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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 104 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 30 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.79% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.96% 2.88% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 6
Median daily rate £375 £316 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.07 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.77% -7.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +24.00%
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
758 695 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.31% 27.51% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 428 299
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 60
Median hourly rate £16.10 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +18 17 £375 -3.22% 5
Coventry - 7 £325 - 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £350 -17.64% 1
Solihull - 2 £528 -
Worcestershire -10 1 £325 - 1
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (93.75%) Degree
2 17 (35.42%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
3 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.17%) Oracle
5 14 (29.17%) ITIL
6 13 (27.08%) .NET
7 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (22.92%) Spring
8 11 (22.92%) Maven
8 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 11 (22.92%) J2EE
8 11 (22.92%) JUnit
8 11 (22.92%) Hibernate
9 10 (20.83%) Finance
9 10 (20.83%) Project Management
9 10 (20.83%) Web Services
9 10 (20.83%) VB
9 10 (20.83%) C#
9 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 10 (20.83%) Eclipse
10 9 (18.75%) Struts
10 9 (18.75%) Sun
10 9 (18.75%) JSP
10 9 (18.75%) Servlets
10 9 (18.75%) Service Management
11 8 (16.67%) Validation

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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.17%) CMS
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) WordPress
5 1 (2.08%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Heroku
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (6.25%) DTS
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) JUnit
1 11 (22.92%) Maven
2 10 (20.83%) Eclipse
3 7 (14.58%) Selenium
4 4 (8.33%) Ant
4 4 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 4 (8.33%) ClearQuest
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (8.33%) Toad
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Lead C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Junior
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) Hibernate
2 11 (22.92%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) J2EE
2 11 (22.92%) Spring
3 10 (20.83%) Web Services
4 9 (18.75%) JSP
4 9 (18.75%) Servlets
4 9 (18.75%) Struts
5 7 (14.58%) jQuery
5 7 (14.58%) XML
6 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.33%) Apache CXF
7 4 (8.33%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) REST
8 3 (6.25%) EDI
8 3 (6.25%) HTML5
8 3 (6.25%) RESTful
8 3 (6.25%) SOAP
8 3 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Online Games
5 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.17%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.08%) Chemistry
6 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.08%) Derivative
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.08%) Physics
6 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) ITIL
3 10 (20.83%) Project Management
4 9 (18.75%) Service Management
5 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.67%) UML
5 8 (16.67%) Validation
6 7 (14.58%) ITIL V3
6 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.50%) Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.42%) CRM
8 5 (10.42%) ITSM
8 5 (10.42%) OO
8 5 (10.42%) Presales
8 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.42%) TOGAF
8 5 (10.42%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) Java
2 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) VB
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.25%) VB6
7 3 (6.25%) XPath
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (93.75%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) Sun Certification
4 4 (8.33%) CCNA
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.33%) OCPJP
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.25%) PMP
6 2 (4.17%) CISA
6 2 (4.17%) CISM
6 2 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.17%) ISO27005
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) Sun
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.25%) F5
5 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 3 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
6 2 (4.17%) Qualys
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) Tableau
7 1 (2.08%) Zend