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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 34 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.84% 0.91% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.32% 2.53% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.78% +46.15%
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
95 158 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.14% 35.99% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 92 28
Average daily rate £375 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £828 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £13.10 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.71 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 3 August 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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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
Blackpool +6 4 £420 +3.70%
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Analytics
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
6 1 (16.67%) JSP
6 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware