Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 22 68
Rank change year-on-year +7 +46 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 62 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.78% 6.02% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.31% 6.33% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 12
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £216 £180
90th Percentile £400 £375 £414
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 3
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £38.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £77.50 £56.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.18% +9.68% +3.33%

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 666 600 903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.09% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 304 589
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £244
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 63 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.93 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 61 (98.39%) Software Engineering
2 39 (62.90%) C
3 31 (50.00%) C++
4 27 (43.55%) Embedded C
5 23 (37.10%) Linux
6 21 (33.87%) Electronics
7 20 (32.26%) Wireless
8 19 (30.65%) Python
9 15 (24.19%) Windows
10 14 (22.58%) .NET
10 14 (22.58%) C#
11 13 (20.97%) SQL
11 13 (20.97%) Embedded C++
11 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
12 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
13 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
13 11 (17.74%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (17.74%) Degree
14 10 (16.13%) WPF
14 10 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (12.90%) OOP
15 8 (12.90%) WinForms
15 8 (12.90%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
16 7 (11.29%) Device Driver Development
16 7 (11.29%) Device Driver
16 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
17 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
17 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
17 6 (9.68%) R

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 (1.61%) Apache
1 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Wireless
2 11 (17.74%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.06%) 3GPP
5 4 (6.45%) LTE
5 4 (6.45%) NAS
6 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
6 2 (3.23%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.61%) 802.11
7 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.61%) MQTT
7 1 (1.61%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.45%) SQLite
2 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.45%) NUnit
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.23%) git-flow
5 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.61%) Buildbot
5 1 (1.61%) CMake
5 1 (1.61%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.61%) GCC
5 1 (1.61%) GDB
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.61%) Subversion
5 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (33.87%) Electronics
2 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) WPF
3 8 (12.90%) WinForms
4 5 (8.06%) Qt
5 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (4.84%) gRPC
6 3 (4.84%) MFC
6 3 (4.84%) QML
6 3 (4.84%) Qt Quick
7 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) CSS
7 1 (1.61%) Django
7 1 (1.61%) Java EE
7 1 (1.61%) JSON
7 1 (1.61%) NumPy
7 1 (1.61%) SciPy
7 1 (1.61%) WCF
7 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (11.29%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.23%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) ASIC
5 1 (1.61%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Linux
2 15 (24.19%) Windows
3 11 (17.74%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (4.84%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (98.39%) Software Engineering
2 8 (12.90%) OOP
3 7 (11.29%) Device Driver Development
4 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.45%) Coaching
6 4 (6.45%) MVVM
6 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.84%) Physics
7 3 (4.84%) Statistics
7 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.23%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.23%) Scrum
8 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) C
2 31 (50.00%) C++
3 27 (43.55%) Embedded C
4 19 (30.65%) Python
5 14 (22.58%) C#
6 13 (20.97%) Embedded C++
6 13 (20.97%) SQL
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.68%) R
8 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) ANSI C
9 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.61%) Cython
9 1 (1.61%) F#
9 1 (1.61%) Java
9 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) MISRA
2 2 (3.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 5 (8.06%) Firmware
3 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.61%) Atmel
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft