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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 41 27 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 45 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.08% 6.00% 11.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.56% 7.76% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 19
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 42
Average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.20 £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £49.20 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -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
526 580 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 67.61% 77.33% 66.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 241 220
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 87
Average hourly rate £28.75 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.32% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 20 £369 +30.53% 69
Peterborough +6 1 £240 - 5
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (50.00%) C
2 29 (42.65%) Linux
3 26 (38.24%) C++
4 25 (36.76%) Python
5 24 (35.29%) Embedded C
6 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Embedded Linux
8 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
9 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
10 11 (16.18%) Embedded C++
11 10 (14.71%) HTTP
11 10 (14.71%) XML
11 10 (14.71%) ZigBee
11 10 (14.71%) Scrum
12 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (13.24%) Device Driver
13 8 (11.76%) Java
13 8 (11.76%) Windows
13 8 (11.76%) JSON
13 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
13 8 (11.76%) Ubuntu
13 8 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (11.76%) Twisted
13 8 (11.76%) Docker
13 8 (11.76%) DevOps
14 7 (10.29%) Degree
14 7 (10.29%) TDD
14 7 (10.29%) UML
14 7 (10.29%) OO

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (14.71%) HTTP
2 10 (14.71%) ZigBee
3 7 (10.29%) Wireless
3 7 (10.29%) Bluetooth
4 5 (7.35%) GSM
4 5 (7.35%) 3G
5 4 (5.88%) 2G
5 4 (5.88%) RTP
6 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.41%) 802.15
6 3 (4.41%) Broadband
7 2 (2.94%) GPRS
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) LTE
8 1 (1.47%) DLNA
8 1 (1.47%) 2.5G
8 1 (1.47%) WiMAX
8 1 (1.47%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.35%) Maven
3 5 (7.35%) LabVIEW
4 4 (5.88%) Subversion
4 4 (5.88%) Selenium
5 3 (4.41%) GoogleTest
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) NUnit
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) MSTest
General
1 6 (8.82%) Electronics
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (79.41%) Software Engineer
2 21 (30.88%) Developer
3 17 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Python Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Python Software Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Programmer
8 5 (7.35%) Principle Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Software Programmer
9 4 (5.88%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) C++ Programmer
10 3 (4.41%) C Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Python Programmer
11 2 (2.94%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) C# Software Engineer
12 1 (1.47%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) XML
2 8 (11.76%) JSON
2 8 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (11.76%) Twisted
3 7 (10.29%) .NET
4 6 (8.82%) Web Services
5 4 (5.88%) Dojo
5 4 (5.88%) STL
5 4 (5.88%) jQuery
5 4 (5.88%) GStreamer
6 3 (4.41%) Qt
6 3 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (4.41%) HTML
6 3 (4.41%) WinForms
7 2 (2.94%) LINQ
7 2 (2.94%) WCF
7 2 (2.94%) CSS
7 2 (2.94%) Swing
7 2 (2.94%) J2SE
7 2 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Device Driver
2 5 (7.35%) MPEG
2 5 (7.35%) IPTV
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Streaming Video
4 3 (4.41%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.41%) GIS
5 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.47%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (1.47%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.47%) Firmware
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.47%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (1.47%) Open Source
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.65%) Linux
2 13 (19.12%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 8 (11.76%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.71%) Scrum
3 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.76%) DevOps
4 7 (10.29%) TDD
4 7 (10.29%) UML
4 7 (10.29%) OO
5 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.41%) Validation
6 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.41%) BDD
6 3 (4.41%) Kanban
6 3 (4.41%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (2.94%) Web Application Development
7 2 (2.94%) User Stories
7 2 (2.94%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) C
2 26 (38.24%) C++
3 25 (36.76%) Python
4 24 (35.29%) Embedded C
5 11 (16.18%) Embedded C++
6 8 (11.76%) Java
7 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.29%) C#
8 2 (2.94%) SQL
8 2 (2.94%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.47%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) JBoss
1 4 (5.88%) Perforce
2 3 (4.41%) Google
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Sun
4 1 (1.47%) EMC
4 1 (1.47%) CA
4 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.47%) Progress
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