The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 21 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.61% 6.13% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 6.49% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £330 £403 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.01% +21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £321 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £403 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £37.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £39.90 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.82 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +8.97%

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
337 308 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.84% 94.48% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 184 195
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 19
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Software Engineer 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 Cambridge region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (97.44%) Software Engineering
2 29 (74.36%) C
3 21 (53.85%) Embedded C
4 15 (38.46%) Linux
5 12 (30.77%) Python
6 9 (23.08%) Wireless
6 9 (23.08%) C#
6 9 (23.08%) C++
7 7 (17.95%) Unix
7 7 (17.95%) Degree
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 5 (12.82%) MySQL
9 5 (12.82%) Oracle
9 5 (12.82%) Bluetooth
9 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
10 4 (10.26%) Windows
10 4 (10.26%) Java
10 4 (10.26%) Finance
10 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (10.26%) Bioinformatics
10 4 (10.26%) Web Development
10 4 (10.26%) ZigBee
10 4 (10.26%) Biology
10 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
10 4 (10.26%) Big Data
11 3 (7.69%) Machine Learning
11 3 (7.69%) Signal Processing
11 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
11 3 (7.69%) RESTful

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (2.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Wireless
2 5 (12.82%) Bluetooth
3 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (10.26%) ZigBee
4 3 (7.69%) Internet
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) HTTP
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
6 1 (2.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MySQL
1 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) Big Data
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.56%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.56%) GCC
2 1 (2.56%) GDB
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Electronics
2 2 (5.13%) Law
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) RESTful
2 2 (5.13%) OSGi
2 2 (5.13%) WPF
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Biology
3 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.56%) Home Automation
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (5.13%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) SDLC
3 4 (10.26%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (10.26%) Web Development
4 3 (7.69%) Machine Learning
4 3 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Signal Processing
4 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.56%) BDD
6 1 (2.56%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.56%) MVC
6 1 (2.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) C
2 21 (53.85%) Embedded C
3 12 (30.77%) Python
4 9 (23.08%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.26%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 3 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
1 2 (5.13%) KVM
1 2 (5.13%) LXC
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Grafana
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Brocade
2 2 (5.13%) CA
2 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
2 2 (5.13%) Vyatta
3 1 (2.56%) Atmel
3 1 (2.56%) Intel
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat