Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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 Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 - +23
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 7 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.79% 2.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% 16.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +18.48% +53.45% -37.59%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 76 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.44% 12.57% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 63
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +25.00% +61.90%
10th Percentile £327 £259 £213
90th Percentile £500 £650 £424
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £37.25 £17.00 £12.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.12% +34.18% -16.92%
10th Percentile £15.33 £15.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.05 £18.50 £19.20
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in Northern Ireland

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in Northern Ireland

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the Northern Ireland 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
County Antrim +26 6 £420 -6.67% 13
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
3 4 (57.14%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) WinForms
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (14.29%) XAML
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) HTML

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) WSDL
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
2 1 (14.29%) LIMS
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) MVVM
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco