Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 145 118
Rank change year-on-year +17 -27 +43
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 71 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.79% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.94% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 27
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £463 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +48.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £315 £269 £235
90th Percentile £575 £685 £464
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £27.61 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.72% +100.76% -29.88%
10th Percentile £10.31 £21.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £17.95 £39.78 £18.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%

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 4,248 4,053 3,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.76% 84.44% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,528 2,343
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 143 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -7.32% +13.89%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £39.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 +23 22 £500 - 1
Birmingham +12 12 £350 -33.33% 3
Worcestershire - 12 £375 - 5
Shropshire - 12 £550 -
Staffordshire +3 4 £405 - 1
Solihull +4 2 - -
Coventry -13 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 62 (87.32%) Degree
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.03%) Linux
4 25 (35.21%) Mathematics
5 24 (33.80%) Java
6 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (26.76%) DevOps
8 18 (25.35%) Open Source
9 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (23.94%) C
9 17 (23.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (21.13%) C#
10 15 (21.13%) SQL
10 15 (21.13%) ITIL
11 14 (19.72%) .NET
11 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
12 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
13 12 (16.90%) NoSQL
13 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
13 12 (16.90%) C++
13 12 (16.90%) Python
14 11 (15.49%) JIRA
14 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (14.08%) Threat Intelligence
15 10 (14.08%) OpenStack
15 10 (14.08%) OSCE
15 10 (14.08%) Software Delivery
15 10 (14.08%) Patch Management
15 10 (14.08%) OSINT
15 10 (14.08%) Burp Suite

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 10 (14.08%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Mailman
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Office 365
4 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.23%) SaaS
4 3 (4.23%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) 802.11
1 9 (12.68%) HTTP
1 9 (12.68%) SNMP
1 9 (12.68%) VPN
2 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.86%) VoIP
2 7 (9.86%) Wireless
3 6 (8.45%) Firewall
4 4 (5.63%) Internet
5 3 (4.23%) Intranet
5 3 (4.23%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.82%) Junos
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) Skype
7 1 (1.41%) 3G
7 1 (1.41%) DNS
7 1 (1.41%) ISDN
7 1 (1.41%) S/MIME
7 1 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) Big Data
3 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.45%) MySQL
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.82%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.41%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) Power BI
5 1 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) JIRA
2 10 (14.08%) Burp Suite
2 10 (14.08%) Metasploit
3 9 (12.68%) Visual Studio
4 8 (11.27%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.86%) Maven
6 6 (8.45%) Ant
6 6 (8.45%) Apache Ivy
6 6 (8.45%) Gradle
7 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (2.82%) AccuRev
9 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.41%) EasyMock
9 1 (1.41%) Hudson
9 1 (1.41%) Mockito
9 1 (1.41%) Selenium
9 1 (1.41%) Subversion
9 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (5.63%) Electronics
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Software Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (12.68%) Tester
4 8 (11.27%) Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) DBA
6 6 (8.45%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.63%) AWS Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Senior DBA
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Integration Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) .NET
2 9 (12.68%) 802.1X
3 8 (11.27%) Web Services
4 7 (9.86%) Java EE
4 7 (9.86%) RESTful
5 6 (8.45%) JSON
5 6 (8.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (8.45%) SOAP
5 6 (8.45%) XML
5 6 (8.45%) XSD
6 3 (4.23%) LDAP
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (4.23%) Spring
7 2 (2.82%) J2EE
8 1 (1.41%) CSS
8 1 (1.41%) EDI
8 1 (1.41%) EDIFACT
8 1 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (1.41%) WinForms
8 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.08%) SCADA
3 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.68%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
5 7 (9.86%) Wiki
6 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (7.04%) VHDL
7 5 (7.04%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.82%) ASIC
8 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Kali Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Unix
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.63%) Windows
6 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.41%) AIX
7 1 (1.41%) CentOS
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Mathematics
3 19 (26.76%) DevOps
4 18 (25.35%) Open Source
5 15 (21.13%) ITIL
6 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
7 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (14.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 10 (14.08%) OSINT
8 10 (14.08%) Patch Management
8 10 (14.08%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Security Architecture
8 10 (14.08%) Software Delivery
8 10 (14.08%) Threat Intelligence
8 10 (14.08%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.68%) Cyber Intelligence
9 9 (12.68%) Remediation Plan
9 9 (12.68%) Social Engineering
10 8 (11.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) C
3 15 (21.13%) C#
3 15 (21.13%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) C++
4 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
4 12 (16.90%) Python
5 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
5 10 (14.08%) Lua
5 10 (14.08%) Ruby
6 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) R
8 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.41%) Elixir
9 1 (1.41%) Go
9 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (87.32%) Degree
2 17 (23.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (14.08%) OSCE
4 6 (8.45%) OCP
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.63%) PMP
6 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.82%) GPEN
8 2 (2.82%) OSCP
8 2 (2.82%) PhD
8 2 (2.82%) SANS
8 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.41%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) LXC
3 3 (4.23%) Docker
4 1 (1.41%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Nessus
1 10 (14.08%) Nmap
2 7 (9.86%) Ansible
3 6 (8.45%) Data Guard
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.82%) Netcool
4 2 (2.82%) TeMIP
5 1 (1.41%) Grafana
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.41%) Nagios
5 1 (1.41%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Google
3 4 (5.63%) SAP
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.82%) BMC
5 2 (2.82%) Nokia
5 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.41%) Avaya
6 1 (1.41%) Axway
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.41%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.41%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.41%) Splunk
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau