Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 10 1
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 66 44 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.81% 8.82% 21.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.74% 9.61% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 84
10th Percentile £384 £296 £364
25th Percentile £419 £322 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +10.47%
75th Percentile £538 £519 £550
90th Percentile £612 £608 £600
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £48.00
25th Percentile - £42.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £60.00
Median % change year-on-year - -26.67% +14.29%
75th Percentile - £46.00 £67.50
90th Percentile - - £72.00
East of England median hourly rate £56.25 £47.00 £21.57
% change year-on-year +19.68% +117.90% -56.86%

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 755 458 528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.35% 91.78% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 269 317
10th Percentile £200 £153 £262
25th Percentile £313 £260 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £463
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +8.82%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £550
90th Percentile £638 £595 £625
East of England median daily rate £469 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +13.58% -2.94% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 103 49
10th Percentile - - £12.23
25th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £13.66 £13.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% -18.18% +1.54%
75th Percentile £15.75 £16.73 £20.00
90th Percentile £20.62 £21.73 £37.80
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% +9.38%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge -2 45 £488 +14.71% 87
Peterborough -19 15 £525 +66.67% 6
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Developer contract jobs required the following 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 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
2 22 (33.33%) Python
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 18 (27.27%) .NET
4 18 (27.27%) CSS
5 17 (25.76%) HTML
6 15 (22.73%) Agile
7 14 (21.21%) React
7 14 (21.21%) Full Stack Development
8 12 (18.18%) Node.js
9 11 (16.67%) Oracle
9 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 10 (15.15%) Java
10 10 (15.15%) SQL
10 10 (15.15%) Scrum
11 9 (13.64%) C++
11 9 (13.64%) TDD
11 9 (13.64%) Azure
12 8 (12.12%) C
12 8 (12.12%) Web Services
12 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.12%) MVC
12 8 (12.12%) TypeScript
13 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (10.61%) DevOps
13 7 (10.61%) IoT
13 7 (10.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (10.61%) Unix
13 7 (10.61%) Git (software)

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 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Azure
2 5 (7.58%) Power Platform
3 4 (6.06%) AWS
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (4.55%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (3.03%) Akamai
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.03%) GitHub
5 2 (3.03%) Serverless
6 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.52%) GCP
6 1 (1.52%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Spotfire
3 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.55%) git-flow
3 3 (4.55%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) JMeter
3 3 (4.55%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.52%) gulp
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) webpack
5 1 (1.52%) Yeoman
General
1 7 (10.61%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) .NET
1 18 (27.27%) CSS
2 17 (25.76%) HTML
3 14 (21.21%) React
4 12 (18.18%) Node.js
5 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 8 (12.12%) Web Services
7 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (10.61%) jQuery
8 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (6.06%) CSS3
9 4 (6.06%) HTML5
9 4 (6.06%) React Native
9 4 (6.06%) RESTful
9 4 (6.06%) Shiny
10 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.55%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.55%) REST
10 3 (4.55%) WPF
10 3 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) IoT
2 2 (3.03%) Biotechnology
2 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.03%) User Experience
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Unix
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Agile
2 14 (21.21%) Full Stack Development
3 10 (15.15%) Scrum
4 9 (13.64%) TDD
5 8 (12.12%) MVC
6 7 (10.61%) DevOps
7 6 (9.09%) CI/CD
7 6 (9.09%) Machine Learning
7 6 (9.09%) Web Development
8 5 (7.58%) OO
8 5 (7.58%) Web Application Development
9 4 (6.06%) API Development
9 4 (6.06%) Biostatistics
9 4 (6.06%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (6.06%) Informatics
9 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
9 4 (6.06%) Microservices
9 4 (6.06%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Statistical Modelling
9 4 (6.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
2 22 (33.33%) Python
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 10 (15.15%) Java
4 10 (15.15%) SQL
5 9 (13.64%) C++
6 8 (12.12%) C
6 8 (12.12%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.06%) ES6
8 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.06%) R
8 4 (6.06%) VBA
9 2 (3.03%) Bash
9 2 (3.03%) XAML
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) PhD
3 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) KVM
3 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Terraform
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) Grafana
2 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) Coveo
3 2 (3.03%) Google
3 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.52%) SaltStack