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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 118 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 40 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.98% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.37% 3.58% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 14
Median daily rate £320 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.39 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -34.21%
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
1188 1033 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.45% 27.28% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 608 486
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Lancashire 0 11 £300 -28.57% 2
Cheshire -6 10 £433 +18.49% 9
Manchester -10 8 £120 -58.07% 24
Merseyside - 5 £320 - 2
Cumbria - 4 - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 77 (85.56%) Degree
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.78%) ITIL
4 24 (26.67%) Java
5 23 (25.56%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (23.33%) Finance
7 15 (16.67%) Project Management
8 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 12 (13.33%) C#
8 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 12 (13.33%) Windows
9 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
9 11 (12.22%) TDD
9 11 (12.22%) Scrum
9 11 (12.22%) Financial Modelling
10 10 (11.11%) QA
10 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 10 (11.11%) Ruby
10 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 10 (11.11%) MVC
10 10 (11.11%) HTML
10 10 (11.11%) .NET
11 9 (10.00%) Oracle
11 9 (10.00%) CSS
11 9 (10.00%) Linux
11 9 (10.00%) ITSM
11 9 (10.00%) HP
12 8 (8.89%) Web Services
12 8 (8.89%) MySQL
12 8 (8.89%) MS Office

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 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.22%) Mule
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Office
2 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.11%) Google Play
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Internet
2 4 (4.44%) DNS
2 4 (4.44%) Firewall
2 4 (4.44%) HTTP
2 4 (4.44%) SMTP
2 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) tcpdump
2 4 (4.44%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.33%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.33%) SNMP
3 3 (3.33%) SSL
3 3 (3.33%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (1.11%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.11%) DVB
5 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.11%) RS-232
5 1 (1.11%) SAN
5 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) MySQL
3 4 (4.44%) GIS
3 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.44%) Redis
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) DB2
5 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Selenium
2 7 (7.78%) JIRA
3 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.56%) Subversion
5 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.33%) Ant
6 3 (3.33%) Grunt
6 3 (3.33%) gulp
6 3 (3.33%) JMeter
6 3 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
6 3 (3.33%) WATIR
7 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.11%) Gradle
8 1 (1.11%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.11%) WiX
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Games
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.22%) Electronics
5 2 (2.22%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Architect
2 18 (20.00%) Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (6.67%) Technical Writer
5 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) HTML Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Process Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
1 10 (11.11%) HTML
2 9 (10.00%) CSS
3 8 (8.89%) AngularJS
3 8 (8.89%) CSS3
3 8 (8.89%) HTML5
3 8 (8.89%) Web Services
4 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.78%) JSON
5 6 (6.67%) Middleware
6 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.44%) REST
6 4 (4.44%) XML
7 3 (3.33%) Android SDK
7 3 (3.33%) CAML
7 3 (3.33%) J2EE
7 3 (3.33%) JDBC
7 3 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.33%) SOAP
7 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.44%) Mobile Games
4 2 (2.22%) Informatics
4 2 (2.22%) Life Science
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.11%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.11%) Economics
5 1 (1.11%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.11%) IPTV
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) STB
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) AIX
4 3 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.33%) Solaris
4 3 (3.33%) VME
5 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) ITIL
3 15 (16.67%) Project Management
4 11 (12.22%) Financial Modelling
4 11 (12.22%) Scrum
4 11 (12.22%) TDD
5 10 (11.11%) MVC
5 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.00%) ITSM
7 8 (8.89%) TOGAF
8 7 (7.78%) Open Source
8 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.78%) Service Management
8 7 (7.78%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 6 (6.67%) OOP
10 5 (5.56%) BPR
10 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.56%) Process Management
10 5 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.67%) Java
2 12 (13.33%) C#
2 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.11%) Ruby
4 7 (7.78%) PHP
5 6 (6.67%) C++
5 6 (6.67%) Go
5 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.67%) Python
5 6 (6.67%) SQL
6 4 (4.44%) VB
7 3 (3.33%) C
7 3 (3.33%) COBOL
7 3 (3.33%) FQL
7 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) Delphi
8 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (85.56%) Degree
2 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) CFCE
3 4 (4.44%) EnCE
3 4 (4.44%) GCFA
3 4 (4.44%) GCFE
3 4 (4.44%) GIAC
3 4 (4.44%) IIBA
3 4 (4.44%) ISEB
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.33%) MCP
4 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.22%) CCNP
5 2 (2.22%) PhD
6 1 (1.11%) CCIE
6 1 (1.11%) HND
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.11%) QA
2 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) Firmware
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) EnCase
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.11%) OPNET
3 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.00%) HP
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 4 (4.44%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.44%) FireEye
4 4 (4.44%) Google
4 4 (4.44%) IBM
4 4 (4.44%) Rapid7
4 4 (4.44%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.44%) Splunk
5 3 (3.33%) Lotus
6 2 (2.22%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.22%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.11%) AppSense
7 1 (1.11%) Citrix
7 1 (1.11%) F5
7 1 (1.11%) OpenTV
7 1 (1.11%) Perforce
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