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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 56 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.84% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 3.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate £550 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +2.23%
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
180 156 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.63% 26.22% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 78 71
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 14 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) VB
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 7 (50.00%) XML
3 7 (50.00%) CRM
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (50.00%) DTS
3 7 (50.00%) EDI
3 7 (50.00%) ERP
3 7 (50.00%) EAI
3 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (50.00%) XPath
3 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (50.00%) REST
3 7 (50.00%) Analytics
3 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 7 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 7 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) DTS
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Applications Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) IP Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) SAP BW Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) EDI
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) HTML5
1 7 (50.00%) REST
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
1 7 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Analytics
1 7 (50.00%) CRM
1 7 (50.00%) EAI
1 7 (50.00%) ERP
1 7 (50.00%) Service Management
1 7 (50.00%) SOA
1 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Process Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) VB
2 7 (50.00%) XPath
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Avaya
2 3 (21.43%) SAP