Period
to 18 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 18 January 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 132 124
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8 -36
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 33 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.17% 0.60% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 1.89% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 21
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £223 £228
90th Percentile £404 £428 £388
North West median daily rate £350 £313 £450
% change year-on-year +12.00% -30.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £47.71 £30.19
% change year-on-year - +58.03% -54.94%

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 Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 862 1,005 1,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.56% 31.49% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 651 605
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £174 £271 £206
90th Percentile £600 £563 £518
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 26 43
Manchester median hourly rate £19.50 £14.05 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.81% -8.57% +2.43%
10th Percentile £13.29 £10.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.95 £28.03 £33.21
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% -1.43% +8.83%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Manchester

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Altrincham - 2 £338 - 2
Oldham 0 1 - - 4
Computer Science
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 28 (84.85%) Degree
2 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (63.64%) .NET
4 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
5 19 (57.58%) SQL
6 18 (54.55%) E-Commerce
6 18 (54.55%) NoSQL
7 17 (51.52%) MVC
8 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
9 15 (45.45%) WCF
10 14 (42.42%) JIRA
10 14 (42.42%) WinForms
10 14 (42.42%) AccuRev
11 13 (39.39%) Web Application Development
11 13 (39.39%) WPF
11 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
13 8 (24.24%) C#
14 7 (21.21%) CSS
15 6 (18.18%) Finance
15 6 (18.18%) Web Development
15 6 (18.18%) RESTful
16 5 (15.15%) HTML
16 5 (15.15%) Java
16 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
17 4 (12.12%) Linux
17 4 (12.12%) Project Management
17 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
17 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (9.09%) CMS
1 3 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) SMTP
1 1 (3.03%) SNMP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (54.55%) NoSQL
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) AccuRev
1 14 (42.42%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Gradle
2 4 (12.12%) Maven
3 3 (9.09%) Grunt
4 2 (6.06%) gulp
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Desktop Support
3 13 (39.39%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Middleware Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
3 15 (45.45%) WCF
4 14 (42.42%) WinForms
5 13 (39.39%) WPF
6 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 6 (18.18%) RESTful
8 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
9 4 (12.12%) JSON
9 4 (12.12%) Spring
9 4 (12.12%) Spring Boot
10 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (9.09%) CSS3
10 3 (9.09%) HTML5
11 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (6.06%) Node.js
11 2 (6.06%) SOAP
11 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 17 (51.52%) MVC
4 13 (39.39%) Web Application Development
5 6 (18.18%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) Data Management
8 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Data Management
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL
8 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.06%) Physics
8 2 (6.06%) Prototyping
8 2 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (6.06%) SDLC
9 1 (3.03%) Robotic Automation
9 1 (3.03%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) TypeScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) Jython
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PHP 5
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) NFS
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Huawei
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) Meraki
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) Northgate
4 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec