Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 56 73 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.71% 7.35% 7.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 8.72% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 29
Median daily rate £400 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +27.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £319 £356 £297
90th Percentile £575 £575 £491
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -
10th Percentile £42.00 £41.25 £33.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.10 £75.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% -5.56%

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 714 837 1,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.61% 84.29% 88.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 452 496
Median daily rate £460 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £256 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £563
East of England median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.94% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 82 101
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -47.76% +4.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.00 £49.88 £49.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -31.82%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 28 March 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 -1 51 £400 -10.11% 142
Peterborough -7 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 25 (44.64%) Python
2 24 (42.86%) C++
3 17 (30.36%) C
4 15 (26.79%) C#
4 15 (26.79%) Linux
4 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (23.21%) .NET
6 11 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (17.86%) Embedded C
7 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
7 10 (17.86%) Azure
8 9 (16.07%) Embedded C++
8 9 (16.07%) Firmware
8 9 (16.07%) MVC
8 9 (16.07%) Web Services
9 7 (12.50%) Android
9 7 (12.50%) WCF
9 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 7 (12.50%) Java
9 7 (12.50%) SQL
9 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning
9 7 (12.50%) DevOps
10 6 (10.71%) Game Development
10 6 (10.71%) Prototyping
10 6 (10.71%) Reinforcement Learning
10 6 (10.71%) Electronics
10 6 (10.71%) Games
10 6 (10.71%) Internet
10 6 (10.71%) ASIC
10 6 (10.71%) JavaScript

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 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Azure
2 6 (10.71%) AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.57%) GCP
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.79%) Loggly
4 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) 5G
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.79%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.79%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.36%) Mocha
5 2 (3.57%) Babel
5 2 (3.57%) GCC
5 2 (3.57%) Grunt
5 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.79%) CMake
6 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 6 (10.71%) Electronics
1 6 (10.71%) Games
2 4 (7.14%) Law
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Military
4 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Software Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Firmware Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) WPF Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) Web Services
3 7 (12.50%) WCF
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Core
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 4 (7.14%) RESTful
5 4 (7.14%) Silverlight
5 4 (7.14%) WPF
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.36%) React
6 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (5.36%) Sass
6 3 (5.36%) SOAP
6 3 (5.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (5.36%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (5.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (10.71%) ASIC
3 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.36%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.57%) User Experience
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.79%) Home Automation
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.79%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Android
3 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.07%) MVC
3 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.50%) DevOps
3 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.71%) Game Development
4 6 (10.71%) Prototyping
4 6 (10.71%) Reinforcement Learning
5 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.93%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) UML
6 4 (7.14%) Change Control
6 4 (7.14%) ETL
6 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.14%) MVVM
6 4 (7.14%) Physics
6 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) Python
2 24 (42.86%) C++
3 17 (30.36%) C
4 15 (26.79%) C#
5 10 (17.86%) Embedded C
6 9 (16.07%) Embedded C++
7 7 (12.50%) Java
7 7 (12.50%) SQL
8 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.14%) XAML
10 3 (5.36%) Ruby
11 2 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) PhD
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) JTAG
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Firmware
2 5 (8.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Tableau
2 1 (1.79%) Google
2 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.79%) New Relic
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Talend