The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 32 44
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.94% 3.55% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.32% 3.69% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +1.94% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31%  

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 285 352 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.06% 96.17% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 212 301
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £110.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (71.43%) C
3 25 (59.52%) Embedded C
4 11 (26.19%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Python
5 8 (19.05%) C#
5 8 (19.05%) C++
6 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Aerospace
7 5 (11.90%) Windows
8 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
9 3 (7.14%) Automotive
9 3 (7.14%) VxWorks
9 3 (7.14%) Java
9 3 (7.14%) Wireless
9 3 (7.14%) Electronics
9 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
9 3 (7.14%) Firmware
9 3 (7.14%) Perl
9 3 (7.14%) SQL
9 3 (7.14%) .NET
9 3 (7.14%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (7.14%) WPF
9 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 2 (4.76%) Prototyping
10 2 (4.76%) SDLC
10 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (4.76%) OpenGL ES

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 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) MQTT
2 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.76%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.38%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) LabVIEW
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) GitLab
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.38%) MSTest
2 1 (2.38%) NUnit
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.90%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) German Language
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) WPF
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.76%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (4.76%) XMPP
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) JSP
3 1 (2.38%) LAMP
3 1 (2.38%) MFC
3 1 (2.38%) QML
3 1 (2.38%) Qt
3 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSLT
3 1 (2.38%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
1 2 (4.76%) Robotics
2 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (7.14%) VxWorks
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.38%) HPUX
5 1 (2.38%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
3 2 (4.76%) Prototyping
3 2 (4.76%) SDLC
3 2 (4.76%) TDD
3 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (2.38%) API Design
4 1 (2.38%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.38%) MVC
4 1 (2.38%) Refactoring
4 1 (2.38%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C
2 25 (59.52%) Embedded C
3 11 (26.19%) Python
4 8 (19.05%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
5 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.14%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) Perl
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.38%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Intel
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago