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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 65 70 84
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.02% 3.03% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£275 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £151 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £323 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.80%
Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
239 165 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.44% 18.79% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 95 119
Average daily rate £325 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £9.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £13.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Computer Science
West Yorkshire

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 29 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 (52.17%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
4 9 (39.13%) OO
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (26.09%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) C++
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) PHP
7 5 (21.74%) Apache
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Hudson
7 5 (21.74%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
7 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
7 5 (21.74%) RESTful
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
7 5 (21.74%) Symfony
7 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Problem Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (21.74%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
1 4 (17.39%) DVB
1 4 (17.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
1 5 (21.74%) TeamCity
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
1 5 (21.74%) Hudson
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.35%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) CSS
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) .NET
3 5 (21.74%) Symfony
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 5 (21.74%) RESTful
4 4 (17.39%) Backbone.js
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.70%) Java EE
5 2 (8.70%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (17.39%) IPTV
2 4 (17.39%) Physics
2 4 (17.39%) Video on Demand
2 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 4 (17.39%) MPEG
3 2 (8.70%) STB
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) OO
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.35%) Database Security
6 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) C++
4 5 (21.74%) PHP
5 4 (17.39%) C
5 4 (17.39%) Tcl
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Capita
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Sybase
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft