Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 23 January 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 34 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 16 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.48% 0.37% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 0.44% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £300 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +73.91% -58.93%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £104
90th Percentile £380 £325 £235
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £313
% change year-on-year +9.38% +28.00% -15.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £28.17 £15.00
% change year-on-year -55.62% +87.77% -54.30%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 222 226 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 89.88% 83.09% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 155 216
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £269 £266 £213
90th Percentile £463 £473 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -42.00% +102.43%
10th Percentile £15.13 £11.12 £17.45
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.00 £73.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
% change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Staffordshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +14 12 £360 +20.00% 4
Computer Science
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 14 (87.50%) SQL
1 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) WinForms
2 13 (81.25%) VB.NET
2 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (75.00%) JIRA
3 12 (75.00%) WPF
3 12 (75.00%) AccuRev
3 12 (75.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (43.75%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
5 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) Data Science
6 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Data Munging
6 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 2 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (12.50%) Physics
6 2 (12.50%) R
6 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation

Computer Science
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) AccuRev
1 12 (75.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 12 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 9 (56.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
5 5 (31.25%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Data Scientist
7 1 (6.25%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Qualitative Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) WinForms
2 12 (75.00%) WPF
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Data Munging
4 2 (12.50%) Data Science
4 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Physics
4 2 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) A/B Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.25%) Experimental Design
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Push Notifications
5 1 (6.25%) Recommender Systems
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) R
4 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Tableau
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin