Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 93 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.63% 7.82% 7.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 9.10% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 34
Median daily rate £400 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £313
90th Percentile £526 £655 £575
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -1.18% -5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +2.20% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.00 £41.45
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.00 £53.25
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%

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 276 1,022 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 88.18% 85.95% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 580 563
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £269
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
East of England median daily rate £436 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -2.02% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 99 86
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -16.17% -44.33%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.75 £12.83
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £49.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% - -32.69%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +5 25 £400 - 73
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 10 (37.04%) Python
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) C
3 7 (25.93%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) C++
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 7 (25.93%) NumPy
4 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
5 4 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (14.81%) Mule
5 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) Release Management
5 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
5 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
5 4 (14.81%) iPaaS
5 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
5 4 (14.81%) FishEye
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) Electronics
5 4 (14.81%) XML
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) PhD
5 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 3 (11.11%) Firmware
6 3 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (11.11%) Java

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 4 (14.81%) Mule
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.70%) IPv4
1 1 (3.70%) IPv6
1 1 (3.70%) RS-232
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) VoIP
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (14.81%) FishEye
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) CMake
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
General
1 4 (14.81%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Software Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Author
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Python Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Release Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) NumPy
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Core
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) Autofac
4 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (7.41%) PyTorch
4 2 (7.41%) Qt
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) Silverlight
4 2 (7.41%) TensorFlow
4 2 (7.41%) WCF
4 2 (7.41%) WPF
4 2 (7.41%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) CNTK
5 1 (3.70%) Keras
5 1 (3.70%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
3 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.81%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.41%) MVVM
6 2 (7.41%) Physics
6 2 (7.41%) Signal Processing
6 2 (7.41%) System Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) C
2 7 (25.93%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 3 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++
5 2 (7.41%) XAML
6 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PhD
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
1 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
2 2 (7.41%) Atmel