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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 50 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.70% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.93% 0.73% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £425 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% -39.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
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
164 137 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.44% 20.76% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 90 52
Average daily rate £350 £340 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -13.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £198 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.05 £13.98 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.77% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.77 £12.42 £7.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (66.67%) MS Office
3 9 (50.00%) Project Management
3 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (44.44%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (22.22%) IMAP
6 4 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (22.22%) Sendmail
6 4 (22.22%) Social Media
6 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
6 4 (22.22%) SMTP
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) Perl
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Lotus
6 4 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) DMZ
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (22.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SMTP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) IMAP
2 1 (5.56%) Multicast
2 1 (5.56%) DMZ
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Database Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate
2 4 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Lotus
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Wall Street Systems