The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 97 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 34 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.93% 4.13% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 18
Average daily rate £295 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
573 436 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.94% 17.79% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Berkshire region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Berkshire region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 27 £283 -43.50% 35
Slough +3 4 £289 +34.30% 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Bracknell - - - - 4
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 64 (81.01%) Degree
2 25 (31.65%) Windows
3 23 (29.11%) Project Management
4 22 (27.85%) Telecoms
4 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
5 19 (24.05%) SQL
6 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
7 16 (20.25%) .NET
8 15 (18.99%) ITIL
9 14 (17.72%) C#
10 13 (16.46%) HTML
10 13 (16.46%) CSS
10 13 (16.46%) Service Management
10 13 (16.46%) Physics
11 12 (15.19%) IIS
11 12 (15.19%) XML
11 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
12 11 (13.92%) OO
12 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
13 10 (12.66%) jQuery
13 10 (12.66%) MCSE
13 10 (12.66%) MS Exchange
13 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (12.66%) MCSD
13 10 (12.66%) Finance
13 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
13 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (11.39%) Java
14 9 (11.39%) Linux
14 9 (11.39%) Problem Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.19%) IIS
2 10 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) Lync
5 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.80%) Node.js
6 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.53%) CMS
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.80%) MS Office
4 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) 3G
2 3 (3.80%) VoIP
2 3 (3.80%) LTE
2 3 (3.80%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.53%) LDAP
4 1 (1.27%) Broadband
4 1 (1.27%) CDMA
4 1 (1.27%) GPRS
4 1 (1.27%) GSM
4 1 (1.27%) UMTS
4 1 (1.27%) DSL
4 1 (1.27%) NGN
4 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.80%) Firebird
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.27%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Selenium
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
2 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
2 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.80%) MSTest
4 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.53%) LoadUI
4 2 (2.53%) JMeter
5 1 (1.27%) Maven
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.27%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Continuum
General
1 22 (27.85%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 8 (10.13%) Games
4 7 (8.86%) Publishing
5 2 (2.53%) Front Office
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Incident Manager
4 10 (12.66%) Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.06%) ITIL Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Development Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.80%) Junior
7 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Support
7 3 (3.80%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 13 (16.46%) CSS
2 13 (16.46%) HTML
3 12 (15.19%) XML
4 10 (12.66%) jQuery
5 7 (8.86%) WCF
6 6 (7.59%) SOAP
7 5 (6.33%) Web Services
8 4 (5.06%) Symfony
8 4 (5.06%) CodeIgniter
8 4 (5.06%) YUI
8 4 (5.06%) Kohana
8 4 (5.06%) Smarty
9 3 (3.80%) HTML5
9 3 (3.80%) REST
9 3 (3.80%) Backbone.js
9 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.80%) JSON
9 3 (3.80%) XSD
10 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Physics
2 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Xbox
5 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Economics
6 1 (1.27%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) Statistics
6 1 (1.27%) New Media
6 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.86%) UNIX
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.53%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.53%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) HPUX
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Project Management
2 15 (18.99%) ITIL
3 13 (16.46%) Service Management
4 11 (13.92%) OO
4 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
5 9 (11.39%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.59%) OOD
6 6 (7.59%) OOP
7 5 (6.33%) MVC
8 4 (5.06%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.06%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.80%) Time Management
9 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.80%) Game Development
9 3 (3.80%) Wealth Management
9 3 (3.80%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) SQL
2 14 (17.72%) C#
3 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) Java
5 6 (7.59%) PHP
6 5 (6.33%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) C
7 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.27%) Lua
9 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (81.01%) Degree
2 10 (12.66%) MCSD
2 10 (12.66%) MCSE
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.33%) ISEB
3 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.80%) MCTS
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.27%) OCA
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.27%) PhD
5 1 (1.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) BS25999
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Remedy
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Zend
5 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.80%) Alias
5 3 (3.80%) HP
6 2 (2.53%) Nokia
6 2 (2.53%) Apple
6 2 (2.53%) Symbian
6 2 (2.53%) Mercator
7 1 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) Minitab
7 1 (1.27%) Huawei
7 1 (1.27%) Netezza
7 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.27%) Informatica
7 1 (1.27%) Sybase
7 1 (1.27%) Sun
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 21 days ago