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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 19 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22  
Contract jobs citing Degree 26 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.61% 7.32% 4.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.62% 43.33% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 11
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
10th Percentile £179 £233 £233
90th Percentile £450 £488 £400
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £10.18 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +293.12% -18.60%  
10th Percentile £28.00 £10.09 £8.45
90th Percentile £47.00 £27.58 £32.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £10.18 £12.50
% change year-on-year +293.12% -18.60%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 71 60 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 23.51% 16.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 86 102
Cambridge median daily rate £331 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.18% +26.98%  
10th Percentile £179 £240 £225
90th Percentile £603 £488 £419
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £328
% change year-on-year -12.50% +22.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 21
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  
10th Percentile £18.50 £10.09 £15.77
90th Percentile £44.30 £118.13 £58.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 33 (50.00%) Python
2 30 (45.45%) Electronics
3 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
4 20 (30.30%) C
5 17 (25.76%) Wireless
6 16 (24.24%) Embedded C
7 15 (22.73%) Mathematics
7 15 (22.73%) Computer Science
8 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
8 13 (19.70%) Tcl
9 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
9 10 (15.15%) Digital Signal Processing
9 10 (15.15%) Signal Processing
9 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (10.61%) Project Management
11 7 (10.61%) Apple
11 7 (10.61%) VPN
12 6 (9.09%) ITIL
12 6 (9.09%) Linux
13 5 (7.58%) Master's Degree
13 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (7.58%) Windows
13 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (7.58%) CSS
13 5 (7.58%) HTML
13 5 (7.58%) Java
13 5 (7.58%) Firmware

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 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) Wireless
2 7 (10.61%) VPN
3 4 (6.06%) Firewall
3 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.55%) DHCP
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) LAN
4 3 (4.55%) WAN
5 2 (3.03%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) Broadband
6 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.52%) SAN
6 1 (1.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.52%) GIS
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) RSpec
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 30 (45.45%) Electronics
2 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Automotive
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (24.24%) Python Developer
4 13 (19.70%) Software Test Engineer
4 13 (19.70%) Test Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) Audio Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.03%) HR Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) CSS
1 5 (7.58%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.03%) Angular 2
3 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
3 2 (3.03%) LESS
3 2 (3.03%) React
3 2 (3.03%) RESTful
3 2 (3.03%) Sass
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) XSLT
4 1 (1.52%) Ajax
4 1 (1.52%) CSS3
4 1 (1.52%) HTML5
4 1 (1.52%) Java EE
4 1 (1.52%) jQuery
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.58%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.06%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.52%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Mathematics
2 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
3 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.15%) Digital Signal Processing
3 10 (15.15%) Signal Processing
3 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 7 (10.61%) Project Management
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.06%) Office Automation
7 4 (6.06%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (4.55%) Scrum
8 3 (4.55%) Service Management
8 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
9 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.03%) BDD
9 2 (3.03%) Information Security
9 2 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.00%) Python
2 20 (30.30%) C
3 16 (24.24%) Embedded C
4 13 (19.70%) Tcl
5 5 (7.58%) Java
6 4 (6.06%) C++
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.55%) C#
7 3 (4.55%) SQL
8 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) R
9 1 (1.52%) Ruby
9 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Master's Degree
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) CCNP
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.03%) MCP
4 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PMP
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) Firmware
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Apple
3 4 (6.06%) Remedy
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) Dell
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Aruba
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (1.52%) Huawei
6 1 (1.52%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Workday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago