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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 10 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.18% 4.34% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 5.40% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 14
Median daily rate £375 £378 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £331 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £433 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £49.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
250 389 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.97% 80.37% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 250 190
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 28
Median hourly rate £28.00 £47.50 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +49.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £65.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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
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 September 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 28 (65.12%) C
2 15 (34.88%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) Embedded C
3 14 (32.56%) Python
3 14 (32.56%) C++
4 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (25.58%) .NET
6 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Linux
7 8 (18.60%) Perl
7 8 (18.60%) HTML
7 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.60%) REST
8 7 (16.28%) DevOps
8 7 (16.28%) Internet of Things
8 7 (16.28%) CSS
8 7 (16.28%) SSL
8 7 (16.28%) Internet
8 7 (16.28%) X.509
8 7 (16.28%) JSON
9 6 (13.95%) Degree
9 6 (13.95%) TDD
9 6 (13.95%) Bluetooth
10 5 (11.63%) Unix
10 5 (11.63%) Oracle
10 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.30%) MVVM
11 4 (9.30%) WPF

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 1 (2.33%) CMS
1 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (16.28%) Internet
2 7 (16.28%) SSL
2 7 (16.28%) X.509
3 6 (13.95%) Bluetooth
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) 3G
5 1 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) Big Data
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Bower
2 1 (2.33%) GCC
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) gulp
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Software Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Python Software Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Principal Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Development Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
2 8 (18.60%) HTML
2 8 (18.60%) REST
3 7 (16.28%) CSS
3 7 (16.28%) JSON
4 4 (9.30%) WPF
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.65%) LINQ
6 2 (4.65%) WCF
7 1 (2.33%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.33%) RequireJS
7 1 (2.33%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.33%) STL
7 1 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Internet of Things
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) Algorithms
3 4 (9.30%) Biology
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.33%) Home Automation
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) MPEG
4 1 (2.33%) SCADA
4 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.33%) STB
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) DevOps
3 6 (13.95%) TDD
4 4 (9.30%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (9.30%) MVC
4 4 (9.30%) MVVM
5 3 (6.98%) Prototyping
5 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
5 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Validation
5 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) SDLC
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Scrum
7 1 (2.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) C
2 15 (34.88%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) Embedded C
3 14 (32.56%) C++
3 14 (32.56%) Python
4 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.60%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) SQL
6 3 (6.98%) XAML
7 2 (4.65%) Java
8 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Atmel
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) Apple
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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