The first 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 16 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 Manchester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 79 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 10 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 0.60% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.56% 2.22% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 15
Average daily rate £365 £331 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% +201.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.38 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
281 270 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.54% 26.97% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 121 132
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.42 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.41 £61.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Computer Science
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 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
Stockport -4 1 - - 3
Altrincham - 1 - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 21 (91.30%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 14 (60.87%) CSS
4 13 (56.52%) Web Services
5 12 (52.17%) jQuery
6 11 (47.83%) HTML5
7 10 (43.48%) Open Source
7 10 (43.48%) Ajax
7 10 (43.48%) XML
7 10 (43.48%) SOAP
7 10 (43.48%) XHTML
7 10 (43.48%) C#
8 9 (39.13%) NHS
8 9 (39.13%) CSS3
9 8 (34.78%) SOA
9 8 (34.78%) XSLT
9 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (34.78%) MVC
10 7 (30.43%) Web Design
10 7 (30.43%) Scrum
10 7 (30.43%) Web 2.0
10 7 (30.43%) XPath
10 7 (30.43%) WSDL
10 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
10 7 (30.43%) Sass
11 6 (26.09%) Axure RP
11 6 (26.09%) Adobe
11 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Server

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Mingle
2 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) RavenDB
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Axure RP
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) UI Developer
3 5 (21.74%) UI Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) CSS
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 12 (52.17%) jQuery
5 11 (47.83%) HTML5
6 10 (43.48%) Ajax
6 10 (43.48%) XML
6 10 (43.48%) SOAP
6 10 (43.48%) XHTML
7 9 (39.13%) CSS3
8 8 (34.78%) XSLT
9 7 (30.43%) WSDL
9 7 (30.43%) Sass
10 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
11 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (13.04%) RESTful
12 2 (8.70%) Regular Expression
12 2 (8.70%) REST
12 2 (8.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Open Source
2 9 (39.13%) NHS
3 7 (30.43%) Web 2.0
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.70%) Graphic Design
6 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SOA
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Web Design
2 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Web Development
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) XPath
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) C++
5 4 (17.39%) PHP
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.35%) SQL
8 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CEH
3 1 (4.35%) GSEC
3 1 (4.35%) CBAP
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) HNC
3 1 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) RHCE
3 1 (4.35%) GPEN
3 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee