The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 7.28% 3.86% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.82% 3.95% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £363 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £315 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £370 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 294 405 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.04% 97.59% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 262 186
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

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 Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridge over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridge

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (71.11%) C
3 25 (55.56%) Embedded C
4 13 (28.89%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) Python
6 9 (20.00%) C++
7 7 (15.56%) C#
7 7 (15.56%) Wireless
8 5 (11.11%) SDLC
9 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (8.89%) QA
9 4 (8.89%) ZigBee
9 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.89%) Internet
9 4 (8.89%) .NET
9 4 (8.89%) Windows
10 3 (6.67%) Embedded C++
10 3 (6.67%) Java
10 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.67%) Unix
10 3 (6.67%) TDD
10 3 (6.67%) WPF
10 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (6.67%) Signal Processing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Wireless
2 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (8.89%) ZigBee
3 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.22%) LTE
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) LabVIEW
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.22%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.22%) GCC
3 1 (2.22%) GDB
3 1 (2.22%) GitLab
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.22%) MSTest
3 1 (2.22%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.44%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) RESTful
2 3 (6.67%) WPF
3 2 (4.44%) OpenGL
3 2 (4.44%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (4.44%) OSGi
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) LINQ
4 1 (2.22%) MFC
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) QML
4 1 (2.22%) WCF
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.44%) Robotics
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) HPUX
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.22%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.11%) SDLC
3 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 3 (6.67%) Signal Processing
4 3 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.44%) MVC
5 2 (4.44%) Prototyping
5 2 (4.44%) Scrum
5 2 (4.44%) Software Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Web Development
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.22%) OOP
6 1 (2.22%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) C
2 25 (55.56%) Embedded C
3 12 (26.67%) Python
4 9 (20.00%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 3 (6.67%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
1 2 (4.44%) KVM
1 2 (4.44%) LXC
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Brocade
1 2 (4.44%) CA
1 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
1 2 (4.44%) VMware
1 2 (4.44%) Vyatta
2 1 (2.22%) Intel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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