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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 104 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.97% 2.04% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
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£400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £418 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £31.88 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.37% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.54 £20.00 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.22 £20.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+130.64% -59.21%
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
606 489 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.67% 23.59% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 254 251
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -35.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.22 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
Warwickshire -4 11 £495 -
Birmingham +3 5 £400 -5.88% 7
Worcestershire - 2 £350 - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 39 (97.50%) Degree
2 20 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (32.50%) Management Information System
4 12 (30.00%) Finance
4 12 (30.00%) Project Management
4 12 (30.00%) MS Office
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 9 (22.50%) UNIX
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (22.50%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle
9 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
9 5 (12.50%) Middleware
9 5 (12.50%) Social Media
9 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
10 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.00%) IMAP
10 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (10.00%) E-Discovery
10 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (10.00%) Sendmail

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SMTP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) IMAP
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.50%) Multicast
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.00%) OLTP
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.50%) SQLite
5 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.00%) Toad
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
1 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.50%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
1 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Graduate
3 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 4 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
3 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Java Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (7.50%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) J2EE
3 3 (7.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) JSP
3 3 (7.50%) Servlets
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) WinForms
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
4 2 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) Vaadin
5 1 (2.50%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.50%) UIKit
5 1 (2.50%) JFreeChart
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (32.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.50%) Social Media
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 3 (7.50%) Open Source
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.50%) SCADA
6 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Project Management
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) E-Discovery
6 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
6 3 (7.50%) OO
6 3 (7.50%) SOA
6 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) C
4 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (97.50%) Degree
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) CITP
4 2 (5.00%) ISSAP
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) Lotus
4 3 (7.50%) JBoss
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Netezza
6 1 (2.50%) RightScale
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk
6 1 (2.50%) Rackspace