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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 98 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 33 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.99% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.00% 3.64% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 13
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£375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £283 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -38.68%
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
825 741 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.22% 27.23% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 421 367
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram 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 January 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
Manchester -2 18 £350 +13.82% 37
Cheshire +5 9 £375 -26.47% 12
Lancashire - 4 - -
Merseyside - - - - 4
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 45 (60.81%) Degree
2 28 (37.84%) HTML
2 28 (37.84%) XML
3 27 (36.49%) CSS
4 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
6 23 (31.08%) Scrum
7 21 (28.38%) Java
7 21 (28.38%) XHTML
8 19 (25.68%) Web Services
8 19 (25.68%) Software Engineering
9 18 (24.32%) TDD
10 17 (22.97%) Ajax
11 16 (21.62%) jQuery
11 16 (21.62%) XSLT
12 15 (20.27%) Windows
12 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
12 15 (20.27%) XPath
13 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
13 14 (18.92%) C#
14 13 (17.57%) HTML5
15 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
15 12 (16.22%) Open Source
15 12 (16.22%) Spring
15 12 (16.22%) MVC
15 12 (16.22%) .NET
15 12 (16.22%) ITIL
16 11 (14.86%) Linux
16 11 (14.86%) Visual Studio
16 11 (14.86%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 9 (12.16%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.11%) Apache
4 5 (6.76%) Apache Solr
4 5 (6.76%) Orchard CMS
4 5 (6.76%) Apache Spark
4 5 (6.76%) CMS
5 4 (5.41%) JBoss
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.35%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (4.05%) Mathematica
4 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.41%) Heroku
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) HTTP
2 4 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Hazelcast
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.11%) RavenDB
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.41%) JasperReports
4 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.81%) Maven
3 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.76%) Axure RP
4 4 (5.41%) Subversion
5 3 (4.05%) JIRA
6 2 (2.70%) Selenium
7 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) Developer
2 14 (18.92%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.46%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (6.76%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (4.05%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (2.70%) IT Services Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (37.84%) HTML
1 28 (37.84%) XML
2 27 (36.49%) CSS
3 21 (28.38%) XHTML
4 19 (25.68%) Web Services
5 17 (22.97%) Ajax
6 16 (21.62%) jQuery
6 16 (21.62%) XSLT
7 13 (17.57%) HTML5
8 12 (16.22%) Spring
8 12 (16.22%) .NET
9 11 (14.86%) RESTful
10 10 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (13.51%) CSS3
11 8 (10.81%) Grails
11 8 (10.81%) XML Schema
11 8 (10.81%) SAX
11 8 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (10.81%) Servlets
11 8 (10.81%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Open Source
2 9 (12.16%) NHS
3 7 (9.46%) Web 2.0
3 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.41%) Statistics
5 4 (5.41%) Animation
5 4 (5.41%) Linked Data
5 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.05%) Internet of Things
6 3 (4.05%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.05%) Clustering
6 3 (4.05%) CESG
7 2 (2.70%) Replication
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.70%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Android
3 9 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Phone
5 3 (4.05%) UNIX
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) zOS
6 1 (1.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) Scrum
3 19 (25.68%) Software Engineering
4 18 (24.32%) TDD
5 12 (16.22%) MVC
5 12 (16.22%) ITIL
6 11 (14.86%) SOA
7 10 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.46%) iOS Development
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.11%) Information Security
10 6 (8.11%) CRAMM
10 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.11%) Workflow
11 5 (6.76%) Service Management
11 5 (6.76%) ITSM
11 5 (6.76%) Performance Management
12 4 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
2 21 (28.38%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) XPath
4 14 (18.92%) C#
5 11 (14.86%) Ruby
5 11 (14.86%) SQL
6 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.76%) C++
7 5 (6.76%) Scala
8 4 (5.41%) R
8 4 (5.41%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.05%) C
10 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.70%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.35%) Python
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
11 1 (1.35%) PHP
11 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (60.81%) Degree
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) ISEB
5 4 (5.41%) CISSP
5 4 (5.41%) PhD
6 3 (4.05%) CISA
7 1 (1.35%) CISM
7 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) BS7799
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) GxP
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (1.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.70%) Ansible
2 2 (2.70%) Salt
3 1 (1.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.35%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle
4 5 (6.76%) Adobe
5 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.35%) Cognos
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) CA
7 1 (1.35%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.35%) Lotus
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Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
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