The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 18 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 North East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 59 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.76% - 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.91% - 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
128 52 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.57% 17.16% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 46
Average daily rate £274 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +38.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.76 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 18 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
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Job
Vacancies
Durham - 4 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 9
Cleveland - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
3 11 (61.11%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) UML
3 11 (61.11%) Wireless
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) Multithreading
3 11 (61.11%) WPF
3 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
4 9 (50.00%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) R
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) HTML
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.56%) CORBA
7 1 (5.56%) Python

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
1 11 (61.11%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) CORBA
2 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.56%) Sencha Touch
2 1 (5.56%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (5.56%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 11 (61.11%) UML
2 11 (61.11%) Multithreading
2 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Stories
4 1 (5.56%) Android Development
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
3 9 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (16.67%) R
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cognizant
2 1 (5.56%) Sencha