Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 143 150
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 84 68 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.18% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.79% 3.79% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 54
North West median daily rate £360 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £155 £136 £120
90th Percentile £468 £475 £530
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £42.45 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.68% -10.43% +110.62%
10th Percentile £25.40 £30.38 £47.16
90th Percentile £49.60 £48.34 £47.58
England median hourly rate £43.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.24% +5.71% +16.30%

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 1,754 1,796 2,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.79% 31.25% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 1,078 1,504
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 93 108
North West median hourly rate £22.58 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +37.50% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.83 £55.00 £47.12
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

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 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -8 59 £350 - 57
Cheshire -6 12 £363 +15.08% 21
Lancashire -2 11 £435 +35.94% 8
Merseyside +18 1 £450 +15.76% 9
Cumbria -7 1 - - 1
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 69 (82.14%) Degree
2 47 (55.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (33.33%) .NET
5 27 (32.14%) C#
6 24 (28.57%) SQL
7 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 20 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 20 (23.81%) JIRA
8 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (21.43%) NoSQL
9 18 (21.43%) Linux
9 18 (21.43%) Oracle
10 16 (19.05%) MVC
11 15 (17.86%) Java
11 15 (17.86%) Unix
11 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
12 14 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.67%) AccuRev
13 13 (15.48%) CSS
13 13 (15.48%) Web Services
13 13 (15.48%) HTML
13 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET
13 13 (15.48%) ITIL
13 13 (15.48%) Python
14 12 (14.29%) WCF
15 11 (13.10%) WinForms
15 11 (13.10%) TDD
15 11 (13.10%) WPF

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 9 (10.71%) WebLogic
1 9 (10.71%) WebSphere
1 9 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (8.33%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) JBoss
3 5 (5.95%) Confluence
4 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.19%) IIS
7 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.19%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.19%) SAS
7 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.19%) WinCC
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.38%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.19%) SPSS
5 1 (1.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.38%) GitHub
2 2 (2.38%) npm
2 2 (2.38%) Serverless
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.19%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.19%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.19%) Route 53
3 1 (1.19%) Slack
3 1 (1.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) DNS
1 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.95%) LAN
2 5 (5.95%) PBX
2 5 (5.95%) WAN
3 4 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (4.76%) DHCP
3 4 (4.76%) Firewall
3 4 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 4 (4.76%) ISDN
3 4 (4.76%) MPLS
3 4 (4.76%) SSL
3 4 (4.76%) VLAN
3 4 (4.76%) VoIP
3 4 (4.76%) VPN
4 2 (2.38%) HTTP
4 2 (2.38%) SMTP
4 2 (2.38%) SNMP
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.76%) Big Data
6 3 (3.57%) DB2
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.19%) Impala
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.19%) QlikView
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.19%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) JIRA
2 14 (16.67%) AccuRev
3 7 (8.33%) Selenium
4 6 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.76%) Gradle
6 4 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (4.76%) Maven
7 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.57%) gulp
8 2 (2.38%) Appium
8 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.38%) Grunt
8 2 (2.38%) Protractor
8 2 (2.38%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.38%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.19%) NUnit
9 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.19%) TestNG
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Games
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Military
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (46.43%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 12 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Analyst
4 11 (13.10%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Tester
6 7 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.95%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.95%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Angular Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.76%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) .NET
2 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
3 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.48%) CSS
3 13 (15.48%) HTML
3 13 (15.48%) Web Services
4 12 (14.29%) WCF
5 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
5 11 (13.10%) WinForms
5 11 (13.10%) WPF
6 10 (11.90%) React
7 9 (10.71%) Sass
8 7 (8.33%) jQuery
8 7 (8.33%) Spring
9 6 (7.14%) Aurelia
9 6 (7.14%) HTML5
9 6 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (7.14%) LESS
9 6 (7.14%) Middleware
9 6 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.95%) Mobile Games
3 5 (5.95%) PMI
3 5 (5.95%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
6 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.38%) User Experience
7 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.19%) Life Science
7 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.19%) Online Games
7 1 (1.19%) SCADA
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Linux
2 15 (17.86%) Unix
3 11 (13.10%) Windows
4 2 (2.38%) AIX
4 2 (2.38%) Solaris
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 16 (19.05%) MVC
4 14 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (15.48%) ITIL
6 11 (13.10%) OO
6 11 (13.10%) TDD
7 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (11.90%) DevOps
7 10 (11.90%) Mathematics
7 10 (11.90%) SDLC
7 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.52%) SOLID
10 7 (8.33%) Change Management
10 7 (8.33%) Service Management
10 7 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 7 (8.33%) Web Development
11 6 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) C#
2 24 (28.57%) SQL
3 15 (17.86%) Java
4 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (15.48%) Python
6 9 (10.71%) TypeScript
6 9 (10.71%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.57%) C++
8 2 (2.38%) Jython
8 2 (2.38%) Perl
8 2 (2.38%) R
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) ES6
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (82.14%) Degree
2 47 (55.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.14%) ISEB
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.95%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.76%) CCNA
6 4 (4.76%) CCNP
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.38%) MCP
8 2 (2.38%) PhD
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) IEC 61131
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.19%) KVM
4 1 (1.19%) QEMU
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (10.71%) IBM
3 7 (8.33%) CA
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.95%) HP
6 4 (4.76%) Adobe
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
7 2 (2.38%) hybris
7 2 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (1.19%) Avaya
8 1 (1.19%) Google
8 1 (1.19%) Nortel
8 1 (1.19%) Progress
8 1 (1.19%) Rockwell
8 1 (1.19%) Sawtooth Software
8 1 (1.19%) Siemens
8 1 (1.19%) VMware
8 1 (1.19%) Xamarin