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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
England / West Midlands
Rank 79 110 103
Rank change year-on-year +31 -7  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 39 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 3.23% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 6
Median daily rate £331 £325 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% +7.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £523 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +1.02% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% -37.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +43.33%  

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 628 650 681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.75% 24.13% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 386 369
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Warwickshire +7 16 £375 +7.14% 4
Birmingham +9 11 £313 +4.16% 7
Coventry 0 5 - - 2
Halesowen - 1 £415 - 2
Shropshire - 1 £350 -
Computer Science
England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 57 (91.94%) Degree
2 20 (32.26%) Telecoms
3 19 (30.65%) Electronics
4 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.81%) SQL
6 15 (24.19%) Migration
6 15 (24.19%) Network Security
7 14 (22.58%) Data Centre
8 13 (20.97%) Customer Requirements
8 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
8 13 (20.97%) ITIL
9 12 (19.35%) Oracle
10 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (14.52%) Project Management
11 9 (14.52%) IBM
12 8 (12.90%) Java
12 8 (12.90%) Linux
12 8 (12.90%) Finance
12 8 (12.90%) Manufacturing
13 7 (11.29%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (11.29%) Change Management
13 7 (11.29%) HP
13 7 (11.29%) Windows
13 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (11.29%) Python
13 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.29%) Escalation Management
14 6 (9.68%) SDLC

Computer Science
Top Related 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 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) MindAlign
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
2 1 (1.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Network Security
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) WLAN
4 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) 802.11
5 2 (3.23%) ATM
5 2 (3.23%) BGP
5 2 (3.23%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.23%) Frame Relay
5 2 (3.23%) HTTP
5 2 (3.23%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) MPLS
5 2 (3.23%) OSPF
5 2 (3.23%) PPP
5 2 (3.23%) RIP
5 2 (3.23%) WAN
5 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Big Data
1 5 (8.06%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.23%) Power BI
4 2 (3.23%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (3.23%) QlikView
5 1 (1.61%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) Informix
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) Subversion
3 3 (4.84%) Selenium
4 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) Maven
5 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 19 (30.65%) Electronics
3 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 8 (12.90%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.68%) Marketing
5 4 (6.45%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Business Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Change Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.68%) CSS
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) jQuery
4 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 4 (6.45%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) .NET
5 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.84%) Express
5 3 (4.84%) Java EE
5 3 (4.84%) JPA
5 3 (4.84%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (4.84%) Node.js
5 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) React
6 2 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (20.97%) Management Information System
3 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) Credit Risk
5 3 (4.84%) CLARiiON
5 3 (4.84%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.61%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.61%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Debian
4 1 (1.61%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) Customer Requirements
2 13 (20.97%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) Project Management
4 7 (11.29%) Change Management
4 7 (11.29%) Escalation Management
4 7 (11.29%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (9.68%) Analytics
5 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 6 (9.68%) Presales
5 6 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 6 (9.68%) Scrum
5 6 (9.68%) SDLC
5 6 (9.68%) Service Management
6 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.29%) Python
4 3 (4.84%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (91.94%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.45%) PMP
3 2 (3.23%) CCDA
3 2 (3.23%) CCDP
3 2 (3.23%) CCIE
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) CCNP
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) Basel II
3 1 (1.61%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.84%) SRDF
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.61%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) logstash
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Oracle
3 9 (14.52%) IBM
4 7 (11.29%) HP
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) VMware
6 5 (8.06%) Dell
6 5 (8.06%) Veritas
7 4 (6.45%) EMC
7 4 (6.45%) NetApp
8 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.84%) Informatica
8 3 (4.84%) SAP
8 3 (4.84%) Teradata
9 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
9 2 (3.23%) AirMagnet
9 2 (3.23%) Brocade
9 2 (3.23%) CA
9 2 (3.23%) Citrix
9 2 (3.23%) Tableau