The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Engineering
Rank 12 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 36 27 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.89% 7.05% 15.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.48% 12.16% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 36
Average daily rate £323 £303 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -9.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 16
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 222 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.35% 57.96% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 98 155
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 33 (41.77%) C
2 25 (31.65%) C#
2 25 (31.65%) Linux
3 22 (27.85%) Python
4 19 (24.05%) C++
5 17 (21.52%) Embedded C
6 12 (15.19%) Java
7 11 (13.92%) Assembly Language
7 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
7 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (13.92%) Degree
8 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
9 9 (11.39%) MPEG
9 9 (11.39%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (10.13%) IPTV
10 8 (10.13%) TDD
10 8 (10.13%) Scrum
10 8 (10.13%) Subversion
10 8 (10.13%) SQL
10 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
11 7 (8.86%) .NET
11 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.86%) Windows
12 6 (7.59%) OO
12 6 (7.59%) OOD
12 6 (7.59%) Electronics
12 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
12 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
12 6 (7.59%) Android

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.53%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) RTP
3 4 (5.06%) Broadband
4 3 (3.80%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) RTSP
4 3 (3.80%) DLNA
5 2 (2.53%) Wireless
5 2 (2.53%) Intranet
5 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.53%) SNMP
5 2 (2.53%) IPv6
6 1 (1.27%) SAN
6 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Subversion
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.06%) PhoneGap
3 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) MSTest
4 2 (2.53%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.59%) Electronics
2 3 (3.80%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Software Engineer
2 24 (30.38%) Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Programmer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.53%) C++ Programmer
9 2 (2.53%) Author
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Author
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Software Programmer
10 1 (1.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.27%) C# Software Developer
10 1 (1.27%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
1 7 (8.86%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) GStreamer
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.06%) Qt
3 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.06%) HTML5
3 4 (5.06%) CSS
3 4 (5.06%) STL
4 3 (3.80%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) OpenGL
4 3 (3.80%) Middleware
4 3 (3.80%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (2.53%) CGI
5 2 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (2.53%) CherryPy
5 2 (2.53%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.27%) JSON
6 1 (1.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) MPEG
2 8 (10.13%) IPTV
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (6.33%) Streaming Video
5 4 (5.06%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.80%) Interactive TV
6 3 (3.80%) DTV
6 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.53%) Open Source
7 2 (2.53%) Physics
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.53%) Robotics
8 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 6 (7.59%) Android
5 4 (5.06%) UNIX
5 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.80%) Solaris
6 3 (3.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.13%) TDD
2 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
2 8 (10.13%) Scrum
3 6 (7.59%) OO
3 6 (7.59%) OOD
3 6 (7.59%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (6.33%) MVC
5 4 (5.06%) UML
5 4 (5.06%) OOP
6 3 (3.80%) ITIL
6 3 (3.80%) DRM
6 3 (3.80%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.80%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.53%) Signal Processing
7 2 (2.53%) Analytics
7 2 (2.53%) Android Development
7 2 (2.53%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) C
2 25 (31.65%) C#
3 22 (27.85%) Python
4 19 (24.05%) C++
5 17 (21.52%) Embedded C
6 12 (15.19%) Java
7 11 (13.92%) Assembly Language
8 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
9 8 (10.13%) SQL
10 5 (6.33%) Perl
11 4 (5.06%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.80%) VBA
12 3 (3.80%) PHP5
12 3 (3.80%) PHP
12 3 (3.80%) VBScript
12 3 (3.80%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.53%) Tcl
13 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle
1 5 (6.33%) Perforce
2 4 (5.06%) Cognos
3 3 (3.80%) Sun
3 3 (3.80%) CA
4 2 (2.53%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.53%) Motorola
4 2 (2.53%) Intel
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe
4 2 (2.53%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) Zend
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau
5 1 (1.27%) Vertica
5 1 (1.27%) Sybase
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