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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 63 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 1.12% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £13.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+160.37% -64.18%
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
181 179 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.75% 27.93% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 126 55
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -24.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £28.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (75.00%) MS Office
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (50.00%) Project Management
3 8 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (25.00%) Sendmail
4 4 (25.00%) Social Media
4 4 (25.00%) E-Discovery
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 4 (25.00%) IMAP
4 4 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (25.00%) SMTP
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Lotus

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) IMAP
1 4 (25.00%) SMTP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Database Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Graduate
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) E-Discovery
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) Lotus