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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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 26 23 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Degree 53 38 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.78% 6.12% 4.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.46% 34.23% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 12
10th Percentile £355 £221 £303
25th Percentile £463 £260 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £363 £488
Median % change year-on-year +37.93% -25.64% +16.07%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £550
90th Percentile £583 £608 £556
East of England median daily rate £475 £376 £425
% change year-on-year +26.25% -11.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 0
10th Percentile £13.73 - -
25th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +204.35% - -
75th Percentile £46.00 £35.35 -
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.25 -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +40.63% -20.00% -5.88%

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 247 111 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 31.59% 17.87% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 44 68
10th Percentile £270 £229 £238
25th Percentile £384 £311 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £410 £448
Median % change year-on-year +21.95% -8.38% -0.56%
75th Percentile £600 £591 £525
90th Percentile £688 £646 £625
East of England median daily rate £488 £426 £450
% change year-on-year +14.44% -5.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 42 5
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 -
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% -12.90% -11.43%
75th Percentile £20.56 £19.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.00 £20.00 £51.50
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -59.47% +58.33%

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 12 August 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 12 August 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 12 August 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 +1 40 £500 +17.65% 136
Peterborough -15 7 - - 4
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 22 (41.51%) Social Skills
2 17 (32.08%) Project Management
2 17 (32.08%) Agile
2 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
3 11 (20.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
5 8 (15.09%) Mathematics
6 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (13.21%) Python
6 7 (13.21%) Change Management
6 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
7 6 (11.32%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (11.32%) Finance
7 6 (11.32%) Validation
7 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) C
7 6 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (11.32%) Life Science
7 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
7 6 (11.32%) Open Source
7 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.43%) IoT
8 5 (9.43%) Kubernetes

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 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.66%) Simulink
5 1 (1.89%) Camtasia
5 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.89%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Azure
2 2 (3.77%) GCP
2 2 (3.77%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (1.89%) CloudBees
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Wireless
2 2 (3.77%) Skype
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Power BI
2 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.89%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Automake
2 2 (3.77%) CMake
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Buildbot
3 1 (1.89%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.89%) GitLab
3 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.89%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.89%) RStudio
3 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.89%) TestRail
3 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (41.51%) Social Skills
2 11 (20.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.32%) Finance
5 5 (9.43%) Electronics
6 3 (5.66%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (5.66%) Legal
7 2 (3.77%) Banking
7 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.77%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.89%) Automotive
8 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.89%) French Language
8 1 (1.89%) Games
8 1 (1.89%) Marketing
8 1 (1.89%) Swedish Language
8 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.89%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Project Manager
2 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Delivery Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Report Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Credit Risk Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) PMO Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Programmer
6 2 (3.77%) Project Leader
6 2 (3.77%) Project Office Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Manager
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Programmer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior SAS Programmer
6 2 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) React
2 3 (5.66%) JSON
2 3 (5.66%) Yocto
3 2 (3.77%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.89%) POSIX
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
4 1 (1.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Life Science
1 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.43%) IoT
3 4 (7.55%) Biotechnology
3 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.77%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.77%) FPGA
5 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.77%) Social Media
6 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) e-Health
6 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.89%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.89%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
2 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Agile
1 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
1 17 (32.08%) Project Management
2 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.09%) Mathematics
3 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
3 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.21%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.32%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
5 6 (11.32%) Open Source
5 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
5 6 (11.32%) Validation
5 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (9.43%) Statistics
7 4 (7.55%) Analytics
7 4 (7.55%) DevOps
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) Python
2 6 (11.32%) C
3 5 (9.43%) Java
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) Embedded C
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
5 3 (5.66%) Scala
5 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.77%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) R
6 2 (3.77%) VBA
7 1 (1.89%) ABAP
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.89%) SystemVerilog
7 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.66%) Master's Degree
3 3 (5.66%) PhD
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GxP
2 3 (5.66%) PMO
3 2 (3.77%) QA
4 1 (1.89%) CDISC
4 1 (1.89%) COBIT
4 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Firmware
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Argo
3 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.89%) Grafana
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.89%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Linaro
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.77%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Cadence
3 1 (1.89%) Commvault
3 1 (1.89%) DocuSign
3 1 (1.89%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow