Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 167 160
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -18
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 56 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 0.95% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.37% 2.93% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 56
North West median daily rate £338 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £120 £275
90th Percentile £400 £505 £900
England median daily rate £475 £438 £426
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.70% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
North West median hourly rate £47.39 £47.55 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +125.41% -
10th Percentile £34.25 £47.42 £12.92
90th Percentile £48.48 £47.68 £28.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

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 1660 2220 2425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.17% 32.61% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1059 1419 1437
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 89 114
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.80 £46.07
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 +39 38 £338 +8.00% 22
Cheshire -10 6 £311 +19.71% 13
Merseyside +3 4 £363 +13.28% 6
Lancashire +4 3 £340 +13.33% 3
Cumbria -2 3 - -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 47 (83.93%) Degree
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (39.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (37.50%) SQL
5 20 (35.71%) .NET
5 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 16 (28.57%) JIRA
7 14 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 14 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (23.21%) MVC
8 13 (23.21%) WCF
9 12 (21.43%) C#
9 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
10 11 (19.64%) Windows
10 11 (19.64%) Finance
10 11 (19.64%) WinForms
11 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (17.86%) WPF
11 10 (17.86%) Web Application Development
11 10 (17.86%) AccuRev
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.07%) Java
12 9 (16.07%) CSS
13 7 (12.50%) ITIL
13 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 7 (12.50%) Linux
13 7 (12.50%) HTML
13 7 (12.50%) Project Management

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 (5.36%) CMS
1 3 (5.36%) Confluence
1 3 (5.36%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) DHCP
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.36%) WinSCP
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.79%) ISDN
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) PBX
4 1 (1.79%) SMTP
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
4 1 (1.79%) VoIP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.36%) MySQL
5 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) DB2
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) JIRA
2 10 (17.86%) AccuRev
3 6 (10.71%) Gradle
4 4 (7.14%) Grunt
4 4 (7.14%) Maven
5 3 (5.36%) Ant
5 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) gulp
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.36%) JMeter
5 3 (5.36%) Selenium
5 3 (5.36%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.36%) WATIR
5 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) CMake
6 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
6 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.57%) WiX
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Developer
2 17 (30.36%) Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Desktop Support
4 11 (19.64%) Software Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.57%) Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) .NET
2 14 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (23.21%) WCF
4 11 (19.64%) WinForms
5 10 (17.86%) WPF
6 9 (16.07%) CSS
7 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 7 (12.50%) HTML
7 7 (12.50%) RESTful
8 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.14%) CSS3
8 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 4 (7.14%) JSON
8 4 (7.14%) Spring
8 4 (7.14%) Spring Boot
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.36%) Node.js
9 3 (5.36%) SOAP
9 3 (5.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Acoustics
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.79%) Online Games
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) HPUX
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 13 (23.21%) MVC
4 10 (17.86%) Web Application Development
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) Project Management
6 6 (10.71%) Data Management
6 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 6 (10.71%) Web Development
7 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) BDD
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.14%) TDD
9 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Data Management
9 3 (5.36%) Physics
9 3 (5.36%) Rapid Prototyping
9 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
5 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) Groovy
7 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Jython
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (83.93%) Degree
2 22 (39.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.36%) IIBA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCDST
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.57%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (1.79%) NFS
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco
3 3 (5.36%) HP
3 3 (5.36%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.57%) AppSense
4 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.57%) Juniper
4 2 (3.57%) Meraki
4 2 (3.57%) NetApp
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.79%) Lotus
5 1 (1.79%) Northgate
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Xamarin