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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 114 116
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 33 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.28% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.51% 4.10% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 22
Median daily rate £388 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -9.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £533 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +13.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £47.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.23% +110.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +38.70%  

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 939 1194 977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.91% 31.22% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 710 553
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 61
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 +30 26 £375 +4.16% 42
Cheshire +12 6 £360 -23.80% 14
Merseyside -5 1 £415 +32.80% 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 44 (68.75%) Degree
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.94%) SQL
3 23 (35.94%) Software Engineering
4 20 (31.25%) .NET
5 19 (29.69%) JIRA
6 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
6 17 (26.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (25.00%) C#
8 15 (23.44%) HTML
9 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
9 14 (21.88%) Linux
9 14 (21.88%) MVC
10 11 (17.19%) C++
10 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
10 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.63%) AccuRev
11 10 (15.63%) WPF
12 9 (14.06%) WCF
12 9 (14.06%) REST
12 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.06%) Scrum
12 9 (14.06%) WinForms
13 8 (12.50%) OOP
13 8 (12.50%) OO
13 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 8 (12.50%) Node.js
14 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (10.94%) CSS
14 7 (10.94%) Games

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 5 (7.81%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) IaaS
2 2 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) ISDN
3 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) MPLS
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) PBX
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) VLAN
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.19%) NoSQL
3 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.69%) Big Data
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.13%) Impala
6 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.56%) DB2
7 1 (1.56%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) JIRA
2 10 (15.63%) AccuRev
3 5 (7.81%) NUnit
4 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.56%) CMake
5 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.56%) Gradle
5 1 (1.56%) Hudson
5 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) WiX
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
1 7 (10.94%) Games
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Developer
2 8 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 8 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Data Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Junior
5 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Graduate
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Data Scientist
7 3 (4.69%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Big Data Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Junior Data Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (3.13%) QA Manual Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) .NET
2 15 (23.44%) HTML
3 10 (15.63%) WPF
4 9 (14.06%) REST
4 9 (14.06%) WCF
4 9 (14.06%) WinForms
5 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 8 (12.50%) Node.js
6 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.94%) CSS
7 6 (9.38%) .NET Framework
7 6 (9.38%) HTML5
8 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (7.81%) Web Services
9 4 (6.25%) Qt
9 4 (6.25%) XML
10 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.69%) GStreamer
10 3 (4.69%) jQuery
10 3 (4.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Fintech
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) IPTV
3 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile Games
3 2 (3.13%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) Online Games
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
4 1 (1.56%) Robotics
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
4 1 (1.56%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Software Engineering
3 14 (21.88%) MVC
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) OO
5 8 (12.50%) OOP
6 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.38%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 5 (7.81%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.81%) OOD
7 5 (7.81%) UML
8 4 (6.25%) B2B
8 4 (6.25%) B2C
8 4 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (6.25%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.25%) SOA
8 4 (6.25%) TDD
8 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) C#
3 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.19%) C++
5 5 (7.81%) C
5 5 (7.81%) Python
6 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) JCL
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.56%) COBOL
8 1 (1.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) R
8 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (68.75%) Degree
2 17 (26.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.81%) PhD
3 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCIE
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) CCNP
6 1 (1.56%) CISA
6 1 (1.56%) CISM
6 1 (1.56%) CISSP
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCDST
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) vSphere
2 2 (3.13%) HDFS
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (3.13%) Salt
4 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) HP
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Apigee
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.56%) Aruba
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) BMC
6 1 (1.56%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.56%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.56%) NetApp
6 1 (1.56%) Northgate
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.56%) Zend
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago