Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 25 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -16
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 32 13 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.40% 4.28% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 4.98% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 12
10th Percentile " £264 £313
25th Percentile £500 £270 £434
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £300 £600
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% -50.00% +35.59%
75th Percentile £606 £416 £638
90th Percentile £650 £535 £681
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £48.50 - £46.00

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 549 261 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 75.52% 85.86% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 165 582
10th Percentile £163 £254 £239
25th Percentile £325 £313 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £525
90th Percentile £606 £600 £624
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 37 108
10th Percentile " £13.00 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.25 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.63% -11.11% -20.88%
75th Percentile £16.00 £34.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £23.10 £48.00 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 £36.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year -56.25% +104.26% +0.71%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science in Cambridgeshire

Computer Science
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in Cambridgeshire.

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 26 November 2021. 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 27 £525 +75.00% 76
Huntingdon - 3 £650 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
2 21 (65.63%) Degree
3 15 (46.88%) Python
4 13 (40.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (37.50%) C#
5 12 (37.50%) Social Skills
6 10 (31.25%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (31.25%) React
7 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
7 9 (28.13%) C++
7 9 (28.13%) C
7 9 (28.13%) XML
7 9 (28.13%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) Data Engineering
9 7 (21.88%) DevOps
9 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 6 (18.75%) .NET
10 6 (18.75%) Java
10 6 (18.75%) XSLT
10 6 (18.75%) PhD
10 6 (18.75%) WCF
10 6 (18.75%) WPF
10 6 (18.75%) User Experience
10 6 (18.75%) Scala
10 6 (18.75%) Azure

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:

Applications
1 5 (15.63%) FrameMaker
2 1 (3.13%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Azure
2 4 (12.50%) AWS
2 4 (12.50%) GCP
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Gerrit
2 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Pylint
3 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (37.50%) Social Skills
2 10 (31.25%) Presentation Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Publishing
4 4 (12.50%) Electronics
5 3 (9.38%) Finance
6 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.25%) Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
6 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.13%) Banking
7 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (21.88%) C# Software Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Python Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Python Software Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Software Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Data Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 4 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Data Scientist
8 1 (3.13%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) React
2 9 (28.13%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) .NET
3 6 (18.75%) WCF
3 6 (18.75%) WPF
3 6 (18.75%) XSLT
4 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Core
5 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 3 (9.38%) RESTful
6 3 (9.38%) Velocity
6 3 (9.38%) Web Services
6 3 (9.38%) WinForms
7 2 (6.25%) NumPy
8 1 (3.13%) HTML
8 1 (3.13%) Middleware
8 1 (3.13%) SciPy
8 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (18.75%) User Experience
3 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Software Engineering
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Data Engineering
3 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 6 (18.75%) Analytics
5 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (15.63%) Computer Architecture
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) MVVM
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Microservices
8 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
8 3 (9.38%) OO
8 3 (9.38%) Parallel Programming
8 3 (9.38%) Physics
8 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Python
2 12 (37.50%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) C
3 9 (28.13%) C++
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) Java
5 6 (18.75%) Scala
6 4 (12.50%) Perl
6 4 (12.50%) XAML
7 3 (9.38%) Go
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Degree
2 13 (40.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) PhD
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Ansible
1 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Adobe
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Google