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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 63 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.13% 0.76% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £336 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £40.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.05% +2.00%
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
928 1137 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.98% 96.11% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 560 498
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 7 £500 +50.37% 2
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
2 12 (57.14%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) C++
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) OO
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 6 (28.57%) WPF
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (28.57%) C
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
7 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
7 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (23.81%) Python
7 5 (23.81%) Android
7 5 (23.81%) Android Development
8 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (19.05%) Device Driver
9 3 (14.29%) WinForms
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
9 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Visualisation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.52%) GDB
4 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) WPF
2 3 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Device Driver
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Android
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 5 (23.81%) Android Development
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
6 3 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (9.52%) MVVM
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 1 (4.76%) BDD
8 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) OOD
8 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) C#
1 12 (57.14%) C++
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) C
4 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
4 5 (23.81%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Wind River