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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 71 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 20 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.90% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.94% 3.58% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
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£338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £302 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.38 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +113.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.61% +3.03%
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
405 307 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.45% 25.16% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 190 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 7 £350 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 3
Sale - - - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (79.07%) Degree
2 21 (48.84%) XML
3 20 (46.51%) Scrum
3 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) CSS
4 19 (44.19%) HTML
4 19 (44.19%) Web Services
5 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
6 17 (39.53%) XHTML
6 17 (39.53%) Ajax
7 16 (37.21%) jQuery
8 15 (34.88%) TDD
9 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
10 13 (30.23%) XSLT
10 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
11 12 (27.91%) Windows
11 12 (27.91%) .NET
11 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
11 12 (27.91%) XPath
11 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
12 11 (25.58%) Open Source
12 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
12 11 (25.58%) C#
13 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
13 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
13 10 (23.26%) SOA
14 9 (20.93%) NHS
14 9 (20.93%) CSS3
15 8 (18.60%) Android
15 8 (18.60%) MVC

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (16.28%) Apache
2 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Solr
2 5 (11.63%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
2 5 (11.63%) CMS
3 2 (4.65%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.33%) CICS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) RavenDB
3 6 (13.95%) MySQL
4 5 (11.63%) Hazelcast
5 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.63%) Axure RP
3 5 (11.63%) Maven
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.33%) Hudson
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Agile .NET Developer
4 5 (11.63%) iOS Developer
5 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.65%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.33%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) XML
2 19 (44.19%) Web Services
2 19 (44.19%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) CSS
3 17 (39.53%) XHTML
3 17 (39.53%) Ajax
4 16 (37.21%) jQuery
5 13 (30.23%) XSLT
6 12 (27.91%) .NET
7 9 (20.93%) CSS3
8 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
9 7 (16.28%) SOAP
9 7 (16.28%) RESTful
9 7 (16.28%) Sass
9 7 (16.28%) Apache Cordova
10 6 (13.95%) Spring
10 6 (13.95%) LINQ
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (11.63%) DOM
11 5 (11.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Open Source
2 9 (20.93%) NHS
3 7 (16.28%) Web 2.0
4 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
5 4 (9.30%) Linked Data
6 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.65%) Semantic Web
6 2 (4.65%) Replication
7 1 (2.33%) Interactive TV
7 1 (2.33%) IPTV
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) MHEG
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Android
3 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.65%) zOS
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 1 (2.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Scrum
1 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) TDD
3 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
4 12 (27.91%) Mentoring
5 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
5 10 (23.26%) SOA
6 8 (18.60%) MVC
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.28%) Kanban
7 7 (16.28%) iOS Development
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) Workflow
9 5 (11.63%) PRINCE
9 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 5 (11.63%) Coaching
9 5 (11.63%) BDD
9 5 (11.63%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (6.98%) Web Development
11 2 (4.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.91%) XPath
3 11 (25.58%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) Java
5 6 (13.95%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
6 5 (11.63%) SQL
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.65%) SPARQL
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) COBOL
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.33%) REXX
8 1 (2.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 34 (79.07%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) PMP
2 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
1 2 (4.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) OpenTV
4 1 (2.33%) CA
4 1 (2.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.33%) Lotus