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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / North West
Rank 99 117 123
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 32 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 1.07% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.87% 3.31% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 19
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £320 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £47.39 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +330.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +23 28 £356 -12.30% 38
Cheshire +23 4 £313 -35.30% 11
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 35 (66.04%) Degree
2 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) .NET
4 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
5 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
6 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
7 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
7 12 (22.64%) MVC
8 11 (20.75%) REST
9 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
9 10 (18.87%) C#
9 10 (18.87%) HTML
9 10 (18.87%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) OO
10 9 (16.98%) Change Management
11 8 (15.09%) Scrum
11 8 (15.09%) Web Services
11 8 (15.09%) MS Office
11 8 (15.09%) JIRA
11 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
12 7 (13.21%) AccuRev
12 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (13.21%) WCF
12 7 (13.21%) WPF
12 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
12 7 (13.21%) Linux
12 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce

Computer Science
Top Related 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 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.43%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.66%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.09%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.66%) MS Project
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) IaaS
3 2 (3.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
1 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.89%) Anycast
2 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.89%) DMVPN
2 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
2 1 (1.89%) SMTP
2 1 (1.89%) SNMP
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.77%) Impala
5 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
2 7 (13.21%) AccuRev
3 5 (9.43%) NUnit
4 3 (5.66%) Rational Application Developer
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (3.77%) Selenium
6 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Graduate
6 4 (7.55%) Junior
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Linux Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) REST
3 10 (18.87%) HTML
4 8 (15.09%) Web Services
5 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
5 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (13.21%) WCF
5 7 (13.21%) WPF
6 6 (11.32%) WinForms
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (9.43%) J2EE
7 5 (9.43%) Middleware
7 5 (9.43%) Node.js
8 4 (7.55%) XML
9 3 (5.66%) CSS
9 3 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (3.77%) Kafka
10 2 (3.77%) SOAP
10 2 (3.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Fintech
4 2 (3.77%) IPTV
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.89%) Online Games
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) AIX
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Solaris
4 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
3 12 (22.64%) MVC
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL
4 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
5 9 (16.98%) Change Management
5 9 (16.98%) OO
6 8 (15.09%) Scrum
7 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (13.21%) OOP
7 7 (13.21%) Service Management
7 7 (13.21%) SOA
8 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
9 5 (9.43%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
9 5 (9.43%) OOD
9 5 (9.43%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (9.43%) UML
9 5 (9.43%) Validation
10 4 (7.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.87%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) Python
6 4 (7.55%) C++
7 3 (5.66%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 1 (1.89%) C
9 1 (1.89%) JCL
9 1 (1.89%) Jython
9 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (66.04%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) MCP
3 4 (7.55%) PhD
4 2 (3.77%) HND
5 1 (1.89%) CCIE
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.77%) HDFS
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Firmware
3 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) Salt
4 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.89%) Kibana
4 1 (1.89%) logstash
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Lotus
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) Dell
4 3 (5.66%) EMC
5 2 (3.77%) Apigee
5 2 (3.77%) hybris
5 2 (3.77%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.77%) Northgate
6 1 (1.89%) Aruba
6 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.89%) F5
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Splunk
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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