The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 32 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.91% 8.36% 7.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 12.10% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 31
Average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £49.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
555 504 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 68.18% 69.04% 61.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 244 208
Average daily rate £388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 92
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 £12.90 £24.45 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
East of England

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 33 £369 +18.95% 71
Peterborough +1 1 - - 6
St Neots - - - - 2
Huntingdon - - - - 2
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (51.32%) C
2 28 (36.84%) Linux
3 26 (34.21%) C++
4 24 (31.58%) Python
5 22 (28.95%) Embedded C
6 18 (23.68%) C#
7 15 (19.74%) Embedded Linux
8 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
9 12 (15.79%) .NET
9 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
10 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
10 11 (14.47%) Degree
11 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.16%) Scrum
11 10 (13.16%) Java
11 10 (13.16%) OO
11 10 (13.16%) Windows
11 10 (13.16%) MPEG
11 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
12 9 (11.84%) Electronics
12 9 (11.84%) TDD
12 9 (11.84%) IPTV
13 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
13 8 (10.53%) Device Driver
13 8 (10.53%) Embedded C++
14 7 (9.21%) HTTP
14 7 (9.21%) XML
15 6 (7.89%) Perforce
15 6 (7.89%) Streaming Video
15 6 (7.89%) PostgreSQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.21%) HTTP
3 6 (7.89%) ZigBee
3 6 (7.89%) RTP
4 5 (6.58%) Wireless
4 5 (6.58%) Broadband
5 4 (5.26%) Bluetooth
5 4 (5.26%) GSM
6 3 (3.95%) 3G
6 3 (3.95%) RTSP
6 3 (3.95%) DLNA
7 2 (2.63%) 2G
7 2 (2.63%) GPRS
8 1 (1.32%) 802.15
8 1 (1.32%) Internet
8 1 (1.32%) WiMAX
8 1 (1.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.89%) Subversion
4 5 (6.58%) Maven
4 5 (6.58%) LabVIEW
5 4 (5.26%) Selenium
6 3 (3.95%) NUnit
6 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.95%) MSTest
6 3 (3.95%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 9 (11.84%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (78.95%) Software Engineer
2 20 (26.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 18 (23.68%) Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Principle Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Programmer
9 3 (3.95%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.95%) C++ Programmer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Software Programmer
9 3 (3.95%) Embedded C Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) C Software Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) XML
3 6 (7.89%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) GStreamer
4 5 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.58%) Twisted
4 5 (6.58%) HTML
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
5 4 (5.26%) Dojo
5 4 (5.26%) Middleware
5 4 (5.26%) WinForms
5 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.26%) CSS
5 4 (5.26%) STL
5 4 (5.26%) jQuery
5 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (3.95%) Qt
6 3 (3.95%) WCF
7 2 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) MPEG
2 9 (11.84%) IPTV
3 8 (10.53%) Device Driver
3 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.89%) Streaming Video
5 5 (6.58%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.95%) Interactive TV
6 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.95%) DTV
6 3 (3.95%) GIS
7 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.32%) Statistics
8 1 (1.32%) Ontologies
8 1 (1.32%) Firmware
8 1 (1.32%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (1.32%) Open Source
8 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Linux
2 15 (19.74%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (13.16%) Windows
4 5 (6.58%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.26%) Android
6 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.63%) UNIX
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) OO
1 10 (13.16%) Scrum
1 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.84%) TDD
3 6 (7.89%) UML
4 5 (6.58%) DevOps
4 5 (6.58%) MVC
4 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 3 (3.95%) Android Development
6 3 (3.95%) Kanban
6 3 (3.95%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (3.95%) BDD
6 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Validation
6 3 (3.95%) OOD
6 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (51.32%) C
2 26 (34.21%) C++
3 24 (31.58%) Python
4 22 (28.95%) Embedded C
5 18 (23.68%) C#
6 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 10 (13.16%) Java
8 8 (10.53%) Embedded C++
9 6 (7.89%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.63%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.63%) PHP
10 2 (2.63%) SQL
10 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.32%) Perl
11 1 (1.32%) Delphi
11 1 (1.32%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.32%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Perforce
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) JBoss
4 3 (3.95%) CA
4 3 (3.95%) Google
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (1.32%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.32%) Motorola
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) EMC
6 1 (1.32%) Intel
6 1 (1.32%) Zend
6 1 (1.32%) DevExpress
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