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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 42 25 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.94% 4.92% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 5.25% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£305 £150 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.33% -55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £36.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -1.66%
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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
432 343 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.30% 93.72% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 152 192
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 95
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 15 September 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) C#
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 6 (28.57%) Docker
6 6 (28.57%) Twisted
6 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 6 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (28.57%) HTTP
6 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (28.57%) Ubuntu
6 6 (28.57%) JSON
6 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) JIRA
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 2 (9.52%) C
9 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) Java
9 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (9.52%) CSS
9 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 2 (9.52%) Windows

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) NUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) MSTest
4 1 (4.76%) Robotium
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) JSON
3 6 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (28.57%) Twisted
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) WinForms
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) WPF
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) J2SE
6 1 (4.76%) LAMP
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Image Processing
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Groovy
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Perforce
1 1 (4.76%) DevExpress