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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 38 26 9
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 43 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.65% 5.87% 11.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 7.78% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 16
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£369 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £468 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 42
Average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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
492 553 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 66.49% 75.44% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 232 213
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -9 22 £363 +30.04% 94
Peterborough +8 2 £320 - 7
Chatteris - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (44.78%) C
2 28 (41.79%) Linux
2 28 (41.79%) Python
3 27 (40.30%) C++
4 22 (32.84%) Embedded C
5 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
6 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
7 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
8 13 (19.40%) HTTP
8 13 (19.40%) XML
9 12 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (17.91%) ZigBee
10 11 (16.42%) Ubuntu
10 11 (16.42%) JSON
10 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
10 11 (16.42%) Embedded C++
10 11 (16.42%) Docker
10 11 (16.42%) DevOps
10 11 (16.42%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (16.42%) Twisted
11 10 (14.93%) Scrum
12 9 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (13.43%) Java
12 9 (13.43%) Windows
13 7 (10.45%) UML
13 7 (10.45%) OO
13 7 (10.45%) Bluetooth
13 7 (10.45%) C#
13 7 (10.45%) .NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) TCP/IP
2 13 (19.40%) HTTP
3 12 (17.91%) ZigBee
4 7 (10.45%) Bluetooth
4 7 (10.45%) Wireless
5 6 (8.96%) 3G
6 5 (7.46%) GSM
7 4 (5.97%) 2G
7 4 (5.97%) 802.15
8 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.99%) RTP
9 2 (2.99%) Broadband
9 2 (2.99%) GPRS
10 1 (1.49%) SSL
10 1 (1.49%) Internet
10 1 (1.49%) 2.5G
10 1 (1.49%) LTE
10 1 (1.49%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.48%) Big Data
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
1 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.46%) Maven
3 4 (5.97%) Selenium
3 4 (5.97%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 2 (2.99%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.49%) MSTest
5 1 (1.49%) JUnit
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 5 (7.46%) Electronics
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (76.12%) Software Engineer
2 25 (37.31%) Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) Software Developer
5 10 (14.93%) Python Developer
6 9 (13.43%) Python Software Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) Programmer
9 5 (7.46%) Principle Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) C Developer
10 4 (5.97%) C++ Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Software Programmer
11 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Python Programmer
12 2 (2.99%) C++ Programmer
12 2 (2.99%) DSP Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) C# Software Engineer
13 1 (1.49%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) XML
2 11 (16.42%) JSON
2 11 (16.42%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (16.42%) Twisted
3 7 (10.45%) .NET
4 6 (8.96%) Web Services
5 4 (5.97%) jQuery
5 4 (5.97%) Dojo
6 3 (4.48%) STL
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) WinForms
7 2 (2.99%) Qt
7 2 (2.99%) RESTful
7 2 (2.99%) LINQ
7 2 (2.99%) WCF
7 2 (2.99%) CSS
7 2 (2.99%) Swing
7 2 (2.99%) J2SE
7 2 (2.99%) GStreamer
7 2 (2.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Device Driver
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.48%) GIS
3 3 (4.48%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.99%) IPTV
4 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.99%) MPEG
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.49%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Ubuntu
3 9 (13.43%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (13.43%) Windows
4 5 (7.46%) UNIX
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
2 11 (16.42%) DevOps
3 10 (14.93%) Scrum
4 7 (10.45%) UML
4 7 (10.45%) OO
4 7 (10.45%) TDD
5 3 (4.48%) Feature Driven Development
5 3 (4.48%) BDD
5 3 (4.48%) User Stories
5 3 (4.48%) Cyber Security
5 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.48%) Kanban
5 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Pair Programming
6 2 (2.99%) Validation
6 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.99%) OOD
6 2 (2.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) C
2 28 (41.79%) Python
3 27 (40.30%) C++
4 22 (32.84%) Embedded C
5 11 (16.42%) Embedded C++
6 9 (13.43%) Java
7 7 (10.45%) C#
8 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.99%) SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.49%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.97%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) Google
2 2 (2.99%) Perforce
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Progress
3 1 (1.49%) EMC
3 1 (1.49%) Sun
3 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
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