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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 62 113 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.76% 31.13% 22.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.08% 33.33% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
343 339 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.70% 93.39% 90.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 212 141
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 50
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 57 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 53 (42.74%) HTML
3 48 (38.71%) CSS
4 36 (29.03%) C#
5 27 (21.77%) MVC
6 25 (20.16%) .NET
7 24 (19.35%) SQL
8 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (18.55%) HTML5
9 22 (17.74%) Python
10 18 (14.52%) Java
10 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET
10 18 (14.52%) XML
10 18 (14.52%) jQuery
11 17 (13.71%) PHP
11 17 (13.71%) MySQL
11 17 (13.71%) Linux
12 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (11.29%) Web Services
12 14 (11.29%) RESTful
13 13 (10.48%) CSS3
13 13 (10.48%) Oracle
13 13 (10.48%) AngularJS
14 11 (8.87%) Scrum
14 11 (8.87%) OOP
14 11 (8.87%) Laravel
15 10 (8.06%) Software Engineering
15 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
15 10 (8.06%) Windows
15 10 (8.06%) C++

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.06%) CMS
2 7 (5.65%) Apache
3 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.03%) WordPress
4 4 (3.23%) Node.js
4 4 (3.23%) nginx
4 4 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.81%) MS Office
1 1 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.61%) Tridion
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) HTTP
2 3 (2.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.81%) Modbus
4 1 (0.81%) 802.15
4 1 (0.81%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.71%) MySQL
2 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) OLAP
7 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.84%) Selenium
3 4 (3.23%) PHPUnit
3 4 (3.23%) JIRA
3 4 (3.23%) Ant
3 4 (3.23%) Subversion
4 3 (2.42%) Grunt
4 3 (2.42%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.42%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.61%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.81%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.81%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.81%) Firebug
6 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (4.03%) Retail
2 2 (1.61%) Banking
2 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (42.74%) HTML
2 48 (38.71%) CSS
3 25 (20.16%) .NET
4 23 (18.55%) HTML5
5 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET
5 18 (14.52%) XML
5 18 (14.52%) jQuery
6 14 (11.29%) Web Services
6 14 (11.29%) RESTful
7 13 (10.48%) CSS3
7 13 (10.48%) AngularJS
8 11 (8.87%) Laravel
9 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (6.45%) Spring
10 8 (6.45%) Symfony
11 7 (5.65%) Google Maps API
11 7 (5.65%) Ajax
12 6 (4.84%) REST
12 6 (4.84%) WCF
12 6 (4.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) User Experience
2 6 (4.84%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.42%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.61%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.61%) IPTV
5 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Linux
2 10 (8.06%) Windows
3 9 (7.26%) UNIX
4 8 (6.45%) Android
5 7 (5.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) MVC
2 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.87%) Scrum
3 11 (8.87%) OOP
4 10 (8.06%) Software Engineering
4 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
5 8 (6.45%) OO
5 8 (6.45%) SOA
5 8 (6.45%) TDD
5 8 (6.45%) Web Application Development
5 8 (6.45%) Android Development
6 6 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (4.84%) Content Management
6 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.84%) ETL
6 6 (4.84%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.03%) Web Development
7 5 (4.03%) Multithreading
7 5 (4.03%) Manual Testing
7 5 (4.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 36 (29.03%) C#
3 24 (19.35%) SQL
4 22 (17.74%) Python
5 18 (14.52%) Java
6 17 (13.71%) PHP
7 10 (8.06%) C++
8 5 (4.03%) C
8 5 (4.03%) Perl
8 5 (4.03%) PHP5
8 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.23%) Ruby
10 3 (2.42%) Scala
11 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.81%) Dart
12 1 (0.81%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) XAML
12 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) Oracle
2 7 (5.65%) Google
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.23%) Twitter
5 3 (2.42%) Intershop
5 3 (2.42%) Demandware
5 3 (2.42%) hybris
6 2 (1.61%) Temenos
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.61%) Apple
6 2 (1.61%) Perforce
6 2 (1.61%) Telerik
7 1 (0.81%) Zend
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