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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 26 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 25 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.89% 6.72% 16.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 8.83% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 17
Average daily rate
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£369 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.53% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £438 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 36
Average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
297 283 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.00% 76.08% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 123 129
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £32.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 31 (53.45%) Linux
2 29 (50.00%) C
3 26 (44.83%) Python
4 21 (36.21%) C++
5 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
5 18 (31.03%) Embedded C
6 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
7 13 (22.41%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
8 11 (18.97%) Scrum
8 11 (18.97%) HTTP
9 10 (17.24%) XML
9 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (15.52%) Ubuntu
10 9 (15.52%) JSON
10 9 (15.52%) Load Balancing
10 9 (15.52%) Java
10 9 (15.52%) Windows
10 9 (15.52%) Device Driver
10 9 (15.52%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (15.52%) Twisted
10 9 (15.52%) Docker
10 9 (15.52%) DevOps
11 8 (13.79%) UML
12 7 (12.07%) Degree
12 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.07%) Embedded C++
13 6 (10.34%) OO
13 6 (10.34%) Web Services

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.90%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.97%) HTTP
3 4 (6.90%) RTP
3 4 (6.90%) ZigBee
4 3 (5.17%) Broadband
4 3 (5.17%) 802.15
5 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.45%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.72%) DLNA
6 1 (1.72%) RTSP
6 1 (1.72%) GPRS
6 1 (1.72%) GSM
6 1 (1.72%) Internet
6 1 (1.72%) SSL
6 1 (1.72%) 3G
6 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) Triplestore
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) Maven
4 4 (6.90%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) Subversion
4 4 (6.90%) LabVIEW
5 3 (5.17%) GoogleTest
6 1 (1.72%) NUnit
6 1 (1.72%) MSTest
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) JUnit
General
1 2 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Software Engineer
2 20 (34.48%) Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Software Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Python Software Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Python Developer
5 8 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Principle Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Programmer
7 4 (6.90%) Software Programmer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (5.17%) C Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Python Programmer
10 1 (1.72%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) XML
2 9 (15.52%) JSON
2 9 (15.52%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (15.52%) Twisted
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
4 5 (8.62%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) STL
5 4 (6.90%) jQuery
5 4 (6.90%) Dojo
5 4 (6.90%) GStreamer
6 3 (5.17%) Qt
6 3 (5.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.17%) HTML
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) Swing
7 2 (3.45%) J2SE
7 2 (3.45%) RESTful
7 2 (3.45%) WinForms
8 1 (1.72%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Device Driver
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) IPTV
2 5 (8.62%) MPEG
3 4 (6.90%) Streaming Video
3 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.17%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.17%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.72%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) Statistics
5 1 (1.72%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.72%) Firmware
5 1 (1.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Linux
2 13 (22.41%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Ubuntu
3 9 (15.52%) Windows
4 5 (8.62%) UNIX
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) Scrum
3 9 (15.52%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 8 (13.79%) UML
5 6 (10.34%) OO
5 6 (10.34%) TDD
6 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) BDD
7 3 (5.17%) User Stories
7 3 (5.17%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.17%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Kanban
7 3 (5.17%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
8 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C
2 26 (44.83%) Python
3 21 (36.21%) C++
4 18 (31.03%) Embedded C
5 9 (15.52%) Java
6 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.07%) Embedded C++
7 5 (8.62%) C#
8 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.72%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.72%) Perl
9 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SNOMED CT
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Perforce
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.90%) JBoss
2 3 (5.17%) Google
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.72%) CA
4 1 (1.72%) Sun
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