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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 84 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 3.14% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £235 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.57% -24.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.22 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% +13.63%
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
321 287 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.84% 23.33% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 153 77
Average daily rate £363 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 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 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (46.15%) HTML
2 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 12 (46.15%) jQuery
2 12 (46.15%) HTML5
3 11 (42.31%) CSS3
3 11 (42.31%) CSS
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (38.46%) Time Management
5 9 (34.62%) Banking
5 9 (34.62%) YUI
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) Web Services
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
7 7 (26.92%) Web Development
8 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
8 6 (23.08%) J2EE
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Ant
8 6 (23.08%) JUnit
8 6 (23.08%) TDD
8 6 (23.08%) Sun
8 6 (23.08%) Sun Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Internet
10 4 (15.38%) XML
11 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Ant
1 6 (23.08%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) HTML
1 12 (46.15%) jQuery
1 12 (46.15%) HTML5
2 11 (42.31%) CSS3
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
3 9 (34.62%) YUI
4 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) J2EE
6 4 (15.38%) XML
7 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.69%) DOM
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.69%) JAXB
8 2 (7.69%) Ajax
9 1 (3.85%) NHibernate
9 1 (3.85%) SOAP
9 1 (3.85%) JSON
9 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (38.46%) Time Management
2 7 (26.92%) Web Development
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
6 1 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Machine Learning
6 1 (3.85%) Android Development
6 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Sun
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik
3 1 (3.85%) HubSpot