Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £375 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.

Senior Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.59% 2.72% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.86% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 25
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +15.15% -13.16%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £358
90th Percentile £513 £550 £520
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £378 £456 £413
% change year-on-year -17.26% +10.61% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

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%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Cambridge

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Mule
2 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 4 (36.36%) Maven
2 4 (36.36%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) MuleSoft
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
4 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (18.18%) SciPy
4 2 (18.18%) NumPy
4 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 2 (18.18%) Life Science
4 2 (18.18%) Django
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) SOLID
4 2 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC

Senior 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 (36.36%) Mule
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Django
2 2 (18.18%) NumPy
2 2 (18.18%) SciPy
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Qt
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) SOLID
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Cython
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) MuleSoft
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft