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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 20 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.07% 6.79% 10.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.38% 9.74% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 13
Average daily rate
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£369 £310 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 27
Average hourly rate £49.75 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £32.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.95 £49.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
318 267 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.09% 69.71% 58.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 121 122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £31.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (53.13%) C
2 27 (42.19%) Linux
3 23 (35.94%) Python
4 20 (31.25%) C++
5 18 (28.13%) Embedded C
6 15 (23.44%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (20.31%) C#
8 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
9 10 (15.63%) MPEG
9 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 10 (15.63%) Degree
9 10 (15.63%) Scrum
9 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.06%) IPTV
10 9 (14.06%) Java
11 8 (12.50%) Windows
11 8 (12.50%) .NET
11 8 (12.50%) TDD
11 8 (12.50%) Device Driver
12 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.94%) HTTP
12 7 (10.94%) OO
13 6 (9.38%) Web Services
13 6 (9.38%) XML
13 6 (9.38%) Embedded C++
13 6 (9.38%) Assembly Language
13 6 (9.38%) RTP
13 6 (9.38%) Perforce

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.94%) HTTP
3 6 (9.38%) RTP
4 5 (7.81%) Broadband
5 3 (4.69%) RTSP
5 3 (4.69%) DLNA
6 2 (3.13%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.56%) GPRS
7 1 (1.56%) GSM
7 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.56%) Wireless
7 1 (1.56%) Internet
7 1 (1.56%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.69%) Big Data
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Triplestore
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.38%) Subversion
4 5 (7.81%) Maven
5 4 (6.25%) LabVIEW
5 4 (6.25%) Selenium
6 3 (4.69%) NUnit
6 3 (4.69%) MSTest
6 3 (4.69%) GoogleTest
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) JUnit
8 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.81%) Electronics
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (82.81%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 17 (26.56%) Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 8 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Python Software Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Principle Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Programmer
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) C Developer
10 1 (1.56%) C Software Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Java Architect
10 1 (1.56%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) Web Services
2 6 (9.38%) XML
2 6 (9.38%) GStreamer
3 5 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (7.81%) Twisted
3 5 (7.81%) JSON
4 4 (6.25%) Dojo
4 4 (6.25%) Middleware
4 4 (6.25%) HTML
4 4 (6.25%) STL
4 4 (6.25%) jQuery
5 3 (4.69%) Qt
5 3 (4.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.69%) CSS
5 3 (4.69%) WinForms
6 2 (3.13%) NHibernate
6 2 (3.13%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) MPEG
2 9 (14.06%) IPTV
3 8 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
5 6 (9.38%) Streaming Video
6 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (4.69%) Interactive TV
7 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.69%) DTV
7 3 (4.69%) GIS
8 2 (3.13%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.56%) Statistics
9 1 (1.56%) Ontologies
9 1 (1.56%) Firmware
9 1 (1.56%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.56%) Open Source
9 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (7.81%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.25%) Android
6 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.13%) UNIX
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Scrum
1 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.50%) TDD
3 7 (10.94%) OO
4 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.81%) UML
4 5 (7.81%) DevOps
5 4 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) MVC
5 4 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Validation
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.69%) DRM
6 3 (4.69%) Web Application Development
6 3 (4.69%) Android Development
6 3 (4.69%) Kanban
6 3 (4.69%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (4.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) C
2 23 (35.94%) Python
3 20 (31.25%) C++
4 18 (28.13%) Embedded C
5 13 (20.31%) C#
6 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 9 (14.06%) Java
8 6 (9.38%) Embedded C++
8 6 (9.38%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.13%) SQL
9 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.56%) Perl
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
10 1 (1.56%) PHP5
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Perforce
2 4 (6.25%) JBoss
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) CA
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.56%) Motorola
5 1 (1.56%) Zend
5 1 (1.56%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) Intel
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