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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 9 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.49% 2.21% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.81% 6.84% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 2
Median daily rate £313 £400 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% -25.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £524 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

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 187 263 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 30.96% 32.27% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 189 142
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.22 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £11.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £31.25 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 20 (86.96%) Degree
2 13 (56.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
4 10 (43.48%) Electronics
5 8 (34.78%) Network Security
6 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
6 7 (30.43%) Migration
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 4 (17.39%) Change Management
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 4 (17.39%) WLAN
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
9 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
10 3 (13.04%) Git (software)

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 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.35%) Heroku
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) WLAN
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) 802.11
5 2 (8.70%) ATM
5 2 (8.70%) BGP
5 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.70%) Frame Relay
5 2 (8.70%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) OSPF
5 2 (8.70%) PPP
5 2 (8.70%) RIP
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Electronics
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 4 (17.39%) Retail
5 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.35%) Advertising
6 1 (4.35%) Banking
6 1 (4.35%) Dutch Language
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Storage Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Database Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) EMC Storage Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (4.35%) HP Storage Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Storage Architect
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) JPA
2 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) XSD
2 2 (8.70%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) LESS
3 1 (4.35%) Lucene
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Sass
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE
5 3 (13.04%) Product Management
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) R
4 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Degree
2 13 (56.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
3 3 (13.04%) PMP
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CCDP
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) SRDF
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) FTK
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas
5 2 (8.70%) AirMagnet
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Hitachi
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.35%) Teradata
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam