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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 30 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.00% 6.38% 11.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 8.66% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 12
Average daily rate
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£363 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.31% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 29
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.56
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.23%
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
330 277 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.00% 73.67% 63.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 127 126
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 74
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 34 (53.97%) C
2 30 (47.62%) Linux
3 25 (39.68%) Python
4 22 (34.92%) C++
5 18 (28.57%) Embedded C
6 15 (23.81%) Embedded Linux
6 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
8 11 (17.46%) Scrum
9 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (15.87%) MPEG
9 10 (15.87%) C#
9 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
10 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 9 (14.29%) Windows
10 9 (14.29%) Device Driver
10 9 (14.29%) IPTV
10 9 (14.29%) Degree
11 8 (12.70%) TDD
11 8 (12.70%) HTTP
11 8 (12.70%) Java
12 7 (11.11%) XML
12 7 (11.11%) .NET
12 7 (11.11%) Embedded C++
12 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 6 (9.52%) JSON
13 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
13 6 (9.52%) Ubuntu
13 6 (9.52%) Perforce

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (6.35%) Apache
1 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 8 (12.70%) HTTP
3 6 (9.52%) RTP
4 5 (7.94%) Broadband
5 3 (4.76%) DLNA
5 3 (4.76%) ZigBee
5 3 (4.76%) RTSP
6 2 (3.17%) 802.15
6 2 (3.17%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.59%) GPRS
7 1 (1.59%) GSM
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.76%) Big Data
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Triplestore
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (7.94%) Maven
5 4 (6.35%) LabVIEW
5 4 (6.35%) Selenium
6 3 (4.76%) GoogleTest
6 3 (4.76%) MSTest
6 3 (4.76%) NUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) JUnit
7 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.94%) Electronics
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (84.13%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Developer
3 17 (26.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Python Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Principle Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Programmer
9 3 (4.76%) Software Programmer
9 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C++ Programmer
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded C Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) C Developer
10 2 (3.17%) C Software Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) JSON
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
2 6 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (9.52%) Twisted
2 6 (9.52%) GStreamer
3 4 (6.35%) Dojo
3 4 (6.35%) jQuery
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 4 (6.35%) STL
4 3 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) Qt
4 3 (4.76%) WinForms
5 2 (3.17%) NHibernate
5 2 (3.17%) RESTful
5 2 (3.17%) Swing
5 2 (3.17%) J2SE
5 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) MPEG
2 9 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 9 (14.29%) IPTV
3 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.52%) Streaming Video
5 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.76%) GIS
6 3 (4.76%) DTV
6 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.76%) Interactive TV
7 2 (3.17%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.59%) Open Source
8 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.59%) Firmware
8 1 (1.59%) Statistics
8 1 (1.59%) Ontologies
8 1 (1.59%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (47.62%) Linux
2 15 (23.81%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (14.29%) Windows
4 6 (9.52%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.76%) UNIX
6 2 (3.17%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Scrum
2 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.70%) TDD
4 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.52%) UML
4 6 (9.52%) OO
4 6 (9.52%) DevOps
5 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
5 4 (6.35%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (4.76%) BDD
6 3 (4.76%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (4.76%) MVC
6 3 (4.76%) Validation
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) DRM
6 3 (4.76%) Kanban
6 3 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) C
2 25 (39.68%) Python
3 22 (34.92%) C++
4 18 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 10 (15.87%) C#
6 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.70%) Java
8 7 (11.11%) Embedded C++
9 5 (7.94%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.17%) SQL
10 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.59%) Perl
11 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.59%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Perforce
2 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) CA
3 3 (4.76%) Google
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) Sun
5 1 (1.59%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.59%) Motorola
5 1 (1.59%) Intel
5 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
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