Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.70% 0.60% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 1.30% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Lancashire median daily rate £435 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.94% +13.33% -32.05%
10th Percentile £187 £304 £263
90th Percentile £631 £370 £435
North West median daily rate £355 £345 £335
% change year-on-year +2.90% +2.99% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £42.45 £47.39
% change year-on-year -31.68% -10.43% +110.62%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 196 230 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.34% 46.37% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 147 189
Lancashire median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £229 £217
90th Percentile £597 £562 £625
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 21
Lancashire median hourly rate £29.13 £27.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +21.11% -10.43%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.21 £12.17
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.88 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £20.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.93% +28.13% -5.88%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Chorley -15 7 £435 +23.40% 1
Preston - 1 £133 - 2
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) JBoss
2 7 (63.64%) Apache
2 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) CA
2 7 (63.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (63.64%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Legal
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
6 2 (18.18%) Visualisation

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (63.64%) Apache
1 7 (63.64%) JBoss
1 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
1 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
1 7 (63.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) PBX
1 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Extraction
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data-Driven Decision Making
2 2 (18.18%) Decision-Making
2 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Service Design
2 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) CA
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) Nortel
2 1 (9.09%) VMware