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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 6 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 52 70 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.20% 26.52% 27.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.05% 28.23% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 69
Average daily rate
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£318 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £13.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.75 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -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
305 248 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.02% 93.94% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 124 184
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 47 (35.34%) HTML
2 42 (31.58%) CSS
3 37 (27.82%) PHP
3 37 (27.82%) SQL
4 36 (27.07%) JavaScript
5 33 (24.81%) Perl
5 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (21.80%) C#
6 29 (21.80%) Python
7 28 (21.05%) XML
7 28 (21.05%) jQuery
8 25 (18.80%) MySQL
9 22 (16.54%) Linux
10 21 (15.79%) Oracle
11 19 (14.29%) .NET
11 19 (14.29%) Tcl
11 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 19 (14.29%) HTML5
12 17 (12.78%) OO
13 16 (12.03%) MVC
14 13 (9.77%) LAMP
14 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.77%) C++
14 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
14 13 (9.77%) Open Source
15 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
15 12 (9.02%) Content Management
15 12 (9.02%) Java
15 12 (9.02%) CMS
15 12 (9.02%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (9.02%) CMS
2 8 (6.02%) Apache
3 5 (3.76%) Node.js
4 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.01%) WordPress
4 4 (3.01%) nginx
5 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.50%) Moodle
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.75%) Liferay
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Shopify
1 2 (1.50%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.75%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.27%) HTTP
2 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.51%) Internet
4 5 (3.76%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.76%) 802.15
5 4 (3.01%) SMTP
6 2 (1.50%) Intranet
6 2 (1.50%) SSH
7 1 (0.75%) RIP
7 1 (0.75%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) MySQL
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.75%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.27%) Ant
3 10 (7.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.51%) JIRA
5 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.76%) PHPUnit
5 5 (3.76%) Subversion
6 4 (3.01%) Grunt
6 4 (3.01%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.01%) Maven
7 2 (1.50%) Mocha
7 2 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.50%) Bower
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.75%) Firebug
8 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.75%) NUnit
8 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.26%) Banking
1 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.50%) Games
2 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.75%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.34%) HTML
2 42 (31.58%) CSS
3 28 (21.05%) XML
3 28 (21.05%) jQuery
4 19 (14.29%) .NET
4 19 (14.29%) HTML5
5 13 (9.77%) LAMP
6 12 (9.02%) CSS3
6 12 (9.02%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.27%) Web Services
7 11 (8.27%) XSLT
8 10 (7.52%) XSL
8 10 (7.52%) JSON
9 9 (6.77%) Laravel
9 9 (6.77%) RESTful
9 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET
10 8 (6.02%) OpenID
10 8 (6.02%) OAuth
11 7 (5.26%) REST
11 7 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Open Source
2 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.01%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.26%) Streaming Media
3 3 (2.26%) IPTV
4 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.50%) User Experience
4 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.50%) VLE
4 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.50%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Linux
2 6 (4.51%) Android
2 6 (4.51%) UNIX
2 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
3 5 (3.76%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
4 1 (0.75%) Debian
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 17 (12.78%) OO
4 16 (12.03%) MVC
5 12 (9.02%) Content Management
5 12 (9.02%) Scrum
6 9 (6.77%) OOP
7 7 (5.26%) TDD
7 7 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
8 6 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.76%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.76%) Web Development
9 5 (3.76%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.76%) OOD
9 5 (3.76%) DevOps
9 5 (3.76%) Android Development
10 4 (3.01%) UML
10 4 (3.01%) Manual Testing
11 3 (2.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.82%) PHP
1 37 (27.82%) SQL
2 36 (27.07%) JavaScript
3 33 (24.81%) Perl
4 29 (21.80%) C#
4 29 (21.80%) Python
5 19 (14.29%) Tcl
6 13 (9.77%) C++
7 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
7 12 (9.02%) Java
8 11 (8.27%) C
9 5 (3.76%) PHP5
9 5 (3.76%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.76%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.50%) VBA
11 2 (1.50%) Ruby
11 2 (1.50%) Scala
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Oracle
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.01%) Twitter
3 4 (3.01%) Perforce
4 2 (1.50%) Temenos
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.50%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) Zend
5 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe
5 1 (0.75%) Sun
5 1 (0.75%) HP
5 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.75%) Facebook
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