The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 111 105 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 18 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 3.85% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £246 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.28% -21.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £385 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
717 598 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 22.40% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 278 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 69
Average hourly rate £15.79 £16.84 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.23% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Computer Science
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 7 £350 - 12
Cheshire -3 5 £495 +182.85% 9
Lancashire -10 4 £405 - 6
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 6
Cumbria - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 29 (61.70%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) HTML
3 14 (29.79%) .NET
3 14 (29.79%) ISEB
4 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2
4 13 (27.66%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (27.66%) Supplier Management
4 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (27.66%) APMP
5 12 (25.53%) CSS
6 11 (23.40%) C#
6 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.28%) Internet
7 10 (21.28%) Web Development
8 9 (19.15%) jQuery
8 9 (19.15%) Java
8 9 (19.15%) Information Security
8 9 (19.15%) ITSM
8 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.02%) Project Management
9 8 (17.02%) Web Services
9 8 (17.02%) XML
10 7 (14.89%) SOAP
10 7 (14.89%) Service Management
10 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
11 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
11 6 (12.77%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.38%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) JasperReports
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Integration Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Environment Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Coach
6 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.26%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) HTML
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) jQuery
4 8 (17.02%) Web Services
4 8 (17.02%) XML
5 7 (14.89%) SOAP
6 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.51%) JSP
7 4 (8.51%) HTML5
8 3 (6.38%) JSON
8 3 (6.38%) Ajax
8 3 (6.38%) LAMP
8 3 (6.38%) XSLT
9 2 (4.26%) JDBC
9 2 (4.26%) J2EE
9 2 (4.26%) Spring
9 2 (4.26%) JSF
9 2 (4.26%) XHTML
9 2 (4.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) CESG
3 3 (6.38%) PMI
3 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.38%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 2 (4.26%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.13%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2
1 13 (27.66%) Supplier Management
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Web Development
4 9 (19.15%) ITSM
4 9 (19.15%) Information Security
5 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 7 (14.89%) Service Management
6 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.77%) Time Management
7 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.64%) Information Security Management
8 5 (10.64%) Security Management
9 4 (8.51%) Scrum
9 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
10 3 (6.38%) OWASP
10 3 (6.38%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.40%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.38%) PHP
7 2 (4.26%) XPath
7 2 (4.26%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) C
8 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) Degree
2 14 (29.79%) ISEB
3 13 (27.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (27.66%) ISEB Practitioner
3 13 (27.66%) APMP
4 6 (12.77%) CISA
4 6 (12.77%) CISSP
5 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) PMP
7 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.26%) CEH
9 1 (2.13%) CISM
9 1 (2.13%) GSEC
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.13%) RHCE
9 1 (2.13%) HNC
9 1 (2.13%) HND
9 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) BS7799
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Akamai
3 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe
4 1 (2.13%) McAfee
4 1 (2.13%) Curam
4 1 (2.13%) Brocade
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
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