Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 57 29
Rank change year-on-year +32 -28 +29
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 19 14 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.41% 1.77% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 2.04% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 35
10th Percentile £268 " £356
25th Percentile £438 " £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +35.85%
75th Percentile " " £606
90th Percentile £595 " £675
East of England median daily rate £500 £396 £450
% change year-on-year +26.18% -11.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year - -8.00% +20.48%
East of England median hourly rate - £52.75 £48.75
% change year-on-year - +8.21% +17.47%

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 351 687 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 81.44% 87.07% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 427 478
10th Percentile £203 £262 £250
25th Percentile £310 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £460 £444
Median % change year-on-year -7.61% +3.66% +7.58%
75th Percentile £500 £550 £530
90th Percentile £575 £625 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 82
10th Percentile " £13.50 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
Median % change year-on-year -18.92% +17.46% -33.68%
75th Percentile £19.00 £47.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £22.85 £49.00 £49.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.76% +13.89% -5.26%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +28 18 £500 +25.00% 47
Peterborough - 1 £450 -
Computer Science
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 15 (78.95%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (36.84%) Visualisation
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) Operations Research
6 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
6 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Docker
6 4 (21.05%) Data Science
7 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
7 3 (15.79%) Master's Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Data-Driven Decision Making
7 3 (15.79%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) OOP
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) C++

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 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (5.26%) Luigi
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Azure
2 2 (10.53%) AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) Logic Apps
3 1 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) Power BI
1 2 (10.53%) Tableau
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) Azkaban
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) Buildbot
4 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
4 1 (5.26%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.26%) TestRail
4 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Core
2 2 (10.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) WCF
2 2 (10.53%) WPF
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Kafka
3 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
3 1 (5.26%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (5.26%) WinForms
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Robotics
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (36.84%) Visualisation
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Data Science
5 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
5 4 (21.05%) Operations Research
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
6 3 (15.79%) Data-Driven Decision Making
6 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
6 3 (15.79%) Logistics
6 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
6 3 (15.79%) Physics
6 3 (15.79%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) C
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (10.53%) XAML
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (15.79%) Master's Degree
4 2 (10.53%) SANS
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (5.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Grafana
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.26%) Prometheus
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Scalr
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Sophos
2 2 (10.53%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) Trend Micro