The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 76 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.82% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.40% 2.56% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £313 £483 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.30% +20.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 167 313 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.10% 32.23% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 184 159
Median daily rate £350 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.98% -5.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £547 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.74 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £42.00 £72.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +25 2 £313 -35.76% 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
North West

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Lotus
4 5 (31.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (31.25%) MCP
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
4 5 (31.25%) Trend Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) MS Project
6 3 (18.75%) RUP
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Network Design

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Anycast
1 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
1 2 (12.50%) JSTL
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Struts
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Change Management
3 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (31.25%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
6 3 (18.75%) RUP
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Network Design
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) HND
3 2 (12.50%) PhD
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Lotus
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Aruba
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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