Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 132 212 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 19.08% 33.87% 29.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.28% 35.63% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 129 219
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% +8.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £248
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £369 £363
% change year-on-year -1.69% +1.72% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 17
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -4.71% -
10th Percentile £19.25 £37.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £47.50 £57.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +1.84% -6.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 651 595 915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 95.05% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 306 601
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £209 £250
90th Percentile £551 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 58 64
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +30.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.56 £13.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £56.13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +35.14% +35.37% -16.33%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Cambridge

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 39 (29.55%) JavaScript
2 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (25.76%) Python
4 31 (23.48%) .NET
5 30 (22.73%) C#
6 27 (20.45%) HTML
6 27 (20.45%) Java
7 25 (18.94%) Linux
8 23 (17.42%) CSS
8 23 (17.42%) SQL
9 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
10 20 (15.15%) XML
11 18 (13.64%) C
12 17 (12.88%) TDD
13 16 (12.12%) Web Services
13 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
13 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
14 15 (11.36%) RESTful
14 15 (11.36%) C++
14 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.61%) Finance
15 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (10.61%) jQuery
16 13 (9.85%) JSON
17 12 (9.09%) SDLC
17 12 (9.09%) REST
17 12 (9.09%) Node.js
17 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (9.09%) Wireless

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 6 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.79%) Mule
2 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) Confluence
4 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.52%) Drupal
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.76%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.52%) InfoPath
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.52%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) GitHub
3 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.27%) npm
5 2 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.52%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.76%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Wireless
2 11 (8.33%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.52%) 3G
4 2 (1.52%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.52%) LTE
4 2 (1.52%) NAS
4 2 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.76%) MQTT
5 1 (0.76%) SMS
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.76%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (7.58%) MySQL
4 8 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.79%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.27%) Big Data
9 3 (2.27%) Power BI
10 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.52%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.30%) Maven
3 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.30%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.79%) Grunt
5 5 (3.79%) gulp
5 5 (3.79%) JIRA
6 4 (3.03%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.27%) Babel
7 3 (2.27%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.27%) Bower
7 3 (2.27%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.27%) JUnit
7 3 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.52%) PhantomJS
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.03%) Advertising
3 4 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.27%) Publishing
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.48%) .NET
2 27 (20.45%) HTML
3 23 (17.42%) CSS
4 20 (15.15%) XML
5 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
5 16 (12.12%) Web Services
6 15 (11.36%) RESTful
7 14 (10.61%) jQuery
8 13 (9.85%) JSON
9 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (9.09%) HTML5
9 12 (9.09%) Node.js
9 12 (9.09%) REST
10 10 (7.58%) WPF
11 7 (5.30%) CSS3
11 7 (5.30%) Django
11 7 (5.30%) WCF
12 6 (4.55%) Ajax
12 6 (4.55%) Spring
12 6 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) User Experience
2 8 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.03%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.27%) CMDB
5 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.27%) LIMS
6 2 (1.52%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.52%) Life Science
7 1 (0.76%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Linux
2 11 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.33%) Windows
3 6 (4.55%) Android
4 3 (2.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.88%) TDD
3 12 (9.09%) SDLC
3 12 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.58%) Front End Development
4 10 (7.58%) iOS Development
4 10 (7.58%) MVC
5 9 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (6.82%) SOLID
6 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (6.06%) Web Development
7 7 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.30%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (5.30%) Mobile Development
7 7 (5.30%) Scrum
8 6 (4.55%) API Development
8 6 (4.55%) BDD
8 6 (4.55%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.79%) Kanban
9 5 (3.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.55%) JavaScript
2 34 (25.76%) Python
3 30 (22.73%) C#
4 27 (20.45%) Java
5 23 (17.42%) SQL
6 18 (13.64%) C
7 15 (11.36%) C++
8 12 (9.09%) Embedded C
9 10 (7.58%) PHP
10 9 (6.82%) TypeScript
11 7 (5.30%) Assembly Language
12 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.55%) Perl
13 5 (3.79%) ES6
13 5 (3.79%) Objective-C
14 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
15 3 (2.27%) Apple Swift
15 3 (2.27%) Dart
15 3 (2.27%) Embedded C++
16 2 (1.52%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 12 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) CloudHub
1 1 (0.76%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) MuleSoft
4 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.27%) SAP
5 3 (2.27%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.52%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) VMware