The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 19 31 16
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 13 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.03% 3.28% 8.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 3.49% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Average daily rate
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£369 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.15% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £254 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
418 372 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.30% 93.94% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 163 217
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 102
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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 23 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 55 (93.22%) Software Engineering
2 32 (54.24%) C
3 27 (45.76%) Linux
4 21 (35.59%) Python
5 18 (30.51%) C++
6 16 (27.12%) Embedded C
7 15 (25.42%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
9 11 (18.64%) C#
9 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.95%) MPEG
10 10 (16.95%) Scrum
11 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.25%) Degree
11 9 (15.25%) IPTV
11 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
12 8 (13.56%) Java
12 8 (13.56%) Device Driver
13 7 (11.86%) HTTP
13 7 (11.86%) .NET
13 7 (11.86%) TDD
13 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (10.17%) GStreamer
14 6 (10.17%) Subversion
14 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
14 6 (10.17%) Web Services
14 6 (10.17%) XML
14 6 (10.17%) Perforce
14 6 (10.17%) Streaming Video

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (6.78%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.78%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.86%) HTTP
3 6 (10.17%) RTP
4 5 (8.47%) Broadband
5 3 (5.08%) RTSP
5 3 (5.08%) DLNA
6 2 (3.39%) Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.69%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.17%) Subversion
4 5 (8.47%) Selenium
5 4 (6.78%) Maven
6 3 (5.08%) MSTest
6 3 (5.08%) GoogleTest
6 3 (5.08%) LabVIEW
6 3 (5.08%) NUnit
7 1 (1.69%) JUnit
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 6 (10.17%) XML
2 6 (10.17%) GStreamer
3 5 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (8.47%) Twisted
3 5 (8.47%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) Dojo
4 4 (6.78%) Middleware
4 4 (6.78%) STL
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) Qt
5 3 (5.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) Swing
6 2 (3.39%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.39%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) MPEG
2 9 (15.25%) IPTV
3 8 (13.56%) Device Driver
4 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.17%) Streaming Video
6 3 (5.08%) DTV
6 3 (5.08%) GIS
6 3 (5.08%) Interactive TV
7 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.69%) Statistics
8 1 (1.69%) Firmware
8 1 (1.69%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Linux
2 15 (25.42%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Android
3 5 (8.47%) Ubuntu
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (93.22%) Software Engineering
2 10 (16.95%) Scrum
3 7 (11.86%) TDD
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) UML
5 5 (8.47%) OO
5 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) MVC
7 3 (5.08%) Validation
7 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.08%) DRM
7 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Kanban
7 3 (5.08%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (5.08%) BDD
7 3 (5.08%) Web Application Development
7 3 (5.08%) Android Development
8 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) C
2 21 (35.59%) Python
3 18 (30.51%) C++
4 16 (27.12%) Embedded C
5 11 (18.64%) C#
6 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
7 8 (13.56%) Java
8 6 (10.17%) Embedded C++
9 4 (6.78%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.39%) SQL
10 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.69%) Perl
11 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Perforce
2 4 (6.78%) JBoss
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) CA
3 3 (5.08%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) Hitachi
4 2 (3.39%) Motorola
4 2 (3.39%) Intel
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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