The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 63 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.34% 2.59% 3.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.10% 9.38% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £394 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £329 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £387
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
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
155 224 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.95% 27.62% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 124 105
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £121 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 22
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £20.75 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £53.75 £43.00
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 Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridgeshire region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Cambridgeshire region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -15 7 £413 -2.94% 59
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Office 365
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) MySQL
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) NGN
6 2 (10.00%) Statistics
6 2 (10.00%) WPF
6 2 (10.00%) LINQ
6 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreading

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (10.00%) Lync
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) NGN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) OSPF
3 1 (5.00%) BGP
3 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (5.00%) IGRP
3 1 (5.00%) IOS XR
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) ISDN
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Graduate
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Graduate
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) WPF
3 2 (10.00%) LINQ
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) COM
4 1 (5.00%) STL
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) WinForms
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Catalyst
4 1 (5.00%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Statistics
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Kanban
4 1 (5.00%) QMS
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.00%) VBA
6 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) BT
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (5.00%) WorldPay
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