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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 47 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.56% 2.85% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 3.09% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
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
705 486 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.14% 92.40% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 239 343
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 88
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -1 12 £340 -9.33% 66
Peterborough -7 3 £350 -
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (74.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (58.00%) Python
3 22 (44.00%) C
4 18 (36.00%) Linux
5 15 (30.00%) Embedded C
6 12 (24.00%) C++
6 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.00%) ZigBee
7 10 (20.00%) UNIX
7 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 10 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) Windows
9 7 (14.00%) 3G
9 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (12.00%) Wireless
10 6 (12.00%) UML
10 6 (12.00%) Java
11 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
11 5 (10.00%) HTTP
11 5 (10.00%) 2G
11 5 (10.00%) 802.15
11 5 (10.00%) Tcl
12 4 (8.00%) HP
12 4 (8.00%) XML
12 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (8.00%) Bluetooth
12 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
12 4 (8.00%) LabVIEW

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (6.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) ZigBee
2 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.00%) 3G
4 6 (12.00%) Wireless
5 5 (10.00%) 2G
5 5 (10.00%) 802.15
5 5 (10.00%) HTTP
6 4 (8.00%) Bluetooth
6 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.00%) GPRS
8 1 (2.00%) GSM
8 1 (2.00%) UMTS
8 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.00%) SNMP
8 1 (2.00%) SSL
8 1 (2.00%) 2.5G
8 1 (2.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) LabVIEW
3 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
1 4 (8.00%) JSON
1 4 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (8.00%) Twisted
2 3 (6.00%) Django
2 3 (6.00%) Qt
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) WPF
4 1 (2.00%) WinForms
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) UNIX
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.00%) AIX
5 3 (6.00%) HPUX
5 3 (6.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (12.00%) UML
5 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.00%) DevOps
6 3 (6.00%) MapReduce
6 3 (6.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) User Stories
6 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (6.00%) Test Management
7 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.00%) MVVM
8 1 (2.00%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.00%) Information Security
8 1 (2.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (2.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) Python
2 22 (44.00%) C
3 15 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 12 (24.00%) C++
5 6 (12.00%) Java
6 5 (10.00%) Tcl
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 2 (4.00%) SQL
8 2 (4.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) Korn
8 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISEB
1 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) VMware
2 3 (6.00%) Vertica
2 3 (6.00%) Infobright
3 1 (2.00%) Greenplum
3 1 (2.00%) Progress
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
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