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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 51 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 6 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.29% 2.66% 2.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.82% 9.82% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £388 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +33.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.15% +28.46%
Computer Science
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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
88 112 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.92% 27.12% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 72 63
Average daily rate £325 £400 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 17
Average hourly rate £40.25 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £18.55 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (15.38%) Lync
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (15.38%) Lync
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) IOS XR
2 1 (7.69%) ISDN
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
2 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.69%) NGN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.69%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Graduate
1 2 (15.38%) IT Graduate
2 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Junior Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Junior
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Software Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) STL
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) WinForms
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
1 1 (7.69%) LINQ
1 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (7.69%) Catalyst
1 1 (7.69%) DBIx::Class
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
2 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) QMS
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Signal Processing
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
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