The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 34 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.58% 5.06% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 5.39% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 5
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£363 £298 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.84% -4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 29
Average hourly rate £31.25 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
751 686 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.06% 93.84% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 307 345
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 80 139
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
East of England

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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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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 +2 27 £369 +27.15% 40
Peterborough -1 2 £350 - 4
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 60 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 34 (47.22%) C
3 27 (37.50%) Linux
4 23 (31.94%) Python
5 21 (29.17%) C++
6 17 (23.61%) Embedded C
7 15 (20.83%) C#
7 15 (20.83%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
8 14 (19.44%) .NET
9 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 10 (13.89%) Electronics
10 10 (13.89%) MPEG
10 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
10 10 (13.89%) Windows
10 10 (13.89%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.89%) Degree
10 10 (13.89%) Scrum
11 9 (12.50%) TDD
11 9 (12.50%) IPTV
11 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 8 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (11.11%) Device Driver
12 8 (11.11%) Java
13 7 (9.72%) XML
13 7 (9.72%) OO
13 7 (9.72%) HTTP
13 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
14 6 (8.33%) LabVIEW

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.72%) HTTP
3 6 (8.33%) RTP
4 5 (6.94%) Broadband
4 5 (6.94%) ZigBee
5 3 (4.17%) DLNA
5 3 (4.17%) RTSP
5 3 (4.17%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.78%) GSM
6 2 (2.78%) 3G
7 1 (1.39%) 802.15
7 1 (1.39%) GPRS
7 1 (1.39%) 2G
7 1 (1.39%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.17%) Big Data
3 3 (4.17%) SSDT
4 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.33%) LabVIEW
3 6 (8.33%) Subversion
4 5 (6.94%) Selenium
4 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.17%) NUnit
6 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.17%) MSTest
6 3 (4.17%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.39%) JUnit
7 1 (1.39%) JMeter
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.89%) Electronics
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) XML
3 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 6 (8.33%) GStreamer
4 5 (6.94%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.94%) Twisted
4 5 (6.94%) JSON
5 4 (5.56%) Dojo
5 4 (5.56%) Middleware
5 4 (5.56%) HTML
5 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.56%) CSS
5 4 (5.56%) STL
5 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.56%) jQuery
5 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (4.17%) Qt
6 3 (4.17%) WCF
7 2 (2.78%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) MPEG
2 9 (12.50%) IPTV
3 8 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 8 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.33%) Streaming Video
6 3 (4.17%) DTV
6 3 (4.17%) GIS
6 3 (4.17%) Interactive TV
7 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.78%) Firmware
7 2 (2.78%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.39%) Statistics
8 1 (1.39%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Linux
2 15 (20.83%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (13.89%) Windows
4 5 (6.94%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.56%) Android
6 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (13.89%) Scrum
2 10 (13.89%) Automated Testing
3 9 (12.50%) TDD
4 7 (9.72%) OO
5 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.33%) UML
5 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.94%) MVC
6 5 (6.94%) DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Web Application Development
8 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.17%) BDD
8 3 (4.17%) Kanban
8 3 (4.17%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (4.17%) Validation
8 3 (4.17%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) C
2 23 (31.94%) Python
3 21 (29.17%) C++
4 17 (23.61%) Embedded C
5 15 (20.83%) C#
6 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 8 (11.11%) Java
8 6 (8.33%) Embedded C++
9 5 (6.94%) SQL
10 4 (5.56%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.39%) Perl
12 1 (1.39%) PHP
12 1 (1.39%) Delphi
12 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
1 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) Perforce
3 4 (5.56%) JBoss
4 3 (4.17%) Google
4 3 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (1.39%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.39%) Motorola
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Intel
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