Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 97 133
Rank change year-on-year +29 +36 -61
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 101 72 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.46% 1.67% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.57% 5.69% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 24
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £381 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% -19.74% +35.71%
10th Percentile £226 £310 £187
90th Percentile £631 £825 £579
South East median daily rate £400 £384 £355
% change year-on-year +4.23% +8.10% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% -17.65% +165.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.26 £41.25
90th Percentile £14.25 £47.10 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £44.12 £43.00 £9.67
% change year-on-year +2.59% +344.90% -56.07%

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 1334 1265 1468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.45% 29.28% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 636 803
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £223 £228 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £19.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.44 £12.25 £11.99
90th Percentile £38.00 £48.00 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -14.89% +23.49% +12.87%

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 17 November 2017.

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
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 17 November 2017. 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 +39 57 £365 -2.67% 18
Newbury +1 9 £325 - 5
Slough +10 6 £400 +18.52% 3
Wokingham +9 4 £625 +95.31% 2
Bracknell -1 3 £130 -58.73% 4
Maidenhead -19 2 £433 -42.33% 3
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 86 (85.15%) Degree
2 51 (50.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (29.70%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (25.74%) HTML
4 26 (25.74%) TDD
5 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
6 24 (23.76%) CSS
7 23 (22.77%) Unix
8 22 (21.78%) HTML5
9 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (20.79%) Mentoring
9 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
10 20 (19.80%) Scrum
10 20 (19.80%) Linux
10 20 (19.80%) AngularJS
11 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
11 19 (18.81%) BDD
11 19 (18.81%) Open Source
12 18 (17.82%) Python
13 17 (16.83%) ECMAScript
13 17 (16.83%) CRM
13 17 (16.83%) Perl
13 17 (16.83%) Sass
13 17 (16.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (16.83%) Karma Test Runner
13 17 (16.83%) Twitter
13 17 (16.83%) Jasmine
13 17 (16.83%) webpack
13 17 (16.83%) gulp

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 4 (3.96%) Apache Airflow
1 4 (3.96%) Apache Spark
1 4 (3.96%) Luigi
2 3 (2.97%) Apache
2 3 (2.97%) IIS
3 2 (1.98%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Pipeline Pilot
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.83%) npm
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.95%) SaaS
4 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.96%) IaaS
4 4 (3.96%) PaaS
5 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.98%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.98%) Office 365
7 1 (0.99%) Datadog
7 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) DNS
2 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.92%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (6.93%) NAS
4 7 (6.93%) SAN
5 6 (5.94%) Network Security
6 5 (4.95%) Firewall
6 5 (4.95%) VPN
7 4 (3.96%) 3G
7 4 (3.96%) DHCP
7 4 (3.96%) Internet
7 4 (3.96%) LAN
7 4 (3.96%) RNC
7 4 (3.96%) WAN
8 3 (2.97%) 2G
8 3 (2.97%) BGP
8 3 (2.97%) MPLS
8 3 (2.97%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (2.97%) SNMP
9 2 (1.98%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (4.95%) Big Data
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.96%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.96%) KNIME
5 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Power BI
6 1 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (16.83%) gulp
1 17 (16.83%) Jasmine
1 17 (16.83%) Karma Test Runner
1 17 (16.83%) Protractor
1 17 (16.83%) webpack
2 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.96%) Subversion
4 3 (2.97%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.98%) JIRA
6 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.91%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.96%) Marketing
4 4 (3.96%) Publishing
5 3 (2.97%) Billing
5 3 (2.97%) Games
5 3 (2.97%) German Language
5 3 (2.97%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.98%) Electronics
6 2 (1.98%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.98%) Korean Language
6 2 (1.98%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.99%) French Language
7 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Developer
2 14 (13.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (9.90%) Administrator
3 10 (9.90%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.94%) Analyst
4 6 (5.94%) Consultant
4 6 (5.94%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (5.94%) Python Developer
4 6 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (4.95%) Architect
5 5 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (4.95%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.96%) Mobile Specialist
6 4 (3.96%) Network Specialist
6 4 (3.96%) Server Administrator
6 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
6 4 (3.96%) Telecoms Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 3 (2.97%) Capacity Planning Specialist
7 3 (2.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) HTML
2 24 (23.76%) CSS
3 22 (21.78%) HTML5
4 20 (19.80%) AngularJS
5 17 (16.83%) Sass
5 17 (16.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (9.90%) JSON
7 9 (8.91%) .NET
8 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.95%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.95%) jQuery
9 5 (4.95%) Web Services
9 5 (4.95%) XML
10 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.96%) CSS3
10 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.96%) React
10 4 (3.96%) RESTful
11 3 (2.97%) REST
12 2 (1.98%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.90%) PMI
3 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle Exalogic
4 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.96%) Life Science
6 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.98%) Replication
7 2 (1.98%) W3C
8 1 (0.99%) Clustering
8 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.99%) PKI
8 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.77%) Unix
2 20 (19.80%) Linux
3 15 (14.85%) Windows
4 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.94%) Solaris
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) TDD
2 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (20.79%) Mentoring
4 20 (19.80%) Scrum
5 19 (18.81%) BDD
5 19 (18.81%) Open Source
5 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.83%) CRM
7 11 (10.89%) Contingency Planning
7 11 (10.89%) Front End Development
7 11 (10.89%) Project Management
7 11 (10.89%) Resource Allocation
8 10 (9.90%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 10 (9.90%) ITIL
8 10 (9.90%) Project Planning
9 8 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.94%) Change Management
10 6 (5.94%) ITIL V3
11 5 (4.95%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
2 18 (17.82%) Python
3 17 (16.83%) ECMAScript
3 17 (16.83%) ES6
3 17 (16.83%) Perl
4 13 (12.87%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.89%) Ruby
5 11 (10.89%) SQL
6 10 (9.90%) C++
7 9 (8.91%) C#
7 9 (8.91%) Java
8 8 (7.92%) C
9 6 (5.94%) PHP
9 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.98%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.99%) C-shell
11 1 (0.99%) Korn
11 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (85.15%) Degree
2 51 (50.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (14.85%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.90%) Master's Degree
4 10 (9.90%) PMI Certification
4 10 (9.90%) PMP
5 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) PhD
7 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.98%) CCNA
8 2 (1.98%) CCNP
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.98%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.98%) OSCP
8 2 (1.98%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) GxP
2 2 (1.98%) PMO
2 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Xen
2 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) Docker
5 1 (0.99%) Firmware
5 1 (0.99%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Ansible
2 8 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.93%) Puppet
4 2 (1.98%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.99%) Salt
5 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.99%) vMotion
5 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) Twitter
2 16 (15.84%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.94%) Sun
5 6 (5.94%) VMware
6 4 (3.96%) Cisco
6 4 (3.96%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.96%) Netezza
6 4 (3.96%) RapidMiner
7 3 (2.97%) Adobe
7 3 (2.97%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.98%) BMC
8 2 (1.98%) Cramer
8 2 (1.98%) Google
8 2 (1.98%) Juniper
8 2 (1.98%) Nokia
8 2 (1.98%) Remedy
8 2 (1.98%) SAP