Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 13 December 2018 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 31 75
Rank change year-on-year -22 +44 +7
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 46 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.92% 4.95% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 5.91% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 43 9
Reading median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% -41.70%
10th Percentile £371 £290 £180
90th Percentile £496 £550 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +155.56% -61.43% -17.65%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,360 1,066 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.19% 83.74% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 649 612
Reading median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £222 £269 £232
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 45
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.86% -37.78% -27.18%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £56.75 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Reading

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Reading

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Reading over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Reading

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Reading region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 34 (73.91%) Degree
2 16 (34.78%) SLA
2 16 (34.78%) Remedy
3 15 (32.61%) Service Management
4 14 (30.43%) ITSM
4 14 (30.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (30.43%) Huawei
4 14 (30.43%) BMC
4 14 (30.43%) Linux
5 13 (28.26%) Oracle
5 13 (28.26%) Firewall
6 12 (26.09%) Unix
6 12 (26.09%) IBM
6 12 (26.09%) Sun
6 12 (26.09%) HP
7 11 (23.91%) ITIL
7 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.57%) MOS
8 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (17.39%) Release Management
10 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
11 6 (13.04%) ComArch
11 6 (13.04%) Workflow
11 6 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (13.04%) C#
11 6 (13.04%) SQL
11 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Robotics

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.52%) IaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (8.70%) 3G
4 2 (4.35%) 2G
4 2 (4.35%) ATM
4 2 (4.35%) LTE
4 2 (4.35%) RNC
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.35%) VoLTE
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) DVB
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Power BI
2 1 (2.17%) Redis
General
1 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Back Office
2 3 (6.52%) Front Office
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) OSS Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) OSS Support Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Programmer
4 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 4 (8.70%) Programmer
4 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL Manager
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL Release Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Quality Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Release Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) OSS Architect
6 2 (4.35%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
1 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
1 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) Kafka
3 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.17%) React
3 1 (2.17%) Sensu
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) Vue.js
3 1 (2.17%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Robotics
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) RIA
3 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.17%) Optoelectronics
4 1 (2.17%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) VHDL
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Service Management
2 14 (30.43%) ITSM
3 11 (23.91%) ITIL
4 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Release Management
6 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
7 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Workflow
8 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (10.87%) MVC
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.70%) Functional Programming
9 4 (8.70%) Network Management
9 4 (8.70%) SDLC
10 3 (6.52%) Analytics
10 3 (6.52%) Change Control
10 3 (6.52%) DevOps
10 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C#
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) AWK
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) R
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (73.91%) Degree
2 9 (19.57%) MOS
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 2 (4.35%) PhD
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) MBA
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PMP
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Netcool
1 2 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (4.35%) OpenView
1 2 (4.35%) TeMIP
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Grafana
2 1 (2.17%) Graphite
2 1 (2.17%) Kibana
2 1 (2.17%) Mesos
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Salt
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) StatsD
2 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Remedy
2 14 (30.43%) BMC
2 14 (30.43%) Huawei
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle
4 12 (26.09%) HP
4 12 (26.09%) IBM
4 12 (26.09%) Sun
5 6 (13.04%) ComArch
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
6 3 (6.52%) UiPath
7 1 (2.17%) New Relic
7 1 (2.17%) Nokia
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (2.17%) VMware