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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 24 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.58% 2.24% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.71% 10.23% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £500 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £326 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £350 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £47.39 £31.44
% change year-on-year -60.43% +50.73%  

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 70 88 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 22.80% 21.95% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 59
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £521 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +110.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £26.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridge

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridge over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Cambridge

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 (79.31%) Degree
2 18 (62.07%) C
2 18 (62.07%) Software Engineering
3 15 (51.72%) Regression Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Embedded C
4 6 (20.69%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) XML
5 5 (17.24%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) Publishing
5 5 (17.24%) Smartphone
5 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
6 4 (13.79%) R
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) SAS
6 4 (13.79%) Linux
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
7 3 (10.34%) MS Office
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) Perl
7 3 (10.34%) VPN
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
7 3 (10.34%) Biometrics
7 3 (10.34%) Remedy
7 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (10.34%) Apple
7 3 (10.34%) Life Science
7 3 (10.34%) QA

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 4 (13.79%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Publishing
3 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.90%) Law
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) C Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Embedded C Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Embedded C Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Scientist
6 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) WebKit
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) Celery
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Smartphone
2 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Life Science
3 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Regression Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
4 3 (10.34%) Biometrics
4 3 (10.34%) Office Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Android Development
5 2 (6.90%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) iOS Development
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) SDLC
5 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C
2 15 (51.72%) Embedded C
3 6 (20.69%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) Python
5 4 (13.79%) R
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) KVM
2 2 (6.90%) LXC
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Apple
2 3 (10.34%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) Brocade
3 2 (6.90%) CA
3 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Vyatta
3 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
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