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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 39 42 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 23 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.88% 3.19% 8.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 3.39% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
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£350 £279 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £371 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 38
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 £42.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
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
693 678 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 92.77% 94.17% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 288 273
Average daily rate £330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 52 118
Average hourly rate £24.50 £35.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.98% +42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.00 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +3 21 £336 +22.27% 56
Peterborough +13 5 £350 - 3
Chatteris - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 51 (76.12%) Software Engineering
2 30 (44.78%) Python
3 28 (41.79%) Linux
4 27 (40.30%) C
5 22 (32.84%) C++
6 17 (25.37%) Embedded C
7 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
7 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
8 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
9 13 (19.40%) Windows
9 13 (19.40%) Scrum
10 11 (16.42%) XML
10 11 (16.42%) HTTP
11 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
12 9 (13.43%) Ubuntu
12 9 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (13.43%) JSON
12 9 (13.43%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.43%) ZigBee
12 9 (13.43%) .NET
12 9 (13.43%) Docker
12 9 (13.43%) DevOps
12 9 (13.43%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (13.43%) Twisted
13 8 (11.94%) Embedded C++
14 7 (10.45%) TDD
14 7 (10.45%) Device Driver
14 7 (10.45%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (5.97%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.97%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) TCP/IP
2 11 (16.42%) HTTP
3 9 (13.43%) ZigBee
4 4 (5.97%) 3G
4 4 (5.97%) 802.15
5 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.48%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.99%) Broadband
6 2 (2.99%) GPRS
6 2 (2.99%) Wireless
6 2 (2.99%) 2G
6 2 (2.99%) RTP
7 1 (1.49%) 2.5G
7 1 (1.49%) GSM
7 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.48%) Big Data
2 3 (4.48%) SSDT
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
1 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.96%) LabVIEW
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
6 2 (2.99%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.49%) MSTest
7 1 (1.49%) NUnit
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 6 (8.96%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) XML
2 9 (13.43%) JSON
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (13.43%) Twisted
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) Dojo
4 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.48%) STL
6 2 (2.99%) CSS
6 2 (2.99%) HTML
6 2 (2.99%) Swing
6 2 (2.99%) WCF
6 2 (2.99%) LINQ
6 2 (2.99%) Qt
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.99%) GStreamer
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Device Driver
2 5 (7.46%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) GIS
4 2 (2.99%) MPEG
4 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.99%) IPTV
4 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) Windows
3 9 (13.43%) Ubuntu
3 9 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (10.45%) UNIX
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.48%) AIX
5 3 (4.48%) HPUX
5 3 (4.48%) Solaris
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Software Engineering
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.40%) Scrum
4 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.43%) Load Balancing
4 9 (13.43%) DevOps
5 7 (10.45%) TDD
5 7 (10.45%) UML
6 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.97%) OO
8 4 (5.97%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.97%) User Stories
8 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.48%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (4.48%) BDD
9 3 (4.48%) Kanban
9 3 (4.48%) Cyber Security
9 3 (4.48%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) Python
2 27 (40.30%) C
3 22 (32.84%) C++
4 17 (25.37%) Embedded C
5 8 (11.94%) Embedded C++
6 7 (10.45%) Java
7 5 (7.46%) SQL
7 5 (7.46%) C#
8 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.48%) Tcl
9 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.99%) PHP
10 2 (2.99%) Korn
10 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) JBoss
3 3 (4.48%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) Google
4 2 (2.99%) Perforce
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Progress
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle
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