Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 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.

Software Developer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 41 67
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.55% 2.50% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.63% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £289 £227 £250
90th Percentile £458 £400 £400
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 668 608 910
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.00% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 309 593
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £246
90th Percentile £559 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 64 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 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 (54.55%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Wireless
2 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Embedded C
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Bluetooth
4 3 (27.27%) Assembly Language
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) LTE
5 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
5 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) MFC
6 1 (9.09%) JUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) VB

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 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Wireless
2 3 (27.27%) Bluetooth
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
3 2 (18.18%) LTE
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 1 (9.09%) JBehave
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Robot Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Django
2 1 (9.09%) Flask
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) MFC
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) ATDD
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Component Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Image Processing
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) SDET
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Embedded C
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Assembly Language
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian