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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 117 100 107
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 37 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.14% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.71% 3.76% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 15
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£375 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £327 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £735 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.63% +46.15%
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
997 931 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.83% 30.38% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 480 333
Average daily rate £380 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 58 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 22 £400 -4.19% 9
Manchester -15 11 £289 -17.50% 33
Lancashire -4 4 £420 -33.59%
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 63 (92.65%) Degree
2 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) TDD
3 15 (22.06%) HTML
3 15 (22.06%) Java
3 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.59%) CSS
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.59%) Scrum
5 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
5 13 (19.12%) Windows
5 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (19.12%) HTML5
6 11 (16.18%) Ruby
7 10 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (14.71%) QA
7 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
8 9 (13.24%) RESTful
8 9 (13.24%) Linux
8 9 (13.24%) Web Services
8 9 (13.24%) Project Management
8 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.76%) Python
9 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 8 (11.76%) Heroku
9 8 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (11.76%) Amazon S3

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (7.35%) MQSeries
1 5 (7.35%) CICS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.94%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.47%) Maximo
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) Heroku
2 8 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (11.76%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (4.41%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) Internet
3 2 (2.94%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) OpenScape
4 1 (1.47%) VoIP
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) DB2
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) Hazelcast
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.82%) Maven
3 5 (7.35%) Hudson
4 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.41%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.41%) Subversion
5 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (1.47%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) MorphX
7 1 (1.47%) MSTest
General
1 6 (8.82%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Programmer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (4.41%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) HTML
2 14 (20.59%) CSS
3 13 (19.12%) HTML5
4 10 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (13.24%) RESTful
5 9 (13.24%) Web Services
5 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.29%) XML
7 6 (8.82%) .NET
8 5 (7.35%) jQuery
8 5 (7.35%) ISPF
8 5 (7.35%) REST
8 5 (7.35%) CSS3
9 4 (5.88%) JSON
9 4 (5.88%) Spring
10 3 (4.41%) XML Schema
10 3 (4.41%) J2EE
10 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.41%) SOAP
11 2 (2.94%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Statistics
2 5 (7.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (7.35%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.94%) IPTV
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) MHEG
5 1 (1.47%) New Media
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Android
4 5 (7.35%) zOS
4 5 (7.35%) UNIX
5 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (32.35%) TDD
2 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
3 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 9 (13.24%) Project Management
5 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.82%) OOP
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.88%) Kanban
8 4 (5.88%) Information Architecture
8 4 (5.88%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.88%) UML
8 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Code Coverage
9 3 (4.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) Java
2 11 (16.18%) Ruby
3 8 (11.76%) Python
3 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.35%) COBOL
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 5 (7.35%) SQL
4 5 (7.35%) REXX
5 4 (5.88%) JCL
5 4 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.88%) PHP
5 4 (5.88%) Groovy
6 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.41%) C#
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) VBScript
7 2 (2.94%) XPath
7 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 63 (92.65%) Degree
2 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.88%) CCIE
4 4 (5.88%) CCNP
5 3 (4.41%) MCSA
5 3 (4.41%) MCITP
5 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) PMP
6 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) MCSE
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.41%) Puppet
2 3 (4.41%) CFEngine
2 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.47%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) IBM
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco
4 3 (4.41%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix
5 2 (2.94%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.47%) Facebook
6 1 (1.47%) Twitter
6 1 (1.47%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.47%) BMC
6 1 (1.47%) Siemens
6 1 (1.47%) Lotus
6 1 (1.47%) Mapinfo
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