The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 April 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 Leicestershire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 43 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.12% 2.26% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 15.15% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £138
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
71 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 19.94% 14.93% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 8
Average daily rate £265 £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £239 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £423 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.45 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
East Midlands

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -11 3 - - 2
Loughborough - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Computer Science
East Midlands

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (75.00%) UNIX
3 6 (75.00%) TickIT
3 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) International Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (12.50%) International Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) UAT Test Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) UAT Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) TickIT
1 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) VMware