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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 50 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 7 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.40% 3.18% 3.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 10.79% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £53.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +51.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-36.31% +46.15%
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
105 139 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.96% 29.51% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 82 56
Average daily rate £325 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £163 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 20
Average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £21.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £60.00 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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
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 31 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 31 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 (92.86%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) C++
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Lync
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (14.29%) Lync
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) IOS XR
2 1 (7.14%) ISDN
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.14%) NGN
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) OSPF
2 1 (7.14%) BGP
2 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.14%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Graduate
2 2 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) STL
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (7.14%) Catalyst
1 1 (7.14%) DBIx::Class
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) LIMS
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Kanban
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) WorldPay
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