Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 134 140
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 82 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.00% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.19% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 46
West Midlands median daily rate £434 £331 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.94% +0.38% -21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £233 £215
90th Percentile £542 £488 £479
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.02% +103.33% -50.11%
10th Percentile £10.31 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £32.75 £34.48 £21.35
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% +14.04%

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 4,512 4,101 4,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.72% 84.00% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,637 2,985
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 140 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.75% +43.20% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.74 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.06
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in the West Midlands

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 2018. 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
Warwickshire +19 22 £500 +60.00% 7
Birmingham -5 15 £350 +12.00% 29
Staffordshire 0 14 £360 +20.00% 20
Shropshire - 13 £500 - 1
Worcestershire +2 8 £456 +7.35% 7
Solihull +2 2 - - 2
Coventry -13 1 - - 2
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 73 (89.02%) Degree
2 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (31.71%) C#
5 25 (30.49%) Java
5 25 (30.49%) .NET
5 25 (30.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (28.05%) Mathematics
6 23 (28.05%) SQL
7 22 (26.83%) NoSQL
8 21 (25.61%) Linux
9 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (23.17%) JIRA
9 19 (23.17%) DevOps
10 18 (21.95%) Open Source
11 17 (20.73%) Management Information System
11 17 (20.73%) Python
11 17 (20.73%) C
12 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
12 15 (18.29%) Web Services
12 15 (18.29%) RESTful
13 14 (17.07%) VB.NET
13 14 (17.07%) Remediation Plan
14 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
14 13 (15.85%) E-Commerce
14 13 (15.85%) WinForms
15 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
15 12 (14.63%) WPF
15 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
15 12 (14.63%) AccuRev

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 11 (13.41%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SAP GRC
2 2 (2.44%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.76%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.44%) GitHub
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) HTTP
2 11 (13.41%) VPN
3 10 (12.20%) 802.11
3 10 (12.20%) SNMP
4 8 (9.76%) VoIP
4 8 (9.76%) Wireless
5 6 (7.32%) Firewall
6 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 2 (2.44%) Internet
6 2 (2.44%) Network Security
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
6 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.22%) 3G
7 1 (1.22%) 4G
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.22%) Intranet
7 1 (1.22%) LAN
7 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) NoSQL
2 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.76%) Big Data
3 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (9.76%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.10%) MySQL
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.88%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.22%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (23.17%) JIRA
2 12 (14.63%) AccuRev
3 11 (13.41%) Burp Suite
3 11 (13.41%) Metasploit
4 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.76%) Ant
5 8 (9.76%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (9.76%) Gradle
5 8 (9.76%) Maven
6 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.22%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Electronics
3 4 (4.88%) Cantonese Language
3 4 (4.88%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) C# Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) .NET Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (12.20%) Software Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Tester
5 9 (10.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (9.76%) Software Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
9 5 (6.10%) Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) AWS Architect
9 5 (6.10%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (6.10%) DBA
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.88%) Deskside Support
11 3 (3.66%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.49%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) RESTful
2 15 (18.29%) Web Services
3 13 (15.85%) WinForms
4 12 (14.63%) WPF
5 10 (12.20%) 802.1X
6 9 (10.98%) Java EE
7 8 (9.76%) JSON
7 8 (9.76%) SOAP
7 8 (9.76%) XML
7 8 (9.76%) XSD
8 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (6.10%) WCF
10 4 (4.88%) HTML
10 4 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (2.44%) EDI
11 2 (2.44%) HTML5
11 2 (2.44%) Spring
12 1 (1.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.41%) SCADA
3 10 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
4 8 (9.76%) Wiki
5 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (6.10%) Algorithms
6 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.22%) AS400
8 1 (1.22%) BYOD
8 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) Kali Linux
3 8 (9.76%) Unix
3 8 (9.76%) Windows
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.66%) Android
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.22%) AIX
7 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Mathematics
3 19 (23.17%) DevOps
4 18 (21.95%) Open Source
5 14 (17.07%) Remediation Plan
6 13 (15.85%) E-Commerce
7 12 (14.63%) ITIL
7 12 (14.63%) Patch Management
7 12 (14.63%) Security Architecture
8 11 (13.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 11 (13.41%) OSINT
8 11 (13.41%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (13.41%) Software Delivery
8 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
8 11 (13.41%) Threat Intelligence
8 11 (13.41%) Waterfall
9 10 (12.20%) Cyber Intelligence
9 10 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (12.20%) Social Engineering
10 9 (10.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) C#
2 25 (30.49%) Java
3 23 (28.05%) SQL
4 17 (20.73%) C
4 17 (20.73%) Python
5 14 (17.07%) VB.NET
6 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
8 11 (13.41%) Bash Shell
8 11 (13.41%) Lua
8 11 (13.41%) Ruby
9 10 (12.20%) C++
10 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.66%) PHP
12 2 (2.44%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.44%) R
13 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 73 (89.02%) Degree
2 28 (34.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (13.41%) OSCE
4 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) OCP
5 5 (6.10%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (4.88%) CISA
6 4 (4.88%) CISM
7 3 (3.66%) CREST Certified
7 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.66%) PMP
7 3 (3.66%) SANS
8 2 (2.44%) GPEN
8 2 (2.44%) MCSE
8 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.44%) PhD
8 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.44%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) PMO
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.22%) Snort
3 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Nessus
1 11 (13.41%) Nmap
2 5 (6.10%) Ansible
2 5 (6.10%) Data Guard
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.44%) SELinux
4 1 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) SAP
3 8 (9.76%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) Lotus
4 4 (4.88%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) Avaya
6 1 (1.22%) Axway
6 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.22%) Dell
6 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.22%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.22%) NEC
6 1 (1.22%) Reuters
6 1 (1.22%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) Xamarin