Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 61 26 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.96% 8.81% 8.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.49% 10.00% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 38
10th Percentile " £270 £213
25th Percentile £325 £317 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £419 £425
Median % change year-on-year +19.40% -1.47% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £495 £622
90th Percentile £588 £527 £640
East of England median daily rate £500 £424 £418
% change year-on-year +17.99% +1.50% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 22
10th Percentile £32.16 £41.63 "
25th Percentile £38.80 £42.19 £42.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £59.38 £47.81 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.38 "
East of England median hourly rate £49.00 £46.25 £47.00
% change year-on-year +5.95% -1.60% +4.44%

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 531 260 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 77.97% 88.14% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 161 589
10th Percentile £141 £264 £259
25th Percentile £320 £318 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £525
90th Percentile £606 £650 £625
East of England median daily rate £450 £429 £445
% change year-on-year +4.96% -3.65% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 27 89
10th Percentile " £14.25 £10.70
25th Percentile £12.25 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.18 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -29.60% +12.79% -18.56%
75th Percentile £18.75 £45.63 £47.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £53.75 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £34.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year -49.64% +98.55% -1.43%

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 16 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineering in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 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 +4 54 £500 +14.29% 139
Huntingdon - 2 £163 - 1
Peterborough - 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 29 (47.54%) Python
2 22 (36.07%) C++
2 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) Computer Science
3 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
4 19 (31.15%) Degree
5 17 (27.87%) Windows
5 17 (27.87%) DevOps
6 16 (26.23%) C
6 16 (26.23%) C#
6 16 (26.23%) Azure
7 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
8 12 (19.67%) .NET
8 12 (19.67%) Java
9 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
10 10 (16.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (14.75%) MFC
11 9 (14.75%) XML
11 9 (14.75%) Linux
11 9 (14.75%) User Experience
12 8 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (13.11%) WPF
13 7 (11.48%) Electronics
13 7 (11.48%) XSLT
13 7 (11.48%) React
13 7 (11.48%) Gerrit
14 6 (9.84%) MVVM
14 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
14 6 (9.84%) Microservices

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 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) FrameMaker
2 2 (3.28%) Doxygen
2 2 (3.28%) Simulink
2 2 (3.28%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Azure
2 5 (8.20%) AWS
3 4 (6.56%) GCP
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CodeBuild
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CodeCommit
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.64%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) MPLS
2 1 (1.64%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.48%) Gerrit
4 4 (6.56%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.28%) GitLab
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.64%) JMeter
6 1 (1.64%) Pylint
6 1 (1.64%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.64%) SCons
General
1 7 (11.48%) Electronics
2 6 (9.84%) Publishing
3 5 (8.20%) Presentation Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Social Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Software Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Python Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Python Software Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) C# Software Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Embedded Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) WPF Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) MFC
2 9 (14.75%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) WPF
4 7 (11.48%) React
4 7 (11.48%) XSLT
5 6 (9.84%) WCF
6 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
7 4 (6.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 4 (6.56%) RESTful
8 3 (4.92%) NumPy
9 2 (3.28%) .NET Core
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.28%) Autofac
9 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.28%) Spring
9 2 (3.28%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.28%) Web Services
9 2 (3.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) User Experience
2 8 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.20%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.64%) SystemC
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
3 9 (14.75%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Computer Science
3 17 (27.87%) DevOps
4 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
5 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.84%) Microservices
5 6 (9.84%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.84%) MVVM
5 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.20%) Analytics
6 5 (8.20%) Computer Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Debt
8 3 (4.92%) Change Control
8 3 (4.92%) Coaching
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.92%) SDLC
8 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Python
2 22 (36.07%) C++
3 16 (26.23%) C
3 16 (26.23%) C#
4 12 (19.67%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) Go
6 5 (8.20%) Scala
7 4 (6.56%) Embedded C
7 4 (6.56%) Perl
7 4 (6.56%) VBA
7 4 (6.56%) XAML
8 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.28%) SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Degree
2 10 (16.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (9.84%) PhD
4 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.56%) Ansible
2 4 (6.56%) Puppet
3 2 (3.28%) Grafana
3 2 (3.28%) Kibana
4 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Adobe
2 2 (3.28%) IBM
2 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Google
3 1 (1.64%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.64%) SAP