Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 83 73
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 24 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.53% 1.46% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.48% 5.09% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 7
Birmingham median daily rate £313 £440 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.98% -23.48% +116.98%
10th Percentile £225 £400 £302
90th Percentile £488 £480 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £330 £408
% change year-on-year +6.06% -19.14% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £15.00 £30.07
% change year-on-year +108.33% -50.11% -5.68%

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 438 432 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.93% 28.76% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 286 221
Birmingham median daily rate £386 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £227 £200 £213
90th Percentile £500 £539 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
% change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 21
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £16.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.13% +15.52% +11.11%
10th Percentile £9.21 £10.60 £10.96
90th Percentile £29.08 £20.51 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
% change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 19 (79.17%) Degree
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) Python
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 8 (33.33%) R
4 8 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (29.17%) Coaching
5 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 6 (25.00%) Machine Learning
7 5 (20.83%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (20.83%) Tableau
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) Physics
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Information Security
7 5 (20.83%) PRINCE
7 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
8 4 (16.67%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Firewall
8 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (16.67%) Migration

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 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) WLAN
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) Power BI
2 4 (16.67%) QlikView
2 4 (16.67%) Spotfire
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) EDRMS
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Data Scientist
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 3 (12.50%) R Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Storage Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (16.67%) D3.js
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) DOM
4 1 (4.17%) EDI
4 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) Java EE
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) LINQ
4 1 (4.17%) Lucene
4 1 (4.17%) Visualforce
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Algorithms
2 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Robotics
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Coaching
3 6 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (20.83%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) Physics
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Python
3 8 (33.33%) R
4 7 (29.17%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (16.67%) Scala
7 3 (12.50%) GraphQL
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) Ruby
7 3 (12.50%) VB
8 2 (8.33%) C++
8 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (4.17%) Apex Code
9 1 (4.17%) C
9 1 (4.17%) Perl
9 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Degree
2 8 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 4 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
4 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.17%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) FTK
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Tableau
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (8.33%) Hitachi
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Altova
4 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Nuix
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) Xamarin