Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 39 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 31 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.42% 2.87% 3.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.48% 8.78% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 12
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £185 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.43% -45.19% -15.63%
10th Percentile £163 £168 £250
90th Percentile £454 £203 £516
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £319 £185 £344
% change year-on-year +72.30% -46.18% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.20% - -

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 230 205 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.81% 32.70% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 108 143
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £369 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +1.03% +4.29%
10th Percentile £185 £103 £225
90th Percentile £525 £488 £524
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £359 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 16
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% +50.91%
10th Percentile £19.43 £14.63 £14.89
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £58.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% +42.98% +3.64%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridge over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 23 (74.19%) Degree
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 14 (45.16%) C
3 14 (45.16%) C++
3 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
4 13 (41.94%) Electronics
5 12 (38.71%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (38.71%) Embedded C++
6 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
7 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (29.03%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (29.03%) Device Driver
8 9 (29.03%) Wireless
8 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
8 9 (29.03%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 9 (29.03%) Device Driver Development
8 9 (29.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (25.81%) Python
10 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (19.35%) R
10 6 (19.35%) HTML
11 4 (12.90%) C#
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.90%) Windows
11 4 (12.90%) Bluetooth
11 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Mathematics

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 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (29.03%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.23%) 802.11
4 1 (3.23%) Broadband
4 1 (3.23%) NFC
4 1 (3.23%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.45%) Buildbot
2 2 (6.45%) CMake
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) RSpec
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (41.94%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Software Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) C Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (25.81%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 8 (25.81%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (22.58%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) NumPy
3 2 (6.45%) SciPy
4 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.23%) Ajax
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) Java EE
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) JSP
4 1 (3.23%) LAMP
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (29.03%) Device Driver
3 3 (9.68%) Life Science
4 2 (6.45%) iSeries
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (12.90%) Physics
4 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) Statistics
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (9.68%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) BPMN
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Machine Learning
6 2 (6.45%) QA Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) C
1 14 (45.16%) C++
2 12 (38.71%) Embedded C++
3 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
4 8 (25.81%) Python
5 6 (19.35%) R
6 4 (12.90%) C#
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) Java
7 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.45%) RPG
8 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) Degree
2 9 (29.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) CBAP
3 2 (6.45%) IIBA
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (6.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) IBM
1 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Huawei
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) webMethods