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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 136 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 21 64 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.54% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 5.14% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 37
Median daily rate £140 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £875 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.19 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +201.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +17.18%
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
942 1244 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.98% 29.98% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 674 554
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 53
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.84 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +4 14 £140 -70.83% 11
Manchester -20 4 - - 33
Merseyside -2 2 - - 4
Lancashire -15 1 £178 -77.02% 2
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 36 (66.67%) Degree
2 25 (46.30%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (31.48%) ITIL
3 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.07%) Service Management
4 13 (24.07%) Problem Management
5 12 (22.22%) Change Management
6 11 (20.37%) Java
7 10 (18.52%) Project Management
8 9 (16.67%) C#
8 9 (16.67%) .NET
8 9 (16.67%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) MS Office
8 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
9 8 (14.81%) Trend Analysis
9 8 (14.81%) MCP
9 8 (14.81%) Lotus
9 8 (14.81%) IBM Notes
9 8 (14.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (14.81%) Validation
10 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
10 7 (12.96%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
11 6 (11.11%) TDD
11 6 (11.11%) Network Design
11 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
11 6 (11.11%) ITSM
11 6 (11.11%) Management Information System

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 8 (14.81%) IBM Notes
2 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.70%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.70%) JBoss
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.85%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Office
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (9.26%) MS Project
5 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.85%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Google Play
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.85%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) DNS
1 4 (7.41%) LAN
1 4 (7.41%) WAN
2 3 (5.56%) BIG-IP
2 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (3.70%) SMTP
3 2 (3.70%) SNMP
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.85%) Wireless
4 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) GIS
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.85%) QlikView
3 1 (1.85%) Redis
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Moq
1 3 (5.56%) NUnit
1 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Android Studio
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.85%) Grunt
3 1 (1.85%) gulp
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.26%) Banking
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Design Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Junior
6 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Junior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) Middleware
3 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) J2EE
3 4 (7.41%) Web Services
3 4 (7.41%) XML
4 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.56%) CSS
4 3 (5.56%) LINQ
4 3 (5.56%) REST
4 3 (5.56%) WCF
4 3 (5.56%) WinForms
4 3 (5.56%) WPF
5 2 (3.70%) CSS3
5 2 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.70%) jQuery
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (3.70%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) Struts
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Mathematics
3 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.41%) Mobile Games
4 4 (7.41%) Smartphone
5 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.56%) Physics
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.85%) Economics
7 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.85%) Informatics
7 1 (1.85%) Life Science
7 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.85%) RIA
7 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Phone
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) AIX
5 2 (3.70%) Android
5 2 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Problem Management
2 13 (24.07%) Service Management
3 12 (22.22%) Change Management
4 10 (18.52%) Project Management
5 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 8 (14.81%) Trend Analysis
6 8 (14.81%) Validation
7 6 (11.11%) ITSM
7 6 (11.11%) Network Design
7 6 (11.11%) TDD
8 4 (7.41%) Change Control
8 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.41%) UML
8 4 (7.41%) User Stories
9 3 (5.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) Jython
5 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) MCP
3 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) CFCE
5 1 (1.85%) CISSP
5 1 (1.85%) EnCE
5 1 (1.85%) GCFA
5 1 (1.85%) GCFE
5 1 (1.85%) GIAC
5 1 (1.85%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.85%) EnCase
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Lotus
3 3 (5.56%) F5
3 3 (5.56%) Google
3 3 (5.56%) HP
3 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Dell
4 2 (3.70%) EMC
4 2 (3.70%) hybris
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.85%) FireEye
5 1 (1.85%) Northgate
5 1 (1.85%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
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