The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 137 134
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.14% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.04% 3.48% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 15
Median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +13.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £31.25 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £32.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +33.33%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1039 1235 1104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 28.14% 26.13% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 973 804
Median daily rate £380 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £220 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 64 86
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £23.95 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in the Midlands

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +2 22 £325 -29.72% 11
West Midlands +12 19 £350 -12.50% 23
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 64 (84.21%) Degree
2 33 (43.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.95%) Java
5 20 (26.32%) SQL
6 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
8 12 (15.79%) Oracle
8 12 (15.79%) ITIL
8 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
9 11 (14.47%) TDD
10 10 (13.16%) Mathematics
10 10 (13.16%) Finance
10 10 (13.16%) Hibernate
10 10 (13.16%) Project Management
10 10 (13.16%) AngularJS
11 9 (11.84%) Coaching
11 9 (11.84%) SDLC
11 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.53%) Windows
12 8 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (10.53%) Scrum
12 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
13 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.21%) ITIL V3
13 7 (9.21%) Migration
13 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.26%) JBoss
3 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) ArchestrA
5 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.32%) Heroku
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) WLAN
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 2 (2.63%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) 802.11
4 1 (1.32%) BGP
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.32%) Frame Relay
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
4 1 (1.32%) MPLS
4 1 (1.32%) OSPF
4 1 (1.32%) PPP
4 1 (1.32%) RIP
4 1 (1.32%) VLAN
4 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
3 3 (3.95%) DB2
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Power BI
5 1 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.89%) Selenium
2 5 (6.58%) Subversion
3 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) MSTest
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Electronics
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
5 2 (2.63%) Automotive
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Java Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.95%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Software Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) AngularJS
1 10 (13.16%) Hibernate
2 6 (7.89%) J2EE
2 6 (7.89%) JPA
3 5 (6.58%) JSON
3 5 (6.58%) REST
3 5 (6.58%) SOAP
3 5 (6.58%) XML
4 4 (5.26%) .NET
4 4 (5.26%) Android SDK
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) Java EE
4 4 (5.26%) RESTful
4 4 (5.26%) Spring
4 4 (5.26%) XSD
4 4 (5.26%) XSLT
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) jQuery
5 3 (3.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.63%) iPad
5 2 (2.63%) iPhone
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.32%) SCADA
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Unix
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) ITIL
3 11 (14.47%) TDD
4 10 (13.16%) Mathematics
4 10 (13.16%) Project Management
5 9 (11.84%) Coaching
5 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (11.84%) SDLC
6 8 (10.53%) Scrum
7 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
7 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
7 7 (9.21%) ITIL V3
7 7 (9.21%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) SOA
7 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.89%) OO
8 6 (7.89%) Service Management
8 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Java
2 20 (26.32%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.89%) Python
5 5 (6.58%) C#
6 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.26%) VB
7 3 (3.95%) PHP
7 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.95%) R
8 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.32%) Perl
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) VBA
9 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (84.21%) Degree
2 33 (43.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.58%) PMP
5 4 (5.26%) Sun Certification
6 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.95%) MCDST
7 2 (2.63%) ISEB
7 2 (2.63%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) CCIE
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.32%) HNC
8 1 (1.32%) HND
8 1 (1.32%) MCP
8 1 (1.32%) MCSD
8 1 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
1 3 (3.95%) TickIT
2 1 (1.32%) Basel II
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.32%) FTK
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) IBM
5 3 (3.95%) NetApp
5 3 (3.95%) Tableau
6 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.63%) Hitachi
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
6 2 (2.63%) Teradata
6 2 (2.63%) Workday
7 1 (1.32%) BMC
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Cognos
7 1 (1.32%) F5
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
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