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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 102 56 85
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +29
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 23 69 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 2.84% 1.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.85% 9.24% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 42 29
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£410 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £253 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +53.22%
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
807 747 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.96% 30.78% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 391 332
Average daily rate £410 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £44.50 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
Bracknell -3 11 £393 +74.54% 5
Reading -25 8 £558 +76.98% 19
Slough +1 3 - - 3
Computer Science
South East

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (75.81%) Degree
2 27 (43.55%) Java
3 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
4 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
5 16 (25.81%) UNIX
6 15 (24.19%) Oracle
7 11 (17.74%) Linux
7 11 (17.74%) PKI
7 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
8 10 (16.13%) Finance
9 9 (14.52%) REST
10 8 (12.90%) 4G
10 8 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (12.90%) LTE
10 8 (12.90%) IPsec
10 8 (12.90%) Electronics
10 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
10 8 (12.90%) Commerce Server
10 8 (12.90%) Project Management
10 8 (12.90%) SOAP
10 8 (12.90%) J2EE
10 8 (12.90%) HTML
11 7 (11.29%) MS Office
11 7 (11.29%) OO
11 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
11 7 (11.29%) Cisco
11 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (12.90%) Commerce Server
2 7 (11.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.84%) Lync
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Office
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
1 7 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) IPsec
1 8 (12.90%) 4G
1 8 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
1 8 (12.90%) LTE
2 6 (9.68%) 3GPP
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.68%) 3G
3 5 (8.06%) VPN
3 5 (8.06%) Firewall
4 4 (6.45%) SSH
5 3 (4.84%) HSRP
5 3 (4.84%) SSL
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) SS7
5 3 (4.84%) VRRP
5 3 (4.84%) SNMP
5 3 (4.84%) MPLS
5 3 (4.84%) OSPF
5 3 (4.84%) BGP
5 3 (4.84%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) DB2
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
1 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.61%) NuGet
General
1 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.13%) Finance
3 8 (12.90%) Electronics
4 5 (8.06%) Spanish Language
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.23%) Games
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Designer
7 3 (4.84%) Cyber Security Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) IT Support
8 2 (3.23%) Web Team Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) REST
2 8 (12.90%) SOAP
2 8 (12.90%) HTML
2 8 (12.90%) J2EE
3 5 (8.06%) Middleware
3 5 (8.06%) HTML5
4 4 (6.45%) Java EE
5 3 (4.84%) CSS
5 3 (4.84%) .NET
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (1.61%) XML
7 1 (1.61%) Sass
7 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.61%) JSON
7 1 (1.61%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) PKI
2 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.61%) User Experience
7 1 (1.61%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) UNIX
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Solaris
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.90%) Project Management
3 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
3 7 (11.29%) OO
3 7 (11.29%) Time Management
4 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 6 (9.68%) Workflow
5 5 (8.06%) Service Management
5 5 (8.06%) SOA
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.06%) Data Management
5 5 (8.06%) Software Architecture
5 5 (8.06%) ERP
5 5 (8.06%) Analytics
5 5 (8.06%) Line Management
6 4 (6.45%) Release Management
6 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.45%) Information Security
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.45%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.61%) PeopleCode
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (75.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) CCIE
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) PMP
3 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.61%) MBA
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) CCDP
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
4 1 (1.61%) MCSD
4 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Oracle
2 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
4 5 (8.06%) SAP
5 4 (6.45%) F5
6 3 (4.84%) Genesys
6 3 (4.84%) Sybase
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (1.61%) Juniper
8 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.61%) Perforce
8 1 (1.61%) Brocade
8 1 (1.61%) Riverbed
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