Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 60 47
Rank change year-on-year +23 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 51 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.79% 2.75% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 3.17% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £313 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.78% +69.19% -47.14%
10th Percentile £356 £231 £168
90th Percentile £675 £452 £203
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £38.80 £39.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.00 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +14.46% -5.14% +71.57%

Computer Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 917 1,137 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.18% 86.93% 82.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 566 377
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £559 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 102 102
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.85 £13.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Computer Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +3 39 £425 +25.93% 148
Peterborough - 2 £375 - 7
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
3 20 (39.22%) Python
4 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (29.41%) C++
5 15 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (27.45%) C
7 12 (23.53%) Linux
8 11 (21.57%) Java
8 11 (21.57%) SQL
9 10 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (17.65%) C#
11 8 (15.69%) MySQL
11 8 (15.69%) Unix
11 8 (15.69%) Hadoop
11 8 (15.69%) JIRA
11 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
11 8 (15.69%) Analytics
11 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (15.69%) Data Science
12 7 (13.73%) DevOps
12 7 (13.73%) Data Structures
12 7 (13.73%) Algorithms
12 7 (13.73%) Amazon S3
12 7 (13.73%) PhD
12 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (11.76%) Scrum

Computer Science
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) nginx
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Simulink
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MDM
1 1 (1.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon S3
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (9.80%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.84%) GitHub
5 3 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.88%) Serverless
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.92%) Office 365
6 2 (3.92%) Slack
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) BGP
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) IPsec
2 2 (3.92%) L2TP
2 2 (3.92%) OpenVPN
2 2 (3.92%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) Hadoop
1 8 (15.69%) MySQL
1 8 (15.69%) NoSQL
2 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon Aurora
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (9.80%) Apache Hive
4 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.96%) OLTP
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) JIRA
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.80%) GitLab
3 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (5.88%) Protractor
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
4 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.92%) GCC
5 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.96%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.80%) Publishing
3 3 (5.88%) Automotive
3 3 (5.88%) Electronics
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Software Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) C++ Developer
3 4 (7.84%) Data Scientist
3 4 (7.84%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Architect
4 3 (5.88%) AWS Developer
4 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.88%) C++/C# Developer
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (3.92%) AWS Architect
5 2 (3.92%) C Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) ETL Developer
5 2 (3.92%) IT Support
5 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Python Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Apache Camel
1 5 (9.80%) HTML
1 5 (9.80%) REST
1 5 (9.80%) SOAP
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
2 4 (7.84%) CSS
2 4 (7.84%) Node.js
3 3 (5.88%) HTML5
3 3 (5.88%) LESS
3 3 (5.88%) Sass
3 3 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) Kafka
4 2 (3.92%) OpenLayers
4 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.96%) Django
5 1 (1.96%) Flask
5 1 (1.96%) React
5 1 (1.96%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Algorithms
2 7 (13.73%) Data Structures
3 6 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.88%) Life Science
5 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
3 10 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (15.69%) Analytics
4 8 (15.69%) Data Science
5 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.73%) DevOps
6 6 (11.76%) ETL
6 6 (11.76%) Information Architecture
6 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
6 6 (11.76%) OO
6 6 (11.76%) Open Source
6 6 (11.76%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Memory Management
7 5 (9.80%) Release Management
7 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Python
2 15 (29.41%) C++
3 14 (27.45%) C
4 11 (21.57%) Java
4 11 (21.57%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) C#
6 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.80%) Perl
8 4 (7.84%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.88%) R
9 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.96%) Go
10 1 (1.96%) PHP
10 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) Ruby
10 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 15 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (13.73%) PhD
4 4 (7.84%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CISA
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) CISSP
6 1 (1.96%) MCP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) KVM
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.92%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.96%) Mesos
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) Packer
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Talend
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (1.96%) VMware