The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK / Wales
Rank 61 74 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.72% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.84% 2.33% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £438 £235 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.17% -40.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £202 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £394 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £47.39 £31.44
% change year-on-year -60.43% +50.73%  

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 Wales with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 176 172 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.21% 25.04% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 98
Median daily rate £375 £344 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% +46.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £15.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Wales

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Wales

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
South Wales +17 4 £438 +86.17% 5
West Wales -16 1 - - 1
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Wales region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Informatics
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) XML Schema
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Life Science
4 2 (20.00%) QA

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (20.00%) Tornado
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (20.00%) Flask
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) OAuth
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (20.00%) XSD
2 2 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Informatics
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Robotic Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Blue Prism
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle