Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 32 50 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.46% 6.95% 6.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.36% 29.24% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 37
10th Percentile £218 £337 £185
25th Percentile £272 £441 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £420
Median % change year-on-year - +13.10% +12.00%
75th Percentile £500 £550 £475
90th Percentile £556 £618 £675
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
10th Percentile £10.85 " £20.65
25th Percentile £11.25 £43.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate £11.50 £46.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year -75.00% -5.64% +85.71%
75th Percentile £27.13 £49.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £39.10 " "
East of England median hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +30.61% -36.36% +88.26%

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 109 171 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.41% 23.78% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 106 104
10th Percentile £165 £288 £240
25th Percentile £257 £379 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +13.33%
75th Percentile £544 £587 £575
90th Percentile £720 £655 £671
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 22
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.75 £13.04
25th Percentile £14.38 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.06% -2.94% +17.24%
75th Percentile £17.06 £19.19 £22.69
90th Percentile £20.00 £36.00 £50.38
East of England median hourly rate £38.38 £22.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +68.19% +14.10% +25.00%

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 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +9 23 £500 +3.09% 136
Peterborough -1 8 £365 -23.16% 11
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 (46.88%) Computer Science
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) Visualisation
4 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 6 (18.75%) Python
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 6 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (15.63%) Power Platform
6 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) Power BI
7 4 (12.50%) Docker
7 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Product Management
7 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (12.50%) SIEM
7 4 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (12.50%) Economics
7 4 (12.50%) Operations Research
7 4 (12.50%) CRM

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 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.13%) Luigi
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) Simulink
4 1 (3.13%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Power Platform
2 3 (9.38%) Azure
3 2 (6.25%) AWS
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Logic Apps
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) MPLS
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.13%) RS-232
3 1 (3.13%) RS-485
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Power BI
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Tableau
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.13%) Azkaban
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Appium
4 1 (3.13%) Buildbot
4 1 (3.13%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.13%) TestRail
4 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
4 2 (6.25%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (3.13%) Social Science
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) Report Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Capacity Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Developer
2 3 (9.38%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) IP Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Lead Security Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 2 (6.25%) RESTful
1 2 (6.25%) WCF
1 2 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) Autofac
2 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.13%) Kafka
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) OpenID
2 1 (3.13%) React
2 1 (3.13%) Redux
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (3.13%) Twisted
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) WinForms
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Computer Science
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) DevOps
4 7 (21.88%) Visualisation
5 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) CRM
6 4 (12.50%) Data Science
6 4 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (12.50%) Economics
6 4 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 4 (12.50%) Operations Research
6 4 (12.50%) Product Management
6 4 (12.50%) SIEM
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.38%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) VBScript
5 2 (6.25%) XAML
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) ES6
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.25%) PMP
3 2 (6.25%) SANS
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.13%) PhD
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Postgraduate
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Grafana
2 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Scalr
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Juniper
2 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.25%) Sophos
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec
2 2 (6.25%) Trend Micro
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe