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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 30 40 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.19% 4.76% 8.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 5.99% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 19
Median daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £297 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £38.20 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
295 367 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.40% 79.44% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 271 203
Median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.77 £20.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 23 (44.23%) .NET
2 22 (42.31%) C#
3 19 (36.54%) C
3 19 (36.54%) WPF
4 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
4 15 (28.85%) Embedded C
5 13 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (23.08%) Python
7 10 (19.23%) WinForms
7 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
7 10 (19.23%) C++
8 9 (17.31%) WCF
9 8 (15.38%) LINQ
9 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (15.38%) Prototyping
10 7 (13.46%) Change Control
10 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
10 7 (13.46%) Linux
11 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
11 6 (11.54%) Finance
11 6 (11.54%) Legal
11 6 (11.54%) GxP
11 6 (11.54%) QMS
11 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.54%) Degree
11 6 (11.54%) SaaS
11 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
11 6 (11.54%) IaaS

Software Engineering
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 4 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
2 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
1 6 (11.54%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Wireless
2 3 (5.77%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.85%) 802.15
3 2 (3.85%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) X.509
3 2 (3.85%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.92%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Hudson
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
1 6 (11.54%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Software Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Technologist
5 6 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Audio DSP Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Audio Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Audio Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) DSP Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) DSP Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (44.23%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) WPF
3 13 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (19.23%) WinForms
5 9 (17.31%) WCF
6 8 (15.38%) LINQ
7 5 (9.62%) HTML
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.69%) CSS
9 3 (5.77%) REST
9 3 (5.77%) Silverlight
10 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
10 2 (3.85%) Ajax
10 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.85%) CSS3
10 2 (3.85%) Django
10 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.85%) HTML5
10 2 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.77%) SCADA
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.85%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) MPEG
5 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.92%) STB
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
2 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (15.38%) Prototyping
3 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.46%) Change Control
3 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
4 6 (11.54%) QMS
4 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.62%) Digital Signal Processing
5 5 (9.62%) Machine Learning
5 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
6 4 (7.69%) CAD
6 4 (7.69%) MVVM
7 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) MVC
7 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 3 (5.77%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) UML
7 3 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) C
3 15 (28.85%) Embedded C
4 12 (23.08%) Python
5 10 (19.23%) C++
6 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
7 5 (9.62%) XAML
8 3 (5.77%) Java
8 3 (5.77%) Perl
8 3 (5.77%) SQL
9 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) Ruby
10 1 (1.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) GxP
2 3 (5.77%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (1.92%) Adobe
1 1 (1.92%) Apple
1 1 (1.92%) Atmel
1 1 (1.92%) Citrix
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
1 1 (1.92%) VMware