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 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 Engineer
Rank 35 42 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 27 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.74% 3.57% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 3.79% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 10
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£350 £285 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £264 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 36
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
724 713 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.42% 94.19% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 299 295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 119
Average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 22 £356 +29.54% 46
Peterborough +11 4 £350 - 4
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (78.87%) Software Engineering
2 32 (45.07%) C
3 31 (43.66%) Linux
4 29 (40.85%) Python
5 22 (30.99%) C++
6 20 (28.17%) Embedded C
7 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
8 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
9 14 (19.72%) Jenkins
9 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (18.31%) Scrum
10 13 (18.31%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (16.90%) Windows
12 10 (14.08%) XML
12 10 (14.08%) HTTP
13 9 (12.68%) Device Driver
13 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
13 9 (12.68%) .NET
14 8 (11.27%) UML
14 8 (11.27%) Embedded C++
14 8 (11.27%) Ubuntu
14 8 (11.27%) JSON
14 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing
14 8 (11.27%) Docker
14 8 (11.27%) DevOps
14 8 (11.27%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (11.27%) Twisted
15 7 (9.86%) TDD
15 7 (9.86%) LabVIEW

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.63%) Apache
1 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
2 10 (14.08%) HTTP
3 7 (9.86%) ZigBee
4 4 (5.63%) RTP
5 3 (4.23%) Bluetooth
5 3 (4.23%) Broadband
5 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.23%) 3G
5 3 (4.23%) 802.15
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
6 2 (2.82%) GPRS
6 2 (2.82%) 2G
7 1 (1.41%) DLNA
7 1 (1.41%) 2.5G
7 1 (1.41%) RTSP
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.23%) Big Data
2 3 (4.23%) SSDT
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.72%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.86%) LabVIEW
4 5 (7.04%) Selenium
5 4 (5.63%) Subversion
5 4 (5.63%) Maven
6 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.23%) GoogleTest
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.41%) MSTest
8 1 (1.41%) JIRA
8 1 (1.41%) NUnit
8 1 (1.41%) JUnit
8 1 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.86%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) XML
2 9 (12.68%) .NET
3 8 (11.27%) JSON
3 8 (11.27%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (11.27%) Twisted
4 6 (8.45%) Web Services
5 4 (5.63%) STL
5 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.63%) Dojo
5 4 (5.63%) jQuery
5 4 (5.63%) GStreamer
6 3 (4.23%) Qt
6 3 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.82%) Middleware
7 2 (2.82%) CSS
7 2 (2.82%) HTML
7 2 (2.82%) Swing
7 2 (2.82%) WCF
7 2 (2.82%) LINQ
7 2 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Device Driver
2 6 (8.45%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.04%) IPTV
3 5 (7.04%) MPEG
4 4 (5.63%) Streaming Video
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.23%) GIS
6 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.41%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.41%) Statistics
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
7 1 (1.41%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.41%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.66%) Linux
2 13 (18.31%) Embedded Linux
3 12 (16.90%) Windows
4 8 (11.27%) Ubuntu
5 6 (8.45%) UNIX
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) AIX
7 2 (2.82%) HPUX
7 2 (2.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Software Engineering
2 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.31%) Scrum
4 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
5 8 (11.27%) UML
5 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.27%) DevOps
6 7 (9.86%) TDD
7 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.63%) OO
9 4 (5.63%) User Stories
9 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.23%) BDD
10 3 (4.23%) Release Management
10 3 (4.23%) Kanban
10 3 (4.23%) Cyber Security
10 3 (4.23%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) C
2 29 (40.85%) Python
3 22 (30.99%) C++
4 20 (28.17%) Embedded C
5 8 (11.27%) Embedded C++
6 7 (9.86%) Java
7 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.04%) C#
8 5 (7.04%) SQL
9 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.82%) Tcl
10 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.82%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.41%) Korn
11 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.41%) Perl
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) JBoss
2 4 (5.63%) Perforce
3 3 (4.23%) Google
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Progress
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) CA
5 1 (1.41%) HP
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