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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 44 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 8 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.22% 3.36% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% 12.69% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 7
Median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.22% +46.66%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 212 268 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.27% 26.51% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 150 117
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £59.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.71% +212.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Reading

Computer Science
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Italian Language
2 7 (41.18%) Spanish Language
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
4 5 (29.41%) Presales
5 4 (23.53%) Virtual Team
5 4 (23.53%) Skype
5 4 (23.53%) French Language
5 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
5 4 (23.53%) Office 365
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
6 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
6 3 (17.65%) Adobe
6 3 (17.65%) W3C
6 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
6 3 (17.65%) Publishing
6 3 (17.65%) Google
6 3 (17.65%) Content Management
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) Japanese Language
6 3 (17.65%) Korean Language
6 3 (17.65%) Russian Language
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Adobe Analytics

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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Skype
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) gulp
2 2 (11.76%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.76%) webpack
3 1 (5.88%) Capybara
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) TestLink
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (41.18%) Italian Language
1 7 (41.18%) Spanish Language
2 4 (23.53%) French Language
3 3 (17.65%) German Language
3 3 (17.65%) Japanese Language
3 3 (17.65%) Korean Language
3 3 (17.65%) Publishing
3 3 (17.65%) Russian Language
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Office 365 Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Producer
4 2 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) WebCenter
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) Browserify
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) LESS
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) Sass
3 2 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (11.76%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (11.76%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Virtual Team
2 3 (17.65%) W3C
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Presales
3 4 (23.53%) Identity Management
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Content Management
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) API Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Business Development
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) GIAC
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MBA
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe
2 3 (17.65%) Google
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle