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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 69 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.18% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£418 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.77% -6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+117.90% -59.21%
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
275 279 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.07% 24.43% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 133 96
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £226 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Average hourly rate £14.39 £17.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £29.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) PHP
5 4 (25.00%) HNC
5 4 (25.00%) HND
5 4 (25.00%) UNIX
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Product Management
5 4 (25.00%) Big Data
6 3 (18.75%) CSS3
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 2 (12.50%) ITSM

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (6.25%) TeamSite
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Junior Tester
2 4 (25.00%) UAT Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Junior
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
1 3 (18.75%) CSS3
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) YUI
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) DOM
3 1 (6.25%) XSL
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) JSF
3 1 (6.25%) Java EE
3 1 (6.25%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Product Management
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) CAE
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (6.25%) Android Development
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) HNC
2 4 (25.00%) HND
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) PMP
3 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OpenView
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
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