The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% 1.64% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £320 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.22% +46.66%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 168 183 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.05% 27.27% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 109
Median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Birmingham

Computer Science
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 12 (80.00%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) Electronics
3 8 (53.33%) Network Security
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) JPA
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SOA

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 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) WLAN
3 2 (13.33%) 802.11
3 2 (13.33%) ATM
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (13.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) OSPF
3 2 (13.33%) PPP
3 2 (13.33%) RIP
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (53.33%) Electronics
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) EMC Storage Architect
3 1 (6.67%) HP Storage Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Storage Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) JPA
2 2 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (13.33%) Java EE
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) XSD
2 2 (13.33%) XSLT
3 1 (6.67%) Drools
3 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (6.67%) Visualforce
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) CLARiiON
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Escalation Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Presales
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
4 2 (13.33%) SOLID
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CCDA
2 2 (13.33%) CCDP
2 2 (13.33%) CCIE
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 2 (13.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) SRDF
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Kibana
1 1 (6.67%) logstash
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Veritas
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) AirMagnet
4 2 (13.33%) CA
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) Teradata