Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 10 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 43 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.23% 10.67% 6.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.57% 48.87% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 18
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £375 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.83% -2.26%
10th Percentile £292 £192 £233
90th Percentile £445 £475 £479
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £396 £356 £334
% change year-on-year +11.23% +6.74% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 6
Cambridge median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £22.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.25% +77.09% +80.70%
10th Percentile £17.88 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.50 £43.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £22.59
% change year-on-year -16.25% +77.09% +80.70%

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 106 133 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.82% 21.84% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 59
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £276 £156 £233
90th Percentile £568 £523 £464
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 16
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% -16.67% +164.71%
10th Percentile £17.70 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -58.62% +107.14% +42.86%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (27.91%) Python
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
3 9 (20.93%) Validation
4 8 (18.60%) Telecoms
4 8 (18.60%) Physics
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.28%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
5 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.95%) C++
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.95%) CAD
6 6 (13.95%) Adobe
6 6 (13.95%) JIRA
6 6 (13.95%) Customer-Centricity
6 6 (13.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
7 5 (11.63%) Acrobat
7 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (11.63%) Windows
7 5 (11.63%) Wireless
7 5 (11.63%) Change Management
8 4 (9.30%) CMS
8 4 (9.30%) Multimedia
8 4 (9.30%) Content Management
8 4 (9.30%) C
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) Eclipse

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 (9.30%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.33%) Documentum
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Acrobat
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) BigMachines
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
2 3 (6.98%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.33%) IPsec
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) VSAN
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.33%) Firebird
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.65%) Hudson
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.33%) MSTest
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (18.60%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Multimedia
3 3 (6.98%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Law
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Analogue Layout Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Design Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Design Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Author
4 3 (6.98%) Change Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Author
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) Ajax
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) COM
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
2 1 (2.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Vector Graphics
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) e-Learning
4 2 (4.65%) iPad
4 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.33%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.33%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.33%) CMDB
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Debian
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Validation
2 8 (18.60%) Physics
2 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.95%) CAD
4 6 (13.95%) Customer-Centricity
4 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.63%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Content Management
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.98%) Web Development
8 2 (4.65%) Change Control
8 2 (4.65%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (4.65%) Data Science
8 2 (4.65%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) C++
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) C
4 3 (6.98%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) Embedded C
4 3 (6.98%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.65%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Ansible
1 1 (2.33%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (2.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) Nagios
1 1 (2.33%) Rancher
1 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Adobe
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.65%) Cognizant
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Marketo
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau