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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 11 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.84% 6.93% 12.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.78% 8.82% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 12
Average daily rate £335 £340 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £255 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £413 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +4.72%
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
313 238 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.82% 78.55% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 147 101
Average daily rate £400 £380 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £209 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 14 February 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (40.98%) C
2 24 (39.34%) Python
3 20 (32.79%) C++
4 17 (27.87%) C#
4 17 (27.87%) .NET
5 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.59%) WPF
6 14 (22.95%) Linux
6 14 (22.95%) Embedded C
7 12 (19.67%) Java
7 12 (19.67%) Perl
8 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
8 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
8 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
9 10 (16.39%) Scrum
9 10 (16.39%) Degree
9 10 (16.39%) Mathematics
9 10 (16.39%) HTML
9 10 (16.39%) CSS
10 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
11 8 (13.11%) MATLAB
11 8 (13.11%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
11 8 (13.11%) LINQ
12 7 (11.48%) WinForms
12 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Algorithms
12 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
12 7 (11.48%) Digital Signal Processing
12 7 (11.48%) Signal Processing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (6.56%) CMS
2 3 (4.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (9.84%) Bluetooth
2 6 (9.84%) Internet
3 5 (8.20%) 802.15
3 5 (8.20%) HTTP
3 5 (8.20%) SSL
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.20%) X.509
3 5 (8.20%) ZigBee
4 4 (6.56%) Wireless
5 3 (4.92%) LDAP
6 1 (1.64%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.92%) Gerrit
4 3 (4.92%) IntelliJ
4 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.28%) Hudson
6 1 (1.64%) Lombardi
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Software Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) C Software Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Embedded C Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Audio DSP Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Audio Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Audio Software Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) DSP Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) DSP Software Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Programmer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) WPF
3 10 (16.39%) CSS
3 10 (16.39%) HTML
4 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.11%) LINQ
5 7 (11.48%) WinForms
6 6 (9.84%) WCF
7 5 (8.20%) 802.1X
7 5 (8.20%) Ajax
7 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.20%) JSON
7 5 (8.20%) REST
8 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.92%) Spring
10 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.28%) Django
10 2 (3.28%) jQuery
10 2 (3.28%) RESTful
10 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.39%) Mathematics
3 7 (11.48%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.20%) Biology
5 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.56%) Internet of Things
5 4 (6.56%) SCADA
5 4 (6.56%) Smart Meter
5 4 (6.56%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.92%) Life Science
6 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) Robotics
7 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) AIX
3 2 (3.28%) HPUX
3 2 (3.28%) Solaris
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) Scrum
3 7 (11.48%) Digital Signal Processing
3 7 (11.48%) Machine Learning
3 7 (11.48%) Signal Processing
3 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
4 6 (9.84%) CAD
4 6 (9.84%) Change Control
4 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Bioinformatics
5 5 (8.20%) High Availability
5 5 (8.20%) MVC
6 4 (6.56%) Content Management
6 4 (6.56%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (6.56%) Parallel Computing
6 4 (6.56%) Validation
7 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.92%) Data Security
7 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) C
2 24 (39.34%) Python
3 20 (32.79%) C++
4 17 (27.87%) C#
5 14 (22.95%) Embedded C
6 12 (19.67%) Java
6 12 (19.67%) Perl
7 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
8 8 (13.11%) MATLAB
9 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.28%) SQL
10 2 (3.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) Postgraduate
3 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Firmware
1 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) WorldPay
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Perforce
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
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