Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Academic Degree
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 16 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 63 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.53% 8.50% 7.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.37% 39.29% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 15
Cambridge median daily rate £413 £338 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -1.46% -3.86%
10th Percentile £319 £176 £233
90th Percentile £523 £450 £483
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £10.50 £42.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +175.41% -35.79%
10th Percentile £8.55 £37.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £37.25 £47.90 £17.79
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.50 £40.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -73.75% +162.30% -35.79%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 140 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.00% 21.64% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 72 49
Cambridge median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £298 £179 £225
90th Percentile £538 £523 £488
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 14
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £38.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.84% +154.10% -56.43%
10th Percentile £11.30 £13.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £20.13 £47.35 £44.63
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -57.14% +129.51% +27.08%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Cambridge

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Degree.

1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
4 18 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (25.40%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
6 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
7 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (19.05%) Python
7 12 (19.05%) C++
8 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.46%) Mathematics
8 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
9 10 (15.87%) JIRA
9 10 (15.87%) C
10 9 (14.29%) Java
10 9 (14.29%) Electronics
11 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.70%) Project Management
11 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
11 8 (12.70%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (11.11%) Windows
12 7 (11.11%) Wireless
13 6 (9.52%) Change Management
13 6 (9.52%) Business Analysis
13 6 (9.52%) OO
13 6 (9.52%) Oracle
13 6 (9.52%) User Stories
13 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.52%) Life Science

Degree
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 4 (6.35%) CMS
2 3 (4.76%) Mule
3 2 (3.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.17%) Windchill
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (6.35%) GitHub
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) SaaS
3 3 (4.76%) Office 365
4 2 (3.17%) Slack
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Wireless
2 4 (6.35%) Bluetooth
2 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (6.35%) WLAN
3 3 (4.76%) SSL
4 2 (3.17%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) 802.11
5 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MySQL
1 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.59%) Flink
3 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) Redis
3 1 (1.59%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) JIRA
3 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.76%) Selenium
5 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.17%) GCC
6 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (3.17%) Protractor
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
7 1 (1.59%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Law
2 5 (7.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Multimedia
4 3 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (3.17%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Python Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Author
6 3 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Perl Scripter
6 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Author
6 3 (4.76%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) HTML
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
2 3 (4.76%) Node.js
2 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.17%) HTML5
3 2 (3.17%) Kafka
3 2 (3.17%) LESS
3 2 (3.17%) OpenLayers
3 2 (3.17%) Sass
4 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.59%) Ajax
4 1 (1.59%) Django
4 1 (1.59%) Flask
4 1 (1.59%) React
4 1 (1.59%) RESTful
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Life Science
3 4 (6.35%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.35%) Vector Graphics
4 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.76%) LIMS
4 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.76%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.59%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.59%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
3 13 (20.63%) Test Automation
4 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (17.46%) Mathematics
6 8 (12.70%) Project Management
7 6 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 6 (9.52%) Change Management
7 6 (9.52%) OO
7 6 (9.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (9.52%) User Stories
8 5 (7.94%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (7.94%) CRM
8 5 (7.94%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (6.35%) CAD
9 4 (6.35%) Content Management
9 4 (6.35%) SOA
9 4 (6.35%) TOGAF
9 4 (6.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) C++
1 12 (19.05%) Python
2 10 (15.87%) C
3 9 (14.29%) Java
4 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.94%) C#
5 5 (7.94%) Perl
5 5 (7.94%) SQL
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.76%) Ruby
7 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.59%) ES6
8 1 (1.59%) Go
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (12.70%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (6.35%) ISEB
3 4 (6.35%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.59%) MBA
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) PMO
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Docker
2 3 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
1 4 (6.35%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.59%) Mesos
2 1 (1.59%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Marketo
4 4 (6.35%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.17%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.17%) Tableau
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe
6 1 (1.59%) SAP