The 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 22 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.23% 1.03% 3.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.79% 3.66% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 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 £39.72 £47.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +49.60%
Computer Science
East Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
96 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 31.48% 28.28% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 27
Average daily rate £313 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £139 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £15.70 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £36.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015. 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 +16 14 £400 +77.77% 6
Computer Science
East Midlands

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Degree
2 18 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) V-Model
2 18 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 18 (75.00%) MS Office
2 18 (75.00%) UML
2 18 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 18 (75.00%) TickIT
3 15 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (45.83%) Web Services
4 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
4 11 (45.83%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (37.50%) Life Science
6 9 (37.50%) Logistics
6 9 (37.50%) Manufacturing
7 7 (29.17%) JIRA
7 7 (29.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (25.00%) CMDB
8 6 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 18 (75.00%) MS Office
1 18 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 18 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SMS
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (29.17%) JIRA
2 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineer
1 10 (41.67%) Lead Software Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Release Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Configuration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
1 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
1 11 (45.83%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) jQuery
2 5 (20.83%) HTML5
2 5 (20.83%) CSS3
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) Life Science
3 6 (25.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) UML
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (75.00%) V-Model
1 18 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 9 (37.50%) Logistics
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Supplier Management
6 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (75.00%) ISO 9001
1 18 (75.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Adobe
2 5 (20.83%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) HP