The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 70 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 8 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 2.86% 2.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 10.12% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 17
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£558 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.98% -25.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +53.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
326 247 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.93% 28.26% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 127 141
Average daily rate £425 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.40 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £59.00 £23.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 26 (89.66%) Degree
2 12 (41.38%) UNIX
3 11 (37.93%) PKI
3 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 9 (31.03%) Java
5 9 (31.03%) REST
6 8 (27.59%) 4G
6 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (27.59%) SOAP
6 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
6 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
6 8 (27.59%) IPsec
6 8 (27.59%) Electronics
6 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (27.59%) LTE
7 7 (24.14%) Project Management
7 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
7 7 (24.14%) MS Office
7 7 (24.14%) OO
7 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) 3G
8 6 (20.69%) 3GPP
8 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (20.69%) Workflow
8 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) Service Management
9 5 (17.24%) Data Management

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) IPsec
1 8 (27.59%) LTE
1 8 (27.59%) 4G
1 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (20.69%) 3G
2 6 (20.69%) 3GPP
2 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.24%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) SSL
4 3 (10.34%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) HTTP
4 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 3 (10.34%) SSH
5 2 (6.90%) FCAPS
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) VRRP
5 2 (6.90%) IKE
5 2 (6.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) NuGet
General
1 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 8 (27.59%) Electronics
3 5 (17.24%) Spanish Language
4 4 (13.79%) Finance
5 3 (10.34%) Financial Institution
6 2 (6.90%) Games
6 2 (6.90%) Banking
7 1 (3.45%) Retail
7 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Lead Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 8 (27.59%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) Middleware
6 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
8 1 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (3.45%) CSS
8 1 (3.45%) JSON
8 1 (3.45%) Django
8 1 (3.45%) RESTful
8 1 (3.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) PKI
2 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) UNIX
2 10 (34.48%) Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) OO
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
2 6 (20.69%) Workflow
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) ERP
3 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
3 5 (17.24%) SOA
3 5 (17.24%) Data Management
3 5 (17.24%) Software Architecture
3 5 (17.24%) Analytics
3 5 (17.24%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Time Management
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Information Security
5 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSD
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Perforce
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