The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 65 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 2.40% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £299 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.91% -0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +7.43%
Computer Science
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
197 167 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.23% 26.05% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 99 52
Average daily rate £350 £290 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.50 £64.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (25.00%) Health Informatics
4 2 (25.00%) R
4 2 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (25.00%) Billing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Informatics
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) Cerner
5 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) CCA
5 1 (12.50%) SAN

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) UI Developer
2 4 (50.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Health Informatics
1 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (25.00%) Informatics
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) R
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCA
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cerner
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP