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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 36 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.81% 2.22% 7.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 2.29% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Average daily rate £315 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +0.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
375 349 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.91% 96.68% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 222 199
Average daily rate £413 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -47.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (48.57%) WPF
2 17 (48.57%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) .NET
3 13 (37.14%) C
4 12 (34.29%) Embedded C
5 11 (31.43%) Python
6 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 9 (25.71%) LINQ
7 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 8 (22.86%) C++
8 8 (22.86%) MATLAB
9 7 (20.00%) CAD
9 7 (20.00%) WinForms
9 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
9 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (20.00%) Signal Processing
9 7 (20.00%) Change Control
9 7 (20.00%) Machine Learning
9 7 (20.00%) Algorithms
10 6 (17.14%) WCF
11 4 (11.43%) SCADA
11 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
11 4 (11.43%) Content Management
11 4 (11.43%) CMS
11 4 (11.43%) Perl
12 3 (8.57%) Gerrit

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (11.43%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.71%) 3G
2 2 (5.71%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) 802.15
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) X.509
3 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.57%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
1 17 (48.57%) WPF
2 9 (25.71%) .NET Framework
2 9 (25.71%) LINQ
3 7 (20.00%) WinForms
4 6 (17.14%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (11.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) CAD
2 7 (20.00%) Change Control
2 7 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 7 (20.00%) Signal Processing
2 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) MVVM
4 2 (5.71%) Refactoring
5 1 (2.86%) API Development
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) High Availability
5 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.86%) OO
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (2.86%) TDD
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) C
3 12 (34.29%) Embedded C
4 11 (31.43%) Python
5 8 (22.86%) C++
5 8 (22.86%) MATLAB
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) Java
8 2 (5.71%) XAML
9 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle