Period
to 15 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 120 143
Rank change year-on-year -36 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 37 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 1.09% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 3.85% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 49
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £337 £230 £250
90th Percentile £543 £484 £487
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.39 £32.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% +113.33% -50.11%
10th Percentile £23.27 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £29.99 £34.44 £18.69
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.44 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.09% -4.46% +21.99%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,471 1,222 1,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.01% 28.33% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 747 988
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £388 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.32% +8.04%
10th Percentile £235 £222 £220
90th Percentile £550 £503 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 71 70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.15 £10.74
90th Percentile £30.81 £37.50 £29.78
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.83% +8.11%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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
Staffordshire +6 9 £360 - 12
Warwickshire -3 7 £513 +46.43% 11
Coventry -14 7 £478 +91.00% 7
Birmingham -33 6 £375 +20.00% 28
Worcestershire -7 3 £450 +5.88% 6
Solihull - 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 - - 6
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 26 (70.27%) Degree
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
4 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
5 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (21.62%) Project Management
7 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 7 (18.92%) Electronics
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.22%) Analytics
8 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (13.51%) PMP
9 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.51%) .NET
9 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.51%) C#
9 5 (13.51%) C++
9 5 (13.51%) Automotive
9 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
10 4 (10.81%) Machine Learning

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 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CodePipeline
3 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.41%) Big Data
4 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.41%) Power BI
4 2 (5.41%) SAP HANA
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) BigQuery
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.70%) MS Access
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) AccuRev
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Ant
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.70%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.70%) Gradle
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 7 (18.92%) Electronics
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Automotive
4 4 (10.81%) Digital Economy
4 4 (10.81%) Law
4 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Lecturer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Web Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.41%) IT Programme Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) CSS
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) HTML5
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) WinForms
4 2 (5.41%) WPF
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) CSS3
5 1 (2.70%) Django
5 1 (2.70%) Java EE
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) React
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Vue.js
5 1 (2.70%) WCF
5 1 (2.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
2 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (8.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Infotainment
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
3 8 (21.62%) Project Management
4 6 (16.22%) Analytics
4 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.81%) Decision-Making
6 4 (10.81%) Machine Learning
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (10.81%) PRINCE
6 4 (10.81%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
6 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
6 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) C
5 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.41%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
4 5 (13.51%) PMP
5 4 (10.81%) HNC
5 4 (10.81%) HND
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (5.41%) CISA
7 2 (5.41%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.70%) ISEB
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.70%) MBA
8 1 (2.70%) MCSE
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PMO
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) MapR
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin