The 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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 74 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.64% 0.16% 3.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 0.51% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £355 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+69.91% +4.80%
Computer Science
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
300 196 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.15% 31.51% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 94 87
Average daily rate £375 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 25
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -56.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £9.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £15.00 £88.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 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
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £355 - 11
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) GPFS
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Programmer
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Operations
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Technical Operations
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) Flash
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (20.00%) HACMP
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) GPFS
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) SAP