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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 23 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.59% 7.01% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 9.91% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £49.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +17.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £41.55 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £57.95 £49.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
386 333 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.05% 70.70% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (40.91%) C#
1 18 (40.91%) C++
2 16 (36.36%) C
3 13 (29.55%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) HTML
5 10 (22.73%) OO
5 10 (22.73%) Linux
5 10 (22.73%) MVC
6 9 (20.45%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 8 (18.18%) Oracle
8 7 (15.91%) .NET
8 7 (15.91%) Windows
8 7 (15.91%) Degree
9 6 (13.64%) Electronics
9 6 (13.64%) SQL
9 6 (13.64%) Embedded C
10 5 (11.36%) Python
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.36%) CSS
10 5 (11.36%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (11.36%) Games
10 5 (11.36%) Content Management
10 5 (11.36%) Doxygen
10 5 (11.36%) 3D Programming
10 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
11 4 (9.09%) QA
11 4 (9.09%) Scrum
11 4 (9.09%) Finance

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.82%) Drupal
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) LDAP
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.27%) LTE
3 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.27%) ATM
3 1 (2.27%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) RavenDB
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Maven
3 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.27%) JBehave
4 1 (2.27%) Appium
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Electronics
2 5 (11.36%) Games
3 4 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Avionics
5 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Software Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Author
3 5 (11.36%) Technical Author
3 5 (11.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) XML
3 7 (15.91%) .NET
4 5 (11.36%) CSS
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.82%) WPF
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
6 2 (4.55%) Django
6 2 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) REST
6 2 (4.55%) Java EE
6 2 (4.55%) Servlets
6 2 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) STL
7 1 (2.27%) XSLT
7 1 (2.27%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Life Science
3 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.55%) Biology
3 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) VHDL
4 1 (2.27%) Verilog
4 1 (2.27%) Streaming Music
4 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.82%) Windows CE
3 3 (6.82%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) OO
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (11.36%) Content Management
3 5 (11.36%) 3D Programming
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Validation
5 2 (4.55%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.55%) Web Development
5 2 (4.55%) Use Case
5 2 (4.55%) Data Security
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Kanban
6 1 (2.27%) TDD
6 1 (2.27%) Open Source
6 1 (2.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) C#
1 18 (40.91%) C++
2 16 (36.36%) C
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Embedded C
6 5 (11.36%) Python
7 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++
8 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.55%) VBScript
9 2 (4.55%) VBA
10 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.27%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
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