The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 65 77 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.78% 0.12% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 0.63% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.91% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +7.43%
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 Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
223 159 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.81% 19.70% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 81 64
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales +7 4 £350 - 2
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) MySQL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Big Data
4 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
4 3 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) TDD

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSDE
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Research Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) GIS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) VXML
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (10.00%) Dojo
3 1 (10.00%) Zend Framework
3 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (10.00%) CakePHP
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) IVR
2 1 (10.00%) SCADA
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) RUP
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) ESRI
2 1 (10.00%) Zend