Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 92 69
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.72% 0.84% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.99% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 10
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £513 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +64.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £362 £334 £300
90th Percentile £491 £698 £484
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +53.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 - £12.50
10th Percentile £17.00 - £11.25
90th Percentile £19.00 - £13.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% +100.00% -36.26%

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 1,053 1,312 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.17% 84.59% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 881 653
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.87% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.44 £8.39 £11.40
90th Percentile £44.63 £42.50 £32.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +27.42% -27.91% +17.65%

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 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 19 May 2019, 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 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
4 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (11.11%) Mailman
5 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) Mailman
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) DKIM
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) IMAP
3 1 (11.11%) ISDN
3 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) S/MIME
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) Base SAS
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) EasyMock
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Mockito
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Report Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Kafka
2 1 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCVP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk