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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 114 99
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.06% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.20% 4.22% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 9
Median daily rate £350 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £485 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.69% +36.50%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 594 758 620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.59% 25.22% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 463 374
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.21 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -8.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.20 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 9 £313 -24.69% 7
Warwickshire +9 6 £375 - 1
Coventry +9 1 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 40 (85.11%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (29.79%) Management Information System
4 13 (27.66%) Java
5 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
6 9 (19.15%) Mathematics
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
7 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.02%) ITIL
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
7 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 7 (14.89%) Cisco
8 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Scrum
9 6 (12.77%) Selenium
9 6 (12.77%) J2EE
9 6 (12.77%) Oracle
9 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (12.77%) Finance
9 6 (12.77%) Coaching
9 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) Firewall
10 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
10 5 (10.64%) Electronics

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 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.13%) ArchestrA
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (2.13%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.13%) Heroku
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) WLAN
3 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) 802.11
4 1 (2.13%) ATM
4 1 (2.13%) BGP
4 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.13%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
4 1 (2.13%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) OSPF
4 1 (2.13%) PPP
4 1 (2.13%) RIP
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) DB2
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.13%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Informix
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.13%) QlikView
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.26%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.26%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
1 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
2 6 (12.77%) J2EE
3 3 (6.38%) JPA
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) Java EE
4 2 (4.26%) jQuery
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSD
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.13%) Express
5 1 (2.13%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Mathematics
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) TDD
4 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Migration
5 6 (12.77%) Coaching
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
6 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.64%) PRINCE
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.51%) Information Security
7 4 (8.51%) Service Management
8 3 (6.38%) Change Management
8 3 (6.38%) OO
8 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma
8 3 (6.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.26%) R
7 1 (2.13%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (85.11%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (10.64%) PMI Certification
3 5 (10.64%) PMP
4 2 (4.26%) Master's Degree
4 2 (4.26%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CCDA
5 1 (2.13%) CCDP
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Basel II
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.13%) FTK
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) NetApp
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Tableau
5 2 (4.26%) Teradata
6 1 (2.13%) AirMagnet
6 1 (2.13%) CA
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) Netezza
6 1 (2.13%) Nuix
6 1 (2.13%) Rockwell
6 1 (2.13%) Wonderware
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