The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 95 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 26 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.20% 3.19% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
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£350 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £31.88 £25.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.54 £21.10 £29.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.22 £29.90 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.22% -17.33%
Computer Science
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
500 408 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.35% 19.61% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 211 208
Average daily rate £350 £315 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -38.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Birmingham +10 13 £280 -34.11% 5
Warwickshire -7 10 £495 - 1
Worcestershire -4 2 £350 - 3
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 39 (97.50%) Degree
2 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) Project Management
4 12 (30.00%) MS Office
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 9 (22.50%) UNIX
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (22.50%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Oracle
9 6 (15.00%) Java
10 5 (12.50%) C
10 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (12.50%) Social Media
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 4 (10.00%) E-Discovery
11 4 (10.00%) Sendmail
11 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (10.00%) IMAP
11 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
11 4 (10.00%) Middleware
11 4 (10.00%) Automotive

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) IMAP
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) SMTP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) Packet Switching
3 1 (2.50%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.00%) OLTP
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQLite
5 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.50%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
1 2 (5.00%) Toad
1 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
1 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Graduate
4 4 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Java Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Chief Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) J2EE
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) JSP
2 3 (7.50%) Servlets
3 2 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
3 2 (5.00%) WinForms
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.50%) Cocoa
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) Social Media
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 3 (7.50%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.50%) SCADA
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Project Management
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) E-Discovery
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
6 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Data Privacy
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) C
3 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.00%) Perl
5 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (97.50%) Degree
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) CITP
4 2 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) ISSAP
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Lotus
4 3 (7.50%) JBoss
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) CA
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Netezza
6 1 (2.50%) MKS
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (2.50%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (2.50%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk
6 1 (2.50%) Rackspace