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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 42 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 12 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.03% 1.66% 1.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.51% 7.59% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £350 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -1.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+74.27% +4.80%
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
141 158 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.82% 21.85% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 92 73
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £129 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £465 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -42.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £12.87 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 12 £350 +66.66% 41
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 32 (80.00%) Degree
2 23 (57.50%) Python
3 21 (52.50%) Linux
4 16 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
5 15 (37.50%) Perl
6 13 (32.50%) Biology
7 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (30.00%) C++
8 11 (27.50%) MySQL
8 11 (27.50%) Finance
8 11 (27.50%) Scrum
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.00%) C
10 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 9 (22.50%) Life Science
11 8 (20.00%) jQuery
11 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (20.00%) C#
12 7 (17.50%) Java
12 7 (17.50%) SQL
12 7 (17.50%) .NET
12 7 (17.50%) Android
12 7 (17.50%) Electronics
12 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
13 6 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (15.00%) TDD
13 6 (15.00%) Time Management
13 6 (15.00%) Ganglia
13 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MySQL
2 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.00%) Big Data
5 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.00%) RSpec
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Programmer
3 4 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (7.50%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) ColdFusion Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) jQuery
2 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
4 4 (10.00%) RESTful
4 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) CSS3
5 3 (7.50%) HTML5
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) Django
6 2 (5.00%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (5.00%) NumPy
6 2 (5.00%) OAuth
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.00%) SciPy
6 2 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Biology
2 9 (22.50%) Life Science
3 6 (15.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (15.00%) Visualisation
4 5 (12.50%) Device Driver
5 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (7.50%) Proteomics
7 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.50%) Informatics
8 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Android
3 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
2 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) Scrum
4 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.00%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) Time Management
6 5 (12.50%) Kanban
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
7 4 (10.00%) Parallel Computing
7 4 (10.00%) Validation
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Python
2 15 (37.50%) Perl
3 12 (30.00%) C++
4 10 (25.00%) C
5 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.00%) C#
7 7 (17.50%) Java
7 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (10.00%) R
10 2 (5.00%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (5.00%) Embedded C++
10 2 (5.00%) Ruby
11 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
11 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Postgraduate
3 3 (7.50%) PhD
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
1 6 (15.00%) GPFS
1 6 (15.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Ganglia
1 6 (15.00%) Nagios
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) IBM
1 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) WorldPay
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