The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 Lancashire 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 39 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.38% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.35% 2.22% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £700 - £750
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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.38% 21.53% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 22 49
Average daily rate £278 £268 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £179 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £376 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Lancashire region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 10 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 10 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 10 (100.00%) APMP
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) Internet
4 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) ITSM
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 10 (100.00%) Supplier Management
2 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 10 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 10 (100.00%) APMP
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared