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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 28 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.62% 5.05% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.19% 30.00% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 17
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £245 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.18 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +293.12% -18.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £10.18 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £27.55 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 131 100 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.32% 16.84% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 65
Median daily rate £350 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Cambridgeshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +5 26 £338 +3.84% 92
Huntingdon - 2 - - 2
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 34 (44.74%) Python
2 29 (38.16%) Electronics
3 28 (36.84%) Telecoms
4 23 (30.26%) C
5 20 (26.32%) Computer Science
6 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
6 17 (22.37%) Wireless
6 17 (22.37%) Embedded C
7 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (15.79%) Tcl
10 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
11 9 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (11.84%) Digital Signal Processing
11 9 (11.84%) Signal Processing
11 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
11 9 (11.84%) Linux
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
12 8 (10.53%) Java
13 7 (9.21%) HTML
13 7 (9.21%) CSS
13 7 (9.21%) Windows
13 7 (9.21%) ITIL
13 7 (9.21%) Apple
13 7 (9.21%) VPN
13 7 (9.21%) Project Management
13 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.89%) User Experience
14 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing

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 2 (2.63%) Apache
1 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
2 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) Wireless
2 7 (9.21%) VPN
3 5 (6.58%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.26%) LAN
4 4 (5.26%) WAN
5 3 (3.95%) DHCP
5 3 (3.95%) DNS
5 3 (3.95%) VoIP
6 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.32%) Broadband
7 1 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.32%) Network Security
7 1 (1.32%) SSL
7 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.32%) GIS
2 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) Appium
3 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.32%) JBehave
3 1 (1.32%) JUnit
3 1 (1.32%) RSpec
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (38.16%) Electronics
2 28 (36.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.63%) Automotive
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Embedded Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Python Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Audio Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Support Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.63%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) CSS
1 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.95%) Backbone.js
3 3 (3.95%) LESS
3 3 (3.95%) React
3 3 (3.95%) RESTful
3 3 (3.95%) Sass
3 3 (3.95%) XSLT
4 2 (2.63%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.32%) Ajax
5 1 (1.32%) GWT
5 1 (1.32%) Java EE
5 1 (1.32%) jQuery
5 1 (1.32%) JSON
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.89%) User Experience
3 5 (6.58%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.32%) iPhone
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Smart City
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.63%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
2 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
3 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.84%) Digital Signal Processing
5 9 (11.84%) Signal Processing
6 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.21%) ITIL
6 7 (9.21%) Project Management
6 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Office Automation
8 4 (5.26%) TDD
9 3 (3.95%) BDD
9 3 (3.95%) Information Security
9 3 (3.95%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (3.95%) Scrum
9 3 (3.95%) Service Management
9 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
10 2 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) Python
2 23 (30.26%) C
3 17 (22.37%) Embedded C
4 12 (15.79%) Tcl
5 8 (10.53%) Java
6 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.58%) C++
8 4 (5.26%) C#
8 4 (5.26%) SQL
9 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
11 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) R
11 1 (1.32%) Ruby
11 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) CCNP
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.63%) MCP
4 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.63%) PMP
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.32%) PhD
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) Firmware
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.32%) Docker
5 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Apple
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco
3 4 (5.26%) Remedy
4 3 (3.95%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) Aruba
6 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.32%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (1.32%) Huawei
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle
6 1 (1.32%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Workday
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