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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 86 95 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 30 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.83% 3.60% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £295 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.60 £31.88 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% +2.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-36.31% +46.15%
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
621 667 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.83% 27.24% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 320 258
Average daily rate £388 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 43
Average hourly rate £23.00 £33.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.44% +56.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +8 10 £413 - 2
Birmingham -9 4 £575 +101.75% 8
Coventry - 3 £100 - 1
Staffordshire -4 2 £420 +13.51% 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £180 -
Worcestershire +3 1 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 49 (98.00%) Degree
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 17 (34.00%) SQL
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) .NET
5 12 (24.00%) Migration
6 11 (22.00%) Data Analysis
7 10 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
9 8 (16.00%) ETL
10 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.00%) C#
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) Automotive
10 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
10 7 (14.00%) Open Source
10 7 (14.00%) Analytics
10 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.00%) SDLC
11 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
11 6 (12.00%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.00%) Resource Management
11 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
11 6 (12.00%) R
11 6 (12.00%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (8.00%) SAS
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.00%) SPSS
4 1 (2.00%) Simulink
4 1 (2.00%) Stateflow
4 1 (2.00%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) MPLS
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (12.00%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.00%) DataStage
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.00%) Big Data
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.00%) SAP BI
8 1 (2.00%) MySQL
8 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
8 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.00%) ERwin
4 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.00%) CANoe
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Automotive
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (8.00%) Electronics
5 3 (6.00%) Games
6 2 (4.00%) Banking
6 2 (4.00%) Billing
6 2 (4.00%) Marketing
7 1 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (2.00%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Software Development Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (6.00%) Data Scientist
5 3 (6.00%) Junior
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
3 5 (10.00%) HTML
4 4 (8.00%) WinForms
5 3 (6.00%) Ajax
5 3 (6.00%) XML
5 3 (6.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (4.00%) HTML5
6 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 2 (4.00%) DHTML
6 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 2 (4.00%) Cocoa
7 1 (2.00%) SOAP
7 1 (2.00%) JSON
7 1 (2.00%) WCF
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.00%) Taxonomies
5 2 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 2 (4.00%) Physics
5 2 (4.00%) Telematics
5 2 (4.00%) Informatics
5 2 (4.00%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.00%) iPad
6 1 (2.00%) Online Games
6 1 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (2.00%) Animation
6 1 (2.00%) SCADA
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.00%) Tizen
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Migration
2 11 (22.00%) Data Analysis
3 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 10 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 8 (16.00%) ETL
5 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (14.00%) Open Source
5 7 (14.00%) Analytics
5 7 (14.00%) SDLC
6 6 (12.00%) Resource Management
6 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 5 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (10.00%) Time Management
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Information Management
8 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) C#
3 6 (12.00%) R
4 5 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.00%) C
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.00%) VB
5 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.00%) VBA
6 2 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (98.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) MCITP
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
2 2 (4.00%) MCSE
2 2 (4.00%) PhD
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) CISA
2 2 (4.00%) CISM
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.00%) CCIE
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CCDP
3 1 (2.00%) CCA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) IBM
4 5 (10.00%) Talend
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) Google
6 2 (4.00%) Cerner
6 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.00%) Pega
7 1 (2.00%) MathWorks
7 1 (2.00%) BT
7 1 (2.00%) MKS
7 1 (2.00%) Perforce
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