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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 3.37% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 12.78% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 3
Median daily rate £369 £425 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £500 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £50.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +74.27%

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
216 266 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.38% 26.39% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 160 98
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
Median hourly rate £34.00 £55.65 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.90% +192.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £15.00 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.46 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Presales
4 6 (33.33%) Office 365
5 5 (27.78%) Skype
5 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
5 5 (27.78%) French Language
5 5 (27.78%) Italian Language
5 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
5 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 2 (11.11%) Finance
8 2 (11.11%) JSON
8 2 (11.11%) Marketing
8 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
1 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Skype
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) gulp
2 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.11%) webpack
3 1 (5.56%) Capybara
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) TestLink
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) French Language
1 5 (27.78%) Italian Language
1 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365 Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365 Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Database Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) Browserify
2 2 (11.11%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) LESS
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) Sass
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Presales
2 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (11.11%) API Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) GIAC
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MBA
2 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft