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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 103 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 2.11% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
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£316 £435 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.37% +148.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £383 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £487 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.44 £32.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.37 £32.50 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +19.29%
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
688 615 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.54% 25.73% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 284 175
Average daily rate £358 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 50
Average hourly rate £23.25 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.25 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
Staffordshire -6 8 £379 +2.36% 1
Warwickshire +4 7 - - 1
Birmingham +1 3 £288 - 11
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 -
Walsall -1 1 - -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (100.00%) Degree
2 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.11%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 11 (24.44%) Java
4 11 (24.44%) .NET
5 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 9 (20.00%) CSS
6 9 (20.00%) XML
6 9 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 9 (20.00%) Open Source
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) N-Tier
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle
8 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.56%) Resource Management
9 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 6 (13.33%) Electronics
9 6 (13.33%) Automotive
10 5 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) Project Management
10 5 (11.11%) Spring
10 5 (11.11%) XSLT
10 5 (11.11%) Windows
10 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (11.11%) IBM
10 5 (11.11%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) Photoshop
3 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.22%) Simulink
4 1 (2.22%) Stateflow
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Office
4 1 (2.22%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Internet
2 4 (8.89%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 2 (4.44%) ERwin
4 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Electronics
2 6 (13.33%) Automotive
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Publishing
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Billing
6 1 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 5 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
2 5 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
2 5 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
3 4 (8.89%) UI Programmer
3 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Data Scientist
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Data Modeller
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Junior
6 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) CSS
2 9 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.11%) Spring
4 5 (11.11%) XSLT
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) J2EE
5 4 (8.89%) DHTML
5 4 (8.89%) Ajax
6 3 (6.67%) WinForms
7 2 (4.44%) Web Services
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.22%) Middleware
8 1 (2.22%) SOAP
8 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
8 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 8 (17.78%) N-Tier
3 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
5 4 (8.89%) Graphic Design
6 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.67%) Telematics
6 3 (6.67%) Physics
6 3 (6.67%) Data Integration
6 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (4.44%) Health Informatics
7 2 (4.44%) Informatics
8 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
8 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (2.22%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.22%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.56%) Resource Management
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) Time Management
4 4 (8.89%) Software Delivery
4 4 (8.89%) Web Application Development
4 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.89%) ETL
4 4 (8.89%) OO
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
5 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (6.67%) Use Case
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.89%) R
5 4 (8.89%) VBScript
5 4 (8.89%) C
6 3 (6.67%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) MCITP
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.67%) Terminal Server
1 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Apple
4 4 (8.89%) SAP
4 4 (8.89%) Google
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (4.44%) Pega
6 2 (4.44%) Cerner
6 2 (4.44%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) MathWorks
7 1 (2.22%) Perforce
7 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.22%) Informatica
7 1 (2.22%) Talend
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £340 - £375 per day + neg.
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago