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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 78 52 68
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 1.76% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.42% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
Average daily rate £263 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £349 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
857 619 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.48% 72.74% 66.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 355 387
Average daily rate £365 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £149.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 8 £360 +2.85% 6
High Wycombe 0 2 £263 -22.22% 6
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 3
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (62.86%) OO
2 18 (51.43%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (34.29%) C++
4 12 (34.29%) .NET
5 11 (31.43%) MVC
5 11 (31.43%) TDD
5 11 (31.43%) WCF
6 10 (28.57%) Scrum
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
8 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
8 8 (22.86%) jQuery
8 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
9 7 (20.00%) NHibernate
9 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (20.00%) Backbone.js
9 7 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (20.00%) VC++
9 7 (20.00%) C
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.00%) EPoS
10 6 (17.14%) UML
10 6 (17.14%) RUP
11 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
11 5 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Extranet
1 1 (2.86%) Wireless
1 1 (2.86%) GPRS
1 1 (2.86%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.43%) NUnit
5 3 (8.57%) Xcode
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Agile C# Developer
3 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Programmer
5 4 (11.43%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) iOS Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C++ Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) WCF
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.86%) jQuery
4 7 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 7 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.57%) STL
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) MFC
5 3 (8.57%) DCOM
5 3 (8.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) XML
6 2 (5.71%) COM
7 1 (2.86%) OLE
7 1 (2.86%) HTML
7 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) EPoS
2 5 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 3 (8.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (5.71%) iPad
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) OO
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) MVC
3 11 (31.43%) TDD
4 10 (28.57%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
6 6 (17.14%) UML
6 6 (17.14%) RUP
7 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) SOA
8 3 (8.57%) Image Processing
8 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.71%) B2B
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C#
2 12 (34.29%) C++
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) VC++
4 7 (20.00%) C
5 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) APMP
1 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Altera
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Managed Services Agency
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire / Buckinghamshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 8 days ago