The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 53 107 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.55% 30.06% 21.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.73% 31.10% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 66 93
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £38.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £47.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 283 344 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.71% 96.63% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 783 1495
Median daily rate £340 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £517 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 72 108
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.24 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 47 (37.30%) JavaScript
2 41 (32.54%) HTML
3 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (26.19%) CSS
5 31 (24.60%) Java
6 30 (23.81%) SQL
7 29 (23.02%) .NET
8 28 (22.22%) Python
9 26 (20.63%) C#
10 23 (18.25%) HTML5
10 23 (18.25%) Node.js
11 22 (17.46%) AngularJS
12 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 20 (15.87%) jQuery
13 20 (15.87%) MVC
14 19 (15.08%) Degree
15 18 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 18 (14.29%) XML
15 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
16 17 (13.49%) REST
17 16 (12.70%) C
18 14 (11.11%) Embedded C
18 14 (11.11%) TDD
18 14 (11.11%) User Experience
19 13 (10.32%) gulp
19 13 (10.32%) BDD
19 13 (10.32%) Electronics
19 13 (10.32%) Mathematics

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 4 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) Moodle
3 2 (1.59%) SAS
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (3.97%) OmniGraffle
1 5 (3.97%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) SDL Web 8
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.56%) GitHub
4 3 (2.38%) SaaS
5 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.59%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) MQTT
3 1 (0.79%) NFC
3 1 (0.79%) RS-232
3 1 (0.79%) SMPP
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
3 1 (0.79%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.38%) MySQL
6 2 (1.59%) Power BI
6 2 (1.59%) Redis
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.32%) gulp
3 11 (8.73%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.73%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 7 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.76%) Grunt
6 6 (4.76%) IntelliJ
6 6 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.76%) NUnit
6 6 (4.76%) Subversion
6 6 (4.76%) WebStorm
7 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.17%) MSTest
7 4 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (3.17%) PhantomJS
7 4 (3.17%) Selenium
8 3 (2.38%) Babel
8 3 (2.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.59%) Android Studio
General
1 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.32%) Electronics
3 6 (4.76%) Finance
4 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Publishing
6 2 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.54%) HTML
2 33 (26.19%) CSS
3 29 (23.02%) .NET
4 23 (18.25%) HTML5
4 23 (18.25%) Node.js
5 22 (17.46%) AngularJS
6 20 (15.87%) jQuery
7 18 (14.29%) XML
8 17 (13.49%) REST
9 12 (9.52%) CSS3
9 12 (9.52%) JSON
9 12 (9.52%) RESTful
9 12 (9.52%) Spring
9 12 (9.52%) Web Services
10 10 (7.94%) Angular 2
11 9 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 9 (7.14%) Sass
11 9 (7.14%) WPF
12 8 (6.35%) WCF
12 8 (6.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) User Experience
2 12 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.97%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.17%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.17%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.38%) Life Science
7 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.59%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.79%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.79%) SCORM
8 1 (0.79%) Smart City
8 1 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Linux
2 8 (6.35%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Android
4 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.59%) HPUX
6 1 (0.79%) Unix
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.87%) MVC
3 18 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (11.11%) TDD
5 13 (10.32%) BDD
5 13 (10.32%) Mathematics
6 12 (9.52%) Scrum
7 11 (8.73%) Web Development
8 10 (7.94%) Front End Development
8 10 (7.94%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.14%) OO
9 9 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (6.35%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (5.56%) Android Development
12 6 (4.76%) Analytics
13 5 (3.97%) CRM
13 5 (3.97%) Multithreading
13 5 (3.97%) Test Automation
13 5 (3.97%) UX Design
14 4 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.30%) JavaScript
2 31 (24.60%) Java
3 30 (23.81%) SQL
4 28 (22.22%) Python
5 26 (20.63%) C#
6 16 (12.70%) C
7 14 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 10 (7.94%) C++
9 9 (7.14%) TypeScript
10 7 (5.56%) ES6
10 7 (5.56%) PHP
11 5 (3.97%) Dart
11 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.17%) ECMAScript
12 4 (3.17%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.38%) Scala
14 2 (1.59%) Groovy
14 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (15.08%) Degree
2 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.79%) PhD
4 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) GxP
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) CloudHub
1 1 (0.79%) Oozie
1 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) SAP
4 2 (1.59%) HP
4 2 (1.59%) Intel
4 2 (1.59%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.59%) Tableau
4 2 (1.59%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.59%) Zend
5 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.79%) Mercator
5 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
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