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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 101 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 18 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 1.02% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 3.85% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
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£324 £295 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% -23.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £402 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.88 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.99% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £30.54 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.74 £33.22 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.15% +28.46%
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
601 623 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.51% 26.59% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 291 223
Average daily rate £359 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 58 55
Average hourly rate £16.60 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.57% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.91 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.17 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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 0 4 £425 - 3
Birmingham -13 3 £575 +105.35% 14
Staffordshire -5 2 £358 -3.37% 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 -
Coventry - 1 £290 - 5
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Degree
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
3 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 12 (31.58%) .NET
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Data Analysis
8 7 (18.42%) Resource Management
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 7 (18.42%) Migration
8 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.79%) C#
9 6 (15.79%) Automotive
9 6 (15.79%) Open Source
9 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.16%) Retail
10 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.16%) Time Management
10 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
10 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) N-Tier
11 4 (10.53%) ERP
11 4 (10.53%) ETL
11 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
11 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (10.53%) SAN
11 4 (10.53%) C

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) TargetLink
4 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.63%) Simulink
4 1 (2.63%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) MPLS
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.63%) NAS
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
6 1 (2.63%) DataStage
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.63%) SAP BI
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.63%) CANoe
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.63%) ERwin
3 1 (2.63%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Automotive
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 4 (10.53%) Electronics
5 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 2 (5.26%) Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (2.63%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Team Leader
2 5 (13.16%) Development Team Leader
2 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Software Development Team Leader
2 5 (13.16%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Server Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) XML
4 3 (7.89%) WinForms
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) Ajax
5 2 (5.26%) XSLT
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (2.63%) Spring Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) N-Tier
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.26%) Telematics
3 2 (5.26%) Health Informatics
3 2 (5.26%) Informatics
4 1 (2.63%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Tizen
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Data Analysis
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Resource Management
2 7 (18.42%) SDLC
3 6 (15.79%) Open Source
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Time Management
4 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (10.53%) ETL
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) ERP
5 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C
3 4 (10.53%) R
4 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.26%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) MCITP
2 3 (7.89%) MCSE
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.26%) CISA
3 2 (5.26%) CISM
3 2 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.63%) PhD
4 1 (2.63%) CCIE
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) CCDP
4 1 (2.63%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
1 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Apple
4 2 (5.26%) Cerner
4 2 (5.26%) Talend
5 1 (2.63%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) MathWorks
5 1 (2.63%) BT
5 1 (2.63%) MKS
5 1 (2.63%) Perforce
5 1 (2.63%) Google
5 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.63%) Pega
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
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