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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 20 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.55% 2.42% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 2.60% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 10
Median daily rate £290 £403 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.95% +19.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £403 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £51.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £44.25 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £58.25 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.95%
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
279 385 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.21% 93.00% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 252 203
Median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £283 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 21
Median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016, 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 36 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 26 (68.42%) C
3 20 (52.63%) Embedded C
4 13 (34.21%) Linux
5 11 (28.95%) C#
6 10 (26.32%) Python
7 8 (21.05%) Wireless
8 7 (18.42%) Unix
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) C++
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) Bluetooth
10 5 (13.16%) Degree
10 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
10 5 (13.16%) SDLC
11 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
11 4 (10.53%) Web Development
11 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (10.53%) Biology
11 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
11 4 (10.53%) ZigBee
11 4 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
11 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
11 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.53%) Big Data
11 4 (10.53%) MySQL
11 4 (10.53%) Java
11 4 (10.53%) Finance
12 3 (7.89%) MVC
12 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery

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 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Wireless
2 5 (13.16%) Bluetooth
3 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (10.53%) ZigBee
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) GCC
3 1 (2.63%) GDB
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.26%) LINQ
3 2 (5.26%) OSGi
3 2 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) OpenCL
4 1 (2.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
1 4 (10.53%) Biology
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.63%) Home Automation
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) MPEG
3 1 (2.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (5.26%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 5 (13.16%) SDLC
3 4 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (10.53%) Web Development
4 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.89%) Machine Learning
4 3 (7.89%) MVC
4 3 (7.89%) Prototyping
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Signal Processing
4 3 (7.89%) TDD
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) MVVM
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) BDD
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.63%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) C
2 20 (52.63%) Embedded C
3 11 (28.95%) C#
4 10 (26.32%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) C++
6 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.53%) Java
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.89%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) XAML
9 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Postgraduate
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Grafana
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Atmel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat