The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 38 35 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.68% 5.02% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.99% 6.69% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 17
Average daily rate
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£370 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £270 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £37.50 £37.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Software Engineering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
541 523 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.71% 75.04% 60.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 254 189
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 33
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridgeshire region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -2 22 £390 +21.87% 77
Peterborough - 1 - - 8
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 29 (51.79%) C
2 19 (33.93%) C++
3 17 (30.36%) C#
4 16 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 13 (23.21%) Linux
6 11 (19.64%) Java
6 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.07%) OO
7 9 (16.07%) Python
7 9 (16.07%) Electronics
8 8 (14.29%) Wireless
8 8 (14.29%) XML
9 7 (12.50%) HTML
10 6 (10.71%) .NET
10 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.71%) Embedded C++
11 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
11 5 (8.93%) MVC
11 5 (8.93%) Oracle
11 5 (8.93%) WinForms
11 5 (8.93%) Content Management
11 5 (8.93%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (8.93%) Games
11 5 (8.93%) Doxygen
11 5 (8.93%) ZigBee
11 5 (8.93%) 3D Programming
11 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
12 4 (7.14%) QA
12 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
12 4 (7.14%) Finance

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Wireless
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) ZigBee
3 3 (5.36%) HTTP
4 2 (3.57%) 3G
4 2 (3.57%) 2G
4 2 (3.57%) Bluetooth
4 2 (3.57%) GPRS
4 2 (3.57%) LTE
5 1 (1.79%) GSM
5 1 (1.79%) UMTS
5 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.79%) SNMP
5 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.79%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Selenium
2 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.79%) JMeter
3 1 (1.79%) JBehave
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) Appium
General
1 9 (16.07%) Electronics
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Games
4 4 (7.14%) Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.57%) Automotive
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Software Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Software Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Author
4 5 (8.93%) Technical Author
5 4 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Test Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Developer
8 1 (1.79%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Software Project Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (1.79%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) XML
2 7 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
4 5 (8.93%) WinForms
5 2 (3.57%) Servlets
5 2 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (1.79%) Qt
6 1 (1.79%) JSON
6 1 (1.79%) WPF
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) SGML
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.79%) HTML5
6 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.79%) Twisted
6 1 (1.79%) CSS3
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.57%) Statistics
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.79%) VHDL
3 1 (1.79%) Verilog
3 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) VxWorks
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.07%) OO
3 5 (8.93%) MVC
3 5 (8.93%) Content Management
3 5 (8.93%) 3D Programming
4 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 3 (5.36%) Signal Processing
6 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (3.57%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.57%) OOD
6 2 (3.57%) UML
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.57%) QMS
6 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) TDD
7 1 (1.79%) Information Security
7 1 (1.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) C
2 19 (33.93%) C++
3 17 (30.36%) C#
4 16 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 11 (19.64%) Java
6 9 (16.07%) Python
7 6 (10.71%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.36%) SQL
8 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.57%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.57%) Tcl
9 2 (3.57%) VBScript
9 2 (3.57%) VBA
9 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (1.79%) Perforce
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Splunk
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