The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 22 26
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.91% 4.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 5.08% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 43 59 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 31.39% 37.58% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 34
Median daily rate £360 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £184 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.89 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £10.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.60 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Staffordshire

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripter
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Coverity