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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 26 30 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 13 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.89% 3.49% 11.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 3.72% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 9
Average daily rate
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£356 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £334 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 29
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
419 349 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.11% 93.82% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 155 176
Average daily rate £370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 88
Average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 50 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 31 (56.36%) Linux
3 29 (52.73%) C
4 28 (50.91%) Python
5 19 (34.55%) C++
6 17 (30.91%) Embedded C
7 16 (29.09%) TCP/IP
8 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
9 13 (23.64%) Embedded Linux
9 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
9 13 (23.64%) Scrum
10 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.18%) HTTP
12 9 (16.36%) XML
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) Device Driver
12 9 (16.36%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
13 8 (14.55%) JSON
13 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
13 8 (14.55%) UML
13 8 (14.55%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (14.55%) Twisted
13 8 (14.55%) Docker
13 8 (14.55%) DevOps
14 7 (12.73%) Java
14 7 (12.73%) Embedded C++
15 6 (10.91%) Degree
15 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
15 6 (10.91%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.27%) Apache
1 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.18%) HTTP
3 4 (7.27%) RTP
4 3 (5.45%) Broadband
4 3 (5.45%) 802.15
4 3 (5.45%) ZigBee
5 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
6 1 (1.82%) 3G
6 1 (1.82%) RTSP
6 1 (1.82%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
2 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
4 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 4 (7.27%) Maven
5 3 (5.45%) LabVIEW
5 3 (5.45%) GoogleTest
6 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.82%) JUnit
7 1 (1.82%) JMeter
7 1 (1.82%) MSTest
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 1 (1.82%) Electronics
1 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) XML
2 8 (14.55%) JSON
2 8 (14.55%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (14.55%) Twisted
3 6 (10.91%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) GStreamer
4 4 (7.27%) Dojo
4 4 (7.27%) jQuery
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) STL
5 3 (5.45%) Qt
5 3 (5.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
6 2 (3.64%) Middleware
6 2 (3.64%) Swing
6 2 (3.64%) HTML
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) WCF
7 1 (1.82%) LINQ
7 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Device Driver
2 5 (9.09%) MPEG
2 5 (9.09%) IPTV
2 5 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (7.27%) Streaming Video
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.45%) GIS
4 3 (5.45%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Firmware
6 1 (1.82%) DTV
6 1 (1.82%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Statistics
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
5 6 (10.91%) UNIX
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) HPUX
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Android
7 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 13 (23.64%) Scrum
3 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
4 8 (14.55%) UML
4 8 (14.55%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 5 (9.09%) TDD
6 4 (7.27%) OO
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
7 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.45%) Kanban
7 3 (5.45%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.45%) BDD
7 3 (5.45%) User Stories
7 3 (5.45%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.64%) Web Application Development
8 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) C
2 28 (50.91%) Python
3 19 (34.55%) C++
4 17 (30.91%) Embedded C
5 7 (12.73%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) Embedded C++
6 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.45%) C#
7 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) Tcl
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.64%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.64%) SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Perforce
1 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) Google
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) HP
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