The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Chester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 35 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 0.66% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.94% 3.33% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.13% 19.87% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 6
Average daily rate £350 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
Cheshire

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Chester region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) JSP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Akamai
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) GPEN
4 1 (20.00%) OSCP
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) RHCE
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSP
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) GPEN
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) GSEC
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Akamai
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
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