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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / North West
Rank 111 104 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 20 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.42% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.49% 4.35% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 22
Median daily rate £163 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% +20.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £885 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £367
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
- +56.84%

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
802 1240 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.83% 32.67% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 688 517
Median daily rate £376 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 43
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.13 £36.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +19 9 £154 -68.62% 6
Manchester -8 7 - - 34
Merseyside +3 3 - - 2
Lancashire 0 1 £178 -80.27% 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 32 (64.00%) Degree
2 25 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) Change Management
5 13 (26.00%) Java
5 13 (26.00%) ITIL
6 12 (24.00%) Service Management
6 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
7 11 (22.00%) MS Office
8 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.00%) Project Management
9 9 (18.00%) .NET
9 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
10 8 (16.00%) C#
10 8 (16.00%) Windows
10 8 (16.00%) Validation
11 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
11 7 (14.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (14.00%) MCP
11 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
11 7 (14.00%) Lotus
11 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
11 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
11 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
11 7 (14.00%) Trend Analysis
12 6 (12.00%) TDD
12 6 (12.00%) Network Design
12 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
12 6 (12.00%) Unix
12 6 (12.00%) Middleware

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 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.00%) JBoss
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.00%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Office
2 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (10.00%) MS Project
5 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Google Play
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) DNS
1 4 (8.00%) LAN
1 4 (8.00%) WAN
2 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (6.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) SMTP
3 2 (4.00%) SNMP
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.00%) QlikView
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Moq
1 3 (6.00%) NUnit
1 3 (6.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 2 (4.00%) Android Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) Grunt
3 1 (2.00%) gulp
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.00%) Banking
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) Middleware
3 5 (10.00%) J2EE
3 5 (10.00%) Web Services
3 5 (10.00%) XML
4 4 (8.00%) WCF
4 4 (8.00%) WPF
5 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.00%) HTML
5 3 (6.00%) LINQ
5 3 (6.00%) REST
5 3 (6.00%) WinForms
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 2 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) SOAP
6 2 (4.00%) Spring
6 2 (4.00%) Struts
6 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.00%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) Fintech
4 3 (6.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Economics
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) Life Science
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) RIA
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Change Management
2 13 (26.00%) ITIL
3 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (24.00%) Service Management
4 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.00%) Project Management
6 8 (16.00%) Validation
7 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.00%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (12.00%) Network Design
8 6 (12.00%) TDD
9 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.00%) ITSM
9 5 (10.00%) UML
10 4 (8.00%) Change Control
10 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.00%) OO
10 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) Jython
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (64.00%) Degree
2 7 (14.00%) MCP
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) HND
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) IIBA
5 1 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Kibana
2 1 (2.00%) logstash
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Lotus
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Dell
4 3 (6.00%) EMC
4 3 (6.00%) F5
4 3 (6.00%) Google
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 2 (4.00%) hybris
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Northgate
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Splunk
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau