Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 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.

Academic Degree
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 24 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 16 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.87% 5.44% 8.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.97% 18.39% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 51
10th Percentile £232 £300 £213
25th Percentile £272 £345 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -2.86%
75th Percentile £538 £528 £481
90th Percentile £545 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £350 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -18.51% +1.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
10th Percentile £11.25 " £43.05
25th Percentile £12.50 " £44.25
Median hourly rate £30.63 - £47.50
75th Percentile £44.49 " £53.13
90th Percentile £50.25 " £55.75
East of England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +20.75% -36.14% +107.50%

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 122 87 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.37% 29.59% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 153
10th Percentile £262 £255 £213
25th Percentile £344 £318 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £616 £650 £649
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 3 12
10th Percentile " £14.80 "
25th Percentile £12.25 £14.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.90% -11.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £20.00 £45.63 £43.00
90th Percentile £33.58 £63.25 £48.25
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -60.00% +171.43% -

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 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 +5 28 £500 +11.11% 147
Peterborough - 8 £280 - 11
Huntingdon - 2 £250 - 2
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 12 (30.77%) C#
2 12 (30.77%) Social Skills
3 11 (28.21%) Azure
4 10 (25.64%) Python
4 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.51%) .NET
7 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 7 (17.95%) Linux
7 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.95%) Analytics
7 7 (17.95%) DevOps
7 7 (17.95%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (15.38%) Decision-Making
8 6 (15.38%) Power BI
8 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
8 6 (15.38%) ITIL
8 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 6 (15.38%) Automotive
8 6 (15.38%) Power Platform

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 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) Simulink
2 3 (7.69%) Stateflow
3 1 (2.56%) Doxygen
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Power Platform
3 5 (12.82%) AWS
4 4 (10.26%) GCP
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Google Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) RFID
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) VSAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Power BI
2 4 (10.26%) Tableau
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.82%) Ranorex
2 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.13%) MSTest
5 1 (2.56%) Buildbot
5 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.56%) TestRail
5 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (30.77%) Social Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Automotive
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Electronics
4 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.69%) Marketing
5 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 2 (5.13%) Advertising
6 2 (5.13%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.56%) Law
7 1 (2.56%) Legal
7 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Report Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) WPF Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Python Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) React
2 4 (10.26%) WCF
2 4 (10.26%) WPF
3 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) Autofac
3 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.69%) JSON
3 3 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) NumPy
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) OAuth
5 1 (2.56%) OpenID
5 1 (2.56%) SAML
5 1 (2.56%) Twisted
5 1 (2.56%) WinForms
5 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.56%) Analogue Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) Analytics
4 7 (17.95%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (17.95%) DevOps
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Decision-Making
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 5 (12.82%) Change Control
6 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) UML
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) C
6 4 (10.26%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) Scala
7 3 (7.69%) Go
7 3 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 3 (7.69%) XAML
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (12.82%) PhD
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCNA
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (2.56%) GMP
3 1 (2.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
2 1 (2.56%) Shibboleth
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Ansible
1 5 (12.82%) Kubernetes
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) Grafana
3 1 (2.56%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.56%) Scalr
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Siemens
3 3 (7.69%) Adobe
3 3 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (5.13%) Omniture
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) MathWorks
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Veeam