The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 115 116 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 44 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.00% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.67% 3.68% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 24
Median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £735
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.39 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -32.63%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1198 1006 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.91% 27.06% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 605 488
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £12.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -14 15 £390 -2.50% 13
Lancashire +4 9 £275 -34.52% 2
Manchester -4 8 £360 +24.67% 28
Merseyside - 6 £316 - 2
Cumbria - 4 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 72 (80.90%) Degree
2 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.21%) Java
4 24 (26.97%) ITIL
5 20 (22.47%) Finance
5 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (21.35%) HTML
7 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
8 16 (17.98%) Windows
9 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
9 15 (16.85%) CSS
9 15 (16.85%) Web Services
10 13 (14.61%) Linux
10 13 (14.61%) HTML5
11 12 (13.48%) Project Management
12 11 (12.36%) MVC
12 11 (12.36%) C#
12 11 (12.36%) Subversion
12 11 (12.36%) Scrum
12 11 (12.36%) JSON
13 10 (11.24%) Financial Modelling
13 10 (11.24%) TDD
13 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
13 10 (11.24%) Ruby
13 10 (11.24%) .NET
13 10 (11.24%) XML
13 10 (11.24%) Oracle
13 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
13 10 (11.24%) CSS3

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.25%) Mule
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) HTTP
2 5 (5.62%) Internet
2 5 (5.62%) SMTP
2 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.49%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) Firewall
3 4 (4.49%) SNMP
3 4 (4.49%) SSL
3 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
3 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.37%) PuTTY
4 3 (3.37%) WinSCP
5 2 (2.25%) LDAP
6 1 (1.12%) DVB
6 1 (1.12%) RS-232
6 1 (1.12%) RS-422
6 1 (1.12%) RS-485
6 1 (1.12%) SAN
6 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) DB2
3 4 (4.49%) GIS
3 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.49%) Redis
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.37%) Big Data
4 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Subversion
2 9 (10.11%) JIRA
3 8 (8.99%) Selenium
4 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.74%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.62%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.37%) Ant
8 3 (3.37%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.37%) Grunt
8 3 (3.37%) gulp
8 3 (3.37%) Hudson
8 3 (3.37%) JMeter
8 3 (3.37%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (3.37%) WATIR
9 1 (1.12%) JUnit
9 1 (1.12%) NUnit
9 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Games
2 4 (4.49%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Developer
2 18 (20.22%) Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Architect
3 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
3 5 (5.62%) Java Developer
3 5 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (4.49%) HTML Developer
4 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (4.49%) Security Analyst
4 4 (4.49%) Senior Incident Analyst
4 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow Developer
4 4 (4.49%) Technical Writer
5 3 (3.37%) Agile Developer
5 3 (3.37%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (3.37%) Digital Architect
5 3 (3.37%) Process Analyst
5 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) CSS
2 15 (16.85%) Web Services
3 13 (14.61%) HTML5
4 11 (12.36%) JSON
5 10 (11.24%) .NET
5 10 (11.24%) CSS3
5 10 (11.24%) XML
6 8 (8.99%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.87%) Middleware
7 7 (7.87%) SOAP
8 6 (6.74%) Spring
9 5 (5.62%) jQuery
9 5 (5.62%) Struts
10 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.49%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (4.49%) REST
10 4 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (3.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) Informatics
5 2 (2.25%) Life Science
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
5 2 (2.25%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.12%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.12%) Economics
6 1 (1.12%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.12%) IPTV
6 1 (1.12%) MHEG
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.12%) STB
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Unix
4 4 (4.49%) AIX
4 4 (4.49%) Solaris
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.37%) VME
6 2 (2.25%) Android
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) ITIL
3 12 (13.48%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) MVC
4 11 (12.36%) Scrum
5 10 (11.24%) Financial Modelling
5 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
5 10 (11.24%) TDD
6 8 (8.99%) Open Source
6 8 (8.99%) Web Design
7 7 (7.87%) ITSM
7 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.74%) Functional Testing
8 6 (6.74%) OOP
8 6 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (6.74%) Web Development
8 6 (6.74%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (5.62%) Process Improvement
9 5 (5.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.21%) Java
2 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.36%) C#
4 10 (11.24%) Ruby
5 7 (7.87%) PHP
5 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.74%) C++
6 6 (6.74%) Go
6 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.74%) Python
6 6 (6.74%) SQL
7 4 (4.49%) VB
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) COBOL
8 3 (3.37%) FQL
9 2 (2.25%) XPath
10 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) Delphi
10 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 72 (80.90%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) CFCE
3 4 (4.49%) EnCE
3 4 (4.49%) GCFA
3 4 (4.49%) GCFE
3 4 (4.49%) GIAC
3 4 (4.49%) IIBA
3 4 (4.49%) ISEB
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.25%) CCNP
5 2 (2.25%) MCP
5 2 (2.25%) PhD
6 1 (1.12%) CCIE
6 1 (1.12%) HND
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) Firmware
2 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) HDFS
3 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) EnCase
2 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.12%) OPNET
3 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) ServiceNow
3 7 (7.87%) HP
4 6 (6.74%) VMware
5 5 (5.62%) IBM
6 4 (4.49%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.49%) Rapid7
6 4 (4.49%) Splunk
7 3 (3.37%) FireEye
7 3 (3.37%) Google
8 2 (2.25%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.25%) Lotus
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.25%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.12%) BMC
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix
9 1 (1.12%) NetApp
9 1 (1.12%) OpenTV
9 1 (1.12%) Perforce
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