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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 72 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.07% 1.59% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £235 £281 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.62% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £306 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
221 126 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.21% 16.73% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 54 82
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.28% -61.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 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 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Agresso
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (16.67%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Informix
4 2 (16.67%) EDI

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) Informix
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Use Case
3 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) ClickSoftware Technologies