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The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 18 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.82% 2.86% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 3.19% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 7
10th Percentile £465 £325 £309
25th Percentile £519 £333 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £400 £373
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.38% -0.67%
75th Percentile £638 £538 £413
90th Percentile £688 £553 £485
East of England median daily rate £575 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +64.29% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
10th Percentile - £34.20 -
25th Percentile £42.50 £38.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £57.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £58.00 £51.88 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.23 £53.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year +21.05% +1.06% -1.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 673 565 350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.74% 89.83% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 316 217
10th Percentile £206 £145 £239
25th Percentile £358 £237 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +4.05%
75th Percentile £556 £503 £538
90th Percentile £671 £600 £635
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 149 27
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £22.38
90th Percentile £34.50 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 18 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridge +14 32 £600 +50.00% 98
Peterborough -9 3 - - 2
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (64.86%) Python
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) C++
4 9 (24.32%) Electronics
5 7 (18.92%) C
5 7 (18.92%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
6 6 (16.22%) AWS
6 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) IEC 62304
6 6 (16.22%) ISO 13485
6 6 (16.22%) LabVIEW
6 6 (16.22%) Degree
7 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
7 5 (13.51%) DevOps
7 5 (13.51%) Docker
8 4 (10.81%) Ansible
8 4 (10.81%) Microservices
8 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (10.81%) Analytics
8 4 (10.81%) Java
8 4 (10.81%) Puppet
8 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (10.81%) React
9 3 (8.11%) Verification and Validation
9 3 (8.11%) Android
9 3 (8.11%) Django
9 3 (8.11%) Finance

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 (5.41%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Simulink
1 3 (8.11%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon Cognito
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.41%) Azure
2 2 (5.41%) GCP
2 2 (5.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) SNMP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) LabVIEW
3 2 (5.41%) GitLab
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (24.32%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Automotive
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) React
2 3 (8.11%) Django
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (5.41%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (2.70%) POSIX
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.11%) IoT
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.70%) Mali
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile Games
2 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Tizen
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) Analytics
4 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.81%) Microservices
5 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.11%) Data Pipeline
5 3 (8.11%) HOOD
5 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 3 (8.11%) Verification and Validation
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
6 2 (5.41%) UX Design
6 2 (5.41%) Web Development
7 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) C++
3 7 (18.92%) C
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.11%) Perl
6 3 (8.11%) Scala
6 3 (8.11%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.41%) Bash
7 2 (5.41%) C-shell
8 1 (2.70%) SQL
8 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PhD
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) IEC 62304
1 6 (16.22%) ISO 13485
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Ansible
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.41%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.41%) Nagios
3 2 (5.41%) Terraform
3 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) MathWorks
2 2 (5.41%) Dell
2 2 (5.41%) Fujitsu
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft