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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.92% 3.63% 4.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.00% 13.08% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 15
Average daily rate £288 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £400 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
- -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.03%
Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
70 107 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.18% 27.72% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 63
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.25 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £48.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 2014.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (29.41%) C
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Electronics
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (17.65%) DLNA
6 3 (17.65%) Informatics
6 3 (17.65%) IPTV
6 3 (17.65%) RTSP
6 3 (17.65%) Interactive TV
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Middleware
6 3 (17.65%) DRM
6 3 (17.65%) DTV
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) MPEG
6 3 (17.65%) CA
7 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) DLNA
2 3 (17.65%) RTSP
3 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Bazaar
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) Qt
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
1 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (17.65%) Informatics
2 3 (17.65%) IPTV
2 3 (17.65%) Interactive TV
2 3 (17.65%) DTV
2 3 (17.65%) MPEG
3 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.76%) Physics
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.88%) iPhone
4 1 (5.88%) Animation
4 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Debian
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) DRM
3 2 (11.76%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) OOP
3 2 (11.76%) SysML
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) C++
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) DO-178B
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) KVM
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp