The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 44 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.07% 1.82% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.93% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 10
Average daily rate
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£360 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £328 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £348 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
436 362 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.36% 94.27% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 159 216
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 105
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
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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 July 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 28 July 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 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) LINQ
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) WiX
5 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
5 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) XAML
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) WiX
2 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) LINQ
3 5 (55.56%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (11.11%) CQRS
6 1 (11.11%) Android Development
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) XAML
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Delphi
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft