The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 42 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.69% 4.26% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 4.53% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
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£375 £410 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £460 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £57.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
485 464 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.27% 94.12% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 312 153
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 14 (51.85%) C++
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) C
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (22.22%) HTML
8 6 (22.22%) MVC
9 5 (18.52%) C#
9 5 (18.52%) Oracle
9 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 5 (18.52%) Python
9 5 (18.52%) LDAP
9 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
9 5 (18.52%) Spring
9 5 (18.52%) Maven
9 5 (18.52%) Drupal
9 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.81%) Data Security
10 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
11 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
11 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.11%) OO
11 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) Bluetooth
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) RavenDB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Maven
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
2 5 (18.52%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) Servlets
4 1 (3.70%) STL
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
2 1 (3.70%) Verilog
2 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) Data Security
6 3 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) DevOps
8 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) TDD
8 1 (3.70%) Document Management
8 1 (3.70%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) OOD
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Validation
8 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) C++
2 9 (33.33%) C
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) Python
6 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
7 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
8 2 (7.41%) SQL
9 1 (3.70%) VBScript
9 1 (3.70%) VBA
9 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) XenServer
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft