Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 56 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 +31 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.76% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.66% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 624 609 894
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 94.71% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 332 604
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £233 £242
90th Percentile £572 £518 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £16.15 £11.85 £14.18
90th Percentile £49.75 £54.25 £58.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £20.50
% change year-on-year +35.70% +20.43% -16.33%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) 3GPP
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) LTE
3 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Qt
5 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (20.00%) SciPy
5 1 (20.00%) NumPy
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) 3GPP
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) NumPy
1 1 (20.00%) Qt
1 1 (20.00%) SciPy
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree