Period
to 18 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 121 77
Rank change year-on-year +46 -44 +47
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 94 33 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.44% 0.91% 2.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.77% 2.91% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 69
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £113 £308 £325
90th Percentile £455 £566 £488
South East median daily rate £414 £393 £365
% change year-on-year +5.48% +7.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.00% +73.91%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,389 1,133 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 36.08% 31.08% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 500 748
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 67 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -21.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.89 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £34.30 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -39.66% +75.76%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Berkshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 48 £425 -5.56% 37
Newbury -7 10 £400 - 7
Bracknell +7 9 £119 - 15
Maidenhead -2 7 £369 -7.81% 6
Slough - 6 £215 - 11
Wokingham -5 3 - - 5
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 84 (89.36%) Degree
2 37 (39.36%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (37.23%) Project Management
5 24 (25.53%) Linux
6 22 (23.40%) Data Centre
7 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
8 20 (21.28%) Python
8 20 (21.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (19.15%) PMI
9 18 (19.15%) PMP
9 18 (19.15%) PMI Certification
10 17 (18.09%) Java
11 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
11 16 (17.02%) Project Planning
12 15 (15.96%) SQL
12 15 (15.96%) Oracle
13 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.89%) Master's Degree
14 13 (13.83%) Customer Requirements
14 13 (13.83%) French Language
15 12 (12.77%) German Language
15 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (12.77%) C
15 12 (12.77%) ITIL
15 12 (12.77%) Unix
15 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
16 11 (11.70%) Windows
16 11 (11.70%) Finance

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) Apache
3 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.19%) Drupal
4 3 (3.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.13%) Alfresco
5 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.06%) Confluence
6 1 (1.06%) Documentum
6 1 (1.06%) FileNet
6 1 (1.06%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.06%) Liferay
6 1 (1.06%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.06%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) HipChat
4 1 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.06%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.06%) Firebase
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
3 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) DOCSIS
1 6 (6.38%) Firewall
2 5 (5.32%) DNS
2 5 (5.32%) SNMP
3 4 (4.26%) HTTP
4 3 (3.19%) DHCP
4 3 (3.19%) Internet
4 3 (3.19%) Skype
5 2 (2.13%) Broadband
5 2 (2.13%) PBX
5 2 (2.13%) PSTN
5 2 (2.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.06%) 3G
6 1 (1.06%) BGP
6 1 (1.06%) DVB
6 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.06%) IKE
6 1 (1.06%) MPLS
6 1 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) MySQL
1 8 (8.51%) Power BI
2 6 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.32%) DB2
3 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.26%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.38%) Subversion
4 4 (4.26%) JIRA
5 2 (2.13%) Ant
5 2 (2.13%) GitLab
5 2 (2.13%) Selenium
5 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.13%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.06%) JUnit
6 1 (1.06%) Maven
6 1 (1.06%) Toad
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.06%) Xcode
General
1 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.83%) French Language
3 12 (12.77%) German Language
4 11 (11.70%) Finance
5 10 (10.64%) Marketing
6 9 (9.57%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.13%) Czech Language
8 2 (2.13%) Games
8 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.13%) Retail
9 1 (1.06%) Banking
9 1 (1.06%) Electronics
9 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (15.96%) Data Centre Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Consultant
3 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Administrator
4 10 (10.64%) Project Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Software Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Applications Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Applications Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Junior
8 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) ArcSight Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Data Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) Web Services
2 8 (8.51%) .NET
2 8 (8.51%) REST
2 8 (8.51%) SOAP
3 5 (5.32%) JSON
4 4 (4.26%) XML
5 3 (3.19%) CSS
5 3 (3.19%) HTML
5 3 (3.19%) Middleware
5 3 (3.19%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.13%) HTML5
6 2 (2.13%) J2EE
6 2 (2.13%) Java EE
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
6 2 (2.13%) Spring
7 1 (1.06%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.06%) Node.js
7 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.06%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (23.40%) Data Centre
3 18 (19.15%) PMI
4 11 (11.70%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (9.57%) Private Cloud
6 8 (8.51%) Clustering
7 6 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (6.38%) Replication
8 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
9 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
10 3 (3.19%) User Experience
10 3 (3.19%) Virtual Team
11 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
11 2 (2.13%) Life Science
11 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
11 2 (2.13%) Social Media
11 2 (2.13%) Wiki
12 1 (1.06%) NHS
12 1 (1.06%) PKI
12 1 (1.06%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Linux
2 12 (12.77%) Unix
3 11 (11.70%) Windows
4 5 (5.32%) Android
4 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (37.23%) Project Management
3 16 (17.02%) Project Planning
4 13 (13.83%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.77%) ITIL
6 11 (11.70%) Data Centre Operations
6 11 (11.70%) Mathematics
7 10 (10.64%) Migration
8 9 (9.57%) Analytics
9 7 (7.45%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (7.45%) Statistics
10 6 (6.38%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 6 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (6.38%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (6.38%) High Availability
10 6 (6.38%) Resource Allocation
10 6 (6.38%) SDLC
10 6 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) Python
2 17 (18.09%) Java
3 15 (15.96%) SQL
4 12 (12.77%) C
5 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.45%) VBA
7 6 (6.38%) Perl
7 6 (6.38%) PHP
8 4 (4.26%) C++
8 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.19%) C#
9 3 (3.19%) Ruby
9 3 (3.19%) VB
10 2 (2.13%) Groovy
10 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.06%) AWK
11 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (89.36%) Degree
2 20 (21.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (19.15%) PMI Certification
3 18 (19.15%) PMP
4 14 (14.89%) Master's Degree
5 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.19%) CISSP
7 3 (3.19%) GIAC
7 3 (3.19%) SANS
8 2 (2.13%) MBA
8 2 (2.13%) MOS
9 1 (1.06%) CCNA
9 1 (1.06%) CCNP
9 1 (1.06%) CCSA
9 1 (1.06%) CCSE
9 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) StorNext
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.13%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.13%) Docker
4 1 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.06%) KVM
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.32%) Ansible
2 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 5 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.06%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Grafana
5 1 (1.06%) Graphite
5 1 (1.06%) Kibana
5 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.06%) Mesos
5 1 (1.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.06%) Salt
5 1 (1.06%) StatsD
5 1 (1.06%) yum
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Oracle
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.51%) Cisco
3 8 (8.51%) IBM
4 7 (7.45%) Huawei
5 5 (5.32%) Alibaba
5 5 (5.32%) Talend
6 4 (4.26%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.26%) HP
7 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.13%) Cognos
8 2 (2.13%) Lotus
8 2 (2.13%) Sun
8 2 (2.13%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.13%) VMware
9 1 (1.06%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.06%) New Relic
9 1 (1.06%) Omniture
9 1 (1.06%) Teradata
9 1 (1.06%) Vertica