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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 104 108 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 38 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.88% 3.23% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 11
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £67.00 £33.69 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.88% +220.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
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
979 744 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.64% 26.69% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 431 322
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 64
Average hourly rate £20.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Manchester -3 20 £338 -10.00% 29
Cheshire +7 13 £400 -21.56% 5
Merseyside -15 1 £416 - 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 58 (76.32%) Degree
2 27 (35.53%) HTML
2 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.58%) XML
4 24 (31.58%) Scrum
5 23 (30.26%) TDD
6 21 (27.63%) Web Services
7 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
9 17 (22.37%) XHTML
9 17 (22.37%) Ajax
9 17 (22.37%) jQuery
10 16 (21.05%) Ruby
10 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 14 (18.42%) Windows
11 14 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (18.42%) RESTful
12 13 (17.11%) XSLT
12 13 (17.11%) .NET
12 13 (17.11%) Java
13 12 (15.79%) C#
13 12 (15.79%) ITIL
13 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
13 12 (15.79%) SOA
13 12 (15.79%) HTML5
13 12 (15.79%) XPath
13 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
14 11 (14.47%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) Apache
2 6 (7.89%) MQSeries
3 5 (6.58%) CICS
3 5 (6.58%) CMS
3 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.58%) Apache Solr
3 5 (6.58%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (6.58%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.63%) SugarCRM
4 2 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (3.95%) Mathematica
4 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.63%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon S3
1 7 (9.21%) Heroku
2 1 (1.32%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.58%) Internet
2 5 (6.58%) HTTP
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 2 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) RavenDB
3 6 (7.89%) MySQL
4 5 (6.58%) Hazelcast
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.58%) DB2
5 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.63%) JasperReports
7 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Maven
3 5 (6.58%) JIRA
3 5 (6.58%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Hudson
6 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.32%) MSTest
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Developer
2 8 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
4 6 (7.89%) Service Manager
4 6 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (6.58%) iOS Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Programmer
5 5 (6.58%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Data Modeller
7 3 (3.95%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (3.95%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) HTML
1 27 (35.53%) CSS
2 24 (31.58%) XML
3 21 (27.63%) Web Services
4 17 (22.37%) Ajax
4 17 (22.37%) XHTML
4 17 (22.37%) jQuery
5 14 (18.42%) RESTful
5 14 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (17.11%) XSLT
6 13 (17.11%) .NET
7 12 (15.79%) HTML5
8 10 (13.16%) CSS3
9 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 8 (10.53%) Spring
10 7 (9.21%) SOAP
10 7 (9.21%) Sass
10 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
10 7 (9.21%) Apache Cordova
11 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Open Source
2 10 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.84%) NHS
4 7 (9.21%) Web 2.0
4 7 (9.21%) Statistics
5 5 (6.58%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
6 4 (5.26%) Linked Data
7 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.95%) Internet of Things
7 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.95%) Clustering
8 2 (2.63%) Interactive TV
8 2 (2.63%) IPTV
8 2 (2.63%) Semantic Web
8 2 (2.63%) MHEG
8 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.63%) Replication
8 2 (2.63%) User Experience
9 1 (1.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.42%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Android
4 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.89%) zOS
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Phone
7 3 (3.95%) UNIX
8 1 (1.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Scrum
3 23 (30.26%) TDD
4 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.79%) ITIL
5 12 (15.79%) SOA
5 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
7 9 (11.84%) MVC
8 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.21%) iOS Development
8 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.21%) Kanban
9 6 (7.89%) CRAMM
9 6 (7.89%) Project Management
9 6 (7.89%) PRINCE
9 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.89%) Workflow
10 5 (6.58%) Service Management
10 5 (6.58%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 16 (21.05%) Ruby
3 13 (17.11%) Java
4 12 (15.79%) C#
4 12 (15.79%) XPath
5 11 (14.47%) SQL
6 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.58%) COBOL
7 5 (6.58%) REXX
8 4 (5.26%) JCL
8 4 (5.26%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.95%) R
9 3 (3.95%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.95%) C
10 2 (2.63%) PHP
10 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.63%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.32%) Scala
11 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (76.32%) Degree
2 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) ISEB
4 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) PhD
6 2 (2.63%) PMP
6 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.32%) CISM
7 1 (1.32%) CISSP
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) GxP
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.63%) Ansible
1 2 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) IBM
3 5 (6.58%) Adobe
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) Lotus
5 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.63%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) CA
6 1 (1.32%) Hyperion