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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 106 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.42% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.38% 5.08% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 5
Median daily rate £320 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £100 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £590 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.07 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.10% -5.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £28.56 £30.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.37 £33.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £39.25 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-21.01% +16.98%
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
960 708 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.69% 27.91% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 432 356
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 67 61
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.17 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 -6 12 £425 -27.96% 8
Coventry -6 10 £318 +217.50% 1
Warwickshire -6 9 £238 -40.62% 4
Shropshire - 5 £330 -
Staffordshire -6 2 £285 -32.14% 4
Herefordshire - 1 £280 -
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 68 (93.15%) Degree
2 39 (53.42%) SQL
3 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
4 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (41.10%) Software Engineering
6 28 (38.36%) .NET
7 27 (36.99%) C#
7 27 (36.99%) UML
8 22 (30.14%) MS Excel
8 22 (30.14%) HTML
9 20 (27.40%) .NET Framework
9 20 (27.40%) Waterfall
10 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
10 19 (26.03%) Windows
11 18 (24.66%) V-Model
12 15 (20.55%) ITIL
12 15 (20.55%) Java
13 14 (19.18%) Oracle
14 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
14 13 (17.81%) XML
15 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
16 11 (15.07%) CSS
16 11 (15.07%) C++
16 11 (15.07%) Eclipse
16 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
16 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
17 10 (13.70%) JSP
17 10 (13.70%) Servlets
17 10 (13.70%) Web Services

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 (10.96%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) Apache
4 3 (4.11%) CMS
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) Documentum
6 1 (1.37%) MindAlign
6 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (30.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Network Security
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) Firewall
3 1 (1.37%) IMAP
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.37%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.37%) SMTP
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.33%) RDBMS
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.22%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (5.48%) MySQL
6 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.74%) DB2
7 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.37%) Big Data
8 1 (1.37%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
2 11 (15.07%) Eclipse
2 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.70%) Maven
4 8 (10.96%) Ant
4 8 (10.96%) Artifactory
4 8 (10.96%) ClearQuest
4 8 (10.96%) JIRA
4 8 (10.96%) JUnit
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (10.96%) Toad
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Automotive
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) Games
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) .NET Team Leader
2 18 (24.66%) Team Leader
3 13 (17.81%) Software Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) .NET Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Software Team Leader
5 9 (12.33%) .NET Software Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (12.33%) C# Developer
5 9 (12.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Lead C# Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Lead Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Lead Software Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) .NET
2 22 (30.14%) HTML
3 20 (27.40%) .NET Framework
4 13 (17.81%) XML
5 11 (15.07%) CSS
6 10 (13.70%) Hibernate
6 10 (13.70%) JSP
6 10 (13.70%) Servlets
6 10 (13.70%) Spring
6 10 (13.70%) Web Services
7 8 (10.96%) Apache CXF
7 8 (10.96%) J2EE
7 8 (10.96%) Struts
8 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.48%) Java EE
9 4 (5.48%) jQuery
10 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.11%) REST
10 3 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
2 8 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.74%) Physics
4 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 2 (2.74%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.74%) Statistics
4 2 (2.74%) Telematics
4 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Neural Network
5 1 (1.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Android
4 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.74%) Debian
5 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.10%) Software Engineering
3 27 (36.99%) UML
4 20 (27.40%) Waterfall
5 18 (24.66%) V-Model
6 15 (20.55%) ITIL
7 10 (13.70%) Service Management
8 9 (12.33%) OO
9 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.96%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (10.96%) ITSM
9 8 (10.96%) OOP
10 7 (9.59%) ITIL V3
10 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.22%) MVC
11 6 (8.22%) Project Management
12 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.85%) Scrum
13 4 (5.48%) CRM
13 4 (5.48%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) SQL
2 27 (36.99%) C#
3 15 (20.55%) Java
4 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.07%) C++
6 9 (12.33%) Python
7 8 (10.96%) PL/SQL
7 8 (10.96%) VB
8 3 (4.11%) PHP
8 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.11%) R
9 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.74%) VC++
10 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.37%) C
10 1 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (1.37%) Ruby
10 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 68 (93.15%) Degree
2 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) OCPJP
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.48%) CCNA
6 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.11%) PMP
8 2 (2.74%) CISA
8 2 (2.74%) CISM
8 2 (2.74%) CISSP
8 2 (2.74%) IISP
8 2 (2.74%) ISEB
8 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.74%) MCTS
8 2 (2.74%) PhD
9 1 (1.37%) MCSE
9 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.74%) ISO27005
1 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCOM
2 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco
4 4 (5.48%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.11%) F5
5 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.11%) Juniper
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe
6 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.74%) Qualys
6 2 (2.74%) Sun
6 2 (2.74%) Tableau
6 2 (2.74%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.37%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.37%) Proofpoint