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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 46 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 12 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.33% 1.24% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.32% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £494 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £384 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.49% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £20.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+80.10% -48.38%
Senior 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
480 455 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.20% 94.01% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 305 153
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -15.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) RESTful
4 6 (35.29%) Spring
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (35.29%) JBoss
4 6 (35.29%) MySQL
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
6 4 (23.53%) WPF
6 4 (23.53%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (17.65%) MVC
7 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) JBoss
2 4 (23.53%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.88%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) ANTLR
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) RESTful
3 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (35.29%) Spring
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) WPF
6 3 (17.65%) WF
6 3 (17.65%) LINQ
6 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.76%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
7 2 (11.76%) jQuery
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) DTV
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft