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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 24 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.95% 10.47% 8.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 13.92% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 7
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£408 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £37.50 £39.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £40.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
273 273 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.78% 75.21% 61.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 165 109
Average daily rate £370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £21.70 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (50.00%) C
2 18 (42.86%) C++
3 15 (35.71%) C#
4 11 (26.19%) Linux
5 9 (21.43%) OO
6 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) Java
6 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
7 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) XML
7 7 (16.67%) Python
8 6 (14.29%) Electronics
9 5 (11.90%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (11.90%) Games
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle
9 5 (11.90%) Content Management
9 5 (11.90%) Doxygen
9 5 (11.90%) 3D Programming
10 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
10 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
10 4 (9.52%) WinForms
10 4 (9.52%) Windows
10 4 (9.52%) MVC
10 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
11 3 (7.14%) Wireless
11 3 (7.14%) Bluetooth
11 3 (7.14%) .NET
11 3 (7.14%) UNIX
11 3 (7.14%) SQL Server

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) Bluetooth
2 3 (7.14%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) 802.15
4 1 (2.38%) GPRS
4 1 (2.38%) UMTS
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.38%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.38%) JMeter
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Appium
2 1 (2.38%) JBehave
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (11.90%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Author
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Author
5 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Business Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
1 7 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) WinForms
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) Java EE
4 2 (4.76%) Servlets
5 1 (2.38%) SGML
5 1 (2.38%) STL
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) WPF
5 1 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) Qt
5 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) VHDL
4 1 (2.38%) Verilog
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) OO
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Content Management
3 5 (11.90%) 3D Programming
4 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
4 4 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (4.76%) Signal Processing
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) UML
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.38%) OOD
6 1 (2.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) C
2 18 (42.86%) C++
3 15 (35.71%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Java
4 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
5 7 (16.67%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) VBScript
7 2 (4.76%) VBA
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.38%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Perforce
3 1 (2.38%) Splunk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago