Period
to 23 February 2020

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 6 months to 23 February 2020 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.

Software Engineering
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 12 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 63 84 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.90% 8.37% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 9.84% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 24
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +27.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £314 £352 £313
90th Percentile £568 £575 £465
East of England median daily rate £423 £411 £405
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.46% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 39
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £42.00 £41.25 £37.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £55.75 £64.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -1.10% +6.43% -5.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 778 854 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.21% 85.14% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 462 551
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 78 105
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -54.06% +54.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.04 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £51.63 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year +2.67% -45.26% +5.38%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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 -3 57 £400 -10.11% 167
Peterborough -9 1 - - 3
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 28 (44.44%) Python
2 24 (38.10%) C++
3 23 (36.51%) C
4 17 (26.98%) C#
4 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.40%) Linux
6 15 (23.81%) Embedded C
7 14 (22.22%) .NET
8 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
8 12 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (15.87%) Firmware
10 9 (14.29%) Android
10 9 (14.29%) Prototyping
11 8 (12.70%) Azure
11 8 (12.70%) WCF
11 8 (12.70%) Embedded C++
11 8 (12.70%) MVC
11 8 (12.70%) Electronics
11 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.70%) Web Services
12 7 (11.11%) Windows
12 7 (11.11%) SQL
12 7 (11.11%) Java
12 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
12 7 (11.11%) Device Driver
12 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
12 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (11.11%) Docker
12 7 (11.11%) DevOps

Software Engineering
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 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Azure
2 6 (9.52%) AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.17%) GCP
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.59%) Loggly
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) HTTP
3 2 (3.17%) Wireless
4 1 (1.59%) 5G
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.59%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.59%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.76%) Mocha
4 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.17%) Babel
5 2 (3.17%) Grunt
5 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.59%) CMake
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.59%) GCC
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.59%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 8 (12.70%) Electronics
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
2 6 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Games
3 4 (6.35%) Law
4 3 (4.76%) Finance
5 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Military
5 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Developer
3 17 (26.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 7 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.52%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.94%) WPF Developer
9 4 (6.35%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) WCF
2 8 (12.70%) Web Services
3 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.52%) WPF
5 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.94%) Entity Framework
5 5 (7.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (7.94%) Silverlight
6 4 (6.35%) .NET Core
6 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.35%) HTML
7 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.76%) Node.js
7 3 (4.76%) RESTful
7 3 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.76%) Sass
7 3 (4.76%) SOAP
7 3 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 6 (9.52%) ASIC
3 6 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (7.94%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (3.17%) User Experience
8 1 (1.59%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.59%) Home Automation
8 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.59%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Android
3 7 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (6.35%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.76%) Unix
6 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 8 (12.70%) MVC
4 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.11%) DevOps
4 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 6 (9.52%) UML
6 5 (7.94%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (7.94%) Machine Learning
6 5 (7.94%) MVVM
6 5 (7.94%) Physics
7 4 (6.35%) ETL
7 4 (6.35%) Game Development
7 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.35%) Reinforcement Learning
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) SDLC
7 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) Python
2 24 (38.10%) C++
3 23 (36.51%) C
4 17 (26.98%) C#
5 15 (23.81%) Embedded C
6 8 (12.70%) Embedded C++
6 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
7 7 (11.11%) Java
7 7 (11.11%) SQL
8 5 (7.94%) XAML
9 3 (4.76%) Ruby
10 2 (3.17%) Assembly Language
10 2 (3.17%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.59%) Go
11 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) PhD
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) JTAG
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Firmware
2 7 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (3.17%) Tableau
2 1 (1.59%) Google
2 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
2 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.59%) New Relic
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle
2 1 (1.59%) Talend