Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 235 266 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.57% 20.88% 27.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.96% 22.06% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 179 134
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -4.76%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £256
90th Percentile £550 £488 £489
East of England median daily rate £436 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.06% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% - +0.61%
10th Percentile £37.50 £18.50 £39.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.10 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -

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 981 1,206 1,010
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 94.66% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 592 443
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £228 £231 £129
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 119 113
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £38.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.25% +77.91% -25.22%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.05 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Cambridgeshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor 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 19 February 2019. 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 0 158 £425 +17.24% 198
Peterborough -2 25 £394 +9.38% 40
Huntingdon +6 2 £475 +72.73% 14
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (31.06%) JavaScript
3 59 (25.11%) SQL
4 50 (21.28%) Java
5 46 (19.57%) HTML
6 41 (17.45%) Python
6 41 (17.45%) Git (software)
7 38 (16.17%) REST
8 37 (15.74%) JIRA
9 35 (14.89%) C#
10 33 (14.04%) CSS
11 32 (13.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (12.77%) Linux
13 29 (12.34%) Test Automation
14 28 (11.91%) Web Services
14 28 (11.91%) .NET
15 27 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (11.49%) jQuery
15 27 (11.49%) Bioinformatics
15 27 (11.49%) Node.js
16 25 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (10.21%) Oracle
17 24 (10.21%) PHP
18 21 (8.94%) Symfony
18 21 (8.94%) Computer Science
18 21 (8.94%) AngularJS
18 21 (8.94%) Jenkins
18 21 (8.94%) Algorithms
19 20 (8.51%) React
19 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering

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 19 (8.09%) Confluence
2 15 (6.38%) Mule
3 6 (2.55%) Drupal
4 4 (1.70%) CMS
5 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.85%) JBoss
6 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.85%) WildFly
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) DNN
7 1 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.43%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) CiviCRM
2 3 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (3.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.98%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.98%) GitHub
6 5 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (2.13%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (1.70%) SaaS
7 4 (1.70%) Serverless
7 4 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.85%) npm
9 2 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.98%) Internet
2 3 (1.28%) Wireless
3 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.43%) SNMP
4 1 (0.43%) Unicast
4 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.68%) MySQL
5 11 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.40%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.55%) Big Data
9 5 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.13%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (2.13%) QlikView
9 5 (2.13%) Spotfire
10 4 (1.70%) Power BI
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 41 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 37 (15.74%) JIRA
3 21 (8.94%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.53%) JUnit
5 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.98%) gulp
7 6 (2.55%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.13%) Maven
8 5 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.70%) Grunt
9 4 (1.70%) Hudson
9 4 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.70%) Selenium
10 3 (1.28%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.28%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.28%) Protractor
10 3 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.28%) Subversion
10 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (13.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 12 (5.11%) Law
3 8 (3.40%) Finance
4 7 (2.98%) Publishing
5 4 (1.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.57%) HTML
2 38 (16.17%) REST
3 33 (14.04%) CSS
4 28 (11.91%) .NET
4 28 (11.91%) Web Services
5 27 (11.49%) jQuery
5 27 (11.49%) Node.js
6 21 (8.94%) AngularJS
6 21 (8.94%) Symfony
7 20 (8.51%) React
8 17 (7.23%) HTML5
9 16 (6.81%) Spring
10 15 (6.38%) SOAP
11 14 (5.96%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.96%) RESTful
12 11 (4.68%) J2EE
12 11 (4.68%) JSON
13 10 (4.26%) RAML
14 9 (3.83%) Hibernate
15 8 (3.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Algorithms
2 10 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.13%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.13%) Life Science
6 5 (2.13%) Smart City
6 5 (2.13%) User Experience
7 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Pharmacovigilance
8 2 (0.85%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Animation
9 1 (0.43%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.77%) Linux
2 8 (3.40%) Windows
3 5 (2.13%) Unix
4 3 (1.28%) Android
4 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) CentOS
5 1 (0.43%) Fedora
5 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (12.34%) Test Automation
3 27 (11.49%) Bioinformatics
3 27 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (8.94%) Computer Science
6 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering
7 19 (8.09%) OO
7 19 (8.09%) Web Development
8 18 (7.66%) Scrum
9 17 (7.23%) Front End Development
10 16 (6.81%) Statistics
11 15 (6.38%) Data Analysis
11 15 (6.38%) DevOps
11 15 (6.38%) MVC
11 15 (6.38%) Technical Debt
12 14 (5.96%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.96%) ETL
12 14 (5.96%) Open Source
13 13 (5.53%) Biology
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.06%) JavaScript
2 59 (25.11%) SQL
3 50 (21.28%) Java
4 41 (17.45%) Python
5 35 (14.89%) C#
6 24 (10.21%) PHP
7 11 (4.68%) C++
8 10 (4.26%) C
8 10 (4.26%) Java 8
8 10 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.83%) ES6
10 8 (3.40%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.40%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.55%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.55%) Ruby
12 5 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.13%) Scala
12 5 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (5.96%) Degree
2 4 (1.70%) AWS Certification
2 4 (1.70%) PhD
3 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) MISRA
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (4.68%) Docker
2 5 (2.13%) Firmware
3 2 (0.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.43%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.11%) Ansible
2 10 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.40%) Puppet
4 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.55%) Salt
5 4 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.85%) Terraform
7 1 (0.43%) Nagios
7 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (10.21%) Oracle
2 14 (5.96%) Tableau
3 9 (3.83%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.55%) Talend
5 5 (2.13%) Cognos
5 5 (2.13%) MuleSoft
6 4 (1.70%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.70%) SAP
7 3 (1.28%) Google
7 3 (1.28%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.43%) Informatica
8 1 (0.43%) Marketo
8 1 (0.43%) NetApp
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.43%) VMware