The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 44 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.24% 2.44% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 2.59% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Average daily rate
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£494 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 - £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
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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
455 348 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.01% 94.31% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 153 198
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 £214 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 103
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 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.30 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cambridge region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cambridge region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) RESTful
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 4 (40.00%) LINQ
4 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) XAML
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
4 3 (30.00%) WiX
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Bower
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) Grunt
5 2 (20.00%) Jasmine

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) WiX
2 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Mocha
3 2 (20.00%) Grunt
3 2 (20.00%) Bower
3 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) XML
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
2 4 (40.00%) LINQ
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Google Maps API
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) Sass
4 2 (20.00%) LESS
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (10.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) XAML
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss