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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 42 32 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.35% 5.76% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 7.51% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 14
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£370 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £37.50 £39.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
568 559 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.29% 76.68% 61.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 279 184
Average daily rate £350 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.34% +2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 57 32
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 24 £370 +12.97% 44
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 26 (50.98%) C
2 19 (37.25%) C++
3 18 (35.29%) C#
4 13 (25.49%) Linux
5 12 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.65%) OO
7 9 (17.65%) Java
8 8 (15.69%) HTML
9 7 (13.73%) XML
9 7 (13.73%) Wireless
9 7 (13.73%) Electronics
10 6 (11.76%) MVC
10 6 (11.76%) Python
11 5 (9.80%) .NET
11 5 (9.80%) Oracle
11 5 (9.80%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (9.80%) Games
11 5 (9.80%) WinForms
11 5 (9.80%) Content Management
11 5 (9.80%) Doxygen
11 5 (9.80%) Degree
11 5 (9.80%) ZigBee
11 5 (9.80%) Multithreading
11 5 (9.80%) 3D Programming
11 5 (9.80%) Visualisation
12 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
12 4 (7.84%) QA
12 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.84%) Windows

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Wireless
2 5 (9.80%) ZigBee
3 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.92%) LTE
5 2 (3.92%) 2G
5 2 (3.92%) 3G
5 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.92%) GPRS
5 2 (3.92%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) SNMP
6 1 (1.96%) GSM
6 1 (1.96%) UMTS
6 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.96%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.96%) JMeter
2 1 (1.96%) Selenium
2 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.96%) JBehave
2 1 (1.96%) Appium
General
1 7 (13.73%) Electronics
2 5 (9.80%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
5 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Software Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Developer
3 12 (23.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Author
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Author
5 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Business Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Software Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Principle Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) HTML
2 7 (13.73%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 5 (9.80%) WinForms
4 2 (3.92%) HTML5
4 2 (3.92%) jQuery
4 2 (3.92%) Java EE
4 2 (3.92%) WPF
4 2 (3.92%) CSS
4 2 (3.92%) Servlets
5 1 (1.96%) STL
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) SGML
5 1 (1.96%) LINQ
5 1 (1.96%) Qt
5 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) CSS3
5 1 (1.96%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (9.80%) Visualisation
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Statistics
3 2 (3.92%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) VHDL
4 1 (1.96%) Verilog
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
3 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) OO
3 6 (11.76%) MVC
4 5 (9.80%) Content Management
4 5 (9.80%) Multithreading
4 5 (9.80%) 3D Programming
5 3 (5.88%) Signal Processing
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.92%) QMS
6 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) TDD
6 2 (3.92%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Validation
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.92%) UML
7 1 (1.96%) OOP
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) C
2 19 (37.25%) C++
3 18 (35.29%) C#
4 12 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 9 (17.65%) Java
6 6 (11.76%) Python
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.88%) SQL
7 3 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.92%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.92%) VBScript
8 2 (3.92%) VBA
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Cognos
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
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