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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 29 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.60% 2.12% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.23% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +13.71%

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
335 314 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.82% 95.15% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 187 199
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 18
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £29.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 22 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) XAML
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) MVVM
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Intel
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JMeter
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) HPUX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) MVVM
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) XAML
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle