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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 55 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.30% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.52% 1.31% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate £375 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £31.22 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+24.11% -12.67%
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
221 229 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.66% 27.66% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 153 94
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.10 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Service Management
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) SOA
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) CRM
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (20.00%) XPath
7 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) VB

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Heroku
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) DTS
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) CRM Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) EDI
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (6.67%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (13.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) EAI
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Presales
5 2 (13.33%) SABSA
5 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) VB
3 3 (20.00%) XPath
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CISA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CISM
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) IISP
2 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (13.33%) ISO27005
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) ArcSight
4 2 (13.33%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Qualys
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 2 (13.33%) Tripwire
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Zend