The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
South West / Bristol
Rank 60 46 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 10 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.22% 2.87% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.83% 9.56% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 8
Median daily rate £325 £365 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.95% -21.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £425 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 207 272 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 25.15% 30.06% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 197 114
Median daily rate £375 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £448 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £11.16 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.24% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.70 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £41.80 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Bristol

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Bristol

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Bristol over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Bristol

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Bristol

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Information Management
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (25.00%) Facilities Management
3 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Alfresco
3 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (25.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) ISMS
4 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) BPR
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Alfresco
2 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Modbus
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) COM+
2 1 (6.25%) DCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Animation
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Facilities Management
2 4 (25.00%) Information Management
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) System Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) BPR
3 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) ISMS
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VB6
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) LXC
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
1 4 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.25%) ESRI
2 1 (6.25%) Intel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype
2 1 (6.25%) VMware