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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank - 23 33
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.86% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 6.25% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 £34.00 £14.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+134.48% -61.33%
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 Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
30 16 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.00% 13.79% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 30
Average daily rate £313 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £238 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.36
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 - £16.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Computer Science
West Midlands

Computer Science
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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%) Line Management
3 2 (50.00%) C#

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
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