The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 37 44
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 2.28% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 7.41% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £275 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -34.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 187 135 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 56.16% 30.82% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 72
Median daily rate £441 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £664 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Median hourly rate £39.13 £15.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.93% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £25.47 £39.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Lancashire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Lancashire