Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 72 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 1.65% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 5.21% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 19
Cheshire median daily rate £311 £260 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.71% -28.77% -27.54%
10th Percentile £179 £120 £305
90th Percentile £329 £530 £1,000
North West median daily rate £338 £313 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.39 £47.55 £21.10
% change year-on-year -0.34% +125.41% -

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 354 461 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.50% 31.66% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 301 399
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61% +7.10%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £290
90th Percentile £540 £675 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £19.64 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +16.09% +5.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.11 £13.44
90th Percentile £30.00 £35.78 £17.78
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Cheshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 1 £130 +1.96% 3
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) VirtualBox
3 2 (33.33%) WiX
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) CMake
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Computer Science
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (33.33%) CMake
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Gradle
1 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) WiX
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Build Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Document Management
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Groovy
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto