The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 38 40 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 20 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.40% 3.26% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 3.45% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £292 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £308 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Software Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
701 579 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 91.75% 94.30% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 254 330
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 68 114
Average hourly rate £16.72 £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +6 20 £350 +16.66% 57
Peterborough 0 4 £375 - 4
Chatteris - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 42 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 30 (52.63%) Python
3 24 (42.11%) C
4 23 (40.35%) Linux
5 16 (28.07%) C++
5 16 (28.07%) Embedded C
6 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (22.81%) Windows
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) ZigBee
9 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
9 10 (17.54%) UNIX
10 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
11 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
12 7 (12.28%) Embedded C++
12 7 (12.28%) UML
12 7 (12.28%) Java
12 7 (12.28%) .NET
13 6 (10.53%) XML
13 6 (10.53%) HTTP
13 6 (10.53%) Ubuntu
14 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
14 5 (8.77%) JSON
14 5 (8.77%) LabVIEW
14 5 (8.77%) Device Driver
14 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
14 5 (8.77%) 802.15
14 5 (8.77%) Tcl
14 5 (8.77%) C#

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.26%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) ZigBee
1 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.53%) HTTP
3 5 (8.77%) 802.15
4 4 (7.02%) 3G
5 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.51%) 2G
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) Bluetooth
6 2 (3.51%) GPRS
7 1 (1.75%) SNMP
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.02%) Big Data
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 3 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) SSDT
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) LabVIEW
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) NUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) MSTest
General
1 3 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) JSON
3 5 (8.77%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (8.77%) Twisted
4 3 (5.26%) Django
5 2 (3.51%) Qt
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) Dojo
6 1 (1.75%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) WPF
6 1 (1.75%) LINQ
6 1 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) WinForms
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) Swing
6 1 (1.75%) XSLT
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 3 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) GIS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Linux
2 13 (22.81%) Windows
3 10 (17.54%) UNIX
4 6 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 4 (7.02%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) HPUX
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 7 (12.28%) UML
5 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.77%) DevOps
6 4 (7.02%) User Stories
6 4 (7.02%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Test Management
7 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Big Data Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) MapReduce
7 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.51%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Python
2 24 (42.11%) C
3 16 (28.07%) C++
3 16 (28.07%) Embedded C
4 7 (12.28%) Embedded C++
4 7 (12.28%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) Tcl
5 5 (8.77%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.26%) SQL
6 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.51%) Korn
8 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) Vertica
3 3 (5.26%) Infobright
4 1 (1.75%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.75%) Progress
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