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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 51 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.58% 2.11% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.30% 12.28% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -2.25%
Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
91 57 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.70% 17.22% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 35
Average daily rate £325 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £18.13 £32.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +60.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £26.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £33.10 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 July 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
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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 - 3 £280 - 17
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) R
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Coach
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Android Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WPF
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) PMI
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 3 (42.86%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) R
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) APMP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) VMware