The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 20 7 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.23% 12.88% 7.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 19.54% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
Software Engineering
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
233 174 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.59% 65.91% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 91 136
Average daily rate £375 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £14.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.85 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 25 (54.35%) Python
2 19 (41.30%) Linux
3 17 (36.96%) C
4 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 12 (26.09%) Embedded C
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) C++
6 9 (19.57%) C#
6 9 (19.57%) UNIX
7 8 (17.39%) HTTP
7 8 (17.39%) UML
7 8 (17.39%) Ubuntu
8 7 (15.22%) JSON
8 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
8 7 (15.22%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (15.22%) Twisted
8 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.22%) Docker
8 7 (15.22%) XML
8 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (13.04%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) Java
9 6 (13.04%) DevOps
9 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
9 6 (13.04%) ZigBee
10 5 (10.87%) .NET
10 5 (10.87%) 802.15
11 4 (8.70%) MVC
11 4 (8.70%) Windows
12 3 (6.52%) Apache Hive

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (6.52%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.39%) HTTP
3 6 (13.04%) ZigBee
4 5 (10.87%) 802.15
5 3 (6.52%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) SNMP
6 1 (2.17%) GPRS
6 1 (2.17%) UMTS
6 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
1 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Software Engineer
2 19 (41.30%) Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Python Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Python Programmer
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Programmer
8 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) DSP Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Data Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) JSON
1 7 (15.22%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (15.22%) Twisted
1 7 (15.22%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) WPF
3 3 (6.52%) Django
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) WinForms
4 2 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) Qt
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
1 3 (6.52%) Visualisation
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) UNIX
3 8 (17.39%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) UML
3 6 (13.04%) Scrum
3 6 (13.04%) DevOps
3 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.70%) MVC
5 3 (6.52%) User Stories
5 3 (6.52%) Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) MapReduce
5 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Cyber Security
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.35%) MVVM
7 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.17%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.17%) Web Application Development
7 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Python
2 17 (36.96%) C
3 12 (26.09%) Embedded C
4 10 (21.74%) C++
5 9 (19.57%) C#
6 6 (13.04%) Java
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.52%) SQL
8 2 (4.35%) Tcl
8 2 (4.35%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Vertica
1 3 (6.52%) Infobright
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Splunk
2 1 (2.17%) Perforce
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