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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 41 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.54% 2.63% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.83% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £281 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £409 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -2.00%
Software Developer
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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
362 353 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.82% 92.89% 90.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 226 138
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 53
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.43% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 9 (56.25%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) C
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (18.75%) WinForms
6 2 (12.50%) Perforce
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) Streaming Media
6 2 (12.50%) IPTV
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (12.50%) Java

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) WinForms
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) JSP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
1 2 (12.50%) Streaming Media
1 2 (12.50%) IPTV
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) QMS
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) XAML
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Perforce
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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