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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 109 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 29 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 1.98% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
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£484 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.25% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £192 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £310 £358
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 £35.75 £15.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -58.10%
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
903 758 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.98% 25.66% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 393 417
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +10 13 £504 +94.68% 12
Manchester -2 10 £350 +7.69% 19
Lancashire -16 2 £725 - 6
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (49.23%) Degree
2 21 (32.31%) Java
3 18 (27.69%) ISEB
3 18 (27.69%) Finance
4 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.08%) HTML
6 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 14 (21.54%) XML
7 13 (20.00%) CSS
7 13 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 13 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 13 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (20.00%) APMP
8 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
9 11 (16.92%) Management Information System
9 11 (16.92%) ITSM
9 11 (16.92%) Information Security
9 11 (16.92%) Service Management
9 11 (16.92%) Internet
9 11 (16.92%) C#
9 11 (16.92%) .NET
10 10 (15.38%) Web Development
11 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.85%) Spring
11 9 (13.85%) Scrum
12 8 (12.31%) Project Management
12 8 (12.31%) CISA
12 8 (12.31%) SQL
12 8 (12.31%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.54%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Internet
2 5 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) SSL
3 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) JasperReports
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) Hazelcast
4 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Subversion
2 4 (6.15%) Maven
3 2 (3.08%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Integration Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Coach
7 3 (4.62%) Environment Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Information Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) HTML
2 14 (21.54%) XML
3 13 (20.00%) CSS
4 11 (16.92%) .NET
5 9 (13.85%) Spring
6 8 (12.31%) jQuery
7 7 (10.77%) HTML5
7 7 (10.77%) J2EE
7 7 (10.77%) XSLT
7 7 (10.77%) Web Services
8 6 (9.23%) JDBC
8 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.23%) XHTML
8 6 (9.23%) JSF
8 6 (9.23%) Java EE
9 5 (7.69%) SOAP
10 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (6.15%) DOM
10 4 (6.15%) JSP
10 4 (6.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.23%) CESG
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Animation
4 3 (4.62%) Open Source
4 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.62%) User Experience
4 3 (4.62%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.62%) PMI
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
5 2 (3.08%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Android
2 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.62%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
4 11 (16.92%) ITSM
4 11 (16.92%) Information Security
4 11 (16.92%) Service Management
5 10 (15.38%) Web Development
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 8 (12.31%) Project Management
7 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.31%) Data Protection
8 7 (10.77%) Information Security Management
8 7 (10.77%) Security Management
9 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.23%) MVC
9 6 (9.23%) Time Management
9 6 (9.23%) Security Architecture
10 5 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) Java
2 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.92%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) SQL
5 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 6 (9.23%) XPath
7 5 (7.69%) C++
8 4 (6.15%) Scala
9 2 (3.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.54%) R
10 1 (1.54%) Python
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) C
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (49.23%) Degree
2 18 (27.69%) ISEB
3 13 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 13 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (20.00%) APMP
4 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 8 (12.31%) CISA
5 8 (12.31%) CISSP
5 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) PMP
6 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CBAP
7 1 (1.54%) GPEN
7 1 (1.54%) OSCP
7 1 (1.54%) GSEC
7 1 (1.54%) PhD
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) CCNP
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) BS7799
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) YUM
1 1 (1.54%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) JBoss
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.62%) Akamai
6 2 (3.08%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Brocade
7 1 (1.54%) Curam
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) McAfee
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