The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 24 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.63% 2.76% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.92% 5.88% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £250 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +53.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
61 68 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.15% 46.90% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 18
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £238 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+358.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £12.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Staffordshire region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Staffordshire region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 2 £250 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 - - 1
Computer Science
West Midlands

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) EDI
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (25.00%) Simulink
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Graduate
1 1 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripter
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Coverity