The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 13 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.50% 1.99% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.22% 8.82% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£400 £225 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +53.22%
Computer Science
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 33.75% 22.52% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 12
Average daily rate £313 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £225 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (100.00%) Degree
2 11 (91.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (91.67%) TickIT
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) MS Office
2 11 (91.67%) UML
2 11 (91.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (91.67%) ISO 9001
2 11 (91.67%) V-Model
2 11 (91.67%) Waterfall
3 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (66.67%) Life Science
3 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (58.33%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (58.33%) Web Services
5 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (33.33%) CMDB
6 4 (33.33%) JIRA
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (25.00%) VB
7 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 11 (91.67%) MS Office
1 11 (91.67%) MS Excel
1 11 (91.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) HP Helion
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Release Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Configuration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Life Science
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) UML
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) V-Model
1 11 (91.67%) Waterfall
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Logistics
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) ISO 9001
1 11 (91.67%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP