The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 79 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.69% 1.05% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£350 £406 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £37.75 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £39.75 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
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
1225 974 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.16% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 494 318
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 77
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -20 1 £333 -19.39% 2
Aylesbury - 1 £325 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) C++
3 8 (47.06%) C
4 7 (41.18%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) Perl
5 5 (29.41%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
6 4 (23.53%) Automotive
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) QNX
7 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
7 3 (17.65%) Green Hills
8 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Ajax
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 1 (5.88%) C#
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (5.88%) .NET
9 1 (5.88%) MySQL
9 1 (5.88%) Ant
9 1 (5.88%) Web Services
9 1 (5.88%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) IPv4
1 1 (5.88%) IPv6
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
1 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (23.53%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) JPA
2 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) JMS
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.88%) ThreadX
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) CMMI
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) DRM
3 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Test Management
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (5.88%) Android Development
3 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) C
3 7 (41.18%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 5 (29.41%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
6 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
7 1 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) QNX
1 3 (17.65%) Green Hills
2 1 (5.88%) Renesas
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) Lotus