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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 78 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 15 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.67% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.63% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£395 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +5.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +53.22%
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
465 304 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.10% 25.33% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 162 119
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
3 7 (35.00%) HTML5
4 6 (30.00%) CSS3
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) Time Management
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) YUI
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) Sun Certification
7 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (15.00%) DOM
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Ant
7 3 (15.00%) JUnit
7 3 (15.00%) J2EE

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Ant
1 3 (15.00%) JUnit
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) HTML
1 7 (35.00%) CSS
1 7 (35.00%) HTML5
2 6 (30.00%) CSS3
2 6 (30.00%) jQuery
3 5 (25.00%) YUI
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) DOM
5 3 (15.00%) JAXB
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
6 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.00%) Middleware
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Time Management
3 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Web Development
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Complex ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Sun
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica