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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 23 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 15 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.82% 3.17% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.02% 13.48% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +74.27%

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
107 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.41% 23.54% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 52
Median daily rate £375 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £501 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 5
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £37.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £59.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 22 (88.00%) Degree
2 18 (72.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (72.00%) C
3 15 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Life Science
4 4 (16.00%) QA
5 3 (12.00%) S-PLUS
5 3 (12.00%) Publishing
5 3 (12.00%) SAS
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Biometrics
5 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) XML
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) R
5 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Office Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) KVM
6 2 (8.00%) Vyatta
6 2 (8.00%) Docker
6 2 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (8.00%) LXC
6 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) S-PLUS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
1 2 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (12.00%) Publishing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) C Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Embedded C Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Programmer
4 3 (12.00%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior SAS Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Life Science
2 3 (12.00%) Biometrics
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.00%) Biology
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) Office Automation
3 2 (8.00%) SDLC
3 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) OOP
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C
2 15 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) R
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) KVM
1 2 (8.00%) LXC
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Apple
2 2 (8.00%) Brocade
2 2 (8.00%) CA
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy
2 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Vyatta
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) webMethods