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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 141 106 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.20% 28.19% 25.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.19% 29.53% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 57 69
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +29.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
467 359 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.40% 95.48% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 160 200
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 104
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.21% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 93 (35.91%) .NET
2 92 (35.52%) C#
3 91 (35.14%) HTML
4 79 (30.50%) CSS
5 78 (30.12%) jQuery
6 67 (25.87%) SQL Server
7 64 (24.71%) JavaScript
8 62 (23.94%) PHP
9 60 (23.17%) MVC
10 58 (22.39%) ASP.NET
11 54 (20.85%) SQL
12 52 (20.08%) Oracle
13 50 (19.31%) Perl
14 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
15 46 (17.76%) OO
16 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (16.60%) XML
16 43 (16.60%) CSS3
17 41 (15.83%) HTML5
17 41 (15.83%) Java
17 41 (15.83%) MySQL
18 35 (13.51%) Web Services
19 33 (12.74%) TDD
19 33 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (11.97%) Tcl
21 29 (11.20%) Open Source
22 28 (10.81%) AngularJS
22 28 (10.81%) Scrum
23 27 (10.42%) Linux
23 27 (10.42%) Python

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 22 (8.49%) Apache
2 19 (7.34%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.86%) Node.js
4 8 (3.09%) IIS
5 7 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.32%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.93%) WordPress
8 2 (0.77%) CMS
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Moodle
9 1 (0.39%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.39%) MS Office
2 1 (0.39%) Simulink
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.16%) CloudFront
3 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.34%) SMTP
2 11 (4.25%) HTTP
3 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.54%) Internet
4 4 (1.54%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.77%) 802.15
6 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.87%) SQL Server
2 41 (15.83%) MySQL
3 15 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.63%) Big Data
6 11 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (4.25%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.16%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 22 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.56%) JIRA
4 15 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.41%) Subversion
5 14 (5.41%) Maven
6 12 (4.63%) NUnit
6 12 (4.63%) Ant
7 9 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.09%) Selenium
8 8 (3.09%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.70%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.70%) Grunt
10 6 (2.32%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.93%) CruiseControl
11 5 (1.93%) Bower
12 3 (1.16%) Mocha
12 3 (1.16%) WiX
12 3 (1.16%) JUnit
13 2 (0.77%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (4.63%) Finance
2 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.09%) Banking
4 5 (1.93%) Games
5 4 (1.54%) Advertising
6 3 (1.16%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (35.91%) .NET
2 91 (35.14%) HTML
3 79 (30.50%) CSS
4 78 (30.12%) jQuery
5 58 (22.39%) ASP.NET
6 43 (16.60%) XML
6 43 (16.60%) CSS3
7 41 (15.83%) HTML5
8 35 (13.51%) Web Services
9 33 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (10.81%) AngularJS
11 24 (9.27%) .NET Framework
12 23 (8.88%) REST
12 23 (8.88%) WCF
13 22 (8.49%) OAuth
13 22 (8.49%) OpenID
14 17 (6.56%) XSLT
15 14 (5.41%) Ajax
16 12 (4.63%) Spring
17 11 (4.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.20%) Open Source
2 11 (4.25%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.32%) Kindle
3 6 (2.32%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.16%) GIS
5 3 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) Ontologies
6 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.39%) VLE
7 1 (0.39%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.39%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) Firmware
7 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) Blog
7 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.42%) Linux
2 14 (5.41%) Windows
3 11 (4.25%) Ubuntu
4 10 (3.86%) Android
5 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.32%) UNIX
8 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.54%) Solaris
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.17%) MVC
2 46 (17.76%) OO
3 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (12.74%) TDD
5 28 (10.81%) Scrum
6 18 (6.95%) Software Engineering
7 17 (6.56%) OOP
8 10 (3.86%) Migration
9 9 (3.47%) OOD
9 9 (3.47%) Web Development
10 8 (3.09%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.09%) Unit Testing
10 8 (3.09%) BDD
10 8 (3.09%) E-Commerce
10 8 (3.09%) Android Development
10 8 (3.09%) DevOps
11 7 (2.70%) CRM
11 7 (2.70%) Kanban
11 7 (2.70%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.52%) C#
2 64 (24.71%) JavaScript
3 62 (23.94%) PHP
4 54 (20.85%) SQL
5 50 (19.31%) Perl
6 41 (15.83%) Java
7 31 (11.97%) Tcl
8 27 (10.42%) Python
9 22 (8.49%) PowerShell
10 21 (8.11%) C++
11 12 (4.63%) PHP5
12 9 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.70%) C
14 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.93%) Ruby
16 4 (1.54%) Embedded C
17 3 (1.16%) XAML
18 2 (0.77%) SPARQL
18 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.77%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.32%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.77%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (8.49%) OpenSSO
2 4 (1.54%) Nagios
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (20.08%) Oracle
2 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.09%) JBoss
4 6 (2.32%) Splunk
5 4 (1.54%) Sun
5 4 (1.54%) Google
5 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.16%) hybris
6 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.77%) ATG
7 2 (0.77%) Perforce
7 2 (0.77%) Zend
7 2 (0.77%) Sencha
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe
7 2 (0.77%) Sybase
8 1 (0.39%) Cognos
8 1 (0.39%) HP
8 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.39%) Facebook
8 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
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