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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 110 125 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.66% 30.27% 28.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.29% 32.72% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 56
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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
435 382 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.55% 92.49% 91.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 263 152
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 48
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £41.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 82 (46.33%) JavaScript
2 60 (33.90%) HTML
3 57 (32.20%) C#
4 55 (31.07%) CSS
5 54 (30.51%) .NET
6 45 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (23.16%) SQL
8 36 (20.34%) Java
9 35 (19.77%) SQL Server
9 35 (19.77%) MVC
10 31 (17.51%) ASP.NET
11 30 (16.95%) XML
11 30 (16.95%) MySQL
12 27 (15.25%) HTML5
13 26 (14.69%) jQuery
14 22 (12.43%) Oracle
14 22 (12.43%) Web Services
15 20 (11.30%) Python
15 20 (11.30%) PHP
15 20 (11.30%) RESTful
16 19 (10.73%) CSS3
17 18 (10.17%) CMS
17 18 (10.17%) Scrum
18 17 (9.60%) SOAP
18 17 (9.60%) Linux
18 17 (9.60%) TDD
19 16 (9.04%) Ajax
19 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (9.04%) E-Commerce
19 16 (9.04%) User Experience

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 18 (10.17%) CMS
2 12 (6.78%) Node.js
3 10 (5.65%) Drupal
3 10 (5.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (4.52%) WordPress
4 8 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.26%) JBoss
6 4 (2.26%) Apache
6 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
1 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.13%) Tridion
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) HTTP
2 3 (1.69%) LDAP
3 2 (1.13%) AMQP
4 1 (0.56%) GSM
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.95%) MySQL
3 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.21%) Selenium
3 7 (3.95%) Grunt
4 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.26%) JIRA
6 3 (1.69%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.69%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.69%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.69%) Subversion
6 3 (1.69%) Maven
6 3 (1.69%) WebStorm
6 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.69%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.13%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.13%) gulp
7 2 (1.13%) Ant
7 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (5.65%) Retail
2 7 (3.95%) Banking
2 7 (3.95%) Finance
3 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.69%) Publishing
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.13%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (33.90%) HTML
2 55 (31.07%) CSS
3 54 (30.51%) .NET
4 31 (17.51%) ASP.NET
5 30 (16.95%) XML
6 27 (15.25%) HTML5
7 26 (14.69%) jQuery
8 22 (12.43%) Web Services
9 20 (11.30%) RESTful
10 19 (10.73%) CSS3
11 17 (9.60%) SOAP
12 16 (9.04%) Ajax
13 15 (8.47%) Spring
14 14 (7.91%) XSLT
14 14 (7.91%) WCF
15 13 (7.34%) WPF
16 10 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (5.08%) REST
17 9 (5.08%) Backbone.js
17 9 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.04%) User Experience
2 6 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.26%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
6 1 (0.56%) LIMS
6 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.56%) Animation
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.60%) Linux
2 14 (7.91%) Windows
3 11 (6.21%) UNIX
4 9 (5.08%) Android
5 8 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.77%) MVC
3 18 (10.17%) Scrum
4 17 (9.60%) TDD
5 16 (9.04%) E-Commerce
6 11 (6.21%) Software Engineering
6 11 (6.21%) Web Development
6 11 (6.21%) Multithreading
7 10 (5.65%) Unit Testing
8 9 (5.08%) OO
8 9 (5.08%) ETL
8 9 (5.08%) BDD
8 9 (5.08%) Android Development
9 8 (4.52%) Web Application Development
9 8 (4.52%) OOD
9 8 (4.52%) SOA
10 7 (3.95%) ERP
10 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.95%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (3.95%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (46.33%) JavaScript
2 57 (32.20%) C#
3 41 (23.16%) SQL
4 36 (20.34%) Java
5 20 (11.30%) PHP
5 20 (11.30%) Python
6 11 (6.21%) C++
7 6 (3.39%) Perl
8 5 (2.82%) Ruby
9 4 (2.26%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.69%) Dart
10 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.69%) Scala
10 3 (1.69%) ECMAScript
10 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.13%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) Varnish
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Oracle
2 13 (7.34%) Sitecore
3 11 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.21%) Google
4 4 (2.26%) Apple
4 4 (2.26%) hybris
4 4 (2.26%) Demandware
4 4 (2.26%) Intershop
4 4 (2.26%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.69%) Zend
6 2 (1.13%) Telerik
6 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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