The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 71 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.93% 1.79% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.49% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
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£390 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
959 724 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.69% 72.11% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 384 308
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -11 6 £400 +3.22% 1
Marlow - 2 £390 -
Amersham - 2 £325 -
High Wycombe -1 1 £300 - 1
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (28.57%) MVC
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) jQuery
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
6 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) XML
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (14.29%) EPoS
7 3 (14.29%) NUnit
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (14.29%) NHibernate
7 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (14.29%) Backbone.js
7 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (14.29%) AngularJS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) NUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) MyEclipse
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) UAT Tester
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) WCF
3 5 (23.81%) jQuery
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) Backbone.js
5 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (9.52%) WPF
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 1 (4.76%) JSP
7 1 (4.76%) STL
7 1 (4.76%) Struts
7 1 (4.76%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) EPoS
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Physics
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media
3 1 (4.76%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) SCORM
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) TDD
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) ECMAScript
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PhD
1 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) APMP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) QNX
2 1 (4.76%) Green Hills