The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Staffordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 20 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.82% 0.88% 3.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 5.26% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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£370 - £330
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 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.51% 16.81% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 25
Average daily rate £370 £330 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £445 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.26 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.41% -66.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £10.45 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £13.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Computer Science
West Midlands

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £370 - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Computer Science
West Midlands

Computer Science
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Back Office
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) C#

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (100.00%) Development Team Leader
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft