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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.54% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.43% 1.95% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
Median daily rate £300 £380 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £367
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
- +56.84%

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
653 666 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.29% 27.73% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 376 355
Median daily rate £388 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 55
Median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Warwickshire - 15 £300 - 4
Birmingham +3 10 £300 -45.45% 5
Coventry -19 4 £515 +71.66% 5
Staffordshire +3 3 £250 -34.21% 1
Shropshire - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £225 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 67 (95.71%) Degree
2 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 19 (27.14%) Electronics
5 15 (21.43%) Network Security
6 14 (20.00%) Migration
6 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.57%) Data Centre
8 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (17.14%) .NET
8 12 (17.14%) ITIL
8 12 (17.14%) Python
9 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
9 11 (15.71%) Windows
9 11 (15.71%) Linux
9 11 (15.71%) C#
9 11 (15.71%) HTML
9 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
9 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
10 10 (14.29%) Finance
10 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.29%) Oracle
11 9 (12.86%) CSS
11 9 (12.86%) Project Management
11 9 (12.86%) Marketing
12 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
12 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
12 8 (11.43%) IBM
13 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET

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 4 (5.71%) Apache
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.43%) MindAlign
4 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) Network Security
2 6 (8.57%) SAN
3 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
4 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.29%) WLAN
6 2 (2.86%) 802.11
6 2 (2.86%) ATM
6 2 (2.86%) BGP
6 2 (2.86%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.86%) HTTP
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) OSPF
6 2 (2.86%) PPP
6 2 (2.86%) RIP
6 2 (2.86%) VLAN
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
6 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Big Data
1 5 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (7.14%) MySQL
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) DB2
3 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.86%) Power BI
4 2 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (2.86%) QlikView
5 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.43%) Informix
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.29%) Maven
3 2 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.43%) JIRA
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (27.14%) Electronics
3 10 (14.29%) Finance
4 9 (12.86%) Marketing
5 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
6 5 (7.14%) Automotive
6 5 (7.14%) Retail
7 3 (4.29%) Advertising
8 2 (2.86%) Banking
8 2 (2.86%) Legal
9 1 (1.43%) Games
9 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Developer
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) Architect
3 7 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.29%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Business Developer
6 3 (4.29%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Data Scientist
6 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) CSS
4 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.14%) jQuery
6 5 (7.14%) XML
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.71%) LINQ
7 4 (5.71%) React
8 3 (4.29%) HTML5
8 3 (4.29%) Java EE
8 3 (4.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (4.29%) Polymer
9 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
9 2 (2.86%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (2.86%) NHibernate
9 2 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
4 7 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (7.14%) Credit Risk
5 5 (7.14%) Statistics
6 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.29%) CLARiiON
7 3 (4.29%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (2.86%) Physics
8 2 (2.86%) PMI
8 2 (2.86%) Telematics
9 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.43%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Linux
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) Android
3 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.29%) Debian
3 3 (4.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
4 1 (1.43%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (20.00%) Migration
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
4 9 (12.86%) Project Management
5 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.00%) Escalation Management
6 7 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (10.00%) Product Management
7 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.57%) Change Management
7 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.57%) MVC
7 6 (8.57%) Presales
7 6 (8.57%) Scrum
7 6 (8.57%) Service Management
8 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.14%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (17.14%) Python
3 11 (15.71%) C#
4 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.57%) Java
6 5 (7.14%) C++
7 3 (4.29%) R
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
8 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) C
9 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 67 (95.71%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.29%) PMP
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) CCDA
4 2 (2.86%) CCDP
4 2 (2.86%) CCIE
4 2 (2.86%) CCNA
4 2 (2.86%) CCNP
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.86%) PhD
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.43%) Basel II
4 1 (1.43%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.29%) SRDF
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Kibana
2 1 (1.43%) logstash
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (11.43%) IBM
4 7 (10.00%) HP
5 6 (8.57%) VMware
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco
6 5 (7.14%) Dell
6 5 (7.14%) Veritas
7 4 (5.71%) EMC
7 4 (5.71%) Tableau
8 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.29%) Informatica
8 3 (4.29%) NetApp
8 3 (4.29%) Teradata
9 2 (2.86%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.86%) AirMagnet
9 2 (2.86%) Brocade
9 2 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (2.86%) Citrix
9 2 (2.86%) SAP