The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 31 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 14 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.13% 3.03% 2.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.29% 13.79% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -0.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £53.75 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.40% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £35.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £35.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -4.41%
Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
124 87 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.68% 21.97% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 40 75
Average daily rate £388 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% -5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.06 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Computer Science
Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 21 (100.00%) Degree
2 9 (42.86%) jQuery
2 9 (42.86%) Big Data
3 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) SVG
4 6 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) C++
4 6 (28.57%) IIS
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (28.57%) Visualisation
4 6 (28.57%) Django
4 6 (28.57%) D3.js
4 6 (28.57%) Splunk
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) C
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (14.29%) DLNA

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) RTSP
2 3 (14.29%) DLNA
3 2 (9.52%) MPLS
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) IPv6
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) Big Data
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Bazaar
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Python Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Python/Django Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) jQuery
2 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) SVG
3 6 (28.57%) D3.js
3 6 (28.57%) Django
4 3 (14.29%) Middleware
4 3 (14.29%) Dojo
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) Swing
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 4 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (14.29%) MPEG
3 3 (14.29%) DTV
3 3 (14.29%) GIS
3 3 (14.29%) Interactive TV
3 3 (14.29%) IPTV
3 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.76%) Debian
4 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) DRM
3 3 (14.29%) Kanban
3 3 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (14.29%) BDD
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) C
4 3 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Splunk
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) JBoss
3 3 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Nortel
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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