The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 73 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.86% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.31% 1.21% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£450 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
207 165 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.21% 16.13% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 74 58
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £34.10 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Computer Science
Scotland

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 18 (90.00%) Degree
2 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Banking
4 6 (30.00%) Agresso
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Retail
6 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 4 (20.00%) HNC
6 4 (20.00%) HND
6 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) CSS3
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) HP
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (10.00%) NHibernate
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) ITSM
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (10.00%) PMP

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (5.00%) TeamSite
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Informix
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Junior
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 4 (20.00%) UAT Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Trainer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) EDI
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) YUI
4 1 (5.00%) JSF
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) DOM
4 1 (5.00%) XSL
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) Dojo
4 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) CAE
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITSM
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) HNC
2 4 (20.00%) HND
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView
1 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies