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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 67 71 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 21 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.46% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.31% 2.33% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
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£415 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -
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 £32.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -40.00%
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
333 301 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.11% 25.00% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 138 102
Average daily rate £400 £378 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.53 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £17.50 £11.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -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 27 November 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 27 November 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 26 (86.67%) Degree
2 17 (56.67%) Java
3 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Banking
4 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Perl
4 12 (40.00%) PHP
4 12 (40.00%) Python
4 12 (40.00%) Big Data
5 11 (36.67%) C++
6 10 (33.33%) UNIX
6 10 (33.33%) Linux
7 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) jQuery
8 8 (26.67%) HTML
8 8 (26.67%) CSS
8 8 (26.67%) CSS3
8 8 (26.67%) HTML5
9 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (23.33%) Product Management
9 7 (23.33%) YUI
9 7 (23.33%) Time Management
10 6 (20.00%) Information Security
10 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 4 (13.33%) Retail
12 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Selenium
12 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (10.00%) Jetty
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) TeamSite
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 14 (46.67%) Banking
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) UAT Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Junior Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Junior
4 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) jQuery
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 8 (26.67%) CSS
2 8 (26.67%) CSS3
2 8 (26.67%) HTML5
3 7 (23.33%) YUI
4 3 (10.00%) Guice
4 3 (10.00%) Apache CXF
4 3 (10.00%) Guava
4 3 (10.00%) JPA
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) JSP
6 1 (3.33%) DOM
6 1 (3.33%) XSL
6 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) UNIX
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Product Management
3 7 (23.33%) Time Management
4 6 (20.00%) Information Security
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
7 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Android Development
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.33%) Data Security
7 1 (3.33%) Security Management
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) Perl
2 12 (40.00%) PHP
2 12 (40.00%) Python
3 11 (36.67%) C++
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) HNC
2 4 (13.33%) HND
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) HP