Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 63 42 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.89% 13.42% 17.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.87% 14.69% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 141
10th Percentile £388 £294 £356
25th Percentile £445 £313 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
75th Percentile £578 £488 £481
90th Percentile £613 £538 £525
East of England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £75.00 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year - +62.16% +5.11%
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £10.08 £42.50
% change year-on-year +167.86% -76.28% -2.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 638 286 1,107
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.99% 91.37% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 180 660
10th Percentile £148 £224 £206
25th Percentile £272 £313 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £436 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.44% +2.65% -
75th Percentile £525 £530 £525
90th Percentile £608 £616 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 32 113
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.55 £10.30
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.92% -4.41% -2.86%
75th Percentile £14.75 £35.31 £46.00
90th Percentile £19.30 £48.63 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year -30.00% +24.22% -7.04%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -2 43 £500 +25.00% 108
Peterborough -23 11 £500 +5.26% 14
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 27 (42.86%) React
2 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.16%) .NET
3 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (28.57%) CSS
5 17 (26.98%) HTML
6 16 (25.40%) C#
6 16 (25.40%) Full Stack Development
7 13 (20.63%) Java
7 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
8 12 (19.05%) Azure
8 12 (19.05%) Node.js
8 12 (19.05%) Social Skills
9 11 (17.46%) Python
10 10 (15.87%) SQL
10 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
10 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
10 10 (15.87%) Microservices
11 9 (14.29%) Docker
11 9 (14.29%) User Experience
11 9 (14.29%) REST
11 9 (14.29%) Degree
12 8 (12.70%) Web Services
12 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.70%) AWS
12 8 (12.70%) JIRA
12 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (12.70%) TypeScript
12 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
13 7 (11.11%) Analytics

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Azure
2 8 (12.70%) AWS
3 7 (11.11%) Power Platform
4 6 (9.52%) Amazon S3
5 5 (7.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (7.94%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (7.94%) Serverless
6 4 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (6.35%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (6.35%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.35%) CloudFront
7 3 (4.76%) Yarn
8 2 (3.17%) Akamai
8 2 (3.17%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (1.59%) GCP
9 1 (1.59%) GitHub
9 1 (1.59%) PaaS
9 1 (1.59%) SaaS
9 1 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) Power BI
3 6 (9.52%) MySQL
4 5 (7.94%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (6.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.17%) Metadata
7 2 (3.17%) OLAP
7 2 (3.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.70%) JIRA
3 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.76%) GitLab
4 3 (4.76%) webpack
5 2 (3.17%) git-flow
5 2 (3.17%) Gradle
5 2 (3.17%) JMeter
5 2 (3.17%) Maven
5 2 (3.17%) Selenium
5 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) Appium
6 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
General
1 12 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (42.86%) React
2 19 (30.16%) .NET
3 18 (28.57%) CSS
4 17 (26.98%) HTML
5 12 (19.05%) Node.js
6 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
7 9 (14.29%) REST
8 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (12.70%) Web Services
9 6 (9.52%) .NET Core
9 6 (9.52%) RESTful
10 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.94%) JSON
10 5 (7.94%) WCF
10 5 (7.94%) WPF
11 4 (6.35%) EDI
11 4 (6.35%) GraphQL
11 4 (6.35%) jQuery
11 4 (6.35%) Spring
11 4 (6.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (3.17%) AS400
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.17%) iSeries
4 2 (3.17%) Life Science
4 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Full Stack Development
3 10 (15.87%) Microservices
3 10 (15.87%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.11%) Analytics
4 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 7 (11.11%) Scrum
4 7 (11.11%) TDD
4 7 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 6 (9.52%) Web Development
6 5 (7.94%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.35%) Data Management
7 4 (6.35%) MVVM
7 4 (6.35%) SDLC
7 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.40%) C#
3 13 (20.63%) Java
4 11 (17.46%) Python
5 10 (15.87%) SQL
6 8 (12.70%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.94%) C++
7 5 (7.94%) ES6
8 4 (6.35%) Scala
8 4 (6.35%) XAML
9 3 (4.76%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.76%) Rust
10 2 (3.17%) Apex Code
10 2 (3.17%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.17%) RPG
10 2 (3.17%) RPG IV
10 2 (3.17%) RPG/400
11 1 (1.59%) C
11 1 (1.59%) Perl
11 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) PhD
5 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Terraform
2 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.59%) Ansible
3 1 (1.59%) Grafana
3 1 (1.59%) Kibana
3 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) Coveo
2 2 (3.17%) MuleSoft
2 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.59%) DocuSign
3 1 (1.59%) IBM