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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 34 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.01% 1.89% 2.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.60% 8.24% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -25.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £298 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.75 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
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
106 85 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.37% 22.97% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 37 36
Average daily rate £331 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 22
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £13.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Lync
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (28.57%) Lync
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Graduate
1 2 (28.57%) IT Graduate
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Signal Processing
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
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