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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 15 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.78% 8.76% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.70% 10.71% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £315 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £309 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £371 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 2
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.65 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.50 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 265 336 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 83.60% 81.75% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 210 161
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 15
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 48 (67.61%) C
2 40 (56.34%) Embedded C
3 19 (26.76%) Degree
4 17 (23.94%) Computer Science
4 17 (23.94%) Linux
5 15 (21.13%) Regression Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Python
7 11 (15.49%) C#
8 9 (12.68%) C++
9 8 (11.27%) .NET
10 7 (9.86%) Wireless
11 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.45%) QA
11 6 (8.45%) Windows
12 5 (7.04%) Java
12 5 (7.04%) WPF
12 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (7.04%) SDLC
12 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
13 4 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (5.63%) Machine Learning
13 4 (5.63%) RESTful
13 4 (5.63%) ZigBee
13 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
13 4 (5.63%) MVC
13 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.63%) TDD
13 4 (5.63%) SQL
13 4 (5.63%) Unix
13 4 (5.63%) Internet

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 (1.41%) Apache
1 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.41%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Wireless
2 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.23%) HTTP
5 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 2 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MySQL
1 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.41%) PowerCenter
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) LabVIEW
2 2 (2.82%) Subversion
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.41%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.41%) GCC
3 1 (1.41%) GDB
3 1 (1.41%) GitLab
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.41%) MSTest
3 1 (1.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.82%) Law
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Electronics
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Software Engineer
2 36 (50.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 29 (40.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (23.94%) Developer
4 17 (23.94%) Embedded C Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) C Software Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) C Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Embedded C Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (7.04%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Audio Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Audio Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) WPF
3 4 (5.63%) RESTful
4 3 (4.23%) WCF
5 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.82%) HTML
5 2 (2.82%) HTML5
5 2 (2.82%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.82%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (2.82%) OSGi
5 2 (2.82%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.82%) WinForms
5 2 (2.82%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.41%) CSS
6 1 (1.41%) LINQ
6 1 (1.41%) MFC
6 1 (1.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.82%) iPad
3 2 (2.82%) Robotics
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.41%) Online Games
4 1 (1.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 3 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) HPUX
6 1 (1.41%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Regression Testing
2 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.04%) SDLC
4 4 (5.63%) Machine Learning
4 4 (5.63%) MVC
4 4 (5.63%) TDD
5 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (4.23%) Scrum
5 3 (4.23%) Signal Processing
6 2 (2.82%) Analytics
6 2 (2.82%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.82%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.82%) iOS Development
6 2 (2.82%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.82%) Prototyping
6 2 (2.82%) Software Architecture
6 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (67.61%) C
2 40 (56.34%) Embedded C
3 14 (19.72%) Python
4 11 (15.49%) C#
5 9 (12.68%) C++
6 5 (7.04%) Java
7 4 (5.63%) SQL
8 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.23%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.23%) Perl
9 2 (2.82%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.82%) PHP
10 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.41%) R
10 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) PhD
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) KVM
2 2 (2.82%) LXC
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Brocade
1 2 (2.82%) CA
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle
1 2 (2.82%) Riverbed
1 2 (2.82%) VMware
1 2 (2.82%) Vyatta
2 1 (1.41%) Embarcadero
2 1 (1.41%) Informatica
2 1 (1.41%) Intel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.41%) SAP
2 1 (1.41%) Siemens
2 1 (1.41%) Talend
2 1 (1.41%) Vertica
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