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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 29 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.47% 4.46% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 4.74% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £355 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £395 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
301 253 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.95% 94.05% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 194
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 29 (85.29%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Python
3 17 (50.00%) Linux
4 15 (44.12%) C
5 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) Embedded C
7 10 (29.41%) Scrum
8 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
8 9 (26.47%) C++
8 9 (26.47%) UNIX
9 8 (23.53%) Windows
10 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
11 6 (17.65%) ZigBee
12 5 (14.71%) Tcl
12 5 (14.71%) 802.15
12 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
12 5 (14.71%) UML
12 5 (14.71%) Java
12 5 (14.71%) HTTP
13 4 (11.76%) XML
13 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (11.76%) JSON
13 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
13 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
13 4 (11.76%) Docker
13 4 (11.76%) DevOps
13 4 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (11.76%) Twisted
14 3 (8.82%) User Stories
14 3 (8.82%) Cyber Security

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (5.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) ZigBee
3 5 (14.71%) 802.15
3 5 (14.71%) HTTP
4 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (8.82%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.94%) SNMP
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
5 1 (2.94%) GPRS
5 1 (2.94%) UMTS
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) 3G
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.94%) Electronics
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) XML
1 4 (11.76%) JSON
1 4 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (11.76%) Twisted
2 3 (8.82%) Qt
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) Django
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) WPF
4 1 (2.94%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
1 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.82%) AIX
5 3 (8.82%) HPUX
5 3 (8.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Software Engineering
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) UML
5 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
6 3 (8.82%) Cyber Security
6 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 2 (5.88%) Analytics
7 2 (5.88%) MapReduce
7 2 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.94%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.94%) MVVM
8 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.94%) QMS
8 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Python
2 15 (44.12%) C
3 11 (32.35%) Embedded C
4 9 (26.47%) C++
5 5 (14.71%) Tcl
5 5 (14.71%) Java
6 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.88%) Korn
7 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) VMware
1 3 (8.82%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Vertica
2 2 (5.88%) Infobright
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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