Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 17 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 62 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.22% 6.89% 8.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 8.08% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.11% +27.14%
10th Percentile £258 £46 £314
90th Percentile £529 £560 £575
East of England median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -1.10% +7.06%
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.00 £39.75
90th Percentile £47.65 £49.25 £54.10
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%

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 309 767 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.05% 85.22% 85.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 459 462
Median daily rate £425 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.15% +9.06%
10th Percentile £224 £263 £260
90th Percentile £620 £600 £624
East of England median daily rate £426 £425 £448
% change year-on-year +0.29% -5.03% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 73
Median hourly rate £15.13 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +2.86% -55.13%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year +20.57% +8.45% -35.45%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +2 20 £400 - 112
Peterborough +14 2 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 11 (45.83%) Python
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 8 (33.33%) NumPy
4 8 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) C++
5 6 (25.00%) Electronics
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Multithreading
7 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 4 (16.67%) Azure
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) C
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) PhD
8 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
9 2 (8.33%) Requirements Gathering
9 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
9 2 (8.33%) Master's Degree
9 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (8.33%) DevOps
9 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (8.33%) User Experience
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (4.17%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.17%) RS-232
2 1 (4.17%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) GitLab
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Law
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Python Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Python Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Python Developer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) NumPy
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (8.33%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) WCF
4 2 (8.33%) WPF
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) Keras
5 1 (4.17%) PyTorch
5 1 (4.17%) Qt
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) scikit-learn
5 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
5 1 (4.17%) TensorFlow
5 1 (4.17%) Vue.js
5 1 (4.17%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Life Science
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) Multithreading
4 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.33%) Machine Learning
6 2 (8.33%) MVVM
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (8.33%) Physics
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Signal Processing
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) C
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) PhD
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Master's Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft