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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 103 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 55 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 0.98% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.39% 3.47% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 16
Average daily rate £450 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £307 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £47.39 £39.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.51% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
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
1253 921 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.06% 28.16% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 528 482
Average daily rate £400 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 27 £320 -8.57% 28
Cheshire +3 17 £487 +29.73% 8
Lancashire +3 4 £888 - 7
Merseyside +2 4 £450 +8.28% 9
Cumbria -2 1 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 69 (66.35%) Degree
2 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (39.42%) Web Services
4 35 (33.65%) HTML
5 34 (32.69%) Java
6 33 (31.73%) XML
7 31 (29.81%) JavaScript
8 28 (26.92%) CSS
9 25 (24.04%) ITIL
9 25 (24.04%) HTTP
9 25 (24.04%) JSON
10 23 (22.12%) SOAP
11 22 (21.15%) Subversion
12 21 (20.19%) Web Design
12 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
13 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (19.23%) .NET
13 20 (19.23%) Windows
14 19 (18.27%) Responsive Web Design
15 18 (17.31%) Linux
15 18 (17.31%) Unix
15 18 (17.31%) C#
16 16 (15.38%) ServiceNow
17 15 (14.42%) OO
17 15 (14.42%) TCP/IP
17 15 (14.42%) Finance
18 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
18 14 (13.46%) Middleware
19 13 (12.50%) Oracle
19 13 (12.50%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.77%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) Apache
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.85%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.92%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) Node.js
7 1 (0.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.96%) Magento
1 1 (0.96%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) HTTP
2 15 (14.42%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.54%) SMTP
4 8 (7.69%) Internet
5 7 (6.73%) DNS
5 7 (6.73%) SNMP
5 7 (6.73%) SSL
6 6 (5.77%) ATM
6 6 (5.77%) Ethernet
6 6 (5.77%) ISDN
6 6 (5.77%) VoIP
7 2 (1.92%) Network Security
7 2 (1.92%) SSH
8 1 (0.96%) Firewall
8 1 (0.96%) LAN
8 1 (0.96%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.96%) WebEx
8 1 (0.96%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) DB2
3 7 (6.73%) MySQL
4 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.81%) SQLite
6 4 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.85%) Big Data
6 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.96%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) Subversion
2 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.62%) JIRA
5 8 (7.69%) Hudson
5 8 (7.69%) Selenium
6 7 (6.73%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.77%) Maven
7 6 (5.77%) NUnit
7 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.81%) JUnit
8 5 (4.81%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.85%) Bugzilla
9 4 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.92%) Appium
11 2 (1.92%) gulp
11 2 (1.92%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.96%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Games
3 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (46.15%) Developer
2 15 (14.42%) Architect
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Digital Developer
5 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
6 7 (6.73%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Middleware Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Android Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Junior
10 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (39.42%) Web Services
2 35 (33.65%) HTML
3 33 (31.73%) XML
4 28 (26.92%) CSS
5 25 (24.04%) JSON
6 23 (22.12%) SOAP
7 20 (19.23%) .NET
8 14 (13.46%) Middleware
9 10 (9.62%) HTML5
10 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
10 9 (8.65%) WCF
10 9 (8.65%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (7.69%) jQuery
11 8 (7.69%) XSLT
12 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.73%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (6.73%) REST
13 5 (4.81%) CSS3
13 5 (4.81%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (4.81%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
2 6 (5.77%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.81%) Economics
3 5 (4.81%) Physics
3 5 (4.81%) User Experience
4 4 (3.85%) PMI
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.92%) iPad
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
6 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.92%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.96%) Blog
7 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Windows
2 18 (17.31%) Linux
2 18 (17.31%) Unix
3 7 (6.73%) AIX
3 7 (6.73%) Solaris
4 6 (5.77%) Android
4 6 (5.77%) MVS
5 5 (4.81%) Mac OS X
5 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.04%) ITIL
3 21 (20.19%) Web Design
4 19 (18.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (14.42%) OO
6 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 13 (12.50%) TDD
8 11 (10.58%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (9.62%) RAD
9 10 (9.62%) Scrum
9 10 (9.62%) Workflow
10 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.69%) Data Management
11 8 (7.69%) UML
12 7 (6.73%) OOP
12 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Stress Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Test Scripting
13 6 (5.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.69%) Java
2 31 (29.81%) JavaScript
3 18 (17.31%) C#
4 12 (11.54%) C++
5 11 (10.58%) Python
5 11 (10.58%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.69%) SQL
7 7 (6.73%) PHP
7 7 (6.73%) Ruby
7 7 (6.73%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.77%) XPath
9 5 (4.81%) C
9 5 (4.81%) FQL
9 5 (4.81%) Perl
9 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.81%) VB
9 5 (4.81%) VBA
9 5 (4.81%) VBScript
10 4 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 69 (66.35%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.77%) CCIE
3 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) HND
5 4 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.88%) CCNP
7 2 (1.92%) ISEB
7 2 (1.92%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.96%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) BitLocker
3 4 (3.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.65%) IBM
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco
6 3 (2.88%) HP
6 3 (2.88%) Telerik
7 2 (1.92%) Curam
7 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Adobe
8 1 (0.96%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.96%) OpenText
8 1 (0.96%) SAP
8 1 (0.96%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.96%) Zend
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