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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 32 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.44% 1.74% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 1.85% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 12
Median daily rate £290 £403 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.95% +17.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £268 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £431 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £51.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £44.25 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £58.25 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +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
560 649 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.73% 94.06% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 399 438
Median daily rate £338 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 51
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
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 7 December 2016.

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
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 7 December 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 +23 20 £290 -27.95% 29
Peterborough +1 2 - - 2
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 46 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) C
3 21 (43.75%) Embedded C
4 18 (37.50%) Linux
5 14 (29.17%) C#
6 12 (25.00%) Python
7 11 (22.92%) C++
8 9 (18.75%) Wireless
9 8 (16.67%) .NET
9 8 (16.67%) Unix
10 7 (14.58%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) SDLC
11 6 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
12 5 (10.42%) Algorithms
12 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
12 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
12 5 (10.42%) Windows
12 5 (10.42%) Oracle
12 5 (10.42%) Bluetooth
12 5 (10.42%) Java
12 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
13 4 (8.33%) SQL
13 4 (8.33%) MySQL
13 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
13 4 (8.33%) MVC
13 4 (8.33%) Electronics
13 4 (8.33%) ZigBee
13 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
13 4 (8.33%) Embedded Linux

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 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Wireless
2 5 (10.42%) Bluetooth
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (8.33%) ZigBee
4 3 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) LTE
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.33%) Big Data
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.08%) CMake
3 1 (2.08%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) GCC
3 1 (2.08%) GDB
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.33%) Electronics
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Avionics
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (6.25%) Node.js
2 3 (6.25%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) LINQ
3 2 (4.17%) OSGi
3 2 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) STL
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.42%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Biology
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Home Automation
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (6.25%) VxWorks
6 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) ThreadX
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.50%) SDLC
3 4 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (8.33%) Machine Learning
3 4 (8.33%) MVC
3 4 (8.33%) Signal Processing
3 4 (8.33%) Web Development
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.25%) Prototyping
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 2 (4.17%) MVVM
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Migration
6 1 (2.08%) RDF
6 1 (2.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) C
2 21 (43.75%) Embedded C
3 14 (29.17%) C#
4 12 (25.00%) Python
5 11 (22.92%) C++
6 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.42%) Java
6 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) XAML
9 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) XPath
9 1 (2.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Postgraduate
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) KVM
2 1 (2.08%) LXC
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Grafana
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Atmel
3 1 (2.08%) Brocade
3 1 (2.08%) CA
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.08%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.08%) Vyatta