Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Degree
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 190 195
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 37 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 2.01% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 21
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £133 £156 £84
90th Percentile £468 £371 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
North West median hourly rate £30.75 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.97 £21.69
% change year-on-year +13.74% +52.01% -31.35%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,129 993 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.82% 17.61% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 573 706
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £600 £556 £613
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 79 54
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.25% +60.00% -17.14%
10th Percentile £15.27 £13.64 £12.49
90th Percentile £50.91 £55.00 £53.35
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in the North West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the North West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the North West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in the North West

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in the North West

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Manchester -1 31 £375 +25.00% 28
Cheshire - 5 - - 13
Merseyside -9 1 £450 +24.14% 2
Computer Science Degree
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 37 (100.00%) Degree
1 37 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (35.14%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
4 12 (32.43%) HTML
4 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 12 (32.43%) CSS
5 11 (29.73%) OO
5 11 (29.73%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) .NET
5 11 (29.73%) TDD
5 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (27.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 9 (24.32%) DevOps
7 9 (24.32%) React
7 9 (24.32%) Python
8 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
8 8 (21.62%) Sass
9 7 (18.92%) TypeScript
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (18.92%) SOLID
9 7 (18.92%) Selenium
10 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Scrum
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) OOA/OOD

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (10.81%) Confluence
1 4 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.70%) OpenEdge
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) npm
2 1 (2.70%) Slack
2 1 (2.70%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (8.11%) DHCP
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) IP Telephony
1 3 (8.11%) ISDN
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) MPLS
1 3 (8.11%) PBX
1 3 (8.11%) SSL
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) VLAN
1 3 (8.11%) VoIP
1 3 (8.11%) VPN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.11%) Big Data
4 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.41%) DB2
5 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.41%) QlikView
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.70%) BigQuery
6 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Gradle
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (10.81%) Maven
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Appium
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) gulp
4 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (5.41%) Plastic SCM
4 2 (5.41%) Protractor
4 2 (5.41%) Ranorex
4 2 (5.41%) Robot Framework
4 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Ant
5 1 (2.70%) Bower
5 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (10.81%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Tester
3 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Angular Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (10.81%) React Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Developer in Test
6 3 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
2 12 (32.43%) CSS
2 12 (32.43%) HTML
3 11 (29.73%) .NET
4 9 (24.32%) React
5 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
5 8 (21.62%) Sass
6 6 (16.22%) Aurelia
6 6 (16.22%) LESS
7 5 (13.51%) HTML5
7 5 (13.51%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (13.51%) Spring
8 4 (10.81%) Classic ASP
8 4 (10.81%) JSON
8 4 (10.81%) RESTful
9 3 (8.11%) Dropwizard
9 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
9 3 (8.11%) jQuery
9 3 (8.11%) Kafka
9 3 (8.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile Games
3 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Smartphone
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) OO
3 11 (29.73%) TDD
4 10 (27.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
5 9 (24.32%) DevOps
6 7 (18.92%) SOLID
7 6 (16.22%) Commercial Awareness
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (16.22%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (16.22%) OOD
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (10.81%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C#
2 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 11 (29.73%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) Python
5 7 (18.92%) TypeScript
6 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Adobe
1 4 (10.81%) HP
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) hybris
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.70%) Progress