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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 85 61 32
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -29
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.29% 0.17% 2.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.54% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£318 £110 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+188.63% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +46.15%
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
374 184 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.07% 30.62% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 110 32
Average daily rate £415 £349 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.99% +26.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £183 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.78% -31.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.08 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2015. 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 -24 3 £318 +188.63% 6
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) 3G
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) COBOL
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) VME
4 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) 3G
1 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) VME
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
1 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Server Building
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
2 1 (11.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) AppSense
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle