The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 67 87 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.94% 31.07% 22.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.04% 32.71% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 57
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.93% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Developer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
304 266 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.00% 95.00% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 135 175
Average daily rate £380 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 58
Average hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Cambridge region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Cambridge region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 50 (41.32%) HTML
2 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
2 45 (37.19%) CSS
3 32 (26.45%) C#
4 28 (23.14%) Python
4 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (19.83%) PHP
5 24 (19.83%) SQL
6 22 (18.18%) XML
7 21 (17.36%) .NET
7 21 (17.36%) MySQL
7 21 (17.36%) MVC
8 20 (16.53%) Linux
9 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
10 17 (14.05%) HTML5
11 16 (13.22%) Perl
11 16 (13.22%) jQuery
12 14 (11.57%) AngularJS
13 13 (10.74%) Scrum
13 13 (10.74%) C++
13 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
13 13 (10.74%) OO
13 13 (10.74%) Git (software)
14 11 (9.09%) Java
15 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (8.26%) Laravel
15 10 (8.26%) C
15 10 (8.26%) Windows
15 10 (8.26%) OOP
15 10 (8.26%) CMS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.26%) CMS
2 6 (4.96%) Apache
3 5 (4.13%) WordPress
4 4 (3.31%) nginx
4 4 (3.31%) Node.js
5 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.83%) Liferay
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.83%) Shopify
2 1 (0.83%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.44%) HTTP
2 6 (4.96%) Internet
3 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.31%) 802.15
4 4 (3.31%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.65%) SSH
6 1 (0.83%) Modbus
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) RIP
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) MySQL
2 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.79%) Ant
3 6 (4.96%) JIRA
4 5 (4.13%) Subversion
5 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.31%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.48%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.48%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.48%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.48%) Selenium
7 2 (1.65%) Grunt
7 2 (1.65%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.83%) Moq
8 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.83%) Firebug
8 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.83%) Maven
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
1 3 (2.48%) Banking
2 2 (1.65%) Retail
2 2 (1.65%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (41.32%) HTML
2 45 (37.19%) CSS
3 22 (18.18%) XML
4 21 (17.36%) .NET
5 17 (14.05%) HTML5
6 16 (13.22%) jQuery
7 14 (11.57%) AngularJS
8 10 (8.26%) Laravel
8 10 (8.26%) LAMP
9 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
9 9 (7.44%) Web Services
10 8 (6.61%) RESTful
10 8 (6.61%) JSON
10 8 (6.61%) CSS3
11 7 (5.79%) WinForms
11 7 (5.79%) Google Maps API
11 7 (5.79%) Symfony
11 7 (5.79%) XSL
11 7 (5.79%) XSLT
12 6 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) User Experience
2 5 (4.13%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.48%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.48%) Streaming Media
4 3 (2.48%) IPTV
4 3 (2.48%) Open Source
5 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Linux
2 10 (8.26%) Windows
3 6 (4.96%) Android
4 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.13%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.13%) UNIX
5 1 (0.83%) Debian
5 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.36%) MVC
3 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
4 13 (10.74%) Scrum
4 13 (10.74%) OO
5 10 (8.26%) OOP
6 9 (7.44%) Content Management
7 8 (6.61%) SOA
8 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.79%) TDD
8 7 (5.79%) Web Application Development
9 6 (4.96%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.13%) Analytics
10 5 (4.13%) Android Development
11 4 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.31%) DevOps
11 4 (3.31%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.31%) Project Planning
11 4 (3.31%) Web Development
11 4 (3.31%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
2 32 (26.45%) C#
3 28 (23.14%) Python
4 24 (19.83%) PHP
4 24 (19.83%) SQL
5 16 (13.22%) Perl
6 13 (10.74%) C++
7 11 (9.09%) Java
8 10 (8.26%) C
9 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.79%) Tcl
11 5 (4.13%) PHP5
12 4 (3.31%) Ruby
12 4 (3.31%) Embedded C
13 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.65%) VBA
14 2 (1.65%) Scala
15 1 (0.83%) Groovy
15 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 7 (5.79%) Google
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.31%) Twitter
4 4 (3.31%) Perforce
5 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.65%) Temenos
5 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) Apple
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
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