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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 20 12 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.88% 11.11% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% 38.89% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
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- £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
Computer Science
UK

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
38 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.33% 28.57% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 13
Average daily rate £323 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.71 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% -63.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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
County Antrim -9 1 - - 1
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (100.00%) Psychology
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Product Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Axure RP

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (100.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (100.00%) Psychology
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree