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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 40 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.38% 1.30% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 4.17% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £178 £900 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-80.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +56.84%

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
112 120 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.26% 31.25% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 79 81
Median daily rate £400 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £222 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £900 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 9
Median hourly rate £32.00 £42.22 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.20% +91.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £16.93 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £47.33 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 1 £178 - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP