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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 38 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.53% 1.90% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.12% 6.09% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £320 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £324
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £8.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+414.28% -66.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £31.44 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+30.40% -12.05%
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
98 115 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.06% 31.25% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 36
Median daily rate £395 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 4 May 2016, 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 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) Python
3 11 (50.00%) Perl
3 11 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
3 11 (50.00%) Biology
4 8 (36.36%) Life Science
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) MySQL
7 5 (22.73%) FTP
7 5 (22.73%) NFS
7 5 (22.73%) IBM
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
7 5 (22.73%) Nagios
7 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) Time Management
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (22.73%) Ganglia
7 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
7 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
7 5 (22.73%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (22.73%) Puppet
7 5 (22.73%) GPFS

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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) WordPress
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) FTP
2 2 (9.09%) Bluetooth
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) VLAN
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Robot Framework
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
1 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Programmer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Planning Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Development Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) CSS3
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) Ajax
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) Django
3 2 (9.09%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) D3.js
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Biology
2 8 (36.36%) Life Science
3 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) Clustering
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (4.55%) Informatics
6 1 (4.55%) Replication
6 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Bioinformatics
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
4 4 (18.18%) Parallel Computing
4 4 (18.18%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Python
2 11 (50.00%) Perl
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Postgraduate
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
1 5 (22.73%) GPFS
1 5 (22.73%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ganglia
1 5 (22.73%) Nagios
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) NetApp
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Veeam
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) WorldPay