The 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 41 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.92% - 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
Computer Science
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
132 57 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.34% 27.94% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 29 42
Average daily rate £378 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.94% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £156 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £368 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.15% -25.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £12.44 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.53 £34.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
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 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Preston - - - -
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Mathematica
2 3 (42.86%) Operations Research
2 3 (42.86%) R
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) PhD
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 3 (42.86%) Internet of Things
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) B2B
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modeller
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Scala Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Chief Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
1 3 (42.86%) Internet of Things
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Operations Research
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) R
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA