The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 39 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.65% 1.12% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.00% 3.15% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £263 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 - £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +60.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £35.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £34.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +33.33%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 80 127 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 26.49% 35.67% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 130 79
Median daily rate £283 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.37% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £615 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.40 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.41% -64.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £10.09 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Cambridge

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridge

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) C
4 5 (25.00%) C++
4 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (20.00%) Office Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Apple
5 4 (20.00%) Remedy
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Publishing
5 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 4 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) SAS
6 3 (15.00%) Python
6 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
6 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) R

Computer Science
Co-occurring 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 (15.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Jupyter
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) RSpec
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Publishing
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Android Developer
2 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Programmer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (5.00%) Data Scientist
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Android Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Objective-C Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) WebKit
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) Celery
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.00%) Life Science
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (20.00%) Office Automation
2 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) C
2 5 (25.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) R
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) Scala
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) CDISC
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
2 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.00%) Aruba
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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