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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank - 44 27
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 2.38% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 6.54% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £700 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +19.29%
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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
147 153 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.17% 36.43% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 92 26
Average daily rate £450 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.94 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.43 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (75.00%) PhD
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematica
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Research
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) R
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (75.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (75.00%) Mathematica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modeller
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (75.00%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Research
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) PhD
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA