Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 92 92
Rank change year-on-year +38 0 +31
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 130 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.31% 1.68% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.25% 5.25% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 49
Berkshire median daily rate £380 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -10.59%
10th Percentile £113 £163 £325
90th Percentile £456 £544 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £7.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +108.33% -76.00%
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £19.30 £46.00
% change year-on-year +156.54% -58.05% +22.28%

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 1,406 1,239 1,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 35.84% 32.02% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 552 743
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £561
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 71 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -28.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £46.60 £31.25 £40.70
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £18.18 £23.00
% change year-on-year +67.77% -20.96% +35.29%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +12 61 £400 +12.68% 16
Newbury +12 21 £381 +7.39% 3
Maidenhead +3 15 £375 -10.71% 4
Slough +2 11 £215 -46.25% 10
Bracknell +1 7 £119 -7.06% 11
Wokingham -11 3 - - 2
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 108 (83.08%) Degree
2 45 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (33.08%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (31.54%) Project Management
5 34 (26.15%) Telecoms
6 31 (23.85%) Linux
7 29 (22.31%) PMI
7 29 (22.31%) PMP
7 29 (22.31%) PMI Certification
8 26 (20.00%) Oracle
8 26 (20.00%) Python
8 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (20.00%) Project Planning
9 25 (19.23%) Master's Degree
10 24 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (18.46%) Data Centre
11 21 (16.15%) SLA
11 21 (16.15%) SQL
11 21 (16.15%) Java
12 19 (14.62%) Firewall
13 17 (13.08%) Analytics
14 16 (12.31%) SDLC
14 16 (12.31%) Matrix Organization
14 16 (12.31%) Mathematics
14 16 (12.31%) Unix
15 15 (11.54%) IBM
16 14 (10.77%) Marketing
16 14 (10.77%) C
17 13 (10.00%) ITIL
17 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel

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 (6.15%) Drupal
2 6 (4.62%) CMS
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) Apache
4 4 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.08%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.77%) Documentum
7 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.77%) FileNet
7 1 (0.77%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.77%) Mendix
7 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.08%) IaaS
3 4 (3.08%) PaaS
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.31%) Office 365
5 2 (1.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.77%) G Suite
6 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) Firewall
2 7 (5.38%) Internet
3 6 (4.62%) DOCSIS
4 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.08%) DNS
5 4 (3.08%) HTTP
5 4 (3.08%) SNMP
6 3 (2.31%) Skype
6 3 (2.31%) SSH
6 3 (2.31%) VPN
7 2 (1.54%) 3G
7 2 (1.54%) Broadband
7 2 (1.54%) LTE
7 2 (1.54%) NAS
7 2 (1.54%) PBX
7 2 (1.54%) PSTN
7 2 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.54%) SAN
7 2 (1.54%) VoIP
7 2 (1.54%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.92%) MySQL
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.62%) Big Data
5 5 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.85%) DB2
5 5 (3.85%) Power BI
6 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.31%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.31%) Flink
7 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.77%) GIS
9 1 (0.77%) HBase
9 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.77%) Redis
9 1 (0.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.85%) Subversion
4 3 (2.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.54%) Ant
5 2 (1.54%) GitLab
5 2 (1.54%) Selenium
5 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.54%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) JUnit
6 1 (0.77%) Toad
6 1 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 34 (26.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.77%) Marketing
3 10 (7.69%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (6.92%) French Language
4 9 (6.92%) German Language
4 9 (6.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.85%) Back Office
6 5 (3.85%) Front Office
7 3 (2.31%) Legal
8 2 (1.54%) Games
8 2 (1.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.77%) Advertising
9 1 (0.77%) Banking
9 1 (0.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (16.15%) Project Manager
2 15 (11.54%) Data Centre Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Developer
3 12 (9.23%) OSS Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.46%) Consultant
5 10 (7.69%) OSS Support Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Analyst
6 9 (6.92%) Applications Manager
6 9 (6.92%) Applications Project Manager
6 9 (6.92%) Junior
7 8 (6.15%) Administrator
7 8 (6.15%) Architect
7 8 (6.15%) IT Manager
7 8 (6.15%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (4.62%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Software Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) Web Services
2 9 (6.92%) Middleware
3 8 (6.15%) .NET
3 8 (6.15%) SOAP
4 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.85%) REST
5 3 (2.31%) JSON
5 3 (2.31%) Spark Streaming
6 2 (1.54%) J2EE
6 2 (1.54%) Java EE
6 2 (1.54%) Spring
6 2 (1.54%) XML
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.77%) Dojo
7 1 (0.77%) HTML
7 1 (0.77%) JNI
7 1 (0.77%) JSR 170
7 1 (0.77%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.08%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (22.31%) PMI
3 24 (18.46%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (6.15%) Private Cloud
6 8 (6.15%) User Experience
7 7 (5.38%) Social Media
8 6 (4.62%) Clustering
9 5 (3.85%) Replication
9 5 (3.85%) Robotics
10 4 (3.08%) Virtual Team
11 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.54%) Life Science
12 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (1.54%) NHS
12 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.85%) Linux
2 16 (12.31%) Unix
3 10 (7.69%) Windows
4 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.31%) Android
5 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (31.54%) Project Management
3 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 17 (13.08%) Analytics
5 16 (12.31%) Mathematics
5 16 (12.31%) Matrix Organization
5 16 (12.31%) SDLC
6 13 (10.00%) ITIL
7 12 (9.23%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 12 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
7 12 (9.23%) ITSM
7 12 (9.23%) Resource Allocation
8 11 (8.46%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.69%) SOA
10 9 (6.92%) Migration
10 9 (6.92%) Release Management
10 9 (6.92%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.00%) Python
2 21 (16.15%) Java
2 21 (16.15%) SQL
3 14 (10.77%) C
4 7 (5.38%) C#
4 7 (5.38%) PHP
5 6 (4.62%) Perl
6 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.85%) VBA
7 4 (3.08%) C++
7 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.31%) Ruby
9 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
9 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) AWK
10 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (83.08%) Degree
2 29 (22.31%) PMI Certification
2 29 (22.31%) PMP
3 25 (19.23%) Master's Degree
4 24 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (6.92%) MOS
5 9 (6.92%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.62%) MBA
7 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) PhD
9 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.77%) CCNA
10 1 (0.77%) CCNP
10 1 (0.77%) CCSA
10 1 (0.77%) CCSE
10 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.15%) SLA
2 7 (5.38%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) StorNext
2 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.54%) Docker
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.77%) Firmware
4 1 (0.77%) KVM
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.62%) Ansible
2 6 (4.62%) Puppet
3 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.54%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.54%) Netcool
4 2 (1.54%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.54%) OpenView
4 2 (1.54%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.77%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.77%) Graphite
5 1 (0.77%) Kibana
5 1 (0.77%) Mesos
5 1 (0.77%) Nagios
5 1 (0.77%) Salt
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) StatsD
5 1 (0.77%) yum
5 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (20.00%) Oracle
2 15 (11.54%) IBM
3 13 (10.00%) Huawei
4 12 (9.23%) TIBCO
5 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
6 10 (7.69%) HP
7 9 (6.92%) Sun
8 7 (5.38%) Cisco
9 6 (4.62%) BMC
9 6 (4.62%) Remedy
9 6 (4.62%) Talend
10 5 (3.85%) Alibaba
11 4 (3.08%) ComArch
11 4 (3.08%) UiPath
12 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.54%) Cognos
13 2 (1.54%) Lotus
13 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.54%) VMware
14 1 (0.77%) Apple