The 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 35 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.41% 2.03% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 6.49% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +19.29%
Computer Science
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
79 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.64% 31.30% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 13
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £218 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +261.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Jython
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) CMDB
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy