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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 62 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 2.43% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 8.22% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£563 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.68%
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
197 292 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.91% 29.52% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 143 60
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 4 (21.05%) Billing
5 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) SAP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) OO
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) 3G
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Legal
6 3 (15.79%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Change Control

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
2 3 (15.79%) 3G
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) Broadband
4 1 (5.26%) GSM
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) UMTS
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) CDMA2000
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
4 1 (5.26%) HSPA
4 1 (5.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Firebug
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Billing
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Junior
4 3 (15.79%) Business Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Domain Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML5
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Social Media
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Change Control
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) ESRI
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) Ektron