Period
to 16 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 16 October 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 37 24
Rank change year-on-year -39 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.79% 0.38% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 1.23% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £475 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.50% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £414 £425
% change year-on-year +8.76% -2.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £34.08 £35.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year -2.63% +21.99% -23.49%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 371 81 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 55.46% 30.80% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 40 35
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +22.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £188 £86
90th Percentile £479 £529 £490
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.56 £15.13 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -52.73% +28.00%
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.60%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
County Antrim -39 10 £488 +143.75% 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 10 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Banking
4 8 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Oracle
5 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (58.33%) C#
5 7 (58.33%) LDAP
5 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (58.33%) Finance
5 7 (58.33%) Social Network
5 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (58.33%) TeamCity
5 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
5 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (58.33%) Node.js
5 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (58.33%) Artifactory
5 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
5 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (58.33%) Docker
5 7 (58.33%) DevOps
5 7 (58.33%) SDLC
5 7 (58.33%) Sonatype Nexus

Computer Science
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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (41.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Artifactory
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (58.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (58.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (16.67%) MongoDB Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Product Owner
4 1 (8.33%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) STL
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (8.33%) WebSockets
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (58.33%) Social Network
2 7 (58.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (16.67%) Equities
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (8.33%) Derivative
4 1 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
1 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) OO
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
2 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Product Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (8.33%) VMware