The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 14 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.03% 11.03% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.93% 56.36% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 30 1
Average daily rate £188 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
27 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.28% 19.57% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 4
Average daily rate £188 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 7 £188 -42.30% 5
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) Ajax
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) Online Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (30.77%) Kentico
1 4 (30.77%) Sitefinity
1 4 (30.77%) REST
1 4 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) SEO
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) Kentico
1 4 (30.77%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Graduate
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) SOAP
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) Ajax
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (30.77%) REST
1 4 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) SEO
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) Online Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft