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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 59 60 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.55% 0.15% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.93% 0.75% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £320 £319
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.44% +3.03%
Computer Science
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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
207 134 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.59% 20.00% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 78 47
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.88 £25.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.50% +58.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 3 £338 -15.62% 3
West Wales - 1 £450 - 1
North Wales - - - - 2
Mid Wales - - - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (73.33%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) Subversion
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (13.33%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Validation

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
1 1 (6.67%) ArcSDE
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Graduate
3 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (6.67%) GIS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Graduate Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) WSDL
3 1 (6.67%) VXML
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) ArcObjects
3 1 (6.67%) Zend Framework
3 1 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (6.67%) CakePHP
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) IVR
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) SCADA
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9000
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Avaya
2 1 (6.67%) ESRI
2 1 (6.67%) Zend
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase