Employment in the hi-tech community
The Hi-Tech Employment in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough report provides a detailed analysis of the 46,900 jobs in hi-tech businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in early 2006. It analyses the jobs by district, industry sector and by business size. It provides maps alongside tables and charts, showing the concentration of jobs in the Cambridge / South Cambridgeshire area – 33,600 in all, almost three-quarters of the total. Huntingdonshire is the third focus in district terms, with almost 7,300 hi-tech jobs.
Research and development businesses account for almost 10,000 jobs, 21% of the total. Computer services and consultancy contribute over 8,100 jobs (17% of all). Two other sectors each provide almost 5,000 jobs – education (just under 11%) and electronics engineering (just over 9%).
As well as a snapshot of the hi-tech ‘community’ at the start of 2006, the report provides an overview of changes occurring between 2004 and 2006. This shows that employment overall fell by 900 jobs, (2%); the number of hi-tech businesses also fell – from 1,710 to 1,540, (10%).
The report puts the job changes 2004 to 2006 in the longer-term context of the period 1991 to the present day. It also provides an update on the economic development and planning framework for the sector. For ease of reference, a set of ‘key statistics’ is included in the report.