Period
to 17 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 17 July 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 60 70
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 66 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.53% 2.00% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.67% 6.27% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 33
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £272 £325
90th Percentile £446 £544 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £380 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.50 £15.00 £7.20
% change year-on-year +190.00% +108.33% -70.61%

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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 521 399 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.76% 31.87% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 199 313
Reading median daily rate £418 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £250 £267 £250
90th Percentile £589 £590 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 19
Reading median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -33.33% +29.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.13 £55.27 £57.12
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.86 £18.00
% change year-on-year +26.26% -23.00% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 51 (77.27%) Degree
2 23 (34.85%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (31.82%) Telecoms
4 20 (30.30%) Project Management
5 19 (28.79%) Linux
5 19 (28.79%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
6 16 (24.24%) Oracle
7 14 (21.21%) SQL
7 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (21.21%) IBM
8 13 (19.70%) PMI
8 13 (19.70%) PMP
8 13 (19.70%) PMI Certification
8 13 (19.70%) SLA
8 13 (19.70%) Project Planning
9 12 (18.18%) ITIL
9 12 (18.18%) Firewall
9 12 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
10 11 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
10 11 (16.67%) ITSM
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) French Language
11 10 (15.15%) German Language
11 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
11 10 (15.15%) Unix
11 10 (15.15%) Python
11 10 (15.15%) Migration
12 9 (13.64%) .NET

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 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.03%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.52%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (6.06%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) DOCSIS
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) SNMP
3 2 (3.03%) 3G
3 2 (3.03%) LTE
3 2 (3.03%) PBX
3 2 (3.03%) PSTN
3 2 (3.03%) Skype
3 2 (3.03%) VoIP
3 2 (3.03%) VoLTE
3 2 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (1.52%) DNS
4 1 (1.52%) DVB
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.12%) Power BI
3 6 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.58%) DB2
5 3 (4.55%) Big Data
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.03%) Redis
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.52%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.52%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Maven
3 1 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 21 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.67%) French Language
3 10 (15.15%) German Language
4 5 (7.58%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (6.06%) Finance
6 3 (4.55%) Back Office
6 3 (4.55%) Front Office
7 2 (3.03%) Czech Language
7 2 (3.03%) Marketing
8 1 (1.52%) Electronics
8 1 (1.52%) Games
8 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Data Centre Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Project Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) OSS Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Software Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) Web Services
3 6 (9.09%) REST
4 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) Django
6 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (1.52%) Java EE
6 1 (1.52%) JPA
6 1 (1.52%) JSF
6 1 (1.52%) Kafka
6 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.52%) Spring
6 1 (1.52%) XHTML
6 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (19.70%) PMI
3 7 (10.61%) Replication
4 5 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.55%) Robotics
6 3 (4.55%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
7 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.03%) RIA
8 1 (1.52%) CMDB
8 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) Life Science
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.52%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) Unix
3 6 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Android
4 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (30.30%) Project Management
3 13 (19.70%) Project Planning
4 12 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (18.18%) ITIL
5 11 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
5 11 (16.67%) ITSM
6 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.15%) Migration
7 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.12%) Mathematics
9 6 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (9.09%) High Availability
9 6 (9.09%) Service Management
10 5 (7.58%) Data Management
10 5 (7.58%) Low Latency
10 5 (7.58%) MVC
10 5 (7.58%) SDLC
10 5 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
10 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) Python
3 7 (10.61%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) VBA
4 6 (9.09%) Perl
5 5 (7.58%) C
5 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.06%) Java
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.03%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) R
7 2 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (1.52%) AWK
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) F#
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (77.27%) Degree
2 13 (19.70%) PMI Certification
2 13 (19.70%) PMP
3 9 (13.64%) MOS
4 8 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.06%) Master's Degree
8 3 (4.55%) PhD
9 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) StorNext
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) Firmware
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Ansible
1 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.58%) Puppet
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) Netcool
2 2 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView
2 2 (3.03%) TeMIP
3 1 (1.52%) Grafana
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) Mesos
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) Salt
3 1 (1.52%) StatsD
3 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) IBM
3 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.64%) HP
4 9 (13.64%) Sun
5 8 (12.12%) Huawei
6 5 (7.58%) BMC
6 5 (7.58%) Remedy
7 3 (4.55%) ComArch
7 3 (4.55%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.55%) UiPath
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.52%) Informatica
9 1 (1.52%) Netezza
9 1 (1.52%) Nokia
9 1 (1.52%) SAP
9 1 (1.52%) Splunk
9 1 (1.52%) Teradata
9 1 (1.52%) Vertica
9 1 (1.52%) VMware