The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Leeds 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 67 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.20% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% 1.71% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £110 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -66.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+49.60% -6.61%
Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
234 175 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.65% 19.93% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 105 106
Average daily rate £320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 3
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Computer Science
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Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) OO
5 7 (31.82%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (22.73%) Hudson
7 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (22.73%) Selenium
7 5 (22.73%) Symfony
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
7 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 5 (22.73%) RESTful
7 5 (22.73%) C++
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) PHP
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Apache
7 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) VLAN

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 4 (18.18%) DVB
1 4 (18.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
1 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
1 5 (22.73%) Hudson
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) PHP Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.55%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Symfony
2 5 (22.73%) jQuery
2 5 (22.73%) RESTful
3 4 (18.18%) Backbone.js
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Java EE
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (18.18%) IPTV
2 4 (18.18%) Physics
2 4 (18.18%) Video on Demand
2 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 4 (18.18%) MPEG
3 2 (9.09%) STB
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) OO
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.55%) Database Security
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) C++
4 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) Tcl
5 4 (18.18%) C
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) VB6
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Capita
2 1 (4.55%) Sybase
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft