Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 70 80
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.84% 1.64% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 5.59% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 16
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £313 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -28.16% -25.32%
10th Percentile £247 £225 £363
90th Percentile £548 £488 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +22.86% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.79 £32.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.05% +113.33% -52.29%

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 411 447 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.62% 29.41% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 324 325
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +0.67% +9.17%
10th Percentile £205 £236 £210
90th Percentile £535 £500 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.03 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.56% -19.40% +15.52%
10th Percentile £11.09 £9.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.80 £18.20 £23.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.64 £15.46
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.15% -11.64%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (41.67%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) Lotus
5 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 4 (33.33%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (33.33%) Cantonese Language
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Data Science
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
7 2 (16.67%) PhD
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Power BI
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Cantonese Language
2 4 (33.33%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) Deskside Support
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Scientist
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) BYOD
3 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Data Science
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (16.67%) PhD
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (8.33%) NEC
3 1 (8.33%) Reuters
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau