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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 55 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 1.42% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 5.09% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£450 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -34.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +49.60%
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
176 216 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.88% 27.94% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 112 118
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.10 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -6.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £8.92 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) CISA
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) PhD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
1 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
1 1 (14.29%) Security Management
1 1 (14.29%) Workflow
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
1 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
1 1 (14.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISA
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) VMware