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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 102 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.12% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.90% 4.12% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 8
Median daily rate £400 £394 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +33.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £425 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.75 £30.60 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.05% -4.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £28.56 £30.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £33.69 £33.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -34.21%
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
857 655 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.21% 27.19% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 396 338
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £30.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -40.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £35.59 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 20 £450 -21.73% 3
Coventry -3 10 £400 +105.12%
Staffordshire -2 3 £95 -77.38% 5
Warwickshire -6 2 £350 -15.15% 3
Solihull - 2 £410 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £465 +158.33%
Worcestershire -2 1 £325 - 2
Walsall - 1 £350 -
Herefordshire - 1 £280 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 62 (93.94%) Degree
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (39.39%) UML
5 25 (37.88%) .NET
5 25 (37.88%) C#
6 24 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
8 19 (28.79%) .NET Framework
8 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
9 17 (25.76%) V-Model
9 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
10 16 (24.24%) HTML
10 16 (24.24%) Java
10 16 (24.24%) Oracle
11 15 (22.73%) ITIL
12 14 (21.21%) Windows
12 14 (21.21%) Hibernate
12 14 (21.21%) Spring
13 13 (19.70%) Web Services
14 12 (18.18%) JUnit
14 12 (18.18%) JSP
14 12 (18.18%) Servlets
14 12 (18.18%) J2EE
14 12 (18.18%) Maven
14 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.67%) Eclipse
16 10 (15.15%) Relational Database

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.06%) CMS
2 4 (6.06%) IIS
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.03%) WordPress
5 1 (1.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.64%) RDBMS
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (3.03%) Big Data
5 2 (3.03%) MySQL
5 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
2 12 (18.18%) JUnit
2 12 (18.18%) Maven
3 11 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 8 (12.12%) Ant
4 8 (12.12%) Artifactory
4 8 (12.12%) ClearQuest
4 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.12%) JIRA
4 8 (12.12%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (12.12%) Toad
5 4 (6.06%) Selenium
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) .NET Team Leader
2 17 (25.76%) Team Leader
3 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 11 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Software Team Leader
6 9 (13.64%) Lead .NET Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Lead C# Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Lead Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Software Engineer
7 8 (12.12%) .NET Software Engineer
7 8 (12.12%) C# Software Engineer
7 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.12%) Lead Software Engineer
8 7 (10.61%) Analyst
9 6 (9.09%) Architect
10 4 (6.06%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.88%) .NET
2 19 (28.79%) .NET Framework
3 16 (24.24%) HTML
4 14 (21.21%) Hibernate
4 14 (21.21%) Spring
5 13 (19.70%) Web Services
6 12 (18.18%) J2EE
6 12 (18.18%) JSP
6 12 (18.18%) Servlets
7 10 (15.15%) Struts
7 10 (15.15%) XML
8 8 (12.12%) Apache CXF
8 8 (12.12%) CSS
9 5 (7.58%) RESTful
10 4 (6.06%) jQuery
11 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.55%) REST
12 2 (3.03%) EDI
12 2 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.03%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.52%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Online Games
6 1 (1.52%) Physics
6 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) UML
3 24 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 19 (28.79%) Waterfall
5 17 (25.76%) V-Model
6 15 (22.73%) ITIL
7 9 (13.64%) OO
7 9 (13.64%) Service Management
8 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
8 8 (12.12%) OOP
9 7 (10.61%) ITSM
10 5 (7.58%) CRM
10 5 (7.58%) Migration
10 5 (7.58%) MVC
10 5 (7.58%) Presales
10 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.58%) Project Management
10 5 (7.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.00%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) C#
3 16 (24.24%) Java
4 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.12%) C++
5 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.61%) VB
7 3 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) C
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.52%) VB6
9 1 (1.52%) VBA
9 1 (1.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 62 (93.94%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.12%) OCPJP
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (7.58%) Sun Certification
5 4 (6.06%) CCNA
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.55%) PMP
7 2 (3.03%) CISA
7 2 (3.03%) CISM
7 2 (3.03%) CISSP
7 2 (3.03%) IISP
7 2 (3.03%) MCTS
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.03%) ISO27005
1 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) Cisco
3 6 (9.09%) Sun
4 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.55%) F5
4 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
4 3 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe
5 2 (3.03%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.03%) Qualys
5 2 (3.03%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.52%) Remedy
6 1 (1.52%) Zend