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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 36 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 3 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.95% 2.78% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 11.76% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£274 £300 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £300 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
79 68 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.00% 23.61% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 23 51
Average daily rate £375 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -11.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Lync
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Windows

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) QMS
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper