Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 40 84
Rank change year-on-year +13 +44 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 80 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.68% 4.14% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 4.40% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 16
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £222 £180
90th Percentile £431 £380 £419
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 6
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +9.68% -16.22%
10th Percentile £36.48 £32.50 £36.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £51.88
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.58% +18.75% -3.61%

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 1320 1069 1514
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 94.19% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 515 889
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £169 £226
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 101 132
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +34.15% -16.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £46.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 60 £350 +6.06% 56
Peterborough -11 5 £666 +77.67% 8
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 79 (98.75%) Software Engineering
2 48 (60.00%) C
3 39 (48.75%) Embedded C
4 38 (47.50%) C++
5 28 (35.00%) Linux
6 23 (28.75%) Electronics
6 23 (28.75%) Wireless
7 21 (26.25%) Python
8 18 (22.50%) Embedded C++
8 18 (22.50%) C#
8 18 (22.50%) .NET
9 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 15 (18.75%) Windows
11 14 (17.50%) SQL
12 13 (16.25%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (16.25%) Embedded Linux
13 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
13 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
14 11 (13.75%) Degree
15 10 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (12.50%) WPF
16 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (10.00%) OOP
17 8 (10.00%) 3GPP
17 8 (10.00%) WinForms
17 8 (10.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
18 7 (8.75%) Device Driver Development
18 7 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
18 7 (8.75%) Device Driver
18 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP

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 1 (1.25%) Apache
1 1 (1.25%) Confluence
1 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) Wireless
2 13 (16.25%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (10.00%) 3GPP
4 7 (8.75%) LTE
4 7 (8.75%) NAS
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
5 3 (3.75%) ZigBee
6 2 (2.50%) MQTT
6 2 (2.50%) Z-Wave
7 1 (1.25%) 802.11
7 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQLite
3 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.00%) NUnit
3 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.50%) git-flow
4 2 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) Buildbot
5 1 (1.25%) CMake
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.25%) JBehave
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (28.75%) Electronics
2 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) WPF
3 8 (10.00%) WinForms
4 5 (6.25%) Qt
5 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 4 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (3.75%) gRPC
6 3 (3.75%) MFC
6 3 (3.75%) QML
6 3 (3.75%) Qt Quick
7 2 (2.50%) Node.js
7 2 (2.50%) XMPP
8 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.25%) Ajax
8 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.25%) Java EE
8 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.25%) NumPy
8 1 (1.25%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (8.75%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.50%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.25%) ASIC
5 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.25%) Verilog
5 1 (1.25%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Linux
2 15 (18.75%) Windows
3 13 (16.25%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Nucleus RTOS
5 4 (5.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (98.75%) Software Engineering
2 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.00%) OOP
4 7 (8.75%) Device Driver Development
4 7 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.25%) SDLC
6 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.00%) Coaching
7 4 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (5.00%) MVVM
7 4 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.75%) Linux Kernel Development
8 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.75%) Physics
8 3 (3.75%) Scrum
8 3 (3.75%) Statistics
8 3 (3.75%) TDD
9 2 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) C
2 39 (48.75%) Embedded C
3 38 (47.50%) C++
4 21 (26.25%) Python
5 18 (22.50%) C#
5 18 (22.50%) Embedded C++
6 14 (17.50%) SQL
7 6 (7.50%) R
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.50%) Java
10 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.50%) VB
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.25%) C++/CLI
11 1 (1.25%) Cython
11 1 (1.25%) F#
11 1 (1.25%) Perl
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) MISRA
2 2 (2.50%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 7 (8.75%) Firmware
3 1 (1.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
1 1 (1.25%) Atmel
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle