The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 23 39 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.60% 3.70% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 3.80% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Median daily rate £400 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £308 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £361 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 499 605 657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.10% 97.42% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 364 319
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 69
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +12 25 £363 +15.07% 39
Peterborough -2 2 £175 - 5
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (63.64%) C
3 26 (47.27%) Embedded C
4 18 (32.73%) Linux
5 15 (27.27%) Python
6 12 (21.82%) C++
7 10 (18.18%) C#
8 8 (14.55%) .NET
9 7 (12.73%) Wireless
10 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.91%) Windows
10 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
10 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (9.09%) SDLC
11 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.09%) TDD
11 5 (9.09%) HTTP
11 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.27%) Scrum
12 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
12 4 (7.27%) MATLAB
12 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.27%) Internet
12 4 (7.27%) Unix
12 4 (7.27%) ZigBee
12 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
12 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
12 4 (7.27%) Node.js
12 4 (7.27%) Signal Processing

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Simulink
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Wireless
2 5 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) Internet
3 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.27%) ZigBee
4 3 (5.45%) SSL
5 2 (3.64%) DNS
5 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 2 (3.64%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.82%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.64%) LabVIEW
3 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.82%) CMake
4 1 (1.82%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) GCC
4 1 (1.82%) GDB
4 1 (1.82%) GitLab
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.82%) MSTest
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Avionics
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) Node.js
3 3 (5.45%) JSON
3 3 (5.45%) REST
3 3 (5.45%) RESTful
3 3 (5.45%) WPF
4 2 (3.64%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.64%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (3.64%) OSGi
5 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.82%) LINQ
5 1 (1.82%) MFC
5 1 (1.82%) QML
5 1 (1.82%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.82%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.64%) Robotics
3 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.64%) CoreOS
5 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) HPUX
6 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.82%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.82%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.09%) SDLC
3 5 (9.09%) TDD
4 4 (7.27%) Scrum
4 4 (7.27%) Signal Processing
5 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.45%) Machine Learning
6 2 (3.64%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (3.64%) Kanban
6 2 (3.64%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.64%) MVC
6 2 (3.64%) SOA
6 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (63.64%) C
2 26 (47.27%) Embedded C
3 15 (27.27%) Python
4 12 (21.82%) C++
5 10 (18.18%) C#
6 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.27%) MATLAB
8 3 (5.45%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.45%) Java
8 3 (5.45%) SQL
9 2 (3.64%) Perl
9 2 (3.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.82%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) KVM
2 2 (3.64%) LXC
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Grafana
1 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Brocade
2 2 (3.64%) CA
2 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
2 2 (3.64%) VMware
2 2 (3.64%) Vyatta
3 1 (1.82%) Atmel
3 1 (1.82%) Intel
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago