Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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, Comp Sci)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 65 102
Rank change year-on-year -29 +37 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 76 115 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.87% 2.83% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 3.35% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 78 28
Berkshire median daily rate £449 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.11% -2.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £309 £311 £291
90th Percentile £539 £561 £825
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +18.75% +7.93% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £13.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.56% -67.47% -2.35%
10th Percentile £33.00 £12.75 £33.90
90th Percentile £43.90 £14.25 £48.30
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +28.57% -27.43%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,492 3,429 3,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.84% 84.31% 83.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,656 1,775 1,744
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £265 £248
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 87 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -19.44% -32.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -33 30 £475 +30.14% 22
Maidenhead +18 15 £413 -4.62%
Slough -7 10 £475 +18.75% 4
Newbury -1 9 £310 -4.62% 6
Bracknell -15 2 £155 -58.67% 4
Computer Science
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 63 (82.89%) Degree
2 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 17 (22.37%) SQL
3 17 (22.37%) Python
3 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 15 (19.74%) Release Management
5 15 (19.74%) ITIL
6 14 (18.42%) Remedy
6 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (17.11%) Analytics
7 13 (17.11%) Project Management
7 13 (17.11%) Firewall
8 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 12 (15.79%) Internet
8 12 (15.79%) Service Management
8 12 (15.79%) Windows
8 12 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (15.79%) BMC
8 12 (15.79%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (15.79%) Big Data
8 12 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.47%) Legal
10 10 (13.16%) PMI
10 10 (13.16%) PMP
10 10 (13.16%) PMI Certification
10 10 (13.16%) Hadoop
10 10 (13.16%) Apache Hive
10 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving

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 10 (13.16%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (5.26%) Drupal
3 3 (3.95%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) nginx
5 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (6.58%) IaaS
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Office 365
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.95%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) G Suite
5 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 12 (15.79%) Internet
2 12 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (9.21%) SSH
5 5 (6.58%) DNS
6 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 3 (3.95%) HTTP
7 3 (3.95%) LAN
7 3 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.63%) 2G
8 2 (2.63%) 3G
8 2 (2.63%) ATM
8 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.63%) Network Security
8 2 (2.63%) RNC
8 2 (2.63%) WAN
9 1 (1.32%) DHCP
9 1 (1.32%) MPLS
9 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) Big Data
2 10 (13.16%) Apache Hive
2 10 (13.16%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.21%) Flink
4 3 (3.95%) HBase
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.63%) Power BI
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.32%) Mahout
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.32%) CF BOSH
4 1 (1.32%) GitLab
General
1 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.47%) Legal
3 6 (7.89%) Marketing
4 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.95%) Finance
7 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.63%) Electronics
8 1 (1.32%) Advertising
8 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (11.84%) Software Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Architect
3 7 (9.21%) Developer
3 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.21%) Test Manager
4 6 (7.89%) OSS Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Big Data Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Data Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) ITIL Manager
5 5 (6.58%) ITIL Release Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Release Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Big Data Software Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Data Analytics Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Information Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Quality Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Security Specialist
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Web Services
2 7 (9.21%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 5 (6.58%) Middleware
4 4 (5.26%) WPF
5 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.95%) JSON
5 3 (3.95%) OAuth
6 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.63%) Kafka
6 2 (2.63%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (2.63%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.63%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.63%) WCF
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.32%) Java EE
7 1 (1.32%) RESTful
7 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 10 (13.16%) PMI
4 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.26%) Social Media
4 4 (5.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.95%) Robotics
6 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) RIA
7 1 (1.32%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Unix
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 15 (19.74%) ITIL
3 15 (19.74%) Release Management
4 13 (17.11%) Analytics
4 13 (17.11%) Project Management
5 12 (15.79%) Service Management
6 10 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
6 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.84%) ETL
8 8 (10.53%) Data Analytics
8 8 (10.53%) DevOps
8 8 (10.53%) Information Security
8 8 (10.53%) Machine Learning
8 8 (10.53%) SDLC
8 8 (10.53%) SOA
8 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.53%) Web Development
9 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (9.21%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) Python
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) C#
2 7 (9.21%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.58%) C++
5 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.95%) Perl
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) R
7 2 (2.63%) Scala
7 2 (2.63%) XAML
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) C
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (82.89%) Degree
2 12 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (13.16%) PMI Certification
3 10 (13.16%) PMP
4 9 (11.84%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (11.84%) Master's Degree
5 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.26%) CISA
6 4 (5.26%) CISM
6 4 (5.26%) CISSP
6 4 (5.26%) CRISC
6 4 (5.26%) MBA
7 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) PhD
7 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.32%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) XenApp
2 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.95%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (3.95%) Oozie
4 2 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.32%) Ambari
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.32%) Graphite
5 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.32%) logstash
5 1 (1.32%) Mesos
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.32%) Terraform
5 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Remedy
2 12 (15.79%) BMC
3 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.53%) Oracle
5 6 (7.89%) Huawei
6 5 (6.58%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) ComArch
7 3 (3.95%) Google
7 3 (3.95%) HP
7 3 (3.95%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) SAP
7 3 (3.95%) Sun
8 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.63%) Netezza
8 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.32%) BT
9 1 (1.32%) Intel
9 1 (1.32%) VMware