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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 39 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.23% 7.89% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 11.26% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £354 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £309 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £429 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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
564 373 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.94% 70.11% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 193 254
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £521 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 34 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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 -13 21 £340 -2.85% 93
Peterborough -7 3 £563 - 2
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 29 (46.03%) C
2 27 (42.86%) Python
3 23 (36.51%) Linux
4 22 (34.92%) Embedded C
5 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (26.98%) C++
7 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
8 12 (19.05%) ZigBee
9 10 (15.87%) UNIX
10 9 (14.29%) C#
10 9 (14.29%) Java
10 9 (14.29%) UML
10 9 (14.29%) Wireless
11 8 (12.70%) 3G
11 8 (12.70%) HTTP
11 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
11 8 (12.70%) Ubuntu
12 7 (11.11%) JSON
12 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
12 7 (11.11%) XML
12 7 (11.11%) .NET
12 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (11.11%) Twisted
12 7 (11.11%) Docker
12 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
13 6 (9.52%) DevOps
13 6 (9.52%) Scrum
13 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++
13 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (6.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (19.05%) ZigBee
3 9 (14.29%) Wireless
4 8 (12.70%) 3G
4 8 (12.70%) HTTP
5 5 (7.94%) Bluetooth
5 5 (7.94%) 802.15
6 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.35%) 2G
6 4 (6.35%) GPRS
6 4 (6.35%) GSM
7 3 (4.76%) LTE
8 1 (1.59%) 2.5G
8 1 (1.59%) UMTS
8 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.59%) SNMP
8 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.35%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.35%) Big Data
2 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.35%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) Selenium
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Electronics
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
4 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.17%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Software Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.94%) C Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Programmer
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Python Programmer
9 2 (3.17%) Embedded Software Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.59%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (1.59%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (1.59%) Progress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
1 7 (11.11%) XML
1 7 (11.11%) JSON
1 7 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (11.11%) Twisted
2 4 (6.35%) Django
3 3 (4.76%) WinForms
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) WPF
4 2 (3.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.17%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) Qt
5 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Data Integration
1 4 (6.35%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Statistics
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) UNIX
3 8 (12.70%) Ubuntu
4 4 (6.35%) Windows
5 2 (3.17%) VxWorks
5 2 (3.17%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) UML
3 6 (9.52%) Scrum
3 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.52%) DevOps
4 4 (6.35%) MapReduce
4 4 (6.35%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (6.35%) Analytics
4 4 (6.35%) MVC
5 3 (4.76%) Project Management
5 3 (4.76%) User Stories
5 3 (4.76%) Cyber Security
5 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.17%) MVVM
6 2 (3.17%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.17%) OOD
6 2 (3.17%) OO
6 2 (3.17%) Information Security
7 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.03%) C
2 27 (42.86%) Python
3 22 (34.92%) Embedded C
4 17 (26.98%) C++
5 9 (14.29%) Java
5 9 (14.29%) C#
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.76%) SQL
8 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.17%) Tcl
9 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) HP
1 4 (6.35%) Vertica
1 4 (6.35%) Infobright
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Progress
3 1 (1.59%) Perforce
3 1 (1.59%) Greenplum
3 1 (1.59%) Splunk
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