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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 71 63 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.16% 17.21% 33.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.93% 17.80% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 70
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £12.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -69.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £12.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.86% +8.57%
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
375 354 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.91% 96.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 223 198
Average daily rate £413 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (43.66%) JavaScript
2 54 (38.03%) HTML
3 45 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (29.58%) SQL
5 41 (28.87%) Java
5 41 (28.87%) CSS
6 38 (26.76%) .NET
7 35 (24.65%) C#
8 33 (23.24%) jQuery
9 26 (18.31%) Git (software)
9 26 (18.31%) HTML5
10 25 (17.61%) Python
11 21 (14.79%) TDD
12 20 (14.08%) ASP.NET
12 20 (14.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (13.38%) REST
13 19 (13.38%) CSS3
13 19 (13.38%) Front End Development
13 19 (13.38%) OO
14 18 (12.68%) Spring
15 17 (11.97%) Finance
16 16 (11.27%) Unit Testing
16 16 (11.27%) AngularJS
17 15 (10.56%) MVC
17 15 (10.56%) Web Services
17 15 (10.56%) SQL Server
18 14 (9.86%) C++
18 14 (9.86%) Web Development
18 14 (9.86%) User Experience
18 14 (9.86%) Node.js

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (9.86%) Node.js
2 9 (6.34%) JBoss
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.11%) CMS
4 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.11%) WordPress
5 2 (1.41%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.70%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.70%) Drupal
6 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
1 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.41%) BigMachines
3 2 (1.41%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.11%) SaaS
3 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) Bluetooth
2 5 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.82%) Internet
3 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.11%) 802.15
4 3 (2.11%) HTTP
4 3 (2.11%) SSL
4 3 (2.11%) Wireless
4 3 (2.11%) X.509
4 3 (2.11%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.86%) NoSQL
3 13 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (7.04%) MySQL
6 9 (6.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (5.63%) CouchDB
8 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.82%) Data Mining
12 3 (2.11%) Big Data
12 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.41%) DataStage
13 2 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (1.41%) QlikView
13 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (18.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.34%) Mercurial
2 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.63%) IntelliJ
3 8 (5.63%) WebStorm
4 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.52%) Selenium
6 4 (2.82%) Maven
7 3 (2.11%) Grunt
7 3 (2.11%) gulp
7 3 (2.11%) JUnit
7 3 (2.11%) Xcode
8 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.41%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.41%) Mockito
8 2 (1.41%) NUnit
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.41%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.41%) Subversion
8 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.97%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.11%) Advertising
3 3 (2.11%) Electronics
3 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.41%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.03%) HTML
2 41 (28.87%) CSS
3 38 (26.76%) .NET
4 33 (23.24%) jQuery
5 26 (18.31%) HTML5
6 20 (14.08%) ASP.NET
6 20 (14.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 19 (13.38%) CSS3
7 19 (13.38%) REST
8 18 (12.68%) Spring
9 16 (11.27%) AngularJS
10 15 (10.56%) Web Services
11 13 (9.15%) .NET Framework
11 13 (9.15%) Ajax
11 13 (9.15%) WPF
12 12 (8.45%) XML
13 10 (7.04%) JSON
13 10 (7.04%) RESTful
13 10 (7.04%) WCF
14 8 (5.63%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) User Experience
2 9 (6.34%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.34%) N-Tier
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.52%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.11%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.11%) iPad
5 3 (2.11%) Life Science
5 3 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.70%) Biology
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) CUDA
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.75%) Linux
2 8 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.52%) Android
4 3 (2.11%) Windows
5 2 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.79%) TDD
3 19 (13.38%) Front End Development
3 19 (13.38%) OO
4 16 (11.27%) Unit Testing
5 15 (10.56%) MVC
6 14 (9.86%) Web Development
7 11 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.75%) ETL
7 11 (7.75%) SOA
8 10 (7.04%) Scrum
8 10 (7.04%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.34%) Microservices
9 9 (6.34%) UX Design
10 8 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.23%) Analytics
12 6 (4.23%) CRM
12 6 (4.23%) iOS Development
12 6 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.66%) JavaScript
2 42 (29.58%) SQL
3 41 (28.87%) Java
4 35 (24.65%) C#
5 25 (17.61%) Python
6 14 (9.86%) C++
7 12 (8.45%) C
8 9 (6.34%) PHP
8 9 (6.34%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.23%) Dart
9 6 (4.23%) ECMAScript
9 6 (4.23%) Objective-C
9 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.52%) Perl
11 4 (2.82%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.82%) XAML
12 3 (2.11%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.41%) Groovy
13 2 (1.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) PhD
3 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 8 (5.63%) MOM
2 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (8.45%) Oracle
2 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.11%) DevExpress
3 3 (2.11%) Zend
4 2 (1.41%) IBM
4 2 (1.41%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.41%) Netezza
4 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.41%) Siebel
5 1 (0.70%) Citrix
5 1 (0.70%) Facebook
5 1 (0.70%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.70%) Intel
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.70%) Teradata
5 1 (0.70%) Twitter
5 1 (0.70%) VMware
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