The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 45 65
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.77% 2.19% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 2.32% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £413 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £780 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £348
% change year-on-year +3.97% +8.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.66% -8.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £36.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.71% +5.87%  

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 544 560 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.67% 94.28% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 319 440
Median daily rate £340 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 31 85
Median hourly rate £19.38 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.52% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.91 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 June 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 +10 18 - - 44
Peterborough - 4 £338 - 6
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

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

1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (65.52%) C
3 30 (51.72%) Embedded C
4 16 (27.59%) Linux
5 15 (25.86%) Python
6 13 (22.41%) C#
7 10 (17.24%) C++
8 9 (15.52%) .NET
9 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.34%) Aerospace
10 6 (10.34%) VxWorks
10 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
11 5 (8.62%) TDD
11 5 (8.62%) Nucleus RTOS
11 5 (8.62%) SQL
11 5 (8.62%) Windows
11 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
11 5 (8.62%) Automotive
11 5 (8.62%) Electronics
12 4 (6.90%) Wireless
12 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
12 4 (6.90%) JSON
12 4 (6.90%) Node.js
13 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
13 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (5.17%) WPF
13 3 (5.17%) Subversion

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) IaaS
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Wireless
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) MQTT
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Subversion
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.72%) GitLab
4 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.72%) MSTest
4 1 (1.72%) NUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 6 (10.34%) Aerospace
2 5 (8.62%) Automotive
2 5 (8.62%) Electronics
3 2 (3.45%) German Language
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) JSON
2 4 (6.90%) Node.js
3 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.17%) WPF
4 2 (3.45%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.45%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) WCF
4 2 (3.45%) XMPP
5 1 (1.72%) Ajax
5 1 (1.72%) Java EE
5 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.72%) LINQ
5 1 (1.72%) QML
5 1 (1.72%) Qt
5 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.72%) WinForms
5 1 (1.72%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.45%) Device Driver
1 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Robotics
2 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) VxWorks
3 5 (8.62%) Nucleus RTOS
3 5 (8.62%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.45%) CoreOS
5 2 (3.45%) ThreadX
5 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) CentOS
6 1 (1.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.62%) TDD
4 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.17%) MVC
4 3 (5.17%) SDLC
5 2 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (3.45%) Kanban
5 2 (3.45%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.45%) Prototyping
5 2 (3.45%) Scrum
5 2 (3.45%) SOA
5 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.45%) Web Development
6 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.72%) Pair Programming
6 1 (1.72%) Refactoring
6 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) C
2 30 (51.72%) Embedded C
3 15 (25.86%) Python
4 13 (22.41%) C#
5 10 (17.24%) C++
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
7 5 (8.62%) SQL
8 3 (5.17%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.17%) Java
8 3 (5.17%) MATLAB
8 3 (5.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.45%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) MISRA
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
1 3 (5.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) Atmel
1 1 (1.72%) Intel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
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Rate: £300 - 350 per day
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Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago