The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 38 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.63% 0.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £416 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -12.67%
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
88 121 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.94% 31.68% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 24
Average daily rate £325 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £214 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £11.65 £32.41 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.05% +80.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.59 £11.88 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £51.67 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Southport - 2 £313 - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) Struts
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) RAD
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Pig
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) HDFS
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 2 (33.33%) WinSCP
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (66.67%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (33.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
1 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (33.33%) WATIR
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML5
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
1 4 (66.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) MapReduce
1 4 (66.67%) RAD
1 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) HDFS