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 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 95 103 96
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 21 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.37% 1.01% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£390 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
- +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -57.43%
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
623 496 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.02% 24.12% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 276 223
Average daily rate £375 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 41 54
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £37.80 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 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 31 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 0 13 £495 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £408 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 5
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 6
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 43 (95.56%) Degree
2 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (26.67%) Finance
3 12 (26.67%) MS Office
4 11 (24.44%) Project Management
4 11 (24.44%) Management Information System
5 10 (22.22%) HTML
5 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.00%) Java
6 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (20.00%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
7 8 (17.78%) UNIX
7 8 (17.78%) Linux
7 8 (17.78%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (15.56%) XML
8 7 (15.56%) SAP
9 6 (13.33%) CSS
9 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.33%) CITP
9 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 6 (13.33%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (13.33%) Big Data
9 6 (13.33%) Analytics
10 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.11%) Social Media
10 5 (11.11%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (8.89%) IBM Notes
1 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) InfoPath
2 4 (8.89%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.22%) S-PLUS
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) SMTP
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
1 4 (8.89%) IMAP
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) Packet Switching
4 1 (2.22%) SMS
4 1 (2.22%) UMTS
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.22%) LTE
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) IPsec
4 1 (2.22%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 4 (8.89%) MarkLogic
2 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.44%) OLTP
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) SQLite
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.44%) Toad
3 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Automotive
2 4 (8.89%) Publishing
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Graduate
5 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Database Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (4.44%) Information Architect
8 2 (4.44%) DBA
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Chief Technical Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.44%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) CSS
4 3 (6.67%) Middleware
4 3 (6.67%) HTML5
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Streams
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) iOS SDK
5 2 (4.44%) REST
5 2 (4.44%) JSP
5 2 (4.44%) Servlets
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 2 (4.44%) .NET
5 2 (4.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) Swing
6 1 (2.22%) J2SE
6 1 (2.22%) Web Services
6 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.22%) Cocoa
6 1 (2.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (24.44%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.11%) Social Media
5 4 (8.89%) Physics
6 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience
7 1 (2.22%) SCADA
7 1 (2.22%) Open Source
7 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) UNIX
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Project Management
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (13.33%) Analytics
5 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.89%) Workflow
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Predictive Analytics
6 4 (8.89%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) E-Discovery
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) Time Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) OO
8 2 (4.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
1 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Perl
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) C
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (95.56%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (13.33%) CITP
3 6 (13.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.44%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.22%) PhD
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Sendmail
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) SAP
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) Informatica
4 4 (8.89%) Lotus
4 4 (8.89%) Netezza
4 4 (8.89%) Splunk
5 3 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (4.44%) CA
6 2 (4.44%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.22%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.22%) RightScale
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
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