Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 290 318 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.32% 29.86% 26.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.65% 31.18% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 154 221
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £363 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -4.11% +12.31%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £269
90th Percentile £487 £475 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £367
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.25% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 19
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £25.60 £37.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £54.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -10.71%

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 1,226 1,020 1,267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.77% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 446 731
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £385 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.68% +9.15%
10th Percentile £231 £158 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 121 116
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +42.86% -36.36%
10th Percentile £11.71 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% +12.50%

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 23 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor 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 23 January 2018. 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 0 127 £363 -1.69% 198
Peterborough +2 76 £360 +30.91% 25
Huntingdon -2 4 £275 -42.71% 2
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 126 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (40.00%) .NET
3 102 (35.17%) JavaScript
4 94 (32.41%) TDD
5 89 (30.69%) C#
6 74 (25.52%) Node.js
7 65 (22.41%) Git (software)
8 62 (21.38%) Docker
9 60 (20.69%) AngularJS
10 58 (20.00%) SQL
11 50 (17.24%) CSS
12 49 (16.90%) jQuery
13 48 (16.55%) Java
14 47 (16.21%) Python
15 46 (15.86%) JSON
16 44 (15.17%) HTML
17 39 (13.45%) XML
18 34 (11.72%) E-Commerce
18 34 (11.72%) MVC
18 34 (11.72%) Microservices
19 32 (11.03%) Linux
20 31 (10.69%) Web Services
21 30 (10.34%) Finance
21 30 (10.34%) HTML5
22 29 (10.00%) Oracle
23 28 (9.66%) SQL Server
23 28 (9.66%) CSS3
23 28 (9.66%) React
24 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
25 26 (8.97%) Scrum

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 15 (5.17%) JBoss
2 14 (4.83%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.14%) CMS
4 11 (3.79%) Confluence
5 10 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.10%) Mule
7 7 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.07%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.72%) Drupal
10 2 (0.69%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.34%) Apache
11 1 (0.34%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Smallworld
11 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.03%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.34%) GIMP
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.72%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.34%) CiviCRM
4 1 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (1.38%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (1.03%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) npm
7 1 (0.34%) Office 365
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.55%) Wireless
2 16 (5.52%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.69%) 3G
4 2 (0.69%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.69%) LTE
4 2 (0.69%) NAS
4 2 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.69%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.24%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 18 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.83%) MySQL
6 11 (3.79%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.10%) Big Data
8 9 (3.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 9 (3.10%) Cognos Report Studio
8 9 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.72%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.72%) Power BI
11 4 (1.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 65 (22.41%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.62%) JIRA
3 20 (6.90%) Maven
4 16 (5.52%) Jenkins
5 15 (5.17%) Jasmine
6 14 (4.83%) JUnit
7 13 (4.48%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.14%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 10 (3.45%) Mercurial
11 9 (3.10%) Subversion
12 8 (2.76%) Mocha
13 7 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.41%) gulp
13 7 (2.41%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.07%) Grunt
14 6 (2.07%) Vagrant
14 6 (2.07%) webpack
15 3 (1.03%) Bower
General
1 30 (10.34%) Finance
2 20 (6.90%) Retail
3 17 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.41%) Advertising
5 3 (1.03%) Electronics
5 3 (1.03%) Law
5 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.03%) Publishing
6 1 (0.34%) Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (40.00%) .NET
2 74 (25.52%) Node.js
3 60 (20.69%) AngularJS
4 50 (17.24%) CSS
5 49 (16.90%) jQuery
6 46 (15.86%) JSON
7 44 (15.17%) HTML
8 39 (13.45%) XML
9 31 (10.69%) Web Services
10 30 (10.34%) HTML5
11 28 (9.66%) CSS3
11 28 (9.66%) React
12 25 (8.62%) RESTful
13 24 (8.28%) Spring
14 23 (7.93%) Sass
15 22 (7.59%) .NET Framework
15 22 (7.59%) J2EE
16 20 (6.90%) REST
17 15 (5.17%) SOAP
18 12 (4.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (4.48%) User Experience
3 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.38%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.38%) Fintech
6 3 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.03%) LIMS
7 2 (0.69%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.69%) CMDB
7 2 (0.69%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.34%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.03%) Linux
2 22 (7.59%) Windows
3 6 (2.07%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.07%) Unix
4 4 (1.38%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (32.41%) TDD
3 34 (11.72%) E-Commerce
3 34 (11.72%) Microservices
3 34 (11.72%) MVC
4 26 (8.97%) Scrum
5 25 (8.62%) SDLC
6 23 (7.93%) Front End Development
7 22 (7.59%) SOA
8 21 (7.24%) API Development
9 20 (6.90%) Pair Programming
10 19 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 16 (5.52%) Web Development
13 14 (4.83%) OO
14 13 (4.48%) Defect Management
14 13 (4.48%) Kanban
15 11 (3.79%) SOLID
16 10 (3.45%) DevOps
16 10 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (35.17%) JavaScript
2 89 (30.69%) C#
3 58 (20.00%) SQL
4 48 (16.55%) Java
5 47 (16.21%) Python
6 24 (8.28%) C
7 22 (7.59%) C++
8 19 (6.55%) Embedded C
9 15 (5.17%) PHP
10 13 (4.48%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.14%) Assembly Language
12 9 (3.10%) Perl
13 7 (2.41%) Scala
14 6 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.38%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.38%) R
15 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.38%) X++
16 3 (1.03%) AWK
16 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (5.86%) Degree
2 9 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.69%) PhD
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) HL7
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (21.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.07%) Puppet
3 3 (1.03%) Mesos
Vendors
1 29 (10.00%) Oracle
2 17 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.83%) Atlassian
4 12 (4.14%) Adobe
5 9 (3.10%) Cognos
5 9 (3.10%) IBM
6 7 (2.41%) Sitecore
7 6 (2.07%) Coveo
7 6 (2.07%) SAP
8 5 (1.72%) NGA Human Resources
8 5 (1.72%) Northgate
9 4 (1.38%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.03%) Google
10 3 (1.03%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.03%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.69%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.69%) Twitter
12 1 (0.34%) Monetate
12 1 (0.34%) Qubit
12 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com