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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 119 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 34 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.98% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.97% 3.51% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 8
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£400 £499 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.79% +50.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £345 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.38 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +113.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.28% +25.43%
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
1143 854 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.47% 27.85% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 442 294
Average daily rate £400 £330 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.61 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.70 £55.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -1 17 £413 -9.34% 19
Manchester -3 15 £375 - 19
Merseyside - 1 £416 - 5
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (85.07%) Degree
2 27 (40.30%) TDD
3 23 (34.33%) HTML
3 23 (34.33%) CSS
4 22 (32.84%) Scrum
4 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.37%) Ruby
6 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
6 16 (23.88%) HTML5
7 15 (22.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (22.39%) RESTful
7 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (22.39%) Web Services
7 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
8 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
9 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
10 12 (17.91%) XML
10 12 (17.91%) Windows
11 11 (16.42%) Java
11 11 (16.42%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (16.42%) Amazon S3
11 11 (16.42%) Statistics
11 11 (16.42%) Heroku
11 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
12 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.93%) jQuery
12 10 (14.93%) Project Management
13 9 (13.43%) QA
13 9 (13.43%) Mobile App
13 9 (13.43%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (8.96%) MQSeries
2 5 (7.46%) CICS
3 4 (5.97%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.48%) CMS
4 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.99%) SugarCRM
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.99%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Mathematica
2 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.99%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.42%) Heroku
2 11 (16.42%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (16.42%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Internet
2 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.48%) HTTP
4 2 (2.99%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) Network Security
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) OpenScape
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) DB2
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) RavenDB
4 3 (4.48%) Hazelcast
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) JIRA
4 3 (4.48%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.49%) Hudson
6 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.49%) MSTest
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.96%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (8.96%) Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Programmer
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Data Modeller
6 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.48%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.48%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (2.99%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (2.99%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) HTML
1 23 (34.33%) CSS
2 16 (23.88%) HTML5
3 15 (22.39%) Web Services
3 15 (22.39%) Ruby on Rails
3 15 (22.39%) RESTful
4 12 (17.91%) XML
5 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
6 10 (14.93%) jQuery
7 8 (11.94%) .NET
7 8 (11.94%) Ajax
8 7 (10.45%) XHTML
8 7 (10.45%) CSS3
9 6 (8.96%) XSLT
9 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
10 5 (7.46%) ISPF
11 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.97%) Spring
11 4 (5.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Statistics
2 9 (13.43%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.97%) NHS
4 4 (5.97%) Open Source
5 3 (4.48%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.99%) IPTV
6 2 (2.99%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) User Experience
6 2 (2.99%) MHEG
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.99%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.49%) New Media
7 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Android
4 6 (8.96%) zOS
4 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.97%) UNIX
6 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.49%) MVS
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) TDD
2 22 (32.84%) Scrum
2 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
4 10 (14.93%) Project Management
5 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.96%) SOA
7 6 (8.96%) PRINCE
7 6 (8.96%) MVC
7 6 (8.96%) Kanban
8 5 (7.46%) BDD
8 5 (7.46%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (7.46%) Coaching
8 5 (7.46%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.97%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.97%) Web Development
9 4 (5.97%) UML
9 4 (5.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) Ruby
2 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.42%) Java
4 8 (11.94%) SQL
5 7 (10.45%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) COBOL
6 5 (7.46%) REXX
6 5 (7.46%) XPath
7 4 (5.97%) JCL
7 4 (5.97%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.48%) PHP
8 3 (4.48%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.48%) C
8 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.48%) R
9 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.49%) Jython
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (85.07%) Degree
2 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) PhD
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB
4 2 (2.99%) PMP
4 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CCIE
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) GxP
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
1 2 (2.99%) Salt
2 1 (1.49%) WSUS
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) IBM
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.99%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.99%) OpenTV
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Lotus
4 2 (2.99%) Adobe
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 1 (1.49%) BMC
5 1 (1.49%) CA
5 1 (1.49%) Siemens
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.49%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.49%) Remedy
5 1 (1.49%) Sophos
North West England
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 equivalent Pro-rata (Depending on experience)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago