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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 104 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.91% 1.76% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£400 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £418 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £13.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+160.37% -64.18%
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
585 510 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.35% 24.44% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 275 245
Average daily rate £350 £313 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% -5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 51
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.64 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Warwickshire -1 11 £495 -
Birmingham -5 3 £400 -5.88% 10
Worcestershire - 2 £350 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Coventry - - - - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (95.12%) Degree
2 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (29.27%) MS Office
3 12 (29.27%) Project Management
3 12 (29.27%) Management Information System
3 12 (29.27%) Finance
4 10 (24.39%) ITIL
5 9 (21.95%) UNIX
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (21.95%) QA
6 8 (19.51%) Linux
6 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2
6 8 (19.51%) Java
6 8 (19.51%) SQL
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle
7 6 (14.63%) SAP
7 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (12.20%) Social Media
8 5 (12.20%) Big Data
8 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
8 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
9 4 (9.76%) Middleware
9 4 (9.76%) Automotive
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) Banking
9 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.76%) .NET
9 4 (9.76%) C

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
1 4 (9.76%) SMTP
1 4 (9.76%) IMAP
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.44%) LTE
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) Packet Switching
4 1 (2.44%) UMTS
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) IPsec
4 1 (2.44%) 2G
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Big Data
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.32%) MarkLogic
3 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.88%) OLTP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.44%) SQLite
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
1 2 (4.88%) Toad
1 2 (4.88%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.44%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Automotive
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Graduate
4 4 (9.76%) Database Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Team Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Java Web Developer
5 3 (7.32%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) J2EE
2 3 (7.32%) JSP
2 3 (7.32%) Servlets
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) WinForms
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (2.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) Java EE
4 1 (2.44%) SWT
4 1 (2.44%) HTML5
4 1 (2.44%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (29.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Social Media
4 3 (7.32%) Open Source
4 3 (7.32%) Replication
5 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.44%) SCADA
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) UNIX
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Tizen
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Project Management
2 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2
4 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) E-Discovery
6 3 (7.32%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics
6 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
7 2 (4.88%) OO
7 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) C
3 4 (9.76%) Perl
4 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (95.12%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (9.76%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) CITP
4 2 (4.88%) ISSAP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PhD
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Sendmail
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) SAP
3 4 (9.76%) Lotus
4 3 (7.32%) Netezza
4 3 (7.32%) Splunk
4 3 (7.32%) JBoss
4 3 (7.32%) Informatica
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) CA
6 1 (2.44%) RightScale
6 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.44%) Google