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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.38% 11.46% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 15.94% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 12
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£350 £336 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +11.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
233 207 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.73% 71.88% 62.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 113 123
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 27
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 22 (47.83%) Python
2 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) C
3 12 (26.09%) C#
4 11 (23.91%) Embedded C
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) UNIX
6 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 7 (15.22%) HTTP
7 7 (15.22%) C++
7 7 (15.22%) .NET
7 7 (15.22%) Ubuntu
8 6 (13.04%) JSON
8 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (13.04%) Twisted
8 6 (13.04%) XML
8 6 (13.04%) UML
8 6 (13.04%) MVC
8 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 6 (13.04%) Docker
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Scrum
9 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
9 5 (10.87%) ZigBee
10 4 (8.70%) WinForms
10 4 (8.70%) Degree
10 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
10 4 (8.70%) 802.15

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.22%) HTTP
3 5 (10.87%) ZigBee
4 4 (8.70%) 802.15
5 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless
5 2 (4.35%) Bluetooth
6 1 (2.17%) GPRS
6 1 (2.17%) UMTS
6 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.17%) SNMP
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Software Engineer
2 20 (43.48%) Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Python Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Programmer
6 3 (6.52%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Python Programmer
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) JSON
2 6 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (13.04%) Twisted
2 6 (13.04%) XML
3 4 (8.70%) WinForms
4 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) WPF
4 3 (6.52%) Django
5 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (4.35%) jQuery
5 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.35%) Qt
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
2 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) UNIX
3 7 (15.22%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.35%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) UML
2 6 (13.04%) MVC
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps
3 5 (10.87%) Scrum
3 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.52%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) Analytics
5 3 (6.52%) MapReduce
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) MVVM
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.35%) OO
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) OOP
7 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Python
2 15 (32.61%) C
3 12 (26.09%) C#
4 11 (23.91%) Embedded C
5 7 (15.22%) C++
6 4 (8.70%) Java
6 4 (8.70%) SQL
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.35%) Tcl
8 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) HP
1 3 (6.52%) Vertica
1 3 (6.52%) Infobright
2 1 (2.17%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) Perforce
2 1 (2.17%) Splunk
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