The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - 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.

Software Developer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 37 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.99% 1.69% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.74% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £334 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +14.28% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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%  

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 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 28 June 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 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) HPUX
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Intel
3 2 (25.00%) Firmware
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Games
4 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms

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 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) D3.js
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Leaflet
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) MFC
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) OpenLayers
3 1 (12.50%) Polymer
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (12.50%) CAN bus
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) HPUX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (12.50%) Zend
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