Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 78 82
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 16 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 1.35% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.63% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 6
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £331 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £199 £225 £388
90th Percentile £453 £488 £476
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +22.86% +6.06% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -59.02% +103.33% -50.11%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,185 1,353 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.39% 82.90% 83.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 995 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.45% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.69 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.25 £51.20 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 11 (68.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Fault Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (25.00%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (25.00%) Lotus
6 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Data Science
8 2 (12.50%) Android
8 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
8 2 (12.50%) PhD
8 2 (12.50%) C++
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) Git (software)

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
1 1 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Cantonese Language
2 4 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Deskside Support
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Data Scientist
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) EDI Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) IAM Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
2 1 (6.25%) EDIFACT
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) IDoc
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) BYOD
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Fault Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Data Science
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Android Development
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (6.25%) Informatics
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 11 (68.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (12.50%) PhD
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Axway
3 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
3 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
3 1 (6.25%) NEC
3 1 (6.25%) Reuters
3 1 (6.25%) SAP