Period
to 11 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 11 August 2020 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 122 163
Rank change year-on-year +39 +41 -38
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 49 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.11% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.30% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 17
Median daily rate £425 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -19.44% +24.14%
10th Percentile £244 £238 £346
90th Percentile £578 £549 £543
England median daily rate £519 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £26.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.57% +64.94%
England median hourly rate £37.25 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.58% +11.76% +27.93%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,320 3,766 4,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.27% 85.57% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 2,426 2,598
Median daily rate £435 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £269
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 115 199
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +29.03% -16.22%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. 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
Birmingham +47 10 £150 -50.00% 6
Staffordshire +17 6 £513 - 4
Solihull +14 2 £425 +126.67%
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
2 14 (73.68%) Management Information System
3 12 (63.16%) Information Security
4 10 (52.63%) Degree
5 9 (47.37%) COBIT
5 9 (47.37%) Information Security Management
5 9 (47.37%) Security Management
5 9 (47.37%) Security Architecture
5 9 (47.37%) IT Audit
5 9 (47.37%) Regulatory Compliance
5 9 (47.37%) NIST 800
5 9 (47.37%) NIST
6 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
6 8 (42.11%) CISSP
6 8 (42.11%) GIAC
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
9 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
9 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
9 5 (26.32%) Static Code Analysis
9 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (26.32%) Android
9 5 (26.32%) Dynamic Code Analysis
10 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (21.05%) Decision-Making
10 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (21.05%) Spreadsheet

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Azure
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Power Automate
2 2 (10.53%) Yammer
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Skype
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) ISDN
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Telepresence
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Police
3 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Security Architect
3 6 (31.58%) Information Architect
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Software Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Graph
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Equities
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Android
1 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
2 12 (63.16%) Information Security
3 9 (47.37%) Information Security Management
3 9 (47.37%) IT Audit
3 9 (47.37%) Regulatory Compliance
3 9 (47.37%) Security Architecture
3 9 (47.37%) Security Management
4 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
5 5 (26.32%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Static Code Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Decision-Making
6 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (15.79%) Data Acquisition
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Ada
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 8 (42.11%) GIAC
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) CCVP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) COBIT
1 9 (47.37%) NIST
1 9 (47.37%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle