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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 76 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.82% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.07% 3.82% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £235 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -24.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.44% +3.03%
Computer Science
Scotland

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
290 262 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.01% 21.46% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 119 64
Average daily rate £375 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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
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 27 March 2015, 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 33 (91.67%) Degree
2 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) Linux
4 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 13 (36.11%) Banking
5 12 (33.33%) HTML
5 12 (33.33%) jQuery
5 12 (33.33%) HTML5
6 11 (30.56%) CSS3
6 11 (30.56%) CSS
6 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.78%) YUI
7 10 (27.78%) Time Management
8 9 (25.00%) Big Data
8 9 (25.00%) PHP
9 8 (22.22%) Perl
9 8 (22.22%) Python
9 8 (22.22%) UNIX
9 8 (22.22%) Security Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Web Development
10 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) C++
11 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
11 6 (16.67%) Ant
11 6 (16.67%) JUnit
11 6 (16.67%) J2EE
11 6 (16.67%) Sun

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (8.33%) Jetty
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Big Data
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Ant
1 6 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 13 (36.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
1 12 (33.33%) jQuery
1 12 (33.33%) HTML5
2 11 (30.56%) CSS3
2 11 (30.56%) CSS
3 10 (27.78%) YUI
4 7 (19.44%) Web Services
5 6 (16.67%) J2EE
6 3 (8.33%) XML
6 3 (8.33%) Guava
6 3 (8.33%) JPA
6 3 (8.33%) Guice
6 3 (8.33%) Apache CXF
7 2 (5.56%) DOM
7 2 (5.56%) .NET
7 2 (5.56%) WCF
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) JAXB
8 1 (2.78%) Ajax
8 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Time Management
3 8 (22.22%) Security Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Web Development
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Product Management
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.33%) Information Security
8 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.56%) ETL
9 2 (5.56%) Migration
9 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Test Management
10 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
10 1 (2.78%) Fund Accounting
10 1 (2.78%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) PHP
5 8 (22.22%) Python
5 8 (22.22%) Perl
6 7 (19.44%) C++
7 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (91.67%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Sun
2 1 (2.78%) Dell
2 1 (2.78%) HubSpot
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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