The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 67 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 18 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 1.36% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.22% 5.49% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 11
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£350 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%
Computer Science
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
345 273 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.50% 24.71% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 163 147
Average daily rate £338 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 20
Average hourly rate £11.22 £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.13% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £8.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Salford - 6 £350 -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 4
Rochdale - - - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 26 (63.41%) Degree
2 23 (56.10%) XML
3 22 (53.66%) HTML
3 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
4 21 (51.22%) CSS
5 20 (48.78%) XHTML
6 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (46.34%) Scrum
7 17 (41.46%) Ajax
8 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
8 16 (39.02%) Web Services
8 16 (39.02%) XSLT
9 15 (36.59%) jQuery
9 15 (36.59%) XPath
10 13 (31.71%) TDD
10 13 (31.71%) Windows
11 12 (29.27%) Java
11 12 (29.27%) C#
11 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
12 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
12 11 (26.83%) .NET
12 11 (26.83%) Android
12 11 (26.83%) Open Source
13 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
13 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
13 10 (24.39%) Linux
13 10 (24.39%) SOA
14 9 (21.95%) NHS
14 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
14 9 (21.95%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (19.51%) Tomcat
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.63%) Apache
3 5 (12.20%) Apache Solr
3 5 (12.20%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (12.20%) Apache Spark
3 5 (12.20%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) Hazelcast
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) RavenDB
4 5 (12.20%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
2 8 (19.51%) Maven
3 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.20%) Axure RP
4 3 (7.32%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Agile .NET Developer
4 5 (12.20%) iOS Developer
5 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.32%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.44%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) XML
2 22 (53.66%) HTML
3 21 (51.22%) CSS
4 20 (48.78%) XHTML
5 17 (41.46%) Ajax
6 16 (39.02%) Web Services
6 16 (39.02%) XSLT
7 15 (36.59%) jQuery
8 11 (26.83%) .NET
9 9 (21.95%) CSS3
10 8 (19.51%) Servlets
10 8 (19.51%) DOM
10 8 (19.51%) J2SE
10 8 (19.51%) JMS
10 8 (19.51%) Spring
10 8 (19.51%) Grails
10 8 (19.51%) XML Schema
10 8 (19.51%) SAX
10 8 (19.51%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (17.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Open Source
2 9 (21.95%) NHS
3 7 (17.07%) Web 2.0
4 4 (9.76%) Linked Data
5 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.32%) Animation
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.88%) Replication
6 2 (4.88%) Semantic Web
7 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
7 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Android
3 10 (24.39%) Linux
4 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.88%) UNIX
8 1 (2.44%) zOS
8 1 (2.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Scrum
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
3 13 (31.71%) TDD
4 10 (24.39%) SOA
4 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
5 9 (21.95%) MVC
6 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.07%) iOS Development
8 6 (14.63%) ITIL
8 6 (14.63%) Workflow
9 4 (9.76%) Kanban
10 3 (7.32%) Web Development
10 3 (7.32%) PRINCE
10 3 (7.32%) Project Management
10 3 (7.32%) OOP
10 3 (7.32%) OO
10 3 (7.32%) BDD
10 3 (7.32%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
2 15 (36.59%) XPath
3 12 (29.27%) C#
3 12 (29.27%) Java
4 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
4 6 (14.63%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) Scala
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.88%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
3 5 (12.20%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) IBM