Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 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 (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 156 163
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 77 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.28% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.16% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 42
North West median daily rate £355 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +12.50% -32.05%
10th Percentile £208 £272 £120
90th Percentile £468 £404 £526
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.45 £47.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% -11.04% +126.17%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +32.23% +5.44%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,000 4,673 5,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.03% 82.61% 85.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,166 3,014 3,511
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £573
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 207 166
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £27.00 £24.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.80% +11.50% -16.50%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.67 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.25
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 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 +13 63 £350 +1.82% 47
Cheshire +4 8 - - 18
Lancashire -22 4 £391 +15.07% 7
Merseyside -6 2 £450 +24.14% 5
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 65 (84.42%) Degree
2 47 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (50.65%) C#
3 39 (50.65%) .NET
4 35 (45.45%) SQL
5 34 (44.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 30 (38.96%) E-Commerce
8 28 (36.36%) NoSQL
9 27 (35.06%) JIRA
10 22 (28.57%) AccuRev
11 21 (27.27%) VB.NET
12 20 (25.97%) WinForms
12 20 (25.97%) WPF
13 19 (24.68%) MVC
14 17 (22.08%) .NET Framework
15 16 (20.78%) WCF
16 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (19.48%) Java
16 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
17 14 (18.18%) HTML
17 14 (18.18%) CSS
18 12 (15.58%) TDD
18 12 (15.58%) RESTful
18 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
18 12 (15.58%) Python
19 11 (14.29%) OO
19 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
19 11 (14.29%) Web Services

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 4 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.90%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.30%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.30%) SPSS
5 1 (1.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) npm
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.30%) GitHub
3 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Slack
3 1 (1.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) LAN
1 3 (3.90%) PBX
1 3 (3.90%) WAN
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.60%) DHCP
2 2 (2.60%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.60%) ISDN
2 2 (2.60%) MPLS
2 2 (2.60%) SSL
2 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.60%) VLAN
2 2 (2.60%) VoIP
2 2 (2.60%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (36.36%) NoSQL
3 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.90%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.60%) DB2
7 2 (2.60%) QlikView
7 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.30%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.30%) GIS
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (35.06%) JIRA
2 22 (28.57%) AccuRev
3 7 (9.09%) Selenium
4 4 (5.19%) Gradle
4 4 (5.19%) Maven
5 3 (3.90%) gulp
5 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.90%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.60%) Grunt
6 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.60%) Plastic SCM
6 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.30%) Ant
7 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.30%) Mocha
7 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Games
2 3 (3.90%) Legal
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (63.64%) Developer
2 29 (37.66%) C# Developer
3 18 (23.38%) .NET Developer
3 18 (23.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Software Developer
5 14 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Analyst
6 11 (14.29%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 11 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Tester
8 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.19%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Angular Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.19%) React Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (50.65%) .NET
2 20 (25.97%) WinForms
2 20 (25.97%) WPF
3 17 (22.08%) .NET Framework
4 16 (20.78%) WCF
5 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 14 (18.18%) CSS
5 14 (18.18%) HTML
6 12 (15.58%) RESTful
7 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 11 (14.29%) Web Services
8 10 (12.99%) React
9 9 (11.69%) Sass
10 7 (9.09%) Spring
11 6 (7.79%) Aurelia
11 6 (7.79%) HTML5
11 6 (7.79%) jQuery
11 6 (7.79%) LESS
12 5 (6.49%) JSON
12 5 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile Games
3 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.90%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) Robotics
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.30%) HPUX
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.04%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) E-Commerce
3 19 (24.68%) MVC
4 12 (15.58%) TDD
5 11 (14.29%) OO
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (12.99%) DevOps
6 10 (12.99%) Mathematics
6 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.99%) Web Application Development
7 9 (11.69%) ITIL
7 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.39%) Service Management
8 8 (10.39%) SOLID
9 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.09%) Scrum
9 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.79%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (7.79%) OOD
10 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) C#
2 35 (45.45%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 15 (19.48%) Java
5 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.58%) Python
6 8 (10.39%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.90%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
7 3 (3.90%) R
8 1 (1.30%) ES6
8 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.30%) Scala
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (84.42%) Degree
2 34 (44.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.90%) ISEB
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCP
4 2 (2.60%) CCNA
4 2 (2.60%) CCNP
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.60%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.30%) KVM
3 1 (1.30%) QEMU
3 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Adobe
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) HP
3 3 (3.90%) Lotus
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco
4 2 (2.60%) hybris
4 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.30%) Avaya
5 1 (1.30%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Nortel
5 1 (1.30%) Progress
5 1 (1.30%) Sawtooth Software
5 1 (1.30%) VMware