Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 131 146
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 42 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.21% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.96% 4.40% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 40
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.36% +1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £470 £554
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.29% -50.70% +4.57%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £30.08 £37.50
% change year-on-year +41.31% -19.80% +30.71%

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 1,419 1,456 1,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.59% 27.49% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 882 808
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.89%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £540 £540 £536
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 78 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.90 £18.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% +5.54% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.80 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Birmingham -3 19 £419 +34.00% 29
Warwickshire -11 9 £313 +4.17% 19
Coventry +10 7 £375 +17.19% 19
Staffordshire +3 1 £300 +20.00% 10
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 34 (80.95%) Degree
2 26 (61.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 11 (26.19%) Java
5 11 (26.19%) C#
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) JSON
7 8 (19.05%) Mathematics
7 8 (19.05%) Python
8 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 7 (16.67%) Automotive
9 6 (14.29%) Finance
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.29%) HTML
9 6 (14.29%) XML
9 6 (14.29%) Windows
9 6 (14.29%) ITIL
9 6 (14.29%) jQuery
9 6 (14.29%) Data Science
10 5 (11.90%) JIRA
10 5 (11.90%) HTML5
10 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
10 5 (11.90%) Analytics
10 5 (11.90%) Algorithms
10 5 (11.90%) C++
10 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.90%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) Management Information System

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 3 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.76%) Liferay
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Bluetooth
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
1 3 (7.14%) SSL
1 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.76%) 4G
2 2 (4.76%) 5G
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) Big Data
3 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
4 2 (4.76%) QlikView
4 2 (4.76%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) Blockchain
5 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) Android Studio
3 2 (4.76%) Gradle
4 1 (2.38%) AccuRev
4 1 (2.38%) CocoaPods
4 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) GitLab
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) MonoDevelop
4 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (16.67%) Automotive
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Digital Economy
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
3 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Data Scientist
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Android Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) JSON
2 7 (16.67%) .NET
3 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 6 (14.29%) jQuery
3 6 (14.29%) XML
4 5 (11.90%) HTML5
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.52%) CSS
6 3 (7.14%) JMS
6 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (7.14%) REST
7 2 (4.76%) Ajax
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.76%) D3.js
7 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.76%) LINQ
7 2 (4.76%) Material Design
7 2 (4.76%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Algorithms
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.76%) Robotics
5 1 (2.38%) Animation
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Fintech
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.38%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 6 (14.29%) Data Science
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Analytics
4 5 (11.90%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.52%) Machine Learning
5 4 (9.52%) Physics
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Validation
6 3 (7.14%) Android Development
6 3 (7.14%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) Telematics
6 3 (7.14%) Web Development
6 3 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) C#
2 11 (26.19%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) C++
6 4 (9.52%) R
7 3 (7.14%) MATLAB
7 3 (7.14%) VB
8 2 (4.76%) C
8 2 (4.76%) Scala
8 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.38%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.38%) GraphQL
9 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (2.38%) Ruby
9 1 (2.38%) SPARQL
9 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (80.95%) Degree
2 26 (61.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.14%) Master's Degree
4 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.76%) PhD
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.76%) PMP
5 1 (2.38%) GNVQ
5 1 (2.38%) HND
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.76%) Tableau
2 2 (4.76%) WSO2
3 1 (2.38%) Altova
3 1 (2.38%) Apple
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.38%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.38%) QNX
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Xamarin