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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 35 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 5 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.36% 2.42% 5.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.13% 6.35% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.43% -56.75%
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
121 126 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.79% 38.07% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 56 66
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.53 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 12 (63.16%) jQuery
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (47.37%) Big Data
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) IIS
7 6 (31.58%) SVG
7 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
7 6 (31.58%) Splunk
7 6 (31.58%) D3.js
7 6 (31.58%) Django
7 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (26.32%) Banking
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
8 5 (26.32%) SAN
8 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) C++
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) OO
9 4 (21.05%) CSS
10 3 (15.79%) Web Services
10 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) JBoss

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (31.58%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) IPv6
2 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (10.53%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
1 9 (47.37%) Big Data
2 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Python Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Python/Django Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) jQuery
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) SVG
3 6 (31.58%) Django
3 6 (31.58%) D3.js
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) Dojo
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (10.53%) Swing
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) XML
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Visualisation
2 3 (15.79%) GIS
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Kanban
4 3 (15.79%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Computer Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) Python
4 5 (26.32%) C++
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCSD
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
1 3 (15.79%) SCOM
1 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
1 3 (15.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Splunk
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Nortel
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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