Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Software Engineering
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 104 95 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.30% 8.33% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 10.16% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 29
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £220 £180
90th Percentile £440 £400 £440
East of England median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +10.39% -9.41%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £33.70
90th Percentile £62.88 £77.50 £54.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -1.23%

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 1192 935 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.71% 81.95% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 442 745
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.60% +6.21%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £259
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 96 82
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +111.27% -35.45%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £51.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

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 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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 0 80 £350 +6.06% 112
Peterborough -14 5 - - 12
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 65 (62.50%) C
2 49 (47.12%) Embedded C
3 45 (43.27%) C++
4 43 (41.35%) Linux
5 37 (35.58%) Python
6 34 (32.69%) Wireless
7 26 (25.00%) Electronics
8 23 (22.12%) Telecoms
9 22 (21.15%) Windows
10 19 (18.27%) Embedded C++
11 18 (17.31%) C#
11 18 (17.31%) .NET
12 15 (14.42%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (14.42%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (14.42%) Degree
12 15 (14.42%) Computer Science
13 14 (13.46%) SQL
14 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio
15 12 (11.54%) Bluetooth
16 11 (10.58%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (9.62%) WPF
17 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
18 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
18 9 (8.65%) Firmware
18 9 (8.65%) Device Driver
18 9 (8.65%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
19 8 (7.69%) Device Driver Development
19 8 (7.69%) WinForms
19 8 (7.69%) 3GPP

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 1 (0.96%) Apache
1 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.69%) Wireless
2 15 (14.42%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (11.54%) Bluetooth
4 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.69%) 3GPP
6 7 (6.73%) LTE
6 7 (6.73%) NAS
7 3 (2.88%) ZigBee
8 2 (1.92%) 802.11
8 2 (1.92%) MQTT
8 2 (1.92%) Z-Wave
9 1 (0.96%) Broadband
9 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.96%) Internet
9 1 (0.96%) NFC
9 1 (0.96%) SSL
9 1 (0.96%) X.509
9 1 (0.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.85%) SQLite
2 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.85%) NUnit
3 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.92%) Buildbot
3 2 (1.92%) CMake
3 2 (1.92%) git-flow
3 2 (1.92%) JIRA
3 2 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.96%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.96%) GCC
4 1 (0.96%) GDB
4 1 (0.96%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
4 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (25.00%) Electronics
2 23 (22.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.96%) Automotive
3 1 (0.96%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 40 (38.46%) Embedded Engineer
2 40 (38.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (20.19%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (19.23%) C Software Engineer
5 18 (17.31%) Embedded C Engineer
5 18 (17.31%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 14 (13.46%) Developer
7 11 (10.58%) C# Software Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 11 (10.58%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (9.62%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (9.62%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 10 (9.62%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (9.62%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (9.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) C Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) .NET
2 10 (9.62%) WPF
3 8 (7.69%) WinForms
4 6 (5.77%) HTML
4 6 (5.77%) Qt
5 4 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 4 (3.85%) Node.js
6 3 (2.88%) gRPC
6 3 (2.88%) MFC
6 3 (2.88%) QML
6 3 (2.88%) Qt Quick
6 3 (2.88%) REST
7 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.92%) Ajax
7 2 (1.92%) JSON
7 2 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.92%) XMPP
7 2 (1.92%) XSLT
8 1 (0.96%) gevent
8 1 (0.96%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.58%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (8.65%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.88%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.96%) ASIC
6 1 (0.96%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.96%) Smart City
6 1 (0.96%) Verilog
6 1 (0.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.35%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) Windows
3 15 (14.42%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.81%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (2.88%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.69%) Device Driver Development
2 8 (7.69%) OOP
3 7 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (5.77%) Coaching
4 6 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (5.77%) SDLC
4 6 (5.77%) Unit Testing
5 5 (4.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (3.85%) MVVM
6 4 (3.85%) Scrum
6 4 (3.85%) TDD
7 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.88%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.88%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.88%) OO
7 3 (2.88%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 65 (62.50%) C
2 49 (47.12%) Embedded C
3 45 (43.27%) C++
4 37 (35.58%) Python
5 19 (18.27%) Embedded C++
6 18 (17.31%) C#
7 14 (13.46%) SQL
8 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.77%) R
10 5 (4.81%) Assembly Language
11 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.88%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.88%) Perl
13 2 (1.92%) Java
13 2 (1.92%) PHP
13 2 (1.92%) VB
14 1 (0.96%) Cython
14 1 (0.96%) Ruby
14 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.96%) MCSA
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) MISRA
2 2 (1.92%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
1 9 (8.65%) Firmware
2 3 (2.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.96%) Atmel
2 1 (0.96%) EMC
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle
2 1 (0.96%) VMware