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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 54 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 26 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.90% 0.27% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 1.32% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
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
311 227 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.73% 20.18% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 112 69
Average daily rate £400 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.37 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% +19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £12.07 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.87 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 38 (92.68%) Degree
2 22 (53.66%) Java
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) Linux
4 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
4 13 (31.71%) PHP
4 13 (31.71%) Banking
4 13 (31.71%) Big Data
5 12 (29.27%) HTML5
5 12 (29.27%) jQuery
5 12 (29.27%) Security Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Perl
5 12 (29.27%) HTML
5 12 (29.27%) Python
5 12 (29.27%) UNIX
6 11 (26.83%) CSS
6 11 (26.83%) C++
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
6 11 (26.83%) CSS3
7 10 (24.39%) Time Management
7 10 (24.39%) YUI
7 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (21.95%) Product Management
9 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.07%) Web Services
10 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
10 7 (17.07%) Web Development
11 6 (14.63%) TDD
11 6 (14.63%) Sun

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (7.32%) Jetty
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) Big Data
2 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Ant
1 6 (14.63%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 13 (31.71%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Java Developer
3 10 (24.39%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) HTML5
1 12 (29.27%) jQuery
1 12 (29.27%) HTML
2 11 (26.83%) CSS
2 11 (26.83%) CSS3
3 10 (24.39%) YUI
4 7 (17.07%) Web Services
5 6 (14.63%) J2EE
6 3 (7.32%) XML
6 3 (7.32%) Apache CXF
6 3 (7.32%) Guava
6 3 (7.32%) JPA
6 3 (7.32%) Guice
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.88%) WCF
7 2 (4.88%) DOM
7 2 (4.88%) JAXB
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 12 (29.27%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Security Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Time Management
4 9 (21.95%) Product Management
5 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.07%) Web Development
7 6 (14.63%) TDD
7 6 (14.63%) Information Security
8 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Migration
10 2 (4.88%) ETL
11 1 (2.44%) OOD
11 1 (2.44%) SOA
11 1 (2.44%) UML
11 1 (2.44%) OO
11 1 (2.44%) Scrum
11 1 (2.44%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) PHP
3 12 (29.27%) Perl
3 12 (29.27%) Python
4 11 (26.83%) C++
4 11 (26.83%) SQL
5 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (92.68%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Sun
2 1 (2.44%) Dell
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) HubSpot
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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