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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 41 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 35 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.98% 2.92% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 3.65% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £313 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £425 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 13
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 470 466 630
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.34% 80.07% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 267 374
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 54
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +59.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +12 25 £310 -8.14% 79
Peterborough - 3 £338 - 6
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 46 (63.01%) C
2 35 (47.95%) Embedded C
3 19 (26.03%) Linux
3 19 (26.03%) Python
4 15 (20.55%) C#
5 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.44%) C++
6 10 (13.70%) .NET
7 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.59%) Java
8 7 (9.59%) Degree
8 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.22%) Windows
9 6 (8.22%) XML
9 6 (8.22%) Aerospace
10 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.85%) Electronics
10 5 (6.85%) Automotive
10 5 (6.85%) TDD
10 5 (6.85%) SQL
10 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
10 5 (6.85%) Perl
10 5 (6.85%) HTML
10 5 (6.85%) Embedded C++
10 5 (6.85%) VxWorks
10 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
10 5 (6.85%) Docker
11 4 (5.48%) Node.js
11 4 (5.48%) JSON

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 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Doxygen
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.37%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.37%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) IaaS
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.74%) PaaS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Wireless
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 3 (4.11%) MQTT
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.11%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
4 1 (1.37%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.37%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.48%) Subversion
2 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.74%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.74%) Lombardi
5 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.37%) GitLab
5 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.37%) MSTest
5 1 (1.37%) NUnit
5 1 (1.37%) Selenium
5 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (8.22%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.85%) Automotive
2 5 (6.85%) Electronics
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) German Language
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (75.34%) Software Engineer
2 38 (52.05%) Embedded Engineer
3 32 (43.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Embedded C Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) C Software Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Developer
8 5 (6.85%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Author
11 2 (2.74%) Business Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Business Process Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Management Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Process Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) XML
3 5 (6.85%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) JSON
4 4 (5.48%) Node.js
4 4 (5.48%) WPF
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.11%) CSS
5 3 (4.11%) JSP
5 3 (4.11%) REST
5 3 (4.11%) WCF
5 3 (4.11%) XMPP
5 3 (4.11%) XSLT
6 2 (2.74%) J2EE
6 2 (2.74%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.74%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.74%) Servlets
6 2 (2.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.74%) Robotics
2 2 (2.74%) Smart City
3 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Windows
3 5 (6.85%) VxWorks
4 4 (5.48%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.48%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.74%) CoreOS
6 2 (2.74%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.37%) CentOS
7 1 (1.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
2 5 (6.85%) TDD
3 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.11%) MVC
4 2 (2.74%) Analytics
4 2 (2.74%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (2.74%) Kanban
4 2 (2.74%) Multithreading
4 2 (2.74%) OO
4 2 (2.74%) Process Management
4 2 (2.74%) Prototyping
4 2 (2.74%) Scrum
4 2 (2.74%) SDLC
4 2 (2.74%) SOA
4 2 (2.74%) Test Automation
4 2 (2.74%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) C
2 35 (47.95%) Embedded C
3 19 (26.03%) Python
4 15 (20.55%) C#
5 12 (16.44%) C++
6 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.59%) Java
8 5 (6.85%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.85%) Perl
8 5 (6.85%) SQL
9 3 (4.11%) Assembly Language
9 3 (4.11%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.74%) PHP
11 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) R
11 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.37%) OCPJP
4 1 (1.37%) PhD
4 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) MISRA
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) IBM
3 1 (1.37%) Atmel
3 1 (1.37%) Embarcadero
3 1 (1.37%) Informatica
3 1 (1.37%) Intel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.37%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) Sun
3 1 (1.37%) Talend
3 1 (1.37%) Vertica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago