Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 128 146
Rank change year-on-year -11 +18 -16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 62 54 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.17% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% 4.13% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 51
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £234
90th Percentile £544 £488 £486
England median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.79 £32.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +113.33% -50.11%
10th Percentile £23.56 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.01 £34.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.56% +26.98% -6.67%

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 1,487 1,307 1,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.20% 28.20% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 831 1,072
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £217
90th Percentile £549 £519 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 77 80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.64 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +1.15% -12.89%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.14 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.25 £38.90 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 - 17 £360 - 14
Warwickshire +3 13 £525 +68.00% 13
Birmingham -12 12 £375 +20.00% 31
Worcestershire +1 7 £463 +8.82% 4
Shropshire - 5 £430 - 4
Coventry -21 2 £478 +91.00% 6
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 50 (80.65%) Degree
2 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (27.42%) SQL
4 17 (27.42%) .NET
4 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
5 16 (25.81%) C#
6 15 (24.19%) Mathematics
6 15 (24.19%) NoSQL
7 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 13 (20.97%) JIRA
9 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
9 12 (19.35%) VB.NET
9 12 (19.35%) WinForms
9 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.74%) C++
10 11 (17.74%) Java
10 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
10 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
10 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
10 11 (17.74%) WPF
10 11 (17.74%) AccuRev
11 10 (16.13%) RESTful
11 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.13%) Web Services
11 10 (16.13%) Electronics
11 10 (16.13%) Finance
12 9 (14.52%) Linux
12 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.52%) DevOps

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 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP GRC
2 2 (3.23%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.61%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.29%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.23%) GitHub
6 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) Network Security
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) 802.11
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) Intranet
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) SNMP
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) VoIP
3 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) NoSQL
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (6.45%) Big Data
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.23%) Power BI
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.61%) MS Access
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) JIRA
2 11 (17.74%) AccuRev
3 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.45%) Ant
5 4 (6.45%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (6.45%) Gradle
5 4 (6.45%) Maven
6 1 (1.61%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.61%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.61%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (16.13%) Electronics
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Cantonese Language
2 4 (6.45%) Law
2 4 (6.45%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (4.84%) Automotive
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Front Office
4 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) C# Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Software Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Architect
4 8 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.45%) Deskside Support
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Web Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Web Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (3.23%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) WinForms
3 11 (17.74%) WPF
4 10 (16.13%) RESTful
4 10 (16.13%) Web Services
5 6 (9.68%) HTML
6 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.06%) WCF
6 5 (8.06%) XML
7 4 (6.45%) Java EE
7 4 (6.45%) JSON
7 4 (6.45%) SOAP
7 4 (6.45%) XSD
8 3 (4.84%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (3.23%) CSS
10 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.61%) CSS3
10 1 (1.61%) EDI
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
2 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
6 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
6 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.61%) AS400
8 1 (1.61%) BYOD
8 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.61%) Infotainment
8 1 (1.61%) SCADA
8 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Android
3 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Mathematics
3 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
5 9 (14.52%) DevOps
6 8 (12.90%) Project Management
7 7 (11.29%) Change Management
7 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.29%) UML
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 5 (8.06%) Analytics
9 5 (8.06%) Dependency Management
9 5 (8.06%) Digital Signal Processing
9 5 (8.06%) Fault Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) FPGA Design
9 5 (8.06%) Remediation Plan
9 5 (8.06%) Signal Processing
9 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 16 (25.81%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) VB.NET
4 11 (17.74%) C++
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.90%) C
7 7 (11.29%) Python
8 2 (3.23%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) R
9 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.61%) Lua
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) RPG
9 1 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (80.65%) Degree
2 19 (30.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) CISA
4 4 (6.45%) CISM
4 4 (6.45%) HNC
4 4 (6.45%) HND
4 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.45%) PMP
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.61%) OCP
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.61%) OSCE
6 1 (1.61%) PhD
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.23%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SELinux
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) Nmap
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) Google
3 4 (6.45%) Lotus
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Avaya
6 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.61%) Dell
6 1 (1.61%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.61%) NEC
6 1 (1.61%) Reuters
6 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.61%) Tableau
6 1 (1.61%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Xamarin