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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 29 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 41 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.23% 8.77% 7.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 12.53% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 12
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£400 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
609 415 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 77.68% 69.98% 64.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 182 255
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 38 63
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -5 29 £375 +15.83% 61
Peterborough -7 5 £475 - 2
Chatteris - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (46.27%) C
2 30 (44.78%) Python
3 23 (34.33%) Embedded C
4 22 (32.84%) Linux
5 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (25.37%) C++
7 14 (20.90%) ZigBee
8 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
9 11 (16.42%) Java
10 10 (14.93%) C#
11 9 (13.43%) .NET
11 9 (13.43%) Wireless
12 8 (11.94%) HTTP
12 8 (11.94%) UML
12 8 (11.94%) UNIX
12 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
12 8 (11.94%) Scrum
12 8 (11.94%) Ubuntu
12 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
13 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (10.45%) Twisted
13 7 (10.45%) Docker
13 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
13 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (10.45%) JSON
13 7 (10.45%) Windows
13 7 (10.45%) Bluetooth
13 7 (10.45%) XML
13 7 (10.45%) Embedded C++
13 7 (10.45%) 3G

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.97%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) ZigBee
2 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.43%) Wireless
4 8 (11.94%) HTTP
5 7 (10.45%) Bluetooth
5 7 (10.45%) 3G
6 6 (8.96%) 802.15
7 5 (7.46%) GPRS
7 5 (7.46%) GSM
8 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.48%) 2G
10 2 (2.99%) LTE
11 1 (1.49%) 2.5G
11 1 (1.49%) SNMP
11 1 (1.49%) SSL
11 1 (1.49%) Internet
11 1 (1.49%) UMTS
11 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.46%) Big Data
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.97%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) MySQL
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.48%) Selenium
3 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.99%) Maven
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.49%) MSTest
4 1 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.96%) Electronics
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (61.19%) Software Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Python Developer
6 6 (8.96%) C Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Programmer
8 4 (5.97%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Python Programmer
9 3 (4.48%) Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Principle Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Embedded C Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Test Architect
11 1 (1.49%) Test Automation Architect
11 1 (1.49%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (10.45%) Twisted
2 7 (10.45%) JSON
2 7 (10.45%) XML
3 4 (5.97%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) Django
4 3 (4.48%) jQuery
4 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.48%) WPF
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) Web Services
5 2 (2.99%) WinForms
5 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.99%) Qt
5 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Jena
6 1 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.97%) Data Integration
1 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Linux
2 8 (11.94%) UNIX
2 8 (11.94%) Ubuntu
3 7 (10.45%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) VxWorks
4 2 (2.99%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.94%) UML
2 8 (11.94%) Scrum
3 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.96%) DevOps
4 4 (5.97%) MVC
4 4 (5.97%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (5.97%) MapReduce
4 4 (5.97%) Analytics
5 3 (4.48%) User Stories
5 3 (4.48%) Cyber Security
5 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.48%) TDD
5 3 (4.48%) OO
6 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 2 (2.99%) OOD
6 2 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Information Security
6 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.99%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) C
2 30 (44.78%) Python
3 23 (34.33%) Embedded C
4 17 (25.37%) C++
5 11 (16.42%) Java
6 10 (14.93%) C#
7 7 (10.45%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.48%) SQL
10 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.99%) Tcl
11 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) HP
2 4 (5.97%) Vertica
2 4 (5.97%) Infobright
3 1 (1.49%) Splunk
3 1 (1.49%) Greenplum
3 1 (1.49%) Perforce
3 1 (1.49%) Progress
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