The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 51 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.70% 1.58% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.70% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
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£328 £336 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +25.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £328 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £346 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
Software Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
623 530 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.29% 92.82% 90.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 251 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 80
Average hourly rate £15.56 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +3 10 £328 -2.60% 26
Peterborough - 1 - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 12 (44.44%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) C
3 10 (37.04%) C#
3 10 (37.04%) Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (25.93%) XML
5 7 (25.93%) Degree
6 6 (22.22%) Statistics
6 6 (22.22%) Web Development
6 6 (22.22%) Informatics
6 6 (22.22%) Perl
6 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) MVC
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) DNA
7 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
7 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
7 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.81%) Internet
8 4 (14.81%) HTTP
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) WinForms
9 3 (11.11%) Perforce

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) WinForms
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) Twisted
4 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) JSP
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Catalyst
6 1 (3.70%) DBIx::Class
6 1 (3.70%) Moose
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Statistics
1 6 (22.22%) Informatics
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
2 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
3 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (7.41%) Streaming Media
5 2 (7.41%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Bioinformatics
1 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 6 (22.22%) Web Development
2 5 (18.52%) DNA
2 5 (18.52%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) UML
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) C
3 10 (37.04%) C#
4 9 (33.33%) Python
5 6 (22.22%) Perl
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.41%) PHP
9 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
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