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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / North West
Rank 112 105 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 25 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.43% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.18% 4.46% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 38 24
Median daily rate £313 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £47.39 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +74.27%

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
785 1233 965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.26% 32.15% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 717 539
Median daily rate £400 £385 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 44
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +2 16 £369 -1.66% 28
Cheshire +24 6 £163 -66.35% 15
Merseyside -1 3 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 28 (62.22%) Degree
2 18 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (35.56%) .NET
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Change Management
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
6 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
7 12 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
8 11 (24.44%) MVC
9 10 (22.22%) MS Office
9 10 (22.22%) C#
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (20.00%) OO
10 9 (20.00%) Service Management
10 9 (20.00%) REST
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) OOP
11 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
11 8 (17.78%) HTML
12 7 (15.56%) Java
12 7 (15.56%) MCP
12 7 (15.56%) SOA
12 7 (15.56%) IBM Notes
12 7 (15.56%) Lotus
12 7 (15.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 7 (15.56%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.22%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.67%) MS Project
4 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Anycast
3 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) SMTP
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) NUnit
2 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Junior
6 3 (6.67%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) REST
2 9 (20.00%) Web Services
3 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (17.78%) HTML
4 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (11.11%) J2EE
5 5 (11.11%) WCF
5 5 (11.11%) WPF
6 4 (8.89%) Middleware
6 4 (8.89%) WinForms
7 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.44%) JSTL
8 2 (4.44%) Node.js
8 2 (4.44%) SOAP
8 2 (4.44%) Spring
8 2 (4.44%) Struts
8 2 (4.44%) XML
9 1 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.67%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) IPTV
5 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) PMI
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Change Management
3 12 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 11 (24.44%) ITIL
4 11 (24.44%) MVC
4 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.00%) OO
5 9 (20.00%) Service Management
6 8 (17.78%) OOP
6 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
7 7 (15.56%) Project Management
7 7 (15.56%) SOA
7 7 (15.56%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) Microservices
8 5 (11.11%) OOD
8 5 (11.11%) TDD
8 5 (11.11%) UML
8 5 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Jython
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) MCP
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) HND
4 2 (4.44%) PhD
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) logstash
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Lotus
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Dell
4 3 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (4.44%) hybris
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Northgate
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Splunk
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