Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 15 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 71 55 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.06% 8.72% 7.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.38% 51.89% 41.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 24
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £168 £214 £232
90th Percentile £450 £625 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -33.33% +11.63%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% -27.91%

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 160 106 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.66% 16.80% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 42 82
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +24.03% -7.86%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £225
90th Percentile £500 £574 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -17.53% +130.95%
10th Percentile £11.60 £14.63 £15.77
90th Percentile £49.40 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -37.66%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 26 (36.62%) Wireless
2 23 (32.39%) Computer Science
3 18 (25.35%) Electronics
3 18 (25.35%) C
3 18 (25.35%) Python
4 17 (23.94%) Linux
5 16 (22.54%) C++
5 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
5 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
6 13 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (18.31%) Embedded C
7 12 (16.90%) HTML
7 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
8 11 (15.49%) CSS
9 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
9 10 (14.08%) Embedded C++
9 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.68%) Signal Processing
10 9 (12.68%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
10 9 (12.68%) Windows
10 9 (12.68%) ITIL
10 9 (12.68%) Device Driver
10 9 (12.68%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 9 (12.68%) Device Driver Development
10 9 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (11.27%) R
11 8 (11.27%) AngularJS
12 7 (9.86%) Digital Signal Processing

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 5 (7.04%) CMS
2 2 (2.82%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.62%) Wireless
2 13 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.45%) Bluetooth
5 4 (5.63%) Firewall
6 3 (4.23%) DNS
7 2 (2.82%) 3GPP
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) LTE
7 2 (2.82%) NAS
7 2 (2.82%) SAN
7 2 (2.82%) SNMP
7 2 (2.82%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
7 2 (2.82%) VPN
7 2 (2.82%) WAN
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.41%) NFC
8 1 (1.41%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) Bower
3 3 (4.23%) Grunt
3 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
3 3 (4.23%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (4.23%) Selenium
3 3 (4.23%) Subversion
4 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.82%) Buildbot
4 2 (2.82%) CMake
4 2 (2.82%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.41%) RSpec
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.35%) Electronics
2 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Developer
2 12 (16.90%) Embedded Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Software Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) HTML
2 11 (15.49%) CSS
3 8 (11.27%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.04%) Sass
5 4 (5.63%) Ajax
5 4 (5.63%) CSS3
5 4 (5.63%) HTML5
5 4 (5.63%) jQuery
5 4 (5.63%) TensorFlow
5 4 (5.63%) Web Services
6 3 (4.23%) .NET
6 3 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.23%) XML
7 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.82%) LESS
7 2 (2.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (2.82%) NumPy
7 2 (2.82%) Pandas
7 2 (2.82%) RESTful
7 2 (2.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.68%) Device Driver
3 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (9.86%) User Experience
4 3 (4.23%) CMDB
4 3 (4.23%) Life Science
4 3 (4.23%) NHS
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) iPhone
5 2 (2.82%) iSeries
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Embedded Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
3 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
5 9 (12.68%) Device Driver Development
5 9 (12.68%) ITIL
5 9 (12.68%) Signal Processing
6 7 (9.86%) Digital Signal Processing
7 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
7 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.63%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Scrum
8 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.63%) Statistics
8 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security
9 3 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) C
1 18 (25.35%) Python
2 16 (22.54%) C++
3 13 (18.31%) Embedded C
4 10 (14.08%) Embedded C++
4 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.27%) R
6 7 (9.86%) Tcl
7 6 (8.45%) Java
8 4 (5.63%) C#
8 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.23%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.82%) Perl
10 2 (2.82%) RPG
10 2 (2.82%) SQL
10 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.82%) VBScript
11 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (5.63%) Master's Degree
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.23%) CCNA
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.23%) ISEB
4 2 (2.82%) CBAP
4 2 (2.82%) CCNP
4 2 (2.82%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (2.82%) IIBA
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CIPD
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) GCED
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) GMP
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Twitter
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Huawei
5 1 (1.41%) NetApp
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.41%) Progress
5 1 (1.41%) webMethods