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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 43 43 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 +51
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 25 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.88% 3.93% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.74% 14.60% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 4
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£308 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £350 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £15.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+119.35% -59.21%
Computer Science
Berkshire

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
213 274 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.51% 26.94% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 147 110
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 44 (89.80%) Degree
2 17 (34.69%) Project Management
3 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
4 10 (20.41%) Data Management
4 10 (20.41%) SLA
5 9 (18.37%) GIS
5 9 (18.37%) Workflow
6 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (16.33%) 3G
6 8 (16.33%) Windows
7 7 (14.29%) SQL
7 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.24%) C#
8 6 (12.24%) Finance
8 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
8 6 (12.24%) Physics
9 5 (10.20%) Billing
9 5 (10.20%) Games
9 5 (10.20%) Publishing
9 5 (10.20%) Java
9 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
9 5 (10.20%) .NET
9 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
9 5 (10.20%) Internet
9 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.20%) Broadband
10 4 (8.16%) VoIP
10 4 (8.16%) UNIX

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) DNN
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.04%) Simulink
5 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) 3G
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 5 (10.20%) Broadband
3 4 (8.16%) VoIP
4 3 (6.12%) LTE
4 3 (6.12%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.04%) 4G
5 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) IPsec
5 1 (2.04%) MPLS
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) WLAN
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
5 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Firebird
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Billing
3 5 (10.20%) Games
3 5 (10.20%) Publishing
4 4 (8.16%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) OSS Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.08%) Graduate
7 2 (4.08%) Junior
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Support Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.16%) Spring
2 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) WCF
4 1 (2.04%) WPF
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.04%) WebGL
4 1 (2.04%) WinForms
4 1 (2.04%) STL
4 1 (2.04%) Flash
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) XSD
4 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.04%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) GIS
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
2 6 (12.24%) Physics
3 3 (6.12%) Xbox
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
4 1 (2.04%) New Media
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Blog
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Project Management
2 10 (20.41%) Data Management
3 9 (18.37%) Workflow
4 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.16%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (8.16%) Release Management
6 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Time Management
6 3 (6.12%) Game Development
6 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Validation
6 3 (6.12%) OO
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) OOD
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) C#
3 5 (10.20%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) C++
4 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) R
5 1 (2.04%) Lua
5 1 (2.04%) XAML
5 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 44 (89.80%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) MCSD
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCTS
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PhD
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Alias
3 2 (4.08%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.04%) Facebook
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter
4 1 (2.04%) SolidWorks
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Remedy
4 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
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