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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 126 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 26 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 1.01% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 3.50% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £336 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -22.48%
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
1059 885 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.83% 28.87% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 450 308
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £207 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 69 50
Average hourly rate £16.56 £19.63 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.64% +17.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.61 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -5 15 £438 +28.67% 12
Manchester -12 11 £293 -16.42% 16
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (90.63%) Degree
2 24 (37.50%) TDD
3 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (32.81%) Scrum
5 18 (28.13%) CSS
6 17 (26.56%) HTML
7 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
8 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 14 (21.88%) Ruby
8 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
9 13 (20.31%) Web Services
9 13 (20.31%) HTML5
10 12 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
10 12 (18.75%) RESTful
10 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (17.19%) Java
12 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.63%) Windows
12 10 (15.63%) Project Management
12 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.63%) QA
13 8 (12.50%) Linux
13 8 (12.50%) XML
13 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (12.50%) Amazon S3
13 8 (12.50%) Statistics
13 8 (12.50%) Heroku
13 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 8 (12.50%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (9.38%) MQSeries
2 5 (7.81%) CICS
3 4 (6.25%) Apache
4 3 (4.69%) CMS
5 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.13%) SugarCRM
5 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.13%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.56%) Maximo
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Heroku
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.81%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) Firewall
3 2 (3.13%) Network Security
3 2 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) NAS
4 1 (1.56%) OpenScape
4 1 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) MySQL
3 5 (7.81%) DB2
4 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) RavenDB
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) Hazelcast
6 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.69%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) Maven
5 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.13%) Selenium
6 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) MorphX
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.56%) MSTest
6 1 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 6 (9.38%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Developer
2 9 (14.06%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Programmer
5 4 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.69%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (3.13%) OBIEE Developer
7 2 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) CSS
2 17 (26.56%) HTML
3 13 (20.31%) Web Services
3 13 (20.31%) HTML5
4 12 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 12 (18.75%) RESTful
5 8 (12.50%) XML
5 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.94%) .NET
6 7 (10.94%) jQuery
7 6 (9.38%) Ajax
8 5 (7.81%) ISPF
8 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.81%) REST
8 5 (7.81%) CSS3
9 4 (6.25%) XHTML
9 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (6.25%) JSON
10 3 (4.69%) Spring
10 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Statistics
2 5 (7.81%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (7.81%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) NHS
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) Interactive TV
4 2 (3.13%) IPTV
4 2 (3.13%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.13%) MHEG
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) New Media
5 1 (1.56%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) zOS
4 5 (7.81%) Android
5 4 (6.25%) UNIX
5 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.56%) MVS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) TDD
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Scrum
4 14 (21.88%) Software Engineering
5 10 (15.63%) Project Management
6 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) MVC
8 6 (9.38%) Kanban
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.81%) OOP
10 4 (6.25%) UML
10 4 (6.25%) ITIL
10 4 (6.25%) SOA
10 4 (6.25%) Information Architecture
10 4 (6.25%) BDD
10 4 (6.25%) Coaching
10 4 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (4.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Ruby
2 11 (17.19%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.94%) SQL
5 6 (9.38%) C#
6 5 (7.81%) COBOL
6 5 (7.81%) REXX
7 4 (6.25%) JCL
7 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 4 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.13%) XPath
9 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) Jython
10 1 (1.56%) X++
10 1 (1.56%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.56%) VB
10 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (90.63%) Degree
2 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) CCIE
3 4 (6.25%) CCNP
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) PMP
5 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB
6 1 (1.56%) CISSP
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) CISM
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
3 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (3.13%) Salt
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) Lotus
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.13%) OpenTV
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Sophos
5 1 (1.56%) BMC
5 1 (1.56%) CA
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
Greater Manchester
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago