Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 86 96
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10 +36
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 105 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.68% 2.10% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.00% 6.36% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 42
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -8.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £170 £221 £310
90th Percentile £488 £621 £825
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +4.38% +4.58% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £13.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.41% -61.43% -
10th Percentile £33.00 £12.75 £12.26
90th Percentile £45.25 £14.25 £47.10
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £29.65 £46.00
% change year-on-year +66.96% -35.55% +375.94%

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 1,312 1,321 1,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.44% 33.09% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 619 681
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 73 74
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.61 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.00 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.16
% change year-on-year +81.39% -8.79% +20.89%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -10 45 £413 +13.01% 8
Slough +5 16 £293 -26.88% 10
Newbury +4 15 £310 -13.29% 3
Maidenhead +14 14 £420 -4.55% 1
Bracknell 0 5 £122 -6.35% 8
Wokingham -11 2 - - 1
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (80.00%) Degree
2 37 (35.24%) Telecoms
3 33 (31.43%) Project Management
4 32 (30.48%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (21.90%) Firewall
7 23 (21.90%) PMI
7 23 (21.90%) PMP
7 23 (21.90%) PMI Certification
8 21 (20.00%) SQL
8 21 (20.00%) SLA
9 20 (19.05%) Python
9 20 (19.05%) Project Planning
9 20 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (18.10%) Data Centre
10 19 (18.10%) Linux
11 17 (16.19%) Analytics
12 16 (15.24%) Master's Degree
12 16 (15.24%) Oracle
13 15 (14.29%) Java
14 14 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
15 13 (12.38%) SDLC
15 13 (12.38%) Huawei
15 13 (12.38%) Mathematics
16 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
16 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.43%) Unix
16 12 (11.43%) ITSM
16 12 (11.43%) Internet

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 8 (7.62%) Apache Spark
1 8 (7.62%) Drupal
2 6 (5.71%) CMS
2 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.95%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) Documentum
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) FileNet
5 1 (0.95%) Liferay
5 1 (0.95%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.95%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.90%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.81%) IaaS
2 4 (3.81%) PaaS
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.90%) Office 365
4 2 (1.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.95%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) Firewall
2 12 (11.43%) Internet
3 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.67%) SSH
5 4 (3.81%) 3G
6 3 (2.86%) DNS
6 3 (2.86%) VoIP
6 3 (2.86%) VPN
7 2 (1.90%) 2G
7 2 (1.90%) ATM
7 2 (1.90%) Broadband
7 2 (1.90%) DOCSIS
7 2 (1.90%) HTTP
7 2 (1.90%) NAS
7 2 (1.90%) PBX
7 2 (1.90%) PSTN
7 2 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.90%) RNC
7 2 (1.90%) SAN
7 2 (1.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) Big Data
2 7 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 7 (6.67%) Flink
2 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.86%) Power BI
6 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.90%) MySQL
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.95%) Redis
7 1 (0.95%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.95%) Ant
3 1 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 37 (35.24%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.48%) Marketing
3 8 (7.62%) Finance
4 7 (6.67%) Legal
4 7 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
4 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (4.76%) Back Office
6 5 (4.76%) Front Office
7 2 (1.90%) French Language
7 2 (1.90%) German Language
7 2 (1.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.95%) Advertising
8 1 (0.95%) Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Electronics
8 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Project Manager
2 14 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) OSS Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) OSS Support Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Project Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Administrator
9 6 (5.71%) Architect
9 6 (5.71%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Junior
10 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Applications Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Applications Project Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Big Data Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Data Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Junior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) .NET
2 7 (6.67%) Middleware
2 7 (6.67%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.81%) JSON
5 2 (1.90%) Java EE
5 2 (1.90%) Spring
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) WPF
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.95%) CSS
6 1 (0.95%) Dojo
6 1 (0.95%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.95%) HTML
6 1 (0.95%) J2EE
6 1 (0.95%) JSR 170
6 1 (0.95%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.48%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (21.90%) PMI
3 19 (18.10%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (6.67%) Private Cloud
7 6 (5.71%) Social Media
8 5 (4.76%) Robotics
8 5 (4.76%) User Experience
9 4 (3.81%) Replication
10 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.90%) Clustering
10 2 (1.90%) Life Science
10 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (1.90%) NHS
10 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.95%) Optoelectronics
11 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Linux
2 12 (11.43%) Unix
3 11 (10.48%) Windows
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.86%) Android
5 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Project Management
2 30 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (19.05%) Project Planning
5 17 (16.19%) Analytics
6 14 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
7 13 (12.38%) Mathematics
7 13 (12.38%) SDLC
8 12 (11.43%) ITSM
8 12 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.48%) ITIL
10 10 (9.52%) Data Centre Operations
10 10 (9.52%) SOA
10 10 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (8.57%) Data Analytics
11 9 (8.57%) Resource Allocation
12 8 (7.62%) Open Source
12 8 (7.62%) Service Management
12 8 (7.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) SQL
2 20 (19.05%) Python
3 15 (14.29%) Java
4 8 (7.62%) C#
5 7 (6.67%) C
6 6 (5.71%) PHP
7 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.86%) C++
8 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.90%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.95%) AWK
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) Perl
10 1 (0.95%) R
10 1 (0.95%) Tcl
10 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (80.00%) Degree
2 23 (21.90%) PMI Certification
2 23 (21.90%) PMP
3 20 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (15.24%) Master's Degree
5 9 (8.57%) MOS
6 6 (5.71%) MBA
6 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) PhD
8 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.95%) CCNA
9 1 (0.95%) CCNP
9 1 (0.95%) CCSA
9 1 (0.95%) CCSE
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.00%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) PMO
4 1 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Ansible
1 2 (1.90%) Netcool
1 2 (1.90%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (1.90%) OpenView
1 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.90%) Puppet
1 2 (1.90%) TeMIP
2 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.95%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.95%) Grafana
2 1 (0.95%) Graphite
2 1 (0.95%) Kibana
2 1 (0.95%) Mesos
2 1 (0.95%) Nagios
2 1 (0.95%) Salt
2 1 (0.95%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) StatsD
2 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Oracle
2 13 (12.38%) Huawei
3 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.48%) TIBCO
5 10 (9.52%) HP
5 10 (9.52%) IBM
6 9 (8.57%) Sun
7 8 (7.62%) Remedy
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco
9 6 (5.71%) BMC
10 5 (4.76%) Alibaba
11 4 (3.81%) ComArch
11 4 (3.81%) UiPath
12 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.90%) Cognos
12 2 (1.90%) Lotus
12 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.90%) Talend
12 2 (1.90%) VMware
13 1 (0.95%) Splunk