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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 62 73 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.38% 0.32% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 1.62% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£385 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.61% +3.03%
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
298 247 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.66% 20.05% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 61
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.44% +16.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 February 2015.

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 February 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 37 (92.50%) Degree
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) Linux
4 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 13 (32.50%) PHP
4 13 (32.50%) Banking
4 13 (32.50%) Big Data
5 12 (30.00%) HTML5
5 12 (30.00%) jQuery
5 12 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Perl
5 12 (30.00%) HTML
5 12 (30.00%) Python
5 12 (30.00%) UNIX
6 11 (27.50%) CSS
6 11 (27.50%) C++
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) CSS3
7 10 (25.00%) YUI
7 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (25.00%) Time Management
8 9 (22.50%) Product Management
9 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.50%) Web Services
10 7 (17.50%) Web Development
10 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
11 6 (15.00%) Sun
11 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (7.50%) Jetty
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Big Data
2 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Ant
1 6 (15.00%) JUnit
2 4 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 13 (32.50%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (72.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) HTML
1 12 (30.00%) jQuery
1 12 (30.00%) HTML5
2 11 (27.50%) CSS3
2 11 (27.50%) CSS
3 10 (25.00%) YUI
4 7 (17.50%) Web Services
5 6 (15.00%) J2EE
6 3 (7.50%) XML
6 3 (7.50%) Guava
6 3 (7.50%) JPA
6 3 (7.50%) Guice
6 3 (7.50%) Apache CXF
7 2 (5.00%) DOM
7 2 (5.00%) .NET
7 2 (5.00%) WCF
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.00%) JAXB
8 1 (2.50%) Ajax
8 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Time Management
4 9 (22.50%) Product Management
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.50%) Web Development
7 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security
8 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.00%) ETL
10 2 (5.00%) Migration
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Test Management
11 1 (2.50%) Investment Management
11 1 (2.50%) Fund Accounting
11 1 (2.50%) Software Architecture
11 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
2 13 (32.50%) PHP
3 12 (30.00%) Python
3 12 (30.00%) Perl
4 11 (27.50%) C++
4 11 (27.50%) SQL
5 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (92.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Sun
2 1 (2.50%) Dell
2 1 (2.50%) HubSpot
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft