Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 19 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +20
Contract jobs citing Degree 79 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.49% 7.36% 4.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.62% 35.81% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 21
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £356 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +4.01% -7.43%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £269
90th Percentile £488 £490 £475
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 7
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.31% +37.93% +132.00%
10th Percentile £18.13 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £33.50 £36.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -6.94% +27.43% -20.98%

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 235 215 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.27% 20.55% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 104 105
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £416 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £232 £158 £174
90th Percentile £556 £550 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 26
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £38.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +138.46% +32.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.03 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.60 £47.50 £59.38
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.86% - +55.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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 45 £338 -10.00% 208
Peterborough -9 5 £575 +109.09% 14
Huntingdon +17 1 - - 2
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 25 (31.65%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (27.85%) C
3 21 (26.58%) Python
4 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.32%) Change Management
4 20 (25.32%) Information Management
5 19 (24.05%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (22.78%) ITIL
6 18 (22.78%) Linux
7 17 (21.52%) Management Information System
8 16 (20.25%) Data Management
8 16 (20.25%) CMDB
9 15 (18.99%) Programme Management
9 15 (18.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
9 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (18.99%) Def Stans
9 15 (18.99%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (17.72%) Process Improvement
10 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.72%) ISO 9001
10 14 (17.72%) Military
10 14 (17.72%) PDM
11 13 (16.46%) Computer Science
12 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
13 11 (13.92%) Validation
13 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (12.66%) Windows
14 10 (12.66%) C++
15 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering

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 4 (5.06%) CMS
2 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Documentum
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (6.33%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.06%) GitHub
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Office 365
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Wireless
2 4 (5.06%) Bluetooth
3 3 (3.80%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) IPsec
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) SMS
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.80%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) Firebird
3 1 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.27%) GIS
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.53%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.27%) MSTest
5 1 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.27%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (17.72%) Military
2 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.86%) Electronics
4 4 (5.06%) Automotive
4 4 (5.06%) Law
4 4 (5.06%) Multimedia
4 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.80%) Retail
6 2 (2.53%) Publishing
7 1 (1.27%) Finance
7 1 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Local Government
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 17 (21.52%) Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Configuration Analyst
3 14 (17.72%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 14 (17.72%) Data Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Design Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Senior Design Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Analogue Design Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Analogue Layout Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Embedded Software Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Author
9 3 (3.80%) Programmer
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) HTML
1 2 (2.53%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) Ajax
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.27%) COM
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) HTML5
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) POSIX
2 1 (1.27%) Qt
2 1 (1.27%) STL
2 1 (1.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (21.52%) Management Information System
3 16 (20.25%) CMDB
4 13 (16.46%) Computer Science
5 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.06%) Vector Graphics
7 3 (3.80%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (2.53%) CAN bus
8 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.53%) e-Learning
8 2 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.53%) iPad
9 1 (1.27%) Biotechnology
9 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Linux
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) CentOS
5 1 (1.27%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Change Management
1 20 (25.32%) Information Management
2 18 (22.78%) ITIL
3 16 (20.25%) Data Management
4 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
4 15 (18.99%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (18.99%) Programme Management
5 14 (17.72%) PDM
5 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (17.72%) Process Improvement
6 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.92%) Validation
7 9 (11.39%) Physics
7 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.86%) CAD
8 7 (8.86%) Customer-Centricity
9 6 (7.59%) OO
10 5 (6.33%) Informatics
10 5 (6.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) C
2 21 (26.58%) Python
3 10 (12.66%) C++
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 6 (7.59%) Java
5 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.59%) Perl
6 5 (6.33%) C#
6 5 (6.33%) Embedded C
7 4 (5.06%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.53%) VBA
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) Magik
10 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.06%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (3.80%) CCNP
3 3 (3.80%) CCSP
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.80%) CISSP
3 3 (3.80%) CSSLP
3 3 (3.80%) GCIH
3 3 (3.80%) GCWN
3 3 (3.80%) GIAC
3 3 (3.80%) ISSAP
3 3 (3.80%) ISSEP
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) MCSE
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.80%) RHCA
3 3 (3.80%) RHCE
3 3 (3.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.99%) Def Stans
2 14 (17.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.80%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) GDPR
4 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
1 2 (2.53%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Ansible
1 1 (1.27%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (1.27%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.27%) Nagios
1 1 (1.27%) Rancher
1 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) Adobe
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco
3 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.53%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.53%) EMC
4 2 (2.53%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.27%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.27%) Siemens
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau