Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 23 February 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 167 136
Rank change year-on-year +7 -31 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 44 46 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.78% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.81% 2.43% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 71
North West median daily rate £350 £295 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -34.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £150 £120 £295
90th Percentile £427 £525 £670
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
North West median hourly rate - £47.71 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.68% +21.51%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +30.71%

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,566 1,895 2,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.12% 31.93% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1,216 1,475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £586 £550
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 99 122
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £60.91 £44.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the North West

Computer Science
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the North West

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the North West

Computer Science
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the North West

Computer Science
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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 +26 33 £350 +3.70% 49
Cheshire -21 6 £150 +7.14% 21
Lancashire +10 4 £408 +31.98% 6
Merseyside +8 1 - - 8
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 31 (70.45%) Degree
2 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (45.45%) .NET
3 20 (45.45%) NoSQL
4 19 (43.18%) E-Commerce
5 17 (38.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 14 (31.82%) MVC
8 13 (29.55%) JIRA
8 13 (29.55%) WCF
8 13 (29.55%) AccuRev
9 12 (27.27%) WPF
9 12 (27.27%) WinForms
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 11 (25.00%) Web Application Development
11 10 (22.73%) C#
11 10 (22.73%) Java
12 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.91%) HTML
13 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
13 7 (15.91%) CSS
13 7 (15.91%) JSON
13 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
13 7 (15.91%) RESTful
13 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (13.64%) Gradle
14 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS

Computer Science
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 3 (6.82%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.27%) SMTP
2 1 (2.27%) SNMP
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) NoSQL
2 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (13.64%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.55%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.27%) DB2
7 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.27%) HBase
7 1 (2.27%) Impala
7 1 (2.27%) MySQL
7 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) AccuRev
1 13 (29.55%) JIRA
2 6 (13.64%) Gradle
2 6 (13.64%) Maven
3 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.55%) Grunt
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) gulp
5 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 10 (22.73%) Software Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Junior
7 2 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.27%) MongoDB Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) WCF
3 12 (27.27%) WinForms
3 12 (27.27%) WPF
4 11 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (15.91%) CSS
5 7 (15.91%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) JSON
5 7 (15.91%) RESTful
6 6 (13.64%) Web Services
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
8 4 (9.09%) jQuery
8 4 (9.09%) SOAP
8 4 (9.09%) Spring
8 4 (9.09%) Spring Boot
9 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.82%) REST
10 2 (4.55%) Dropwizard
10 2 (4.55%) Kafka
11 1 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) E-Commerce
3 14 (31.82%) MVC
4 11 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.36%) BDD
7 5 (11.36%) ITIL
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Analytics
8 4 (9.09%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 4 (9.09%) Physics
8 4 (9.09%) Project Management
8 4 (9.09%) SEO
8 4 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (9.09%) Web Development
9 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (6.82%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.55%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) Jython
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) R
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) Degree
2 17 (38.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.27%) MCITP
3 1 (2.27%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PhD
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Terraform
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Lotus
4 2 (4.55%) BT
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Juniper
4 2 (4.55%) Meraki
4 2 (4.55%) NetApp
4 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) Apigee
5 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.27%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) MapR
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.27%) Xamarin