Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 137 126
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 56 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.12% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% 4.00% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 26
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £330 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -19.14% +8.83%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £135
90th Percentile £488 £480 £589
England median daily rate £475 £438 £432
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.33% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £15.00 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -50.11% -5.68%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.63 £28.38
90th Percentile £34.49 £21.35 £33.37
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +23.08% +13.28% -20.86%

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 1343 1726 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.75% 28.00% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 1051 812
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.59% +3.93%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £522 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -13.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.55 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.75% +6.00%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +10 25 £313 -28.98% 5
Warwickshire +12 19 £313 +31.58% 2
Coventry +9 6 £250 -23.08% 4
Worcestershire +7 1 £425 +54.55% 2
Staffordshire +6 1 £300 +73.91%
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Computer Science
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 46 (82.14%) Degree
2 28 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (30.36%) Java
5 16 (28.57%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) Scrum
7 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (21.43%) Python
7 12 (21.43%) Mathematics
8 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.07%) C#
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL
9 9 (16.07%) Finance
9 9 (16.07%) Automotive
9 9 (16.07%) JIRA
9 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
9 9 (16.07%) R
9 9 (16.07%) Coaching
9 9 (16.07%) User Experience
10 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
10 8 (14.29%) Analytics
10 8 (14.29%) JSON
10 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 8 (14.29%) Windows
10 8 (14.29%) XML
11 7 (12.50%) HTML
11 7 (12.50%) Information Security
11 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 6 (10.71%) Firewall

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 5 (8.93%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) SAS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Bluetooth
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
2 5 (8.93%) SSL
2 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.14%) WLAN
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.57%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) Network Security
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
4 2 (3.57%) WAN
4 2 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) 4G
5 1 (1.79%) 5G
5 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.14%) Power BI
3 4 (7.14%) QlikView
3 4 (7.14%) Spotfire
4 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.36%) Big Data
5 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.79%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) Android Studio
3 3 (5.36%) Gradle
4 2 (3.57%) CocoaPods
5 1 (1.79%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) Moq
5 1 (1.79%) NUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (16.07%) Automotive
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Electronics
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Data Scientist
4 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Android Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) JSON
1 8 (14.29%) XML
2 7 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.71%) jQuery
4 5 (8.93%) .NET
4 5 (8.93%) CSS
4 5 (8.93%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (7.14%) D3.js
5 4 (7.14%) HTML5
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.36%) J2EE
6 3 (5.36%) Material Design
6 3 (5.36%) RESTful
7 2 (3.57%) Cocoa
7 2 (3.57%) Core Animation
7 2 (3.57%) Core Data
7 2 (3.57%) GreenSock GSAP
7 2 (3.57%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) User Experience
2 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Animation
5 2 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.57%) Robotics
5 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Fintech
6 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.79%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Android
4 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Scrum
3 12 (21.43%) Mathematics
4 9 (16.07%) Coaching
4 9 (16.07%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) Analytics
6 7 (12.50%) Information Security
7 6 (10.71%) Machine Learning
7 6 (10.71%) Physics
8 5 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (8.93%) ITIL V3
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
8 5 (8.93%) PRINCE
8 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 5 (8.93%) Six Sigma
8 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
8 5 (8.93%) Web Development
9 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.14%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.43%) Python
4 9 (16.07%) C#
4 9 (16.07%) R
5 4 (7.14%) Scala
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) GraphQL
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby
6 3 (5.36%) VB
7 2 (3.57%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (82.14%) Degree
2 28 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 4 (7.14%) PMP
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) CCNP
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.57%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.57%) MCP
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.79%) MCTS
6 1 (1.79%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) FTK
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Cisco
3 5 (8.93%) Tableau
4 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
4 2 (3.57%) Apple
4 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.57%) Hitachi
4 2 (3.57%) HP
4 2 (3.57%) NetApp
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Altova
5 1 (1.79%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.79%) F5
5 1 (1.79%) Nuix
5 1 (1.79%) Pega
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.79%) Xamarin