The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 18 23 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 38 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.08% 6.75% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.96% 8.42% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 9
Median daily rate £500 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.73% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £309 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £371 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 4
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.61 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £47.60 £43.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 424 499 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.96% 80.23% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 298 266
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 56
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +78.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 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 +1 32 £400 +26.98% 74
Peterborough -3 2 £175 - 6
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 56 (57.73%) C
2 41 (42.27%) Embedded C
3 32 (32.99%) Linux
4 25 (25.77%) Degree
5 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
5 21 (21.65%) Python
6 17 (17.53%) C#
7 15 (15.46%) Regression Testing
8 14 (14.43%) C++
9 12 (12.37%) .NET
9 12 (12.37%) REST
9 12 (12.37%) Docker
10 11 (11.34%) Node.js
10 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
10 11 (11.34%) Windows
10 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (9.28%) PaaS
12 9 (9.28%) IaaS
12 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
12 9 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.25%) MongoDB
14 7 (7.22%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
14 7 (7.22%) Wireless
15 6 (6.19%) TDD
15 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
15 6 (6.19%) Unix
15 6 (6.19%) Microsoft

Software Engineering
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 (1.03%) Apache
1 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.03%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.28%) IaaS
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.28%) PaaS
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) Wireless
2 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.15%) HTTP
3 5 (5.15%) Internet
3 5 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.12%) SSL
4 4 (4.12%) ZigBee
5 2 (2.06%) DNS
5 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
5 2 (2.06%) SAN
5 2 (2.06%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.03%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.03%) LDAP
6 1 (1.03%) LTE
6 1 (1.03%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.03%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.03%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.03%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.12%) LabVIEW
2 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.06%) Subversion
5 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.03%) CMake
5 1 (1.03%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.03%) GCC
5 1 (1.03%) GDB
5 1 (1.03%) GitLab
5 1 (1.03%) JIRA
5 1 (1.03%) Lombardi
5 1 (1.03%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.03%) MSTest
5 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.09%) Electronics
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
3 2 (2.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.03%) Avionics
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (57.73%) Software Engineer
2 39 (40.21%) Embedded Engineer
3 31 (31.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 25 (25.77%) Developer
5 18 (18.56%) Embedded C Engineer
6 12 (12.37%) C Software Engineer
6 12 (12.37%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) C Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Embedded C Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Embedded Developer
8 7 (7.22%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.22%) MongoDB Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Python Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) C# Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Web Developer
11 4 (4.12%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (3.09%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
1 12 (12.37%) REST
2 11 (11.34%) Node.js
3 6 (6.19%) WPF
4 4 (4.12%) HTML
4 4 (4.12%) JSON
4 4 (4.12%) RESTful
4 4 (4.12%) WCF
5 3 (3.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.09%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.09%) CSS
5 3 (3.09%) Silverlight
5 3 (3.09%) WinForms
5 3 (3.09%) XML
6 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 2 (2.06%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (2.06%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.06%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.06%) OSGi
7 1 (1.03%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.22%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.06%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.06%) iPad
5 2 (2.06%) Robotics
5 2 (2.06%) SCADA
6 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.03%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.03%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.99%) Linux
2 11 (11.34%) Windows
3 6 (6.19%) Unix
4 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.06%) CoreOS
6 2 (2.06%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.03%) HPUX
7 1 (1.03%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) Regression Testing
2 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
3 9 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.19%) TDD
5 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.15%) Scrum
5 5 (5.15%) SDLC
5 5 (5.15%) Web Development
6 4 (4.12%) Machine Learning
6 4 (4.12%) MVC
6 4 (4.12%) Signal Processing
7 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.09%) Migration
7 3 (3.09%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.09%) Project Management
7 3 (3.09%) Requirements Management
7 3 (3.09%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.09%) SOA
7 3 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.73%) C
2 41 (42.27%) Embedded C
3 21 (21.65%) Python
4 17 (17.53%) C#
5 14 (14.43%) C++
6 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.19%) Java
8 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.15%) Perl
8 5 (5.15%) SQL
9 4 (4.12%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.09%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.06%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.06%) PHP
12 1 (1.03%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.03%) R
12 1 (1.03%) Scala
12 1 (1.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) PhD
5 1 (1.03%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.03%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.06%) JTAG
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Docker
2 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.06%) KVM
4 2 (2.06%) LXC
5 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Grafana
1 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) VMware
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle
3 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.06%) Brocade
4 2 (2.06%) CA
4 2 (2.06%) Riverbed
4 2 (2.06%) Vyatta
5 1 (1.03%) Atmel
5 1 (1.03%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Informatica
5 1 (1.03%) Intel
5 1 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) Siemens
5 1 (1.03%) Sun
5 1 (1.03%) Talend
5 1 (1.03%) Vertica
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