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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.30% 9.73% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.76% 13.14% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 8
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£390 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
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 £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
251 274 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 71.92% 74.05% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 159 103
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 19 (45.24%) C
2 15 (35.71%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) C++
3 11 (26.19%) Linux
3 11 (26.19%) Python
4 9 (21.43%) Java
5 8 (19.05%) XML
5 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
6 7 (16.67%) HTML
6 7 (16.67%) OO
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) Electronics
8 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.90%) UNIX
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle
8 5 (11.90%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (11.90%) Games
8 5 (11.90%) Content Management
8 5 (11.90%) Doxygen
8 5 (11.90%) 3D Programming
9 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
9 4 (9.52%) MVC
9 4 (9.52%) WinForms
10 3 (7.14%) Wireless
10 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
10 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
10 3 (7.14%) SQL
10 3 (7.14%) UML
10 3 (7.14%) HTTP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
3 2 (4.76%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.76%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.38%) GPRS
4 1 (2.38%) UMTS
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) 802.15
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) JBehave
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Appium
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.38%) JMeter
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (11.90%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) 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 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Author
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Author
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Python Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) C Developer
6 1 (2.38%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) XML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) WinForms
4 3 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (4.76%) Servlets
5 2 (4.76%) Java EE
5 2 (4.76%) Qt
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.38%) Twisted
6 1 (2.38%) CSS3
6 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) WPF
6 1 (2.38%) Django
6 1 (2.38%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) SGML
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) OO
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Content Management
2 5 (11.90%) 3D Programming
3 4 (9.52%) MVC
4 3 (7.14%) UML
4 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.76%) Signal Processing
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) TDD
6 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
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%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) C
2 15 (35.71%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) C++
3 11 (26.19%) Python
4 9 (21.43%) Java
5 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
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%) Tcl
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Perforce
3 1 (2.38%) Splunk
3 1 (2.38%) Vertica
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