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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 36 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.17% 3.51% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 3.90% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 25
Average daily rate £320 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 538 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.99% 89.97% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 245 368
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 94
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +16 31 £316 +20.47% 65
Ely - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - - 3
St Neots - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (92.45%) Software Engineering
2 27 (50.94%) C
3 21 (39.62%) Linux
4 17 (32.08%) Python
5 15 (28.30%) C#
5 15 (28.30%) C++
6 13 (24.53%) Embedded C
7 11 (20.75%) Degree
8 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.98%) MPEG
9 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) IPTV
10 8 (15.09%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (13.21%) Electronics
11 7 (13.21%) Assembly Language
12 6 (11.32%) MVC
12 6 (11.32%) Java
12 6 (11.32%) .NET
12 6 (11.32%) OO
12 6 (11.32%) Subversion
12 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (9.43%) Android
13 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (9.43%) GStreamer
13 5 (9.43%) UML
13 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
13 5 (9.43%) Perforce
13 5 (9.43%) Streaming Video
13 5 (9.43%) Scrum

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.43%) RTP
3 4 (7.55%) Wireless
3 4 (7.55%) Broadband
4 3 (5.66%) RTSP
4 3 (5.66%) DLNA
5 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.89%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.89%) GSM
6 1 (1.89%) TETRA
6 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Subversion
2 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) LabVIEW
4 2 (3.77%) NUnit
4 2 (3.77%) GoogleTest
4 2 (3.77%) MSTest
5 1 (1.89%) PhoneGap
General
1 7 (13.21%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (9.43%) GStreamer
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 4 (7.55%) Qt
3 4 (7.55%) CSS
4 3 (5.66%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.66%) Middleware
4 3 (5.66%) Ajax
4 3 (5.66%) CherryPy
4 3 (5.66%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.77%) NHibernate
5 2 (3.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.77%) STL
5 2 (3.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.89%) HTML5
6 1 (1.89%) WCF
6 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) MPEG
2 8 (15.09%) IPTV
3 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (9.43%) Streaming Video
6 3 (5.66%) Interactive TV
6 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.66%) DTV
6 3 (5.66%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.77%) Physics
8 1 (1.89%) Firmware
8 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.89%) Open Source
8 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Android
4 4 (7.55%) Windows
5 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (92.45%) Software Engineering
2 6 (11.32%) OO
2 6 (11.32%) MVC
3 5 (9.43%) UML
3 5 (9.43%) Scrum
4 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
4 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Web Application Development
5 3 (5.66%) OOP
5 3 (5.66%) OOD
5 3 (5.66%) DRM
6 2 (3.77%) Validation
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.77%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.77%) TDD
6 2 (3.77%) Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) C
2 17 (32.08%) Python
3 15 (28.30%) C#
3 15 (28.30%) C++
4 13 (24.53%) Embedded C
5 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 7 (13.21%) Assembly Language
7 6 (11.32%) Java
8 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.89%) Tcl
10 1 (1.89%) Perl
10 1 (1.89%) PHP
10 1 (1.89%) SQL
10 1 (1.89%) Delphi
10 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.89%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Perforce
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) CA
3 2 (3.77%) Hitachi
3 2 (3.77%) Motorola
3 2 (3.77%) Intel
3 2 (3.77%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Tableau
4 1 (1.89%) Vertica
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