Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 24 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 54 59 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.66% 5.91% 7.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.68% 31.05% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 37
Median daily rate £475 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +8.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £344 £200 £298
90th Percentile £689 £675 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £368
% change year-on-year - +15.65% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Median hourly rate £46.00 £48.75 £35.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.64% +35.89% -12.50%
10th Percentile £43.00 £20.65 £15.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £52.50 £45.45
East of England median hourly rate £32.25 £38.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -16.23% +46.67% -30.00%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 190 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.70% 19.02% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 101
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £283 £230 £208
90th Percentile £671 £675 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +11.48% -62.35%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.04 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.80 £50.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year +50.00% +20.26% -52.49%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Daily rate trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
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 Degree within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. 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 +7 42 £485 +19.75% 129
Peterborough -1 6 £475 +442.86% 5
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Python
3 13 (24.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 13 (24.07%) Mathematics
4 11 (20.37%) Data Science
5 10 (18.52%) Statistics
5 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 10 (18.52%) C
6 9 (16.67%) Java
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.67%) User Experience
7 8 (14.81%) JIRA
7 8 (14.81%) Linux
7 8 (14.81%) TDD
8 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
8 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.96%) Prototyping
9 6 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (11.11%) Gerrit
9 6 (11.11%) Android
9 6 (11.11%) Visualisation
9 6 (11.11%) Azure
9 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.11%) Validation
9 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.11%) SQL

Degree
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 5 (9.26%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.41%) Anypoint
3 2 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Adobe XD
1 3 (5.56%) InVision
1 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 3 (5.56%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) AWS
3 2 (3.70%) GCP
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.85%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.70%) Spotfire
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 6 (11.11%) Gerrit
4 3 (5.56%) Axure RP
4 3 (5.56%) Balsamiq
5 2 (3.70%) Babel
5 2 (3.70%) Grunt
5 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) Mocha
6 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) GCC
6 1 (1.85%) GoCD
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (24.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.26%) Electronics
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Legal
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Analyst
1 9 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Data Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Data Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Data Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 3 (5.56%) Senior UX Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
5 3 (5.56%) UX Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) D3.js
1 5 (9.26%) WS-I
2 4 (7.41%) CSS
2 4 (7.41%) JavaBeans
2 4 (7.41%) React
2 4 (7.41%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.70%) Chai
3 2 (3.70%) CSS3
3 2 (3.70%) Ember.js
3 2 (3.70%) Handlebars
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) JSLint
3 2 (3.70%) LESS
3 2 (3.70%) Node.js
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (3.70%) Sass
3 2 (3.70%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
3 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.56%) Life Science
7 2 (3.70%) Blog
7 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.70%) e-Learning
7 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.85%) ASIC
8 1 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.85%) Verilog
8 1 (1.85%) VHDL
8 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Android
3 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) Mathematics
3 11 (20.37%) Data Science
4 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 10 (18.52%) Statistics
5 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.81%) TDD
7 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (12.96%) Prototyping
8 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.11%) Validation
8 6 (11.11%) Visualisation
9 5 (9.26%) Biology
9 5 (9.26%) Biostatistics
9 5 (9.26%) Data Validation
9 5 (9.26%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (9.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Python
2 10 (18.52%) C
3 9 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (9.26%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) Scala
6 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.41%) C#
6 4 (7.41%) Embedded C
6 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
7 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.85%) Go
9 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) APMG
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.56%) Postgraduate
2 2 (3.70%) IIBA
2 2 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.70%) PMP
2 2 (3.70%) SANS
3 1 (1.85%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) AICPA
2 2 (3.70%) COBIT
2 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.70%) NIST
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Good Clinical Practice
3 1 (1.85%) GxP
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
1 5 (9.26%) Tableau
2 4 (7.41%) MuleSoft
2 4 (7.41%) SnapLogic
3 3 (5.56%) Adobe
3 3 (5.56%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Perforce
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Altera
5 1 (1.85%) Coverity
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) Klocwork
5 1 (1.85%) Workday
5 1 (1.85%) Xilinx