The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +49.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
93 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.61% 37.78% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 14 28
Median daily rate £385 £310 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% +106.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £350 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland