Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 51 28 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.82% 7.82% 9.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.29% 24.56% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 52
10th Percentile £228 £226 £240
25th Percentile £413 £319 £379
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £541 £544 £500
90th Percentile £606 £605 £672
East of England median daily rate £468 £493 £400
% change year-on-year -5.08% +23.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
10th Percentile £14.25 £18.33 £42.78
25th Percentile £16.38 £18.96 £43.00
Median hourly rate £23.38 £20.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.88% -56.52% -8.00%
75th Percentile £43.09 £33.22 £49.00
90th Percentile £48.13 £40.89 £51.55
East of England median hourly rate £48.50 £40.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +19.75% -11.96% +15.00%

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 210 114 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 28.07% 31.84% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 85 159
10th Percentile £263 £169 £220
25th Percentile £361 £263 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £435
Median % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.19%
75th Percentile £505 £588 £550
90th Percentile £616 £717 £646
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 13 25
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.20 £15.45
25th Percentile £13.25 - £16.25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% -5.71%
75th Percentile £14.75 £20.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £20.25 £21.69 £49.00
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £18.74
% change year-on-year -63.75% +113.45% +7.09%

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 22 January 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge -4 28 £475 -5.00% 138
Huntingdon +8 5 £250 -61.54% 2
Peterborough -24 5 - - 7
March - 1 - -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 27 (52.94%) Social Skills
2 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
3 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
4 12 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (19.61%) C#
5 10 (19.61%) Python
5 10 (19.61%) React
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (17.65%) Project Management
7 8 (15.69%) .NET
7 8 (15.69%) CI/CD
8 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Windows
8 7 (13.73%) PhD
8 7 (13.73%) Azure
8 7 (13.73%) WCF
8 7 (13.73%) WPF
8 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.76%) AWS
9 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 6 (11.76%) User Experience
9 6 (11.76%) Data Engineering
9 6 (11.76%) SQL
9 6 (11.76%) Linux
9 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.76%) C
9 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
9 6 (11.76%) Management Information System

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 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.92%) Simulink
1 2 (3.92%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.96%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Azure
2 6 (11.76%) AWS
3 4 (7.84%) GCP
4 2 (3.92%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.96%) DHCP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) RFID
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VLAN
2 1 (1.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Power BI
1 2 (3.92%) Tableau
2 1 (1.96%) MS Access
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.96%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) MSTest
4 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (52.94%) Social Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Electronics
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.88%) Finance
5 3 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.92%) Automotive
7 1 (1.96%) Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Software Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Developer
3 6 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Data Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Workstream Lead
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) React
2 8 (15.69%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) WCF
3 7 (13.73%) WPF
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.80%) .NET Core
5 5 (9.80%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
6 4 (7.84%) RESTful
7 3 (5.88%) Web Services
7 3 (5.88%) WinForms
7 3 (5.88%) XML
8 2 (3.92%) NumPy
8 2 (3.92%) Velocity
9 1 (1.96%) JSON
9 1 (1.96%) Node.js
9 1 (1.96%) REST
9 1 (1.96%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.96%) Svelte
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 6 (11.76%) User Experience
2 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.96%) Life Science
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
3 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 8 (15.69%) CI/CD
5 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 6 (11.76%) Data Engineering
6 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.80%) Analytics
7 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.80%) DevOps
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) MVVM
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.84%) Change Management
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) C#
1 10 (19.61%) Python
2 6 (11.76%) C
2 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) Scala
3 5 (9.80%) XAML
4 3 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) Go
5 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) Bash
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) R
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (13.73%) PhD
2 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.92%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.96%) CCNA
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.96%) PMP
6 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Data Quality
2 4 (7.84%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) DICOM
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Ansible
1 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Terraform
3 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) Rancher
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Google
2 3 (5.88%) SAP
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Databricks
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.96%) Siemens
3 1 (1.96%) Sparx
3 1 (1.96%) Veeam