Period
to 8 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 110 228 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 23.26% 20.27% 18.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.94% 21.49% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 170 101
Median daily rate £463 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +2.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £285
90th Percentile £563 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 £46.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.73% +50.41% -22.15%
10th Percentile £48.00 £36.88 £18.50
90th Percentile £72.00 £56.00 £49.88
East of England median hourly rate £12.24 £35.00 £36.52
% change year-on-year -65.03% -4.16% -6.96%

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 441 1,061 1,018
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 94.31% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 603 510
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £240
90th Percentile £616 £625 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 121 103
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% - -25.06%
10th Percentile £12.13 £10.30 £11.40
90th Percentile £35.60 £50.00 £46.35
Median hourly rate £18.83 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.66% -3.03% -7.74%

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 8 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 8 July 2020. 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 75 £475 +5.56% 61
Peterborough +6 18 £425 +1.19% 11
Huntingdon -4 3 £320 +12.28% 4
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 56 (50.91%) .NET
2 44 (40.00%) C#
3 40 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 36 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (30.91%) AWS
6 28 (25.45%) Node.js
7 27 (24.55%) Microservices
8 26 (23.64%) React
9 25 (22.73%) ASP.NET
10 24 (21.82%) CSS
10 24 (21.82%) Docker
11 23 (20.91%) TDD
12 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 21 (19.09%) SQL
13 21 (19.09%) MVC
14 20 (18.18%) Web Services
14 20 (18.18%) .NET Framework
15 17 (15.45%) HTML
15 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
16 16 (14.55%) Python
17 15 (13.64%) Scrum
18 14 (12.73%) Java
19 13 (11.82%) Greenfield Project
19 13 (11.82%) Web Development
19 13 (11.82%) Azure
19 13 (11.82%) DevOps
20 12 (10.91%) Kubernetes
20 12 (10.91%) TypeScript
20 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
20 12 (10.91%) .NET Core

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 4 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.64%) nginx
1 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) CMS
3 1 (0.91%) Drupal
3 1 (0.91%) Mule
3 1 (0.91%) Mule ESB
3 1 (0.91%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.91%) SAS
3 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (30.91%) AWS
2 13 (11.82%) Azure
3 10 (9.09%) Serverless
4 9 (8.18%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (5.45%) SaaS
6 5 (4.55%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.64%) Loggly
7 4 (3.64%) Office 365
8 3 (2.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (2.73%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.91%) Amazon Cognito
9 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.91%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.91%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.36%) MySQL
4 4 (3.64%) BigQuery
5 3 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.82%) Spotfire
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.91%) Big Data
7 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.91%) Power BI
7 1 (0.91%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.27%) webpack
3 6 (5.45%) Bitbucket
3 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.55%) Android Studio
4 5 (4.55%) Xcode
5 4 (3.64%) Mocha
5 4 (3.64%) Selenium
5 4 (3.64%) Travis CI
5 4 (3.64%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) git-flow
7 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.91%) JIRA
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.91%) ProC
7 1 (0.91%) tSQLt
General
1 4 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.73%) Electronics
3 2 (1.82%) Finance
3 2 (1.82%) Legal
3 2 (1.82%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (50.91%) .NET
2 28 (25.45%) Node.js
3 26 (23.64%) React
4 25 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 24 (21.82%) CSS
6 20 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 20 (18.18%) Web Services
7 17 (15.45%) HTML
8 12 (10.91%) .NET Core
9 11 (10.00%) Redux
10 10 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.18%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.18%) HTML5
12 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET Core
13 6 (5.45%) CSS3
13 6 (5.45%) GraphQL
13 6 (5.45%) Sass
13 6 (5.45%) WCF
14 4 (3.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.64%) User Experience
4 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) AS400
6 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.91%) iSeries
6 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Android
3 5 (4.55%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.64%) Windows
5 2 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.55%) Microservices
3 23 (20.91%) TDD
4 21 (19.09%) MVC
5 15 (13.64%) Scrum
6 13 (11.82%) DevOps
6 13 (11.82%) Web Development
7 10 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.18%) Machine Learning
9 8 (7.27%) Front End Development
9 8 (7.27%) OOP
9 8 (7.27%) SOLID
10 6 (5.45%) Change Control
10 6 (5.45%) Mathematics
10 6 (5.45%) Wireframes
11 5 (4.55%) API Development
11 5 (4.55%) Open Source
11 5 (4.55%) Refactoring
11 5 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.00%) C#
2 40 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.09%) SQL
4 16 (14.55%) Python
5 14 (12.73%) Java
6 12 (10.91%) TypeScript
7 7 (6.36%) C++
7 7 (6.36%) ES6
8 3 (2.73%) C
8 3 (2.73%) XAML
9 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.82%) R
9 2 (1.82%) Scala
9 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.82%) VBA
10 1 (0.91%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) RPG
10 1 (0.91%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.91%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) PhD
2 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) Degree
3 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (21.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.36%) Terraform
3 2 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle
2 4 (3.64%) New Relic
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) SAP
4 2 (1.82%) Concur
4 2 (1.82%) Google
4 2 (1.82%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.82%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.91%) SnapLogic