The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 March 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 34 40
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 1.19% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 4.17% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -53.48% +49.56%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 96 96 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 30.19% 28.49% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 52
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.09 £14.08 £14.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.21% -5.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.32 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.44 £16.50 £41.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft