The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 27 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.59% 4.83% 3.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 5.14% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
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£310 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -
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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
315 253 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.31% 94.05% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 132 189
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.15 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.75 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Python
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) XML
3 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 6 (31.58%) C
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) C++
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Internet
6 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
6 4 (21.05%) WinForms
6 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
6 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (21.05%) Twisted
6 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (21.05%) Docker
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Perforce
7 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) WinForms
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (21.05%) Twisted
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (5.26%) RESTful
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Streaming Media
2 2 (10.53%) IPTV
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Signal Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Product Management
4 1 (5.26%) QMS
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Python
2 6 (31.58%) C
2 6 (31.58%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Perforce
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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