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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 19 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 41 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.93% 4.29% 7.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.86% 5.36% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 14
Average daily rate £335 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £282 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £555 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
463 578 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 78.21% 79.94% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 337 194
Average daily rate £400 £395 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -30.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 40 £335 -4.28% 46
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (43.94%) C
2 25 (37.88%) C++
2 25 (37.88%) Python
3 19 (28.79%) C#
4 17 (25.76%) .NET
4 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.24%) Embedded C
6 15 (22.73%) WPF
7 14 (21.21%) Linux
8 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
9 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
9 12 (18.18%) Java
9 12 (18.18%) Perl
10 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 10 (15.15%) HTML
11 10 (15.15%) CSS
11 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
11 10 (15.15%) Degree
11 10 (15.15%) Scrum
12 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
13 8 (12.12%) MATLAB
13 8 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
13 8 (12.12%) LINQ
14 7 (10.61%) ZigBee
14 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
14 7 (10.61%) Bash Shell
14 7 (10.61%) Digital Signal Processing
14 7 (10.61%) Signal Processing
14 7 (10.61%) Machine Learning

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.06%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (10.61%) Bluetooth
2 7 (10.61%) Internet
2 7 (10.61%) ZigBee
3 5 (7.58%) 802.15
3 5 (7.58%) HTTP
3 5 (7.58%) SSL
3 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.58%) Wireless
3 5 (7.58%) X.509
4 3 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (1.52%) 3G
5 1 (1.52%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) Skype
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.55%) Gerrit
4 3 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 3 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.03%) Hudson
5 2 (3.03%) LabVIEW
5 2 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) Lombardi
6 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Automotive
2 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) Software Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Developer
4 8 (12.12%) C Software Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Embedded C Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Audio DSP Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Audio Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Audio Software Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) DSP Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) DSP Software Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) .NET
2 15 (22.73%) WPF
3 10 (15.15%) CSS
3 10 (15.15%) HTML
4 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 8 (12.12%) LINQ
5 7 (10.61%) WinForms
6 6 (9.09%) WCF
7 5 (7.58%) 802.1X
7 5 (7.58%) Ajax
7 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.58%) JSON
7 5 (7.58%) REST
8 4 (6.06%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.55%) Spring
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.03%) CSS3
10 2 (3.03%) HTML5
10 2 (3.03%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.61%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.58%) Biology
4 5 (7.58%) Internet of Things
4 5 (7.58%) Smart Meter
5 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.06%) SCADA
5 4 (6.06%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.55%) Life Science
6 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.52%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Robotics
7 1 (1.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) AIX
3 2 (3.03%) Android
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) HPUX
3 2 (3.03%) Solaris
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.15%) Scrum
3 7 (10.61%) Digital Signal Processing
3 7 (10.61%) Machine Learning
3 7 (10.61%) Signal Processing
3 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
4 6 (9.09%) CAD
4 6 (9.09%) Change Control
4 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Bioinformatics
5 5 (7.58%) High Availability
5 5 (7.58%) MVC
6 4 (6.06%) Content Management
6 4 (6.06%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (6.06%) Parallel Computing
6 4 (6.06%) Validation
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.55%) Data Security
7 3 (4.55%) TDD
7 3 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) C
2 25 (37.88%) C++
2 25 (37.88%) Python
3 19 (28.79%) C#
4 16 (24.24%) Embedded C
5 12 (18.18%) Java
5 12 (18.18%) Perl
6 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.12%) MATLAB
8 7 (10.61%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.55%) SQL
10 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.03%) XAML
11 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Postgraduate
3 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Firmware
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) WorldPay
3 2 (3.03%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Perforce
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago