The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 73 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 23.32% 16.67% 17.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.00% 17.04% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 43
Median daily rate £363 £368 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +18.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +240.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 292 399 313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.29% 97.79% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 184
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 26
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Cambridge

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Cambridge

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 48 (26.52%) C#
2 47 (25.97%) Java
3 46 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 41 (22.65%) SQL
6 40 (22.10%) HTML
7 39 (21.55%) .NET
8 33 (18.23%) Python
9 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
10 30 (16.57%) Git (software)
11 28 (15.47%) Degree
11 28 (15.47%) MVC
11 28 (15.47%) C
12 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
13 26 (14.36%) Embedded C
14 25 (13.81%) CSS
14 25 (13.81%) jQuery
15 24 (13.26%) HTML5
16 23 (12.71%) REST
16 23 (12.71%) Telecoms
17 20 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (11.05%) AngularJS
18 19 (10.50%) Android
18 19 (10.50%) Web Development
19 18 (9.94%) WCF
19 18 (9.94%) Android Development
20 17 (9.39%) Node.js
20 17 (9.39%) TDD
20 17 (9.39%) Software Engineering
20 17 (9.39%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.31%) Moodle
2 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.66%) Apache
3 3 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.66%) CMS
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.55%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.55%) Mule
5 1 (0.55%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.21%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.66%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.21%) SaaS
5 2 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) Wireless
2 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.10%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.55%) NFC
4 1 (0.55%) RS-232
4 1 (0.55%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.29%) NoSQL
3 14 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.52%) Big Data
5 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.42%) MySQL
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.10%) HBase
8 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.10%) Redis
8 2 (1.10%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (16.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.08%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (5.52%) Mercurial
5 9 (4.97%) Selenium
6 8 (4.42%) Subversion
6 8 (4.42%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (3.87%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.31%) Android Studio
8 6 (3.31%) IntelliJ
8 6 (3.31%) JIRA
8 6 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (3.31%) WebStorm
9 5 (2.76%) JUnit
9 5 (2.76%) Mockito
10 3 (1.66%) gulp
10 3 (1.66%) Maven
10 3 (1.66%) MSTest
10 3 (1.66%) NUnit
General
1 23 (12.71%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.84%) Electronics
3 12 (6.63%) Finance
4 7 (3.87%) Advertising
5 6 (3.31%) Marketing
6 4 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.10%) Billing
7 2 (1.10%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (22.10%) HTML
2 39 (21.55%) .NET
3 25 (13.81%) CSS
3 25 (13.81%) jQuery
4 24 (13.26%) HTML5
5 23 (12.71%) REST
6 20 (11.05%) AngularJS
7 18 (9.94%) WCF
8 17 (9.39%) Node.js
9 15 (8.29%) JSON
9 15 (8.29%) Web Services
9 15 (8.29%) XML
10 13 (7.18%) Android SDK
10 13 (7.18%) WPF
11 12 (6.63%) ASP.NET
12 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (6.08%) CSS3
13 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
13 9 (4.97%) RESTful
14 8 (4.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.18%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.63%) Data Structures
3 9 (4.97%) User Experience
4 7 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.31%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.21%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.66%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.66%) SCORM
8 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.10%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.10%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.10%) iPad
8 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.55%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.50%) Android
2 17 (9.39%) Linux
3 11 (6.08%) Windows
4 10 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.21%) Unix
6 2 (1.10%) HPUX
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.47%) MVC
3 20 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (10.50%) Web Development
5 18 (9.94%) Android Development
6 17 (9.39%) Software Engineering
6 17 (9.39%) TDD
7 16 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (8.29%) BDD
9 14 (7.73%) Scrum
10 13 (7.18%) Mathematics
10 13 (7.18%) Open Source
11 12 (6.63%) Analytics
11 12 (6.63%) ETL
11 12 (6.63%) Front End Development
12 10 (5.52%) Multithreading
12 10 (5.52%) Regression Testing
13 9 (4.97%) OO
14 7 (3.87%) Memory Management
15 6 (3.31%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.52%) C#
2 47 (25.97%) Java
3 43 (23.76%) JavaScript
4 41 (22.65%) SQL
5 33 (18.23%) Python
6 28 (15.47%) C
7 26 (14.36%) Embedded C
8 13 (7.18%) PHP
9 9 (4.97%) C++
10 6 (3.31%) Scala
11 4 (2.21%) Groovy
11 4 (2.21%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.66%) Ruby
12 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.66%) XAML
13 2 (1.10%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.10%) Dart
13 2 (1.10%) ECMAScript
13 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (15.47%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) PhD
4 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) CDISC
2 1 (0.55%) GxP
2 1 (0.55%) HL7
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) Firmware
2 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.97%) Oracle
3 8 (4.42%) Talend
4 6 (3.31%) SAP
5 3 (1.66%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe
6 2 (1.10%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.10%) HP
6 2 (1.10%) Intel
6 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.10%) VMware
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) Cognos
7 1 (0.55%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.55%) Siemens
7 1 (0.55%) Teradata
7 1 (0.55%) Zend
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