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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 116 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 35 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.63% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.36% 2.07% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 13
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£365 £375 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +72.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £507 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.78% +46.15%
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
1042 916 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 30.27% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 477 366
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 47
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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
Cheshire +7 19 £365 -26.26% 10
Manchester -7 9 £285 -18.57% 23
Lancashire +12 6 £420 +3.70% 5
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 66 (95.65%) Degree
2 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.88%) TDD
4 16 (23.19%) Software Engineering
5 15 (21.74%) Scrum
5 15 (21.74%) Java
6 14 (20.29%) HTML
7 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.39%) CSS
8 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (15.94%) Windows
9 11 (15.94%) Web Services
9 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
10 10 (14.49%) RESTful
10 10 (14.49%) HTML5
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
11 9 (13.04%) Ruby
11 9 (13.04%) QA
11 9 (13.04%) Python
11 9 (13.04%) Project Management
11 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
12 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
12 8 (11.59%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (10.14%) Statistics
13 7 (10.14%) Heroku
13 7 (10.14%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (10.14%) Amazon S3

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (7.25%) MQSeries
1 5 (7.25%) CICS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.45%) Maximo
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) Heroku
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) OpenScape
3 1 (1.45%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) DB2
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Hudson
4 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.80%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.80%) Maven
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
7 1 (1.45%) Selenium
7 1 (1.45%) MorphX
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.45%) MSTest
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Architect
1 18 (26.09%) Developer
2 7 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (8.70%) Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Technical Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Integration Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) HTML
2 12 (17.39%) CSS
3 11 (15.94%) Web Services
4 10 (14.49%) RESTful
4 10 (14.49%) HTML5
5 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 8 (11.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (10.14%) XML
7 7 (10.14%) .NET
8 6 (8.70%) JSON
9 5 (7.25%) SOAP
9 5 (7.25%) REST
9 5 (7.25%) ISPF
10 3 (4.35%) Spring
10 3 (4.35%) J2EE
10 3 (4.35%) CSS3
10 3 (4.35%) jQuery
11 2 (2.90%) WCF
11 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
11 2 (2.90%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Statistics
2 6 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (7.25%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Interactive TV
5 2 (2.90%) IPTV
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.90%) MHEG
5 2 (2.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) mHealth
6 1 (1.45%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.45%) New Media
6 1 (1.45%) GIS
6 1 (1.45%) Informatics
6 1 (1.45%) Life Science
6 1 (1.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Android
4 5 (7.25%) UNIX
4 5 (7.25%) zOS
5 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) TDD
3 16 (23.19%) Software Engineering
4 15 (21.74%) Scrum
5 9 (13.04%) Project Management
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.14%) OOP
6 7 (10.14%) ITIL
6 7 (10.14%) Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.25%) Android Development
7 5 (7.25%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.80%) Kanban
8 4 (5.80%) Open Source
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.80%) Validation
8 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) Java
2 9 (13.04%) Python
2 9 (13.04%) Ruby
2 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.25%) Perl
4 5 (7.25%) REXX
4 5 (7.25%) COBOL
4 5 (7.25%) CLIST
5 4 (5.80%) Groovy
5 4 (5.80%) JCL
5 4 (5.80%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.80%) SQL
6 3 (4.35%) VBScript
6 3 (4.35%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) C++
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) Jython
Qualifications
1 66 (95.65%) Degree
2 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) CCIE
4 4 (5.80%) CCNP
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.80%) MCITP
5 2 (2.90%) PMP
5 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) ISEB
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) CDISC
2 1 (1.45%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
3 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) CFEngine
2 3 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.35%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.90%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) BMC
6 1 (1.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Lotus
6 1 (1.45%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) Sophos
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.45%) Facebook
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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