Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 12 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +31 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 77 62 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.13% 9.90% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.32% 11.99% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 24
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £205 £180
90th Percentile £408 £400 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +8.97% -35.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £33.10
90th Percentile £74.25 £77.50 £53.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +10.39% -12.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 578 517 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 83.53% 82.59% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 265 545
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £219 £255 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 53 33
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +1.29% +40.91%
10th Percentile £17.09 £14.63 £13.20
90th Percentile £52.88 £59.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +114.29% -36.36%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cambridge

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 54 (70.13%) C
2 39 (50.65%) Embedded C
3 37 (48.05%) C++
4 36 (46.75%) Linux
5 31 (40.26%) Python
6 28 (36.36%) Wireless
7 25 (32.47%) Electronics
8 22 (28.57%) Windows
9 18 (23.38%) Telecoms
10 16 (20.78%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (19.48%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (19.48%) .NET
11 15 (19.48%) C#
12 14 (18.18%) Embedded C++
12 14 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 13 (16.88%) Degree
13 13 (16.88%) SQL
14 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 11 (14.29%) Bluetooth
15 10 (12.99%) WPF
15 10 (12.99%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (11.69%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
16 9 (11.69%) Device Driver
17 8 (10.39%) WinForms
17 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (10.39%) OOP
17 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
17 8 (10.39%) Device Driver Development
18 6 (7.79%) MISRA
18 6 (7.79%) Coaching

Software Engineering
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 (1.30%) Apache
1 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) Wireless
2 15 (19.48%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (14.29%) Bluetooth
4 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.49%) 3GPP
6 4 (5.19%) LTE
6 4 (5.19%) NAS
6 4 (5.19%) ZigBee
7 3 (3.90%) MQTT
7 3 (3.90%) Z-Wave
8 2 (2.60%) 802.11
9 1 (1.30%) Broadband
9 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.30%) NFC
9 1 (1.30%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.19%) SQLite
2 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.60%) Buildbot
3 2 (2.60%) CMake
3 2 (2.60%) git-flow
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (32.47%) Electronics
2 18 (23.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 59 (76.62%) Software Engineer
2 31 (40.26%) Embedded Engineer
2 31 (40.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 19 (24.68%) C Software Engineer
3 19 (24.68%) C++ Software Engineer
4 18 (23.38%) Embedded C Engineer
4 18 (23.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Developer
6 11 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (11.69%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (10.39%) C Developer
9 8 (10.39%) Embedded C Developer
9 8 (10.39%) Embedded Developer
9 8 (10.39%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 10 (12.99%) WPF
3 8 (10.39%) WinForms
4 6 (7.79%) HTML
4 6 (7.79%) Qt
5 4 (5.19%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (3.90%) gRPC
6 3 (3.90%) MFC
6 3 (3.90%) QML
6 3 (3.90%) Qt Quick
6 3 (3.90%) XMPP
7 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.60%) Ajax
7 2 (2.60%) XML
7 2 (2.60%) XSLT
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.30%) Node.js
8 1 (1.30%) React
8 1 (1.30%) REST
8 1 (1.30%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.99%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (11.69%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.90%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.30%) ASIC
5 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.75%) Linux
2 22 (28.57%) Windows
3 16 (20.78%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (3.90%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (10.39%) Device Driver Development
1 8 (10.39%) OOP
2 6 (7.79%) Coaching
2 6 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.19%) MVVM
4 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
5 3 (3.90%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.90%) OO
5 3 (3.90%) Physics
5 3 (3.90%) Statistics
5 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
5 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.60%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (2.60%) Scrum
6 2 (2.60%) SDLC
6 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 54 (70.13%) C
2 39 (50.65%) Embedded C
3 37 (48.05%) C++
4 31 (40.26%) Python
5 15 (19.48%) C#
6 14 (18.18%) Embedded C++
7 13 (16.88%) SQL
8 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.79%) R
9 5 (6.49%) Assembly Language
10 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.90%) Perl
12 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.30%) C++/CLI
13 1 (1.30%) Cython
13 1 (1.30%) F#
13 1 (1.30%) Java
13 1 (1.30%) PHP
13 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) MISRA
2 2 (2.60%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 6 (7.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) Atmel
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft