Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 72 73 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.70% 10.40% 8.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.66% 46.79% 51.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 15
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £329 £197 £230
90th Percentile £550 £450 £675
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.07% -32.08%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.86 £14.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%

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 145 156 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 19.54% 22.22% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 40
Cambridge median daily rate £420 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £299 £193 £200
90th Percentile £560 £500 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.83% - +144.12%
10th Percentile £13.63 £11.60 £14.63
90th Percentile £51.88 £49.40 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -60.68% +233.33%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 26 (36.11%) Computer Science
2 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.33%) Linux
3 20 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (26.39%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (26.39%) Software Engineering
5 15 (20.83%) C
6 14 (19.44%) Python
7 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.06%) Mathematics
7 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
8 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.67%) JIRA
8 12 (16.67%) C++
8 12 (16.67%) Java
9 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
10 10 (13.89%) Life Science
10 10 (13.89%) Electronics
11 9 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (11.11%) Project Management
12 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 8 (11.11%) Unix
12 8 (11.11%) Windows
13 7 (9.72%) CRM
13 7 (9.72%) SQL
13 7 (9.72%) Wireless
13 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
13 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (4.17%) Mule
2 2 (2.78%) Drupal
2 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.39%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.17%) Simulink
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.78%) Windchill
5 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) CiviCRM
3 1 (1.39%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.56%) GitHub
3 4 (5.56%) SaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Office 365
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.78%) Slack
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Wireless
2 5 (6.94%) Bluetooth
2 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.17%) SSL
3 3 (4.17%) WLAN
4 2 (2.78%) BGP
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) Internet
4 2 (2.78%) IPsec
4 2 (2.78%) L2TP
4 2 (2.78%) OpenVPN
4 2 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) 802.11
5 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.39%) MIMO
5 1 (1.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) MySQL
1 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.39%) Flink
3 1 (1.39%) GIS
3 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.67%) JIRA
3 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.56%) Selenium
4 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (4.17%) Protractor
6 2 (2.78%) GCC
6 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.39%) Hudson
7 1 (1.39%) Subversion
7 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (13.89%) Electronics
2 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.94%) Law
5 4 (5.56%) Finance
5 4 (5.56%) Marketing
6 3 (4.17%) Automotive
6 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 2 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (2.78%) Retail
8 1 (1.39%) Back Office
8 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Software Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Python Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Designer
6 3 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Perl Scripter
6 3 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Scripter
6 3 (4.17%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 4 (5.56%) CSS
1 4 (5.56%) HTML
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) HTML5
2 3 (4.17%) LESS
2 3 (4.17%) Node.js
2 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (4.17%) Sass
3 2 (2.78%) Kafka
3 2 (2.78%) OpenLayers
3 2 (2.78%) Symfony
4 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.39%) Django
4 1 (1.39%) Flask
4 1 (1.39%) React
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Life Science
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.56%) LIMS
4 4 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.17%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.17%) User Experience
6 2 (2.78%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.39%) Verilog
7 1 (1.39%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Unix
2 8 (11.11%) Windows
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.17%) Android
4 3 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Computer Science
2 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (26.39%) Software Engineering
4 13 (18.06%) Mathematics
5 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.11%) Project Management
8 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.72%) CRM
9 6 (8.33%) OO
9 6 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (8.33%) SOA
9 6 (8.33%) User Stories
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (6.94%) Microservices
10 5 (6.94%) Validation
10 5 (6.94%) Web Application Development
11 4 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) C
2 14 (19.44%) Python
3 12 (16.67%) C++
3 12 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.72%) SQL
6 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.33%) C#
6 6 (8.33%) Perl
7 5 (6.94%) Ruby
8 4 (5.56%) PHP
8 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.17%) Embedded C
9 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.39%) ES6
10 1 (1.39%) Go
10 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (5.56%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (2.78%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CBAP
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.39%) MBA
6 1 (1.39%) MCP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSA
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) PMO
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Firmware
3 1 (1.39%) KVM
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.78%) Prometheus
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Mesos
3 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.39%) Packer
3 1 (1.39%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Marketo
4 4 (5.56%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.39%) BT
7 1 (1.39%) EMC
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) VMware