The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 67 82 77
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.70% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £345 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £280 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Software Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
919 1140 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 96.23% 95.96% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 546 699
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 73
Median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.85 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
High Wycombe - 5 £340 - 2
Milton Keynes +5 1 £425 +3.03% 2
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (54.17%) C++
3 12 (50.00%) .NET
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
5 9 (37.50%) C#
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (33.33%) OO
7 7 (29.17%) Linux
7 7 (29.17%) WPF
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) UML
9 5 (20.83%) C
9 5 (20.83%) QNX
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (16.67%) RS-232
10 4 (16.67%) C++/CLI
10 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
10 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.67%) IBM
10 4 (16.67%) MFC
10 4 (16.67%) Java
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Telelogic
11 3 (12.50%) WinForms
11 3 (12.50%) TDD
11 3 (12.50%) Project Management

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) RS-232
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) RS-422
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.17%) GDB
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Automotive
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) WPF
3 4 (16.67%) MFC
4 3 (12.50%) WinForms
5 2 (8.33%) DCOM
6 1 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (4.17%) JFace
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (33.33%) OO
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) UML
5 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 3 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (12.50%) MVVM
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) OOD
8 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Low Latency
8 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C++
2 9 (37.50%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) C
4 4 (16.67%) C++/CLI
4 4 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.17%) COBOL
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.17%) JCL
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) QNX
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Telelogic
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft