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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 46 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.68% 5.43% 7.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 7.49% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 19
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£350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £318 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £36.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
590 561 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 74.97% 72.48% 63.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 288 194
Average daily rate £375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 30
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -18 23 £363 +5.07% 61
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (44.00%) C
1 22 (44.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) C++
3 14 (28.00%) Linux
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) OO
6 9 (18.00%) Embedded C
6 9 (18.00%) Java
7 8 (16.00%) Electronics
7 8 (16.00%) HTML
7 8 (16.00%) .NET
7 8 (16.00%) XML
8 7 (14.00%) MVC
8 7 (14.00%) Degree
9 6 (12.00%) Windows
10 5 (10.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.00%) Content Management
10 5 (10.00%) Doxygen
10 5 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (10.00%) Games
10 5 (10.00%) 3D Programming
11 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
11 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (8.00%) Wireless
11 4 (8.00%) QA
11 4 (8.00%) WPF

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Wireless
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.00%) LTE
4 1 (2.00%) 2G
4 1 (2.00%) SNMP
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.00%) ATM
4 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.00%) GPRS
4 1 (2.00%) GSM
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.00%) JMeter
2 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.00%) JBehave
2 1 (2.00%) Appium
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.00%) Electronics
2 5 (10.00%) Games
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Avionics
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Software Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Author
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Author
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Embedded Software Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.00%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) HTML
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
1 8 (16.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) WPF
3 3 (6.00%) WinForms
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) Servlets
4 2 (4.00%) Java EE
4 2 (4.00%) LINQ
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) STL
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.00%) Streaming Music
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) VHDL
4 1 (2.00%) Verilog
4 1 (2.00%) CCTV
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) OO
3 7 (14.00%) MVC
4 5 (10.00%) Content Management
4 5 (10.00%) 3D Programming
5 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.00%) Validation
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Signal Processing
7 2 (4.00%) QMS
7 2 (4.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) Scrum
7 2 (4.00%) UML
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) C
1 22 (44.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) C++
3 9 (18.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++
6 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
6 3 (6.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.00%) VBScript
7 2 (4.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Cognos
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
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