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 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 114 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 21 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 2.88% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
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£481 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £192 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £380 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £31.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.54% -15.33%
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
713 626 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.29% 21.68% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 312 331
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 76
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.86 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £17.69 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -37.92%

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 3 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 3 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 +5 9 £526 +103.38% 6
Manchester -5 7 £338 -3.57% 26
Lancashire -9 2 £725 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 9
Cumbria - - - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (50.88%) Degree
2 18 (31.58%) Java
3 17 (29.82%) HTML
4 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.32%) CSS
6 14 (24.56%) Finance
7 13 (22.81%) XML
7 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
7 13 (22.81%) ISEB
7 13 (22.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (22.81%) Supplier Management
7 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (22.81%) APMP
8 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.30%) Information Security
9 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
9 11 (19.30%) Internet
9 11 (19.30%) C#
9 11 (19.30%) .NET
10 10 (17.54%) Web Development
11 9 (15.79%) Web Services
11 9 (15.79%) ITSM
11 9 (15.79%) Scrum
12 8 (14.04%) Project Management
12 8 (14.04%) CISA
12 8 (14.04%) CISSP
12 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
12 8 (14.04%) jQuery
13 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
13 7 (12.28%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.75%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) Internet
2 6 (10.53%) HTTP
3 3 (5.26%) SSL
3 3 (5.26%) DNS
3 3 (5.26%) Firewall
4 2 (3.51%) SAN
5 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
1 4 (7.02%) JasperReports
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.26%) Hazelcast
2 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Subversion
2 3 (5.26%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Integration Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Environment Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Coach
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Information Architect
8 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Security Architect
8 2 (3.51%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) HTML
2 15 (26.32%) CSS
3 13 (22.81%) XML
4 11 (19.30%) .NET
5 9 (15.79%) Web Services
6 8 (14.04%) jQuery
7 7 (12.28%) Spring
7 7 (12.28%) HTML5
7 7 (12.28%) SOAP
8 6 (10.53%) XSLT
8 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (10.53%) XHTML
9 5 (8.77%) J2EE
10 4 (7.02%) JDBC
10 4 (7.02%) JSP
10 4 (7.02%) Java EE
10 4 (7.02%) JSF
11 3 (5.26%) Grails
11 3 (5.26%) Ajax
11 3 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.53%) CESG
3 4 (7.02%) Animation
4 3 (5.26%) Open Source
4 3 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.26%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.26%) PMI
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 2 (3.51%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Android
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2
1 13 (22.81%) Supplier Management
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) Information Security
4 10 (17.54%) Web Development
5 9 (15.79%) ITSM
5 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
7 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.28%) Service Management
7 7 (12.28%) Information Security Management
7 7 (12.28%) Security Management
8 6 (10.53%) MVC
8 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.53%) Time Management
8 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 5 (8.77%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (8.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) C#
4 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.77%) XPath
5 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) C++
6 4 (7.02%) Scala
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) R
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Degree
2 13 (22.81%) ISEB
2 13 (22.81%) ISEB Practitioner
2 13 (22.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 13 (22.81%) APMP
3 8 (14.04%) CISA
3 8 (14.04%) CISSP
4 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) PMP
6 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.75%) CBAP
7 1 (1.75%) GPEN
7 1 (1.75%) OSCP
7 1 (1.75%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.75%) RHCE
7 1 (1.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) BS7799
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Ganglia
1 1 (1.75%) YUM
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) JBoss
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.26%) Akamai
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Brocade
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee
5 1 (1.75%) Curam