The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Science (Computing Science)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 39 52 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.46% 1.45% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.83% 6.92% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £500 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £326 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £350 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £47.39 £31.44
% change year-on-year -60.43% +50.73%  

Computer Science is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 120 130 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.68% 20.93% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 73 101
Median daily rate £350 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £281 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 19
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £60.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Computer Science as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +17 11 £500 +42.85% 70
Computer Science
East of England

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 27 (72.97%) Degree
2 22 (59.46%) C
3 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
4 15 (40.54%) Embedded C
4 15 (40.54%) Regression Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
6 9 (24.32%) Python
6 9 (24.32%) Java
7 8 (21.62%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.92%) R
8 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) VMware
9 6 (16.22%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (13.51%) XML
10 5 (13.51%) Publishing
10 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
10 5 (13.51%) Smartphone
10 5 (13.51%) Statistics
10 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
11 4 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (10.81%) Machine Learning

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (10.81%) SAS
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.70%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) S-PLUS
2 3 (8.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Mining
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Hive
2 3 (8.11%) Mahout
2 3 (8.11%) Power BI
3 2 (5.41%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Publishing
3 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) C Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Embedded C Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Embedded C Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Data Scientist
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Python Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) System Design Authority
6 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Quantitative Developer
7 1 (2.70%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) D3.js
2 3 (8.11%) NumPy
2 3 (8.11%) scikit-learn
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) WebKit
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Celery
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) Smartphone
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Life Science
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Android
5 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
2 15 (40.54%) Regression Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.51%) Statistics
5 4 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (10.81%) Machine Learning
5 4 (10.81%) Physics
5 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
6 3 (8.11%) Bioinformatics
6 3 (8.11%) Biometrics
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Information Management
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Office Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Requirements Management
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) C
2 15 (40.54%) Embedded C
3 9 (24.32%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) Python
4 7 (18.92%) C++
4 7 (18.92%) R
5 4 (10.81%) Perl
6 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.11%) SQL
7 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.70%) C#
8 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) JSP 440
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) CDISC
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) Docker
3 2 (5.41%) KVM
3 2 (5.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) Apple
4 3 (8.11%) Remedy
5 2 (5.41%) Brocade
5 2 (5.41%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
5 2 (5.41%) Vyatta
5 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
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