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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 32 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.75% 7.58% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 10.19% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 36
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £39.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.10 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
575 569 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 67.41% 74.38% 61.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 259 198
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 32 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 -13 23 £363 +28.31% 71
Peterborough +3 2 £240 - 5
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 38 (51.35%) C
2 30 (40.54%) Linux
3 27 (36.49%) C++
4 25 (33.78%) Python
5 24 (32.43%) Embedded C
6 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
7 15 (20.27%) Embedded Linux
8 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
9 11 (14.86%) Scrum
9 11 (14.86%) Embedded C++
9 11 (14.86%) C#
10 10 (13.51%) MPEG
10 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
11 9 (12.16%) TDD
11 9 (12.16%) Device Driver
11 9 (12.16%) IPTV
11 9 (12.16%) Degree
11 9 (12.16%) ZigBee
11 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
11 9 (12.16%) .NET
11 9 (12.16%) Windows
12 8 (10.81%) XML
12 8 (10.81%) HTTP
12 8 (10.81%) Electronics
13 7 (9.46%) Wireless
13 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
13 7 (9.46%) Bluetooth
13 7 (9.46%) Java

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (5.41%) Apache
1 4 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.16%) ZigBee
3 8 (10.81%) HTTP
4 7 (9.46%) Wireless
4 7 (9.46%) Bluetooth
5 6 (8.11%) RTP
6 5 (6.76%) GSM
6 5 (6.76%) Broadband
7 4 (5.41%) 3G
7 4 (5.41%) 2G
8 3 (4.05%) DLNA
8 3 (4.05%) RTSP
9 2 (2.70%) GPRS
9 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.70%) 802.15
10 1 (1.35%) LTE
10 1 (1.35%) WiMAX
10 1 (1.35%) 2.5G
10 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.11%) Subversion
4 5 (6.76%) LabVIEW
4 5 (6.76%) Maven
5 4 (5.41%) Selenium
6 3 (4.05%) GoogleTest
6 3 (4.05%) MSTest
6 3 (4.05%) NUnit
7 1 (1.35%) JIRA
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.35%) JUnit
General
1 8 (10.81%) Electronics
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 58 (78.38%) Software Engineer
2 20 (27.03%) Developer
3 19 (25.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.81%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Python Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Python Software Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Principle Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Programmer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.05%) C++ Programmer
10 3 (4.05%) Software Programmer
10 3 (4.05%) Embedded C Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) C Software Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) C Developer
11 2 (2.70%) DSP Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) XML
3 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 6 (8.11%) JSON
3 6 (8.11%) GStreamer
3 6 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (8.11%) Twisted
4 4 (5.41%) Middleware
4 4 (5.41%) STL
4 4 (5.41%) WinForms
4 4 (5.41%) jQuery
4 4 (5.41%) Dojo
5 3 (4.05%) Qt
5 3 (4.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 2 (2.70%) Swing
6 2 (2.70%) J2SE
6 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.70%) CSS
6 2 (2.70%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) MPEG
2 9 (12.16%) Device Driver
2 9 (12.16%) IPTV
3 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.11%) Streaming Video
5 5 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.05%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.05%) Interactive TV
6 3 (4.05%) DTV
6 3 (4.05%) GIS
7 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.35%) Open Source
8 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.35%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (1.35%) Statistics
8 1 (1.35%) Ontologies
8 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Windows
4 6 (8.11%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.05%) UNIX
6 1 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) Scrum
2 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.16%) TDD
4 7 (9.46%) OO
5 6 (8.11%) UML
5 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.11%) DevOps
6 4 (5.41%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (4.05%) Kanban
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.05%) BDD
7 3 (4.05%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (4.05%) Validation
7 3 (4.05%) MVC
7 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.05%) DRM
8 2 (2.70%) OOD
8 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (51.35%) C
2 27 (36.49%) C++
3 25 (33.78%) Python
4 24 (32.43%) Embedded C
5 11 (14.86%) Embedded C++
5 11 (14.86%) C#
6 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.46%) Java
8 4 (5.41%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.70%) SQL
9 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.35%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Perforce
2 4 (5.41%) JBoss
3 3 (4.05%) Google
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) CA
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.35%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (1.35%) Progress
5 1 (1.35%) EMC
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