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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 98 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 41 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 0.70% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.79% 2.52% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 11
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£350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £36.88
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -43.05%
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
856 794 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.59% 27.91% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 409 390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 55
Average hourly rate £16.36 £20.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.20% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Manchester +7 28 £350 +21.73% 15
Cheshire +8 6 £375 - 9
Lancashire - 5 £450 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 45 (63.38%) Degree
2 27 (38.03%) XML
3 26 (36.62%) HTML
4 24 (33.80%) CSS
5 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
5 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (30.99%) Scrum
7 21 (29.58%) Java
7 21 (29.58%) XHTML
8 20 (28.17%) Web Services
9 17 (23.94%) TDD
10 16 (22.54%) Software Engineering
10 16 (22.54%) Ajax
11 14 (19.72%) C#
11 14 (19.72%) XSLT
11 14 (19.72%) jQuery
12 13 (18.31%) SQL
12 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.31%) XPath
13 12 (16.90%) .NET
13 12 (16.90%) ITIL
13 12 (16.90%) Windows
13 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
13 12 (16.90%) Spring
13 12 (16.90%) Open Source
14 11 (15.49%) MVC
15 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
15 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
15 10 (14.08%) SOA
15 10 (14.08%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (9.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.45%) JBoss
2 6 (8.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.45%) Apache
3 5 (7.04%) CMS
3 5 (7.04%) Apache Solr
3 5 (7.04%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (7.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (4.23%) Mathematica
4 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.23%) Heroku
2 1 (1.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.45%) RavenDB
3 6 (8.45%) Hazelcast
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) JasperReports
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.04%) MySQL
5 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.45%) Subversion
2 6 (8.45%) Maven
3 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) Axure RP
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) Selenium
6 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (59.15%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.86%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (7.04%) iOS Developer
6 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.23%) Data Modeller
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.03%) XML
2 26 (36.62%) HTML
3 24 (33.80%) CSS
4 21 (29.58%) XHTML
5 20 (28.17%) Web Services
6 16 (22.54%) Ajax
7 14 (19.72%) jQuery
7 14 (19.72%) XSLT
8 12 (16.90%) .NET
8 12 (16.90%) Spring
9 10 (14.08%) RESTful
9 10 (14.08%) HTML5
10 8 (11.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (11.27%) J2EE
10 8 (11.27%) CSS3
11 7 (9.86%) Sass
11 7 (9.86%) Apache Cordova
11 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET
11 7 (9.86%) JDBC
11 7 (9.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Open Source
2 9 (12.68%) NHS
3 7 (9.86%) Web 2.0
4 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.63%) Animation
6 4 (5.63%) Linked Data
7 3 (4.23%) Digital Media
7 3 (4.23%) Statistics
7 3 (4.23%) Clustering
7 3 (4.23%) CESG
7 3 (4.23%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.82%) User Experience
8 2 (2.82%) Replication
8 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.82%) Semantic Web
9 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.41%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Android
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Phone
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) zOS
5 1 (1.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 17 (23.94%) TDD
4 16 (22.54%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.90%) ITIL
6 11 (15.49%) MVC
7 10 (14.08%) SOA
7 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.86%) iOS Development
9 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.45%) CRAMM
10 6 (8.45%) Information Security
10 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.04%) Workflow
11 5 (7.04%) Service Management
11 5 (7.04%) ITSM
11 5 (7.04%) Performance Management
12 4 (5.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) JavaScript
2 21 (29.58%) Java
3 14 (19.72%) C#
4 13 (18.31%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) XPath
5 9 (12.68%) Ruby
6 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.04%) C++
7 5 (7.04%) Scala
8 4 (5.63%) R
8 4 (5.63%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.23%) C
10 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.82%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.41%) Perl
11 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (63.38%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) ISEB
5 4 (5.63%) CISSP
5 4 (5.63%) PhD
6 3 (4.23%) CISA
7 1 (1.41%) CISM
7 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) BS7799
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) COBIT
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.82%) vSphere
2 1 (1.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.82%) Ansible
2 2 (2.82%) Salt
3 1 (1.41%) Nagios
3 1 (1.41%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.41%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.04%) Adobe
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.41%) Cognos
7 1 (1.41%) IBM
7 1 (1.41%) CA
7 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago