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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 56 88 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.87% 27.50% 29.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.06% 29.33% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 93
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £21.10 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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
310 300 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.37% 93.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 145 209
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 56 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 55 (33.95%) HTML
2 49 (30.25%) CSS
3 47 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (28.40%) PHP
5 44 (27.16%) SQL
6 41 (25.31%) Perl
7 39 (24.07%) C#
8 37 (22.84%) JavaScript
8 37 (22.84%) jQuery
9 35 (21.60%) MySQL
10 33 (20.37%) .NET
11 32 (19.75%) Python
12 31 (19.14%) XML
13 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 26 (16.05%) Oracle
14 26 (16.05%) MVC
14 26 (16.05%) HTML5
15 24 (14.81%) OO
16 23 (14.20%) Linux
16 23 (14.20%) Tcl
17 22 (13.58%) Java
18 20 (12.35%) Scrum
18 20 (12.35%) Software Engineering
18 20 (12.35%) CSS3
19 19 (11.73%) AngularJS
20 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET
21 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
21 17 (10.49%) Open Source
22 16 (9.88%) PowerShell
22 16 (9.88%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (6.79%) Apache
2 9 (5.56%) Node.js
3 8 (4.94%) CMS
4 7 (4.32%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.47%) WordPress
5 4 (2.47%) nginx
6 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.23%) JBoss
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Moodle
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.62%) Liferay
8 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.62%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.23%) Shopify
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.62%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) HTTP
2 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.32%) SMTP
3 6 (3.70%) Internet
3 6 (3.70%) 802.15
3 6 (3.70%) ZigBee
4 2 (1.23%) SSH
4 2 (1.23%) Intranet
5 1 (0.62%) RIP
5 1 (0.62%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) MySQL
2 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.47%) Big Data
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.23%) Redis
8 1 (0.62%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.62%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.41%) Ant
2 12 (7.41%) JIRA
3 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.56%) Subversion
5 7 (4.32%) Maven
5 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 6 (3.70%) NUnit
6 6 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.09%) Grunt
7 5 (3.09%) PHPUnit
8 4 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.85%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.85%) Mocha
9 3 (1.85%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.85%) Bower
10 2 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.47%) Banking
3 3 (1.85%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.95%) HTML
2 49 (30.25%) CSS
3 37 (22.84%) jQuery
4 33 (20.37%) .NET
5 31 (19.14%) XML
6 26 (16.05%) HTML5
7 20 (12.35%) CSS3
8 19 (11.73%) AngularJS
9 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET
10 14 (8.64%) Web Services
10 14 (8.64%) XSLT
11 13 (8.02%) LAMP
12 12 (7.41%) REST
13 11 (6.79%) Laravel
13 11 (6.79%) OpenID
13 11 (6.79%) OAuth
14 10 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (5.56%) RESTful
16 8 (4.94%) .NET Framework
16 8 (4.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.49%) Open Source
2 5 (3.09%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.85%) Streaming Media
4 3 (1.85%) IPTV
4 3 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.23%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) VLE
5 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.23%) Kindle
5 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.62%) GIS
6 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Linux
2 9 (5.56%) Windows
3 6 (3.70%) Ubuntu
3 6 (3.70%) Android
4 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.09%) UNIX
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) Solaris
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.62%) Debian
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.05%) MVC
3 24 (14.81%) OO
4 20 (12.35%) Scrum
4 20 (12.35%) Software Engineering
5 13 (8.02%) OOP
6 12 (7.41%) TDD
7 7 (4.32%) Content Management
7 7 (4.32%) Web Development
7 7 (4.32%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.32%) Unit Testing
7 7 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 6 (3.70%) OOD
8 6 (3.70%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.09%) Android Development
9 5 (3.09%) DevOps
10 3 (1.85%) Mentoring
10 3 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (1.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.40%) PHP
2 44 (27.16%) SQL
3 41 (25.31%) Perl
4 39 (24.07%) C#
5 37 (22.84%) JavaScript
6 32 (19.75%) Python
7 23 (14.20%) Tcl
8 22 (13.58%) Java
9 16 (9.88%) PowerShell
10 14 (8.64%) C++
11 12 (7.41%) C
12 8 (4.94%) PHP5
13 6 (3.70%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.70%) Embedded C
13 6 (3.70%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.47%) Ruby
15 2 (1.23%) VBA
15 2 (1.23%) Scala
16 1 (0.62%) SPARQL
16 1 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 26 (16.05%) Oracle
2 16 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.47%) Perforce
3 4 (2.47%) Twitter
4 3 (1.85%) Google
5 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.23%) Sun
5 2 (1.23%) Temenos
6 1 (0.62%) HP
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe
6 1 (0.62%) Sybase
6 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.62%) Splunk
6 1 (0.62%) Facebook
6 1 (0.62%) Zend
6 1 (0.62%) Xamarin
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