JCL
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.33%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 34 (94.44%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) CCIE
2 4 (11.11%) CCNP
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) CFEngine
2 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) BMC
4 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow