Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 72 67
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 +17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.41% 1.27% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 4.38% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 20
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £313 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -24.70% -17.00%
10th Percentile £344 £300 £293
90th Percentile £600 £461 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +28.57% - -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £12.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.39 £32.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -18.80% +116.67% -50.11%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 417 388 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.21% 29.02% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 258 335
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £229 £245 £202
90th Percentile £533 £500 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +6.45% +1.97% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -22.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.63 £9.23 £10.63
90th Percentile £24.20 £15.50 £35.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -15.49%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) Power BI
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) Serverless
4 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) AWS CodePipeline
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau
2 1 (16.67%) VMware