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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 18 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 20 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.78% 4.62% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.13% 18.29% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £185 £350 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +49.87%

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
124 82 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.84% 25.23% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 54
Median daily rate £358 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 21 (84.00%) C
3 20 (80.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (60.00%) Embedded C
4 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Python
5 6 (24.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (16.00%) QA
7 4 (16.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) Perl
8 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.00%) Unix
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) Biology
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (12.00%) Big Data
8 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
9 2 (8.00%) SDLC
9 2 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
9 2 (8.00%) LXC
9 2 (8.00%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (8.00%) Prototyping
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.00%) Life Science
9 2 (8.00%) Web Development

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (8.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) 802.15
3 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) X.509
3 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) C Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Embedded C Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Python Software Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior SAS Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.00%) Ajax
1 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) REST
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Biology
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (8.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Office Automation
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C
2 15 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 6 (24.00%) C++
3 6 (24.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) KVM
1 2 (8.00%) LXC
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Brocade
2 2 (8.00%) CA
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Vyatta
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) webMethods