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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 28 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.66% 1.80% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 1.85% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate £361 £330 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.46% -20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £246 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
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
579 701 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.34% 96.96% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 396 238
Average daily rate £400 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.88 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.22% -16.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 27 £361 +9.46% 36
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (42.11%) C
3 15 (39.47%) Python
4 14 (36.84%) C++
5 13 (34.21%) C#
6 12 (31.58%) .NET
6 12 (31.58%) WPF
7 11 (28.95%) Embedded C
7 11 (28.95%) Linux
8 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
8 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
9 7 (18.42%) Mathematics
9 7 (18.42%) LINQ
9 7 (18.42%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (18.42%) Signal Processing
9 7 (18.42%) Machine Learning
9 7 (18.42%) Algorithms
10 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.79%) CAD
10 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 6 (15.79%) Java
10 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Change Control
11 5 (13.16%) WinForms
12 4 (10.53%) Scrum
12 4 (10.53%) Content Management
12 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (10.53%) CMS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 2 (5.26%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.63%) 3G
3 1 (2.63%) 802.15
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.89%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) LabVIEW
4 2 (5.26%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.63%) Electronics
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
1 12 (31.58%) WPF
2 7 (18.42%) LINQ
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.16%) WinForms
5 4 (10.53%) WCF
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.89%) HTML
7 2 (5.26%) Spring
8 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
8 1 (2.63%) Ajax
8 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.63%) J2EE
8 1 (2.63%) JSON
8 1 (2.63%) NumPy
8 1 (2.63%) Qt
8 1 (2.63%) REST
8 1 (2.63%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Algorithms
1 7 (18.42%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.53%) SCADA
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Physics
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) AIX
3 2 (5.26%) HPUX
3 2 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.42%) Digital Signal Processing
2 7 (18.42%) Machine Learning
2 7 (18.42%) Signal Processing
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) CAD
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
4 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Content Management
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (5.26%) Data Security
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) MVC
6 2 (5.26%) Test Management
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.63%) High Availability
7 1 (2.63%) MVVM
7 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C
2 15 (39.47%) Python
3 14 (36.84%) C++
4 13 (34.21%) C#
5 11 (28.95%) Embedded C
6 8 (21.05%) MATLAB
7 6 (15.79%) Java
8 4 (10.53%) Perl
9 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
9 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
10 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.63%) SQL
11 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
1 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) HP
1 2 (5.26%) Perforce
1 2 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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