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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 45 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.67% 4.93% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.82% 7.03% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £38.50 £42.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% -0.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £34.60 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £55.50 £49.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
623 569 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.16% 70.16% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 312 241
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 36
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.70 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -15 23 £375 +1.69% 69
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (41.07%) C#
2 21 (37.50%) C++
2 21 (37.50%) C
3 14 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.43%) Linux
5 11 (19.64%) HTML
5 11 (19.64%) MVC
6 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 10 (17.86%) OO
6 10 (17.86%) Embedded C
7 9 (16.07%) Windows
7 9 (16.07%) XML
7 9 (16.07%) Degree
8 8 (14.29%) Electronics
8 8 (14.29%) Oracle
8 8 (14.29%) .NET
9 6 (10.71%) SQL
9 6 (10.71%) Python
10 5 (8.93%) Content Management
10 5 (8.93%) Doxygen
10 5 (8.93%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (8.93%) Finance
10 5 (8.93%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (8.93%) Games
10 5 (8.93%) Scrum
10 5 (8.93%) Embedded C++
10 5 (8.93%) Windows CE
10 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
10 5 (8.93%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.36%) Drupal
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Jetty
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) GitHub
2 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Wireless
2 3 (5.36%) LDAP
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) SNMP
4 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.79%) LTE
4 1 (1.79%) 3G
4 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.79%) ATM
4 1 (1.79%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.79%) JBehave
4 1 (1.79%) Appium
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Games
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Avionics
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Author
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Author
6 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Programmer
8 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C++ Programmer
8 2 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) HTML
2 9 (16.07%) XML
3 8 (14.29%) .NET
4 5 (8.93%) CSS
5 4 (7.14%) WPF
6 3 (5.36%) Spring
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.36%) REST
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
7 2 (3.57%) WinForms
7 2 (3.57%) Servlets
7 2 (3.57%) SOAP
7 2 (3.57%) Java EE
7 2 (3.57%) LINQ
7 2 (3.57%) Django
7 2 (3.57%) jQuery
8 1 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Life Science
2 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.57%) Biology
2 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.79%) DTV
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) VHDL
3 1 (1.79%) Verilog
3 1 (1.79%) CCTV
3 1 (1.79%) Statistics
3 1 (1.79%) Streaming Music
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) Windows CE
3 5 (8.93%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Mac OS
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) UNIX
5 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) MVC
3 10 (17.86%) OO
4 5 (8.93%) Scrum
4 5 (8.93%) Content Management
4 5 (8.93%) 3D Programming
5 4 (7.14%) Validation
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.36%) Multithreading
6 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Web Development
7 2 (3.57%) Use Case
7 2 (3.57%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (3.57%) Data Security
7 2 (3.57%) Signal Processing
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.79%) iOS Development
8 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.79%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) C#
2 21 (37.50%) C++
2 21 (37.50%) C
3 14 (25.00%) Java
4 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) Embedded C
5 6 (10.71%) Python
5 6 (10.71%) SQL
6 5 (8.93%) Embedded C++
7 3 (5.36%) Assembly Language
7 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) VBScript
8 2 (3.57%) VBA
8 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.79%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.79%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) Google
3 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.79%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
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