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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 20 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.24% 3.83% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.48% 3.97% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £318 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.05% +2.00%
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
361 302 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.78% 96.49% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 181 132
Average daily rate £400 £368 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (37.84%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 14 (37.84%) Python
2 14 (37.84%) WPF
3 13 (35.14%) C
4 11 (29.73%) C++
4 11 (29.73%) Linux
5 10 (27.03%) Embedded C
6 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
6 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
6 8 (21.62%) LINQ
7 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
7 7 (18.92%) Mathematics
7 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) Digital Signal Processing
7 7 (18.92%) Signal Processing
7 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
7 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
8 6 (16.22%) WinForms
8 6 (16.22%) CAD
8 6 (16.22%) Java
8 6 (16.22%) Change Control
8 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) WCF
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.81%) Content Management
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) CMS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.41%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) 3G
3 1 (2.70%) 802.15
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) X.509
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.41%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
1 14 (37.84%) WPF
2 8 (21.62%) LINQ
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
4 6 (16.22%) WinForms
5 5 (13.51%) WCF
6 3 (8.11%) CSS
6 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.11%) HTML
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
8 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
8 1 (2.70%) Ajax
8 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.70%) J2EE
8 1 (2.70%) JSON
8 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Algorithms
1 7 (18.92%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.81%) SCADA
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) AIX
3 2 (5.41%) HPUX
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
2 7 (18.92%) Signal Processing
3 6 (16.22%) CAD
3 6 (16.22%) Change Control
3 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Data Security
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) MVC
6 2 (5.41%) MVVM
6 2 (5.41%) Test Management
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) OO
7 1 (2.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
1 14 (37.84%) Python
2 13 (35.14%) C
3 11 (29.73%) C++
4 10 (27.03%) Embedded C
5 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
6 6 (16.22%) Java
7 4 (10.81%) Perl
8 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) HP
1 2 (5.41%) Perforce
1 2 (5.41%) VMware
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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