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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 73 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.11% 0.87% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 3.70% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £455 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +73.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.38% -40.00%
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
354 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.64% 23.41% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 32 38
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £236 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £12.45 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.60 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 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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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 -41 1 - - 4
Teesside - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (50.00%) GPFS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) HACMP
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WF
1 1 (50.00%) AppFabric
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) HACMP
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) GPFS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat