Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 43 77
Rank change year-on-year -19 +34 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 34 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.30% 3.99% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 4.71% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 36 6
Reading median daily rate £475 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +12.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £430 £316 £253
90th Percentile £531 £538 £372
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% +15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -10.00% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +192.59% -10.00% -64.71%

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 1,279 1,061 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.65% 84.61% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 649 574
Reading median daily rate £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.82% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £620 £588 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 45
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -16.67% -41.75%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.88 £48.25 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -14.06% -25.75%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 29 (85.29%) Degree
2 15 (44.12%) ITIL
3 14 (41.18%) Remedy
4 12 (35.29%) BMC
4 12 (35.29%) Service Management
4 12 (35.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (29.41%) Release Management
6 9 (26.47%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (26.47%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (23.53%) Linux
7 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
8 7 (20.59%) Huawei
9 6 (17.65%) Firewall
9 6 (17.65%) Python
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.71%) DevOps
10 5 (14.71%) Windows
10 5 (14.71%) Web Services
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
11 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (11.76%) Sun
11 4 (11.76%) HP
11 4 (11.76%) IBM
11 4 (11.76%) ITSM

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) nginx
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.88%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) SaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) 2G
4 2 (5.88%) 3G
4 2 (5.88%) ATM
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) H.323
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (5.88%) RNC
4 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) Skype
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) OSS Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL Manager
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL Release Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Release Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Quality Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 2 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.88%) WCF
2 2 (5.88%) WebRTC
2 2 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.94%) LAMP
3 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Sensu
3 1 (2.94%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.82%) Public Cloud
1 3 (8.82%) Robotics
2 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.94%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) RIA
3 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 12 (35.29%) Service Management
3 10 (29.41%) Release Management
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) ITSM
6 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
6 4 (11.76%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.82%) Physics
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Process Management
7 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
4 2 (5.88%) XAML
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (85.29%) Degree
2 9 (26.47%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.88%) PhD
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.94%) MBA
6 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Graphite
1 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.94%) logstash
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Remedy
2 12 (35.29%) BMC
3 7 (20.59%) Huawei
4 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) Sun
7 3 (8.82%) ComArch
8 2 (5.88%) Google
8 2 (5.88%) SAP