The 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 34 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 18 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.48% 2.25% 4.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.86% 7.33% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £53.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.72 £47.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +53.22%
Computer Science
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
140 150 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.08% 30.67% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 83 64
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.65% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) MySQL
5 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (24.00%) Bioinformatics
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Perl
6 6 (24.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) C++
7 5 (20.00%) Java
7 5 (20.00%) .NET
7 5 (20.00%) UNIX
7 5 (20.00%) PhD
7 5 (20.00%) MVC
7 5 (20.00%) Benchmarking
7 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Proteomics
7 5 (20.00%) R
7 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.00%) C

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.00%) NGN
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (4.00%) ISDN
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) OSPF
2 1 (4.00%) BGP
2 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.00%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) RSpec
3 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Graduate
3 2 (8.00%) IT Graduate
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Junior Architect
4 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Junior
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) WCF
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) Catalyst
4 1 (4.00%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
4 1 (4.00%) LINQ
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) OAuth
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) STL
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Proteomics
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) LIMS
4 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Scrum
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (24.00%) TDD
3 6 (24.00%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (20.00%) MVC
4 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 5 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Kanban
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.00%) API Design
8 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) R
4 3 (12.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) PhD
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) EMC
3 1 (4.00%) BT
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
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