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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 39 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.96% 4.71% 2.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.52% 25.00% 13.64%
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 £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
46 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.74% 18.82% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 12
Average daily rate £300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £84 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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 1 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -5 3 £225 +4.65% 4
Loughborough - - - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Computer Science
East Midlands

Computer Science
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (85.71%) TickIT
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) International Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) UAT Test Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Report Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
1 6 (85.71%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle