The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 30 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.

Software Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.27% 0.72% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.74% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £290 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.32% +5.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 293 408 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.61% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 264 188
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 43 31 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +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 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cambridge

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Cambridge

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) XAML
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) MVVM
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) WCF
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) Node.js
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Firmware

Software 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 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (8.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Redis
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Angular 2
3 1 (8.33%) D3.js
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Leaflet
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) OpenLayers
3 1 (8.33%) Polymer
3 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (8.33%) Web Components
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) MVVM
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OWASP
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) XAML
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle