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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 39 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 2 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 2.43% 2.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 7.62% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% +1.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -44.00%
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
89 105 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.97% 31.91% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 72
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 20
Average hourly rate £44.25 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (20.00%) Advertising
6 2 (20.00%) Juniper

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) IPv6
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Python/Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) D3.js
5 1 (10.00%) Dojo
5 1 (10.00%) Django
5 1 (10.00%) Ajax
5 1 (10.00%) SVG
5 1 (10.00%) Swing
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
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