The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 43 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 1.59% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.68% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £343 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -15.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%
Software 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
348 357 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.60% 94.44% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 245 216
Median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) Web Design
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Life Science
4 2 (28.57%) Django
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Signal Processing

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) Django
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Life Science
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Web Design
2 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
2 1 (14.29%) Signal Processing
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Intel