Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 53 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.67% 1.82% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 4.86% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 17
Lancashire median daily rate £340 £300 £635
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -52.76% +7.63%
10th Percentile £304 £243 £363
90th Percentile £370 £435 £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
Lancashire 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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 168 247 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 37.50% 37.48% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 182 173
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.87%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £188
90th Percentile £601 £569 £610
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.13 £28.18 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.65% -29.55% +81.82%
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £45.21 £44.75 £48.63
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 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 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 19 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
Chorley +4 2 £353 +17.50% 1
Blackpool +13 1 £300 -31.03%
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware