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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 69 36 109
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +73
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 57 118 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.19% 4.68% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.26% 16.10% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 90 10
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£330 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+61.90% -40.00%
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
785 733 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.20% 29.05% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 392 246
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 39
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £38.50 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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
Slough -7 13 £375 +25.00%
Reading -40 11 £300 -29.41% 12
Bracknell -1 7 £330 - 6
Newbury - 5 - - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £293 - 4
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 121 (92.37%) Degree
2 44 (33.59%) Project Management
3 41 (31.30%) Telecoms
4 32 (24.43%) Billing
5 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
6 28 (21.37%) Internet
6 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (20.61%) 3G
7 27 (20.61%) HTML
8 26 (19.85%) Broadband
9 25 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (16.79%) Mentoring
10 22 (16.79%) SQL
11 21 (16.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (15.27%) OO
13 19 (14.50%) Java
13 19 (14.50%) Hibernate
13 19 (14.50%) Finance
14 18 (13.74%) User Experience
15 17 (12.98%) Linux
16 15 (11.45%) UNIX
16 15 (11.45%) .NET
16 15 (11.45%) QA
17 14 (10.69%) Windows
18 13 (9.92%) Python
18 13 (9.92%) C#
18 13 (9.92%) CSS
18 13 (9.92%) HTML5
19 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Modelling
19 12 (9.16%) TOGAF

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (7.63%) IIS
2 6 (4.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.76%) DNN
5 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.63%) MS Office
3 9 (6.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.11%) Photoshop
5 6 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.76%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (6.87%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.76%) Tridion
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) SaaS
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.37%) Internet
2 27 (20.61%) 3G
3 26 (19.85%) Broadband
4 12 (9.16%) SAN
5 10 (7.63%) NAS
6 6 (4.58%) Firewall
7 4 (3.05%) 4G
8 3 (2.29%) LTE
8 3 (2.29%) VoLTE
8 3 (2.29%) SMS
9 2 (1.53%) Wireless
9 2 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.76%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.76%) GSM
10 1 (0.76%) LAN
10 1 (0.76%) IPsec
10 1 (0.76%) WiMAX
10 1 (0.76%) Network Security
10 1 (0.76%) HSPA
10 1 (0.76%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.76%) Subversion
2 1 (0.76%) Maven
2 1 (0.76%) Firebug
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.76%) Ant
2 1 (0.76%) JUnit
General
1 41 (31.30%) Telecoms
2 32 (24.43%) Billing
3 19 (14.50%) Finance
4 9 (6.87%) General Ledger
5 8 (6.11%) Marketing
6 7 (5.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Architect
2 34 (25.95%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (23.66%) Developer
4 12 (9.16%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.16%) Senior Architect
5 8 (6.11%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (6.11%) Front-End Web Developer
5 8 (6.11%) Web Developer
5 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.11%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.34%) Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) Applications Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Designer
7 6 (4.58%) .NET Applications Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.05%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.61%) HTML
2 19 (14.50%) Hibernate
3 15 (11.45%) .NET
4 13 (9.92%) CSS
4 13 (9.92%) HTML5
5 12 (9.16%) Middleware
6 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET
6 11 (8.40%) jQuery
7 9 (6.87%) CSS3
7 9 (6.87%) WCF
7 9 (6.87%) WPF
7 9 (6.87%) J2EE
8 6 (4.58%) SOAP
8 6 (4.58%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (4.58%) JSON
8 6 (4.58%) Ajax
8 6 (4.58%) REST
9 5 (3.82%) Spring
9 5 (3.82%) Web Services
10 2 (1.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (13.74%) User Experience
3 12 (9.16%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
5 10 (7.63%) Data Structures
6 8 (6.11%) iPad
7 6 (4.58%) GIS
7 6 (4.58%) iSeries
7 6 (4.58%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.82%) Physics
9 4 (3.05%) Informatics
10 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.53%) Replication
11 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.76%) Photography
11 1 (0.76%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.76%) Blog
11 1 (0.76%) Social Media
11 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.98%) Linux
2 15 (11.45%) UNIX
3 14 (10.69%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.59%) Project Management
2 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.79%) Mentoring
4 21 (16.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 20 (15.27%) OO
6 12 (9.16%) TOGAF
6 12 (9.16%) MVC
6 12 (9.16%) Systems Analysis
6 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Modelling
7 11 (8.40%) Migration
8 10 (7.63%) Data Migration
9 9 (6.87%) Coaching
9 9 (6.87%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.11%) Web Design
11 7 (5.34%) Web Development
12 6 (4.58%) Change Control
12 6 (4.58%) Scrum
12 6 (4.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
2 22 (16.79%) SQL
3 19 (14.50%) Java
4 13 (9.92%) C#
4 13 (9.92%) Python
5 9 (6.87%) VB.NET
6 8 (6.11%) Ruby
6 8 (6.11%) Perl
6 8 (6.11%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.34%) C++
7 7 (5.34%) VBScript
7 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.58%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.76%) XAML
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (92.37%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) GIAC
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
5 1 (0.76%) MCSE
5 1 (0.76%) CCNP
5 1 (0.76%) CISSP
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) QA
2 10 (7.63%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Oracle
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.58%) IBM
3 6 (4.58%) Hitachi
4 1 (0.76%) Remedy
4 1 (0.76%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.76%) SolidWorks
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.76%) Ektron
4 1 (0.76%) Facebook
4 1 (0.76%) Twitter
4 1 (0.76%) HP
Berkshire
CK Group
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 days ago