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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 53 25 77
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +52
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 14 77 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 6.89% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.33% 20.16% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 56 3
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£300 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £340 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -44.00%
Computer Science
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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
221 382 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.39% 34.20% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 209 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £37.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 35 (94.59%) Degree
2 12 (32.43%) Project Management
3 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
4 8 (21.62%) Billing
4 8 (21.62%) Internet
5 7 (18.92%) 3G
5 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
6 6 (16.22%) GIS
6 6 (16.22%) Marketing
6 6 (16.22%) Java
6 6 (16.22%) Broadband
6 6 (16.22%) SLA
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.51%) Windows
7 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 5 (13.51%) OO
7 5 (13.51%) HTML
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.51%) .NET
7 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
7 5 (13.51%) Physics
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Data Management
7 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
7 5 (13.51%) Workflow
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) HTML5
8 4 (10.81%) Hibernate

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) DNN
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Tridion
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 7 (18.92%) 3G
3 6 (16.22%) Broadband
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) GSM
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) UMTS
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) WLAN
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) CDMA2000
5 1 (2.70%) MPLS
5 1 (2.70%) WiMAX
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Firebug
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.62%) Billing
3 7 (18.92%) Finance
4 6 (16.22%) Marketing
5 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 3 (8.11%) Legal
6 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Architect
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Junior
4 3 (8.11%) Business Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Graduate
6 1 (2.70%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) HTML
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) HTML5
2 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
2 4 (10.81%) Spring
2 4 (10.81%) CSS
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) jQuery
4 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.70%) DirectX
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) STL
5 1 (2.70%) JSON
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) WPF
5 1 (2.70%) WinForms
5 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.70%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) GIS
2 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
2 5 (13.51%) Physics
3 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 5 (13.51%) OO
2 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (13.51%) Data Management
2 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
2 5 (13.51%) Workflow
2 5 (13.51%) Scrum
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.11%) OOD
3 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.11%) CRM
3 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (8.11%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Release Management
4 2 (5.41%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) TDD
4 2 (5.41%) Validation
4 2 (5.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (94.59%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Autodesk
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) ESRI
3 1 (2.70%) SolidWorks
3 1 (2.70%) Ektron
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore