The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 41 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.34% 2.09% 3.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 2.19% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 17
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £36.00 £33.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.75 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +0.95%
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
557 776 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.14% 95.57% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 454 428
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 69 76
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.68% -1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridgeshire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +22 17 £350 -6.66% 25
Huntingdon - 1 - - 1
Peterborough - 1 £400 - 2
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 21 (58.33%) C
3 16 (44.44%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) Embedded C
4 11 (30.56%) .NET
5 9 (25.00%) C++
6 8 (22.22%) WPF
7 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
8 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 6 (16.67%) Python
9 5 (13.89%) Validation
9 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 5 (13.89%) LINQ
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 4 (11.11%) Windows
10 4 (11.11%) Electronics
11 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.33%) TDD
11 3 (8.33%) MVC
11 3 (8.33%) XAML
11 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
11 3 (8.33%) Unix
11 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.33%) MySQL
11 3 (8.33%) Java
11 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
11 3 (8.33%) Computer Science

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) 3G
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.78%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 4 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) WPF
3 5 (13.89%) LINQ
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.56%) J2EE
6 2 (5.56%) WCF
6 2 (5.56%) WinForms
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.78%) CSS
7 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.78%) jQuery
7 1 (2.78%) JSON
7 1 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (2.78%) OpenCL
7 1 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (2.78%) Spring
7 1 (2.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Biology
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.78%) MPEG
4 1 (2.78%) Ontologies
4 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (2.78%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Software Engineering
2 5 (13.89%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) MVC
3 3 (8.33%) MVVM
3 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
3 3 (8.33%) TDD
4 2 (5.56%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (5.56%) CAD
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
4 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
4 2 (5.56%) SDLC
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Web Development
5 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) C
2 16 (44.44%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) Embedded C
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 6 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.33%) XAML
6 2 (5.56%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Atmel
2 1 (2.78%) Lauterbach
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft