Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 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.

Software Developer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 66 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.71% 1.13% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.18% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 7
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £319 £238 £250
90th Percentile £480 £400 £400
East of England median daily rate £388 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +8.32% +2.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +2.41%

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 1,210 1,013 1,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 95.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 447 740
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £380 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -9.09% +8.45%
10th Percentile £231 £163 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 120 116
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.98 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.62
% change year-on-year -4.88% -9.35% +13.08%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Cambridgeshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 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 +2 19 £375 +7.14% 62
Huntingdon - 1 £350 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Linux
1 13 (59.09%) Python
2 12 (54.55%) C
3 11 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Wireless
3 11 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 8 (36.36%) Degree
6 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 7 (31.82%) Assembly Language
7 7 (31.82%) Bluetooth
8 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
9 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (18.18%) Django
9 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
10 3 (13.64%) Docker
10 3 (13.64%) Flask
10 3 (13.64%) DevOps
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (13.64%) Java
10 3 (13.64%) C#
10 3 (13.64%) Unix
10 3 (13.64%) Big Data
10 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
10 3 (13.64%) Mesos

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 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Smallworld
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Wireless
2 7 (31.82%) Bluetooth
3 2 (9.09%) 3G
3 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
3 2 (9.09%) LTE
3 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 2 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Django
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Flask
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) HATEOAS
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) JSON Schema
4 1 (4.55%) MFC
4 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Content Management
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) System Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Python
2 12 (54.55%) C
3 11 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 7 (31.82%) Assembly Language
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) Java
7 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++
8 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.55%) Clojure
8 1 (4.55%) Elixir
8 1 (4.55%) Erlang
8 1 (4.55%) ES6
8 1 (4.55%) Haskell
8 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
8 1 (4.55%) Magik
8 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Atlassian