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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 116 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.80% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.64% 3.75% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
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£375 £218 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -31.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £350 £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
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -1 7 £350 - 20
Cheshire -3 5 £495 +182.85% 10
Lancashire -5 4 £405 - 5
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 28 (60.87%) Degree
2 15 (32.61%) HTML
3 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 14 (30.43%) Finance
4 13 (28.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (28.26%) CSS
4 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
4 13 (28.26%) Supplier Management
4 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (28.26%) APMP
5 12 (26.09%) .NET
6 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.74%) Internet
7 10 (21.74%) Web Development
8 9 (19.57%) jQuery
8 9 (19.57%) Java
8 9 (19.57%) C#
8 9 (19.57%) Web Services
8 9 (19.57%) ITSM
9 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.39%) Project Management
9 8 (17.39%) Information Security
9 8 (17.39%) XML
10 7 (15.22%) SOAP
10 7 (15.22%) Service Management
10 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
11 6 (13.04%) Time Management
11 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.17%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
2 3 (6.52%) SSL
2 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) JasperReports
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) MS Access
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
2 2 (4.35%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Integration Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Coach
5 3 (6.52%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.35%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow Developer
6 2 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) HTML
2 13 (28.26%) CSS
3 12 (26.09%) .NET
4 9 (19.57%) jQuery
4 9 (19.57%) Web Services
5 8 (17.39%) XML
6 7 (15.22%) SOAP
7 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
8 5 (10.87%) HTML5
9 4 (8.70%) JSP
10 3 (6.52%) XSLT
10 3 (6.52%) XHTML
10 3 (6.52%) LAMP
10 3 (6.52%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) JSON
11 2 (4.35%) CSS3
11 2 (4.35%) Java EE
11 2 (4.35%) Sass
11 2 (4.35%) Spring
11 2 (4.35%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) PMI
2 3 (6.52%) CESG
2 3 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) CentOS
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
1 13 (28.26%) Supplier Management
2 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) Web Development
4 9 (19.57%) ITSM
5 8 (17.39%) Project Management
5 8 (17.39%) Information Security
6 7 (15.22%) Service Management
6 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.04%) Time Management
7 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.70%) Information Security Management
9 4 (8.70%) Security Management
10 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (19.57%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) XPath
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) R
6 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) Degree
2 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 13 (28.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (28.26%) APMP
4 5 (10.87%) CISSP
4 5 (10.87%) CISA
5 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) PMP
6 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) MCSE
7 1 (2.17%) PhD
7 1 (2.17%) HNC
7 1 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) CCNP
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) BS7799
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nagios
1 1 (2.17%) YUM
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Akamai
3 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.35%) Adobe
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) McAfee
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Curam
4 1 (2.17%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster University
Posted: 14 days ago