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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 16 32 15
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.52% 3.39% 9.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 3.81% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 20
Average daily rate £316 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.47% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £271 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
341 341 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.68% 89.03% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 144 229
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 58
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 43 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 24 (53.33%) C
3 19 (42.22%) Linux
4 14 (31.11%) Python
5 13 (28.89%) C++
6 11 (24.44%) C#
6 11 (24.44%) Embedded C
7 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (20.00%) MPEG
8 8 (17.78%) IPTV
8 8 (17.78%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (17.78%) Degree
9 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
10 6 (13.33%) Subversion
11 5 (11.11%) Perforce
11 5 (11.11%) Streaming Video
11 5 (11.11%) Scrum
11 5 (11.11%) RTP
11 5 (11.11%) Electronics
11 5 (11.11%) Java
11 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.11%) Android
11 5 (11.11%) GStreamer
11 5 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (8.89%) Multithreading
12 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
12 4 (8.89%) Qt
12 4 (8.89%) UML
12 4 (8.89%) Broadband

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) RTP
3 4 (8.89%) Broadband
3 4 (8.89%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) RTSP
4 3 (6.67%) DLNA
5 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) LabVIEW
4 2 (4.44%) NUnit
4 2 (4.44%) GoogleTest
4 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) GStreamer
2 4 (8.89%) Qt
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.67%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.67%) OpenGL
3 3 (6.67%) Middleware
4 2 (4.44%) CherryPy
4 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) STL
4 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (2.22%) SciPy
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) MPEG
2 8 (17.78%) IPTV
3 5 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (11.11%) Streaming Video
3 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.67%) Interactive TV
4 3 (6.67%) DTV
4 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.44%) Physics
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.22%) Open Source
6 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Android
4 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (8.89%) UML
3 4 (8.89%) MVC
3 4 (8.89%) Multithreading
4 3 (6.67%) DRM
4 3 (6.67%) OOP
4 3 (6.67%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.44%) SysML
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.44%) OOD
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) Validation
5 2 (4.44%) Analytics
5 2 (4.44%) Android Development
5 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) C
2 14 (31.11%) Python
3 13 (28.89%) C++
4 11 (24.44%) C#
4 11 (24.44%) Embedded C
5 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
7 5 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) R
9 1 (2.22%) Tcl
9 1 (2.22%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Perforce
2 3 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
3 2 (4.44%) Motorola
3 2 (4.44%) Intel
3 2 (4.44%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Tableau
4 1 (2.22%) Vertica
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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