Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 111 153
Rank change year-on-year -40 +42 -22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 40 58 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 1.34% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.64% 4.83% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 42
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £344 £213 £300
90th Percentile £688 £457 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -36.26% -37.63%
England median hourly rate £44.75 £33.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +32.59% -21.51% +49.88%

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 1,515 1,202 1,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.87% 27.80% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 732 828
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 75 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -39.13%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.00 £31.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +19.32%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -24 11 £525 +68.00% 19
Coventry -10 10 £426 -17.23% 7
Staffordshire +5 7 £500 - 10
Warwickshire -11 6 - - 4
Solihull - 2 - - 3
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 29 (72.50%) Degree
2 15 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (32.50%) Mathematics
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) SQL
6 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (20.00%) Automotive
7 8 (20.00%) Project Management
8 7 (17.50%) C#
8 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
9 6 (15.00%) Electronics
9 6 (15.00%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) .NET
9 6 (15.00%) Machine Learning
9 6 (15.00%) Analytics
9 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (15.00%) Digital Economy
9 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (12.50%) DevOps
10 5 (12.50%) JSON
10 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

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 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.00%) Liferay
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.00%) Simulink
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Bluemix
4 1 (2.50%) GitHub
4 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.00%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.50%) 4G
2 1 (2.50%) 5G
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) Power BI
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.50%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.50%) CircleCI
3 1 (2.50%) GitLab
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) MonoDevelop
3 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (20.00%) Automotive
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
3 6 (15.00%) Digital Economy
3 6 (15.00%) Electronics
3 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (10.00%) Law
4 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.50%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Games
6 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Lecturer
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) IT Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) IT Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
1 6 (15.00%) HTML
2 5 (12.50%) JSON
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.50%) jQuery
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) JMS
5 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) Ajax
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.50%) CSS3
6 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.50%) LINQ
6 1 (2.50%) React
6 1 (2.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.50%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.00%) Cloud Native
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Robotics
5 1 (2.50%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.50%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (32.50%) Mathematics
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 6 (15.00%) Analytics
3 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (15.00%) Machine Learning
3 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (7.50%) Financial Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.00%) C
7 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.00%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.50%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) R
8 1 (2.50%) SPARQL
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) Degree
2 15 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (12.50%) HND
4 4 (10.00%) HNC
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
5 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.50%) PMP
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CBAP
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) GNVQ
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 26262
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
2 2 (5.00%) WSO2
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.50%) Dell
3 1 (2.50%) EMC
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) MapR
3 1 (2.50%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.50%) QNX
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Tableau
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin