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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% 1.55% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 4.35% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.72 £33.78
% change year-on-year
-29.49% +17.58%
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
118 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 37.94% 35.57% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 72 31
Median daily rate £388 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £855 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +127.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £30.19 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £30.19 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) GIAC
3 4 (50.00%) GCFA
3 4 (50.00%) GIS
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
3 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (50.00%) EnCE
3 4 (50.00%) Splunk
3 4 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 4 (50.00%) CFCE
3 4 (50.00%) Rapid7
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (50.00%) GCFE
3 4 (50.00%) EnCase
3 4 (50.00%) tcpdump
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) PuTTY
4 3 (37.50%) WinSCP
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) WATIR
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (37.50%) PuTTY
2 3 (37.50%) WinSCP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) GIS
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Ant
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (37.50%) WATIR
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
2 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) CFCE
2 4 (50.00%) EnCE
2 4 (50.00%) GCFA
2 4 (50.00%) GCFE
2 4 (50.00%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) EnCase
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Rapid7
1 4 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) IBM