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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.31% 4.13% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 4.98% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Median daily rate £310 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £38.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 237 301 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 78.74% 82.92% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 186 265
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £19.95 £27.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 39 (68.42%) C
2 31 (54.39%) Embedded C
3 15 (26.32%) Python
4 14 (24.56%) Linux
5 10 (17.54%) C#
5 10 (17.54%) C++
6 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.53%) Degree
7 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.53%) Windows
8 5 (8.77%) Java
8 5 (8.77%) Perl
8 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Aerospace
9 4 (7.02%) Electronics
9 4 (7.02%) Embedded C++
9 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.02%) SQL
9 4 (7.02%) .NET
9 4 (7.02%) XML
9 4 (7.02%) WPF
10 3 (5.26%) Subversion
10 3 (5.26%) ZigBee
10 3 (5.26%) XMPP
10 3 (5.26%) Nucleus RTOS
10 3 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (5.26%) XSLT
10 3 (5.26%) MySQL
10 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio

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 2 (3.51%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Doxygen
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) MQTT
1 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (5.26%) Wireless
1 3 (5.26%) ZigBee
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.75%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.75%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Subversion
1 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) LabVIEW
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) GitLab
3 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.75%) MSTest
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (8.77%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.02%) Electronics
3 3 (5.26%) Automotive
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) German Language
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (73.68%) Software Engineer
2 33 (57.89%) Embedded Engineer
3 27 (47.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (21.05%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Author
7 2 (3.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Author
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Software Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) WPF
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) XMPP
2 3 (5.26%) XSLT
3 2 (3.51%) JSON
3 2 (3.51%) OpenGL
3 2 (3.51%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (3.51%) WCF
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) MFC
4 1 (1.75%) QML
4 1 (1.75%) Qt
4 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.51%) Robotics
3 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.75%) Online Games
3 1 (1.75%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (5.26%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) HPUX
4 1 (1.75%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
3 2 (3.51%) Analytics
3 2 (3.51%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (3.51%) Multithreading
3 2 (3.51%) OO
3 2 (3.51%) Prototyping
3 2 (3.51%) SDLC
3 2 (3.51%) TDD
3 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
3 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.51%) Web Development
4 1 (1.75%) API Design
4 1 (1.75%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (1.75%) Data Analytics
4 1 (1.75%) Master Data Management
4 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.75%) Microservices
4 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.75%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) C
2 31 (54.39%) Embedded C
3 15 (26.32%) Python
4 10 (17.54%) C#
4 10 (17.54%) C++
5 5 (8.77%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) Perl
6 4 (7.02%) Embedded C++
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) SQL
7 3 (5.26%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) R
9 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.75%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) Embarcadero
1 1 (1.75%) Informatica
1 1 (1.75%) Intel
1 1 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle
1 1 (1.75%) SAP
1 1 (1.75%) Talend
1 1 (1.75%) Vertica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago