Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 136 144
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 59 62 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 1.13% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.26% 3.33% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 56
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -5.06% -1.25%
10th Percentile £150 £142 £263
90th Percentile £413 £515 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.75 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.16% -18.23% +215.93%
England median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% -30.23% +46.53%

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 1,812 1,864 2,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.85% 33.94% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,062 1,101 1,521
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 127 119
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.91% +13.56%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.05 £47.39
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.53% -6.38% +16.67%

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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the North West over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 June 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 -33 38 £350 -5.08% 52
Cheshire -7 11 £360 - 37
Lancashire - 9 £435 - 10
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 43 (72.88%) Degree
2 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (45.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (33.90%) .NET
5 19 (32.20%) SQL
6 17 (28.81%) Oracle
6 17 (28.81%) Linux
6 17 (28.81%) JIRA
7 16 (27.12%) NoSQL
7 16 (27.12%) Web Services
7 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
8 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
9 14 (23.73%) Unix
9 14 (23.73%) MVC
9 14 (23.73%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (22.03%) AccuRev
11 12 (20.34%) WCF
12 11 (18.64%) WPF
12 11 (18.64%) WinForms
12 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (18.64%) ITIL
12 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
12 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.95%) C#
13 10 (16.95%) Finance
13 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework
13 10 (16.95%) WebSphere
14 9 (15.25%) IBM
14 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (15.25%) WebLogic

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 10 (16.95%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.25%) WebLogic
2 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (13.56%) Apache
4 7 (11.86%) JBoss
5 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
5 3 (5.08%) Confluence
5 3 (5.08%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.69%) SAS
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.78%) GitHub
2 3 (5.08%) Serverless
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.39%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (3.39%) CloudFront
3 2 (3.39%) Route 53
4 1 (1.69%) Basecamp
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) HTTP
3 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.39%) ISDN
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
3 2 (3.39%) MPLS
3 2 (3.39%) PBX
3 2 (3.39%) SMTP
3 2 (3.39%) SNMP
3 2 (3.39%) SSL
3 2 (3.39%) VLAN
3 2 (3.39%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.12%) NoSQL
1 16 (27.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.39%) DB2
5 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.39%) Impala
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.69%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.69%) HBase
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (28.81%) JIRA
2 13 (22.03%) AccuRev
3 6 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.08%) Gradle
4 3 (5.08%) Maven
4 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.08%) Selenium
4 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.39%) Appium
5 2 (3.39%) CircleCI
5 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.39%) Hudson
5 2 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (3.39%) Protractor
5 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.39%) Robot Framework
5 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.39%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.25%) Software Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.08%) HTML Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) .NET
2 16 (27.12%) Web Services
3 12 (20.34%) WCF
4 11 (18.64%) WinForms
4 11 (18.64%) WPF
5 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework
6 6 (10.17%) CSS
6 6 (10.17%) HTML
6 6 (10.17%) REST
7 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.47%) jQuery
7 5 (8.47%) JSON
7 5 (8.47%) Middleware
8 4 (6.78%) SOAP
9 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
9 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (3.39%) Kafka
10 2 (3.39%) Pandas
10 2 (3.39%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.47%) PMI
4 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile Games
5 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Online Games
6 1 (1.69%) SCADA
6 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 14 (23.73%) Unix
3 7 (11.86%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) AIX
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
3 14 (23.73%) MVC
3 14 (23.73%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (18.64%) ITIL
5 8 (13.56%) Change Management
5 8 (13.56%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.56%) Web Application Development
6 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.17%) Analytics
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (8.47%) Mathematics
8 5 (8.47%) PRINCE
8 5 (8.47%) Project Management
8 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
8 5 (8.47%) RUP
8 5 (8.47%) Service Management
8 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 8 (13.56%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.78%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.39%) Jython
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby
7 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) R
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
8 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (72.88%) Degree
2 27 (45.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
4 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) ISEB
5 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CCNA
6 2 (3.39%) CCNP
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Oracle
2 9 (15.25%) IBM
3 7 (11.86%) CA
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.08%) Lotus
6 2 (3.39%) BT
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco
6 2 (3.39%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) Apigee
7 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.69%) Google
7 1 (1.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.69%) MapR
7 1 (1.69%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.69%) Siemens