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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 57 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.45% 3.73% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 3.98% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 16
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£375 £350 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £312 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
806 778 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.16% 93.73% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 458 307
Average daily rate £380 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 80 57
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £40.90 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -11 14 £375 -2.91% 62
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
2 18 (51.43%) C++
3 13 (37.14%) C
3 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Linux
5 10 (28.57%) Windows
6 9 (25.71%) Scrum
7 8 (22.86%) Java
8 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) C#
8 7 (20.00%) Embedded C
8 7 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 6 (17.14%) HTML
9 6 (17.14%) Python
10 5 (14.29%) LDAP
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) CSS
10 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 5 (14.29%) Spring
10 5 (14.29%) Maven
10 5 (14.29%) Drupal
10 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 4 (11.43%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (11.43%) Windows CE
11 4 (11.43%) Data Security
11 4 (11.43%) Embedded C++
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
12 3 (8.57%) OO
12 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LDAP
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) Wireless
3 2 (5.71%) HTTP
3 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.71%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.86%) FTP
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
4 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.86%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Maven
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (8.57%) Electronics
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 5 (14.29%) CSS
2 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 5 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (5.71%) Java EE
3 2 (5.71%) Servlets
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) STL
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.86%) DTV
2 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.86%) VHDL
2 1 (2.86%) Verilog
2 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.86%) CCTV
2 1 (2.86%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Windows CE
3 4 (11.43%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 4 (11.43%) Data Security
6 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 3 (8.57%) OO
7 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Use Case
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.86%) Kanban
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.86%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps
8 1 (2.86%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 13 (37.14%) C
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 6 (17.14%) Python
6 4 (11.43%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.71%) SQL
8 1 (2.86%) VBScript
8 1 (2.86%) VBA
8 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) XenServer
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos
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