The 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 99 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 35 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.08% 3.54% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
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£344 £275 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £256 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £333 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
Computer Science
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
689 763 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.51% 28.03% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 377 201
Average daily rate £400 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.22 £18.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -10.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £160.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 13 £306 - 25
Slough 0 6 £350 +21.21% 12
Newbury -2 4 £175 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - - 13
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 81 (87.10%) Degree
2 36 (38.71%) Telecoms
3 34 (36.56%) Project Management
4 18 (19.35%) 3G
4 18 (19.35%) Finance
5 17 (18.28%) Internet
5 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.20%) Management Information System
6 16 (17.20%) Windows
7 15 (16.13%) OO
7 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 15 (16.13%) SQL
8 14 (15.05%) HTML
8 14 (15.05%) ITIL
8 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
8 14 (15.05%) Broadband
9 13 (13.98%) Billing
10 12 (12.90%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.83%) MVC
11 11 (11.83%) Linux
11 11 (11.83%) MS Office
11 11 (11.83%) MS Visio
11 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.83%) Hibernate
11 11 (11.83%) QA
12 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (9.68%) Python
13 9 (9.68%) CRM
13 9 (9.68%) Java
13 9 (9.68%) .NET

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (7.53%) IIS
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) CMS
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.15%) Lync
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.83%) MS Visio
2 11 (11.83%) MS Office
3 6 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.35%) 3G
2 17 (18.28%) Internet
3 14 (15.05%) Broadband
4 7 (7.53%) SAN
4 7 (7.53%) 4G
5 6 (6.45%) LTE
5 6 (6.45%) Firewall
6 5 (5.38%) NAS
7 3 (3.23%) WiMAX
7 3 (3.23%) VoLTE
7 3 (3.23%) Wireless
7 3 (3.23%) SMS
8 2 (2.15%) UMTS
8 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.15%) Network Security
9 1 (1.08%) HSPA
9 1 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.08%) IPsec
9 1 (1.08%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.08%) Firebug
General
1 36 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 18 (19.35%) Finance
3 13 (13.98%) Billing
4 8 (8.60%) Marketing
4 8 (8.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.30%) Electronics
5 4 (4.30%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Banking
7 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.15%) Publishing
8 1 (1.08%) French Language
8 1 (1.08%) German Language
8 1 (1.08%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.08%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.08%) Korean Language
8 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (10.75%) Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) Junior
5 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Technical Writer
6 6 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Security Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Systems Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Business Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Information Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) HTML
2 11 (11.83%) Hibernate
3 9 (9.68%) .NET
4 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.53%) JSON
5 6 (6.45%) WCF
5 6 (6.45%) WPF
5 6 (6.45%) J2EE
5 6 (6.45%) Middleware
5 6 (6.45%) REST
6 5 (5.38%) HTML5
6 5 (5.38%) SOAP
6 5 (5.38%) Ajax
7 4 (4.30%) CSS
8 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (2.15%) Laravel
9 2 (2.15%) Sass
9 2 (2.15%) LESS
9 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) User Experience
4 4 (4.30%) Informatics
5 2 (2.15%) Replication
5 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.08%) W3C
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) GIS
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.08%) Physics
6 1 (1.08%) iSeries
6 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.20%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Linux
3 2 (2.15%) UNIX
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) Project Management
2 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.13%) OO
4 14 (15.05%) ITIL
5 12 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 11 (11.83%) MVC
6 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.68%) CRM
8 8 (8.60%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.53%) TOGAF
10 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.45%) Information Security
10 6 (6.45%) Process Management
10 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.45%) Requirements Management
10 6 (6.45%) Use Case
10 6 (6.45%) Change Control
10 6 (6.45%) Business Transformation
11 5 (5.38%) ITIL V3
11 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
1 15 (16.13%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
2 9 (9.68%) Python
3 8 (8.60%) Perl
4 7 (7.53%) C#
4 7 (7.53%) C++
4 7 (7.53%) Ruby
5 6 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.23%) VBScript
8 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 2 (2.15%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (87.10%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.38%) PMP
2 5 (5.38%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.30%) MCP
3 4 (4.30%) MCSD
3 4 (4.30%) MCSE
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.23%) VCP4
5 2 (2.15%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) GIAC
6 1 (1.08%) GSEC
6 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) SLA
3 4 (4.30%) COBIT
4 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle
2 6 (6.45%) SAP
3 5 (5.38%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.15%) Google
5 1 (1.08%) Huawei
5 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.08%) Ektron
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.08%) Remedy
5 1 (1.08%) ESRI
5 1 (1.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe
5 1 (1.08%) HP
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