The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 57 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 30 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.06% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.47% 2.58% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 0
Average daily rate
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£403 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -44.00%
Computer Science
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
354 271 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.35% 22.34% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 132 85
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £19.10 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Edinburgh region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 36 (92.31%) Degree
2 22 (56.41%) Java
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (38.46%) Linux
5 14 (35.90%) Banking
6 13 (33.33%) Big Data
6 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 13 (33.33%) PHP
7 12 (30.77%) Perl
7 12 (30.77%) HTML
7 12 (30.77%) Python
7 12 (30.77%) HTML5
7 12 (30.77%) jQuery
7 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
8 11 (28.21%) CSS3
8 11 (28.21%) CSS
8 11 (28.21%) C++
9 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 10 (25.64%) UNIX
10 9 (23.08%) Time Management
10 9 (23.08%) YUI
11 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
11 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
12 7 (17.95%) Product Management
12 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
13 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
13 6 (15.38%) Information Security
13 6 (15.38%) Web Services

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) TeamSite
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) Big Data
2 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Ant
1 5 (12.82%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Xcode
3 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (35.90%) Banking
2 7 (17.95%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.13%) UAT Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Junior
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) HTML
1 12 (30.77%) HTML5
1 12 (30.77%) jQuery
2 11 (28.21%) CSS3
2 11 (28.21%) CSS
3 9 (23.08%) YUI
4 6 (15.38%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) J2EE
6 3 (7.69%) .NET
6 3 (7.69%) Apache CXF
6 3 (7.69%) Guice
6 3 (7.69%) JPA
6 3 (7.69%) Guava
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.13%) WCF
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.56%) JSP
8 1 (2.56%) SOAP
8 1 (2.56%) XML
8 1 (2.56%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Security Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Time Management
4 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) Product Management
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) Information Security
7 5 (12.82%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.13%) Android Development
9 2 (5.13%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.13%) ETL
9 2 (5.13%) Migration
9 2 (5.13%) OO
10 1 (2.56%) UML
10 1 (2.56%) OOD
10 1 (2.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) PHP
3 12 (30.77%) Perl
3 12 (30.77%) Python
4 11 (28.21%) C++
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (92.31%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Sun Certification
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Sun
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) HP
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