Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 157 142
Rank change year-on-year +53 -15 +32
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 153 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.86% 1.17% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.78% 4.34% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 49
Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -10.26% +30.00%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £170
90th Percentile £560 £487 £504
England median daily rate £475 £438 £429
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.10% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 4
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £15.00 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -50.11% -5.68%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.63 £28.38
90th Percentile £48.11 £21.35 £33.37
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2257 2650 2336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.46% 27.07% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 1623 1341
Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £558 £515
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 172
Midlands median hourly rate £16.45 £17.25 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.17% -2.57%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.35 £43.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +38 89 £413 +22.22% 17
West Midlands +14 57 £350 +6.06% 22
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 116 (75.82%) Degree
2 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (39.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (24.84%) Java
5 34 (22.22%) Scrum
6 32 (20.92%) Finance
7 31 (20.26%) Windows
8 28 (18.30%) Mathematics
8 28 (18.30%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (17.65%) DevOps
10 26 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (16.99%) Linux
10 26 (16.99%) Information Security
11 24 (15.69%) TDD
11 24 (15.69%) SQL
12 23 (15.03%) Risk Management
12 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
13 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
14 21 (13.73%) C#
14 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
14 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
15 20 (13.07%) Active Directory
16 19 (12.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 19 (12.42%) HTML
16 19 (12.42%) HIPAA
16 19 (12.42%) Virtual Machines
17 18 (11.76%) Test Automation
17 18 (11.76%) Web Services
18 17 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations

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 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) nginx
4 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.65%) Simulink
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.31%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.58%) PaaS
4 5 (3.27%) IaaS
4 5 (3.27%) SaaS
5 4 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) Firewall
2 6 (3.92%) HTTP
2 6 (3.92%) SSL
3 5 (3.27%) Bluetooth
3 5 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.61%) WLAN
5 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.31%) DAB
6 2 (1.31%) LAN
6 2 (1.31%) Network Security
6 2 (1.31%) WAN
6 2 (1.31%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) 4G
7 1 (0.65%) 5G
7 1 (0.65%) AMQP
7 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.65%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.27%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.27%) Spotfire
4 4 (2.61%) Big Data
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.61%) Power BI
4 4 (2.61%) QlikView
5 3 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.46%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.15%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.88%) JIRA
4 9 (5.88%) Selenium
5 6 (3.92%) Subversion
5 6 (3.92%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.61%) Bower
7 4 (2.61%) Burp Suite
7 4 (2.61%) gulp
7 4 (2.61%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.61%) webpack
7 4 (2.61%) Yeoman
8 3 (1.96%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.96%) Gradle
8 3 (1.96%) NUnit
9 2 (1.31%) JMeter
9 2 (1.31%) Maven
9 2 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (20.92%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Automotive
3 10 (6.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Electronics
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
6 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (24.84%) Developer
2 35 (22.88%) Architect
3 23 (15.03%) Analyst
4 21 (13.73%) Azure Architect
5 18 (11.76%) Senior Architect
6 10 (6.54%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.23%) Data Scientist
8 8 (5.23%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (3.92%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) QA Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Android Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Service Desk Support
11 5 (3.27%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.42%) HTML
2 18 (11.76%) Web Services
3 15 (9.80%) .NET
4 14 (9.15%) CSS
5 11 (7.19%) jQuery
6 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.88%) JSON
7 9 (5.88%) XML
8 8 (5.23%) HTML5
9 7 (4.58%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (4.58%) RESTful
10 6 (3.92%) CSS3
10 6 (3.92%) Node.js
11 4 (2.61%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.61%) D3.js
11 4 (2.61%) EDI
11 4 (2.61%) Handlebars
11 4 (2.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.30%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.50%) Life Science
2 13 (8.50%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.88%) User Experience
4 8 (5.23%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.27%) PMI
7 3 (1.96%) Animation
7 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.96%) Robotics
8 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.31%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.65%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Windows
2 26 (16.99%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Unix
4 5 (3.27%) Android
5 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) VMS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.22%) Scrum
3 28 (18.30%) Mathematics
4 27 (17.65%) DevOps
5 26 (16.99%) Information Security
6 24 (15.69%) TDD
7 23 (15.03%) Risk Management
8 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
9 18 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 16 (10.46%) Analytics
10 16 (10.46%) Coaching
11 15 (9.80%) ITIL
12 14 (9.15%) Project Management
13 13 (8.50%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.84%) Mentoring
14 12 (7.84%) Migration
15 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (7.19%) Microservices
15 11 (7.19%) Unit Testing
16 10 (6.54%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.84%) Java
2 24 (15.69%) SQL
3 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.73%) C#
5 16 (10.46%) Python
6 10 (6.54%) R
7 6 (3.92%) Ruby
8 4 (2.61%) C++
8 4 (2.61%) Scala
9 3 (1.96%) GraphQL
9 3 (1.96%) Progress 4GL
9 3 (1.96%) VB
10 2 (1.31%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.31%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.31%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) PHP
10 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (75.82%) Degree
2 61 (39.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.54%) Master's Degree
3 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 9 (5.88%) PMP
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.96%) ISEB
6 3 (1.96%) MCDST
6 3 (1.96%) MCSE
6 3 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.31%) CCNA
7 2 (1.31%) CCNP
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.31%) MCP
8 1 (0.65%) MCSD
8 1 (0.65%) OCP
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.42%) HIPAA
1 19 (12.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (11.11%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (10.46%) QA
4 4 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.96%) SLA
6 2 (1.31%) COBIT
6 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.31%) PMO
7 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.65%) CDISC
7 1 (0.65%) GxP
7 1 (0.65%) HL7
7 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.65%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.42%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (9.15%) Docker
4 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) FTK
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.58%) Cisco
2 7 (4.58%) Tableau
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle
3 6 (3.92%) VMware
4 4 (2.61%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.61%) Black Duck
4 4 (2.61%) Qualys
4 4 (2.61%) Veracode
5 3 (1.96%) Adobe
5 3 (1.96%) Apple
5 3 (1.96%) Progress
5 3 (1.96%) QAD
6 2 (1.31%) Capita
6 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.31%) Hitachi
6 2 (1.31%) HP
6 2 (1.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.31%) NetApp
6 2 (1.31%) SAP