Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 68 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.33% 11.81% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.31% 61.26% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 13
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £413 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +27.91% -14.00%
10th Percentile £296 £248 £253
90th Percentile £434 £625 £455
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £388 £324
% change year-on-year -9.68% +19.69% -19.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.75 £41.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +43.10% -
10th Percentile £15.86 £14.10 £28.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £29.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year - +72.04% -5.10%

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 130 111 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 21.67% 19.27% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 63
Cambridge median daily rate £355 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £145 £235
90th Percentile £548 £575 £461
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.75 £41.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.21% -21.43% +22.09%
10th Percentile £15.86 £14.36 £16.43
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.62 £40.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -60.96% +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 24 February 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 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 (32.35%) Wireless
2 21 (30.88%) Telecoms
3 20 (29.41%) Python
4 18 (26.47%) Linux
5 17 (25.00%) C
6 16 (23.53%) Windows
6 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 15 (22.06%) C++
8 13 (19.12%) Embedded C
9 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 11 (16.18%) Electronics
11 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 8 (11.76%) Bluetooth
14 7 (10.29%) Assembly Language
14 7 (10.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (10.29%) Validation
15 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (8.82%) Signal Processing
15 6 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
15 6 (8.82%) Adobe
15 6 (8.82%) Java
15 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
15 6 (8.82%) ITIL
15 6 (8.82%) Customer-Centricity
16 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (7.35%) Embedded C++
16 5 (7.35%) Acrobat

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 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.47%) Documentum
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Acrobat
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) Wireless
2 8 (11.76%) Bluetooth
3 6 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.41%) DNS
6 2 (2.94%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.94%) DHCP
6 2 (2.94%) Firewall
6 2 (2.94%) LTE
6 2 (2.94%) NAS
6 2 (2.94%) SAN
6 2 (2.94%) SNMP
6 2 (2.94%) VPN
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (1.47%) NFC
7 1 (1.47%) Skype
7 1 (1.47%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) VSAN
7 1 (1.47%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.47%) GIS
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.35%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.94%) Hudson
3 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.47%) Bower
4 1 (1.47%) Grunt
4 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.47%) MSTest
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (30.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.18%) Electronics
3 7 (10.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Developer
2 8 (11.76%) Embedded Developer
2 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
2 8 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Embedded Software Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analogue Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analogue Layout Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) TensorFlow
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) HTML5
3 2 (2.94%) MXNet
3 2 (2.94%) Torch
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.47%) Ajax
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) CSS3
4 1 (1.47%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.47%) NumPy
4 1 (1.47%) Pandas
4 1 (1.47%) POSIX
4 1 (1.47%) Sass
4 1 (1.47%) scikit-learn
4 1 (1.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.94%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) iSeries
4 2 (2.94%) Life Science
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Linux
2 16 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
1 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
4 7 (10.29%) Validation
5 6 (8.82%) Customer-Centricity
5 6 (8.82%) ITIL
5 6 (8.82%) Signal Processing
6 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.35%) Physics
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.88%) CAD
7 4 (5.88%) Change Management
7 4 (5.88%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (5.88%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.41%) ERP
8 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.41%) Project Management
8 3 (4.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Python
2 17 (25.00%) C
3 15 (22.06%) C++
4 13 (19.12%) Embedded C
5 7 (10.29%) Assembly Language
6 6 (8.82%) Java
6 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.35%) Embedded C++
7 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.88%) C#
8 4 (5.88%) R
8 4 (5.88%) SQL
8 4 (5.88%) Tcl
9 2 (2.94%) RPG
9 2 (2.94%) VBA
9 2 (2.94%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) Magik
10 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.41%) ISEB
3 3 (4.41%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.94%) CBAP
4 2 (2.94%) IIBA
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) CIPD
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CISM
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) GCED
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) GMP
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 2 (2.94%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.47%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.47%) Rancher
1 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Adobe
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) HP
2 3 (4.41%) VMware
3 2 (2.94%) EMC
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
4 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.47%) NetApp
4 1 (1.47%) ProCurve
4 1 (1.47%) Progress
4 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.47%) Siemens
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter
4 1 (1.47%) webMethods