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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 29 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.01% 1.05% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.82% 4.76% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £215 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -28.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -59.21%
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
34 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 22.82% 22.11% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 11
Average daily rate £300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £94 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £408 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -46.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) TickIT
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) UAT Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (100.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft