The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 69 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 2.26% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 3.00% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 5
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£320 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £383 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Software Engineering
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
900 834 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.41% 75.34% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 433 374
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.13 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.17% +87.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £62.85 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 5 £415 -7.77% 2
High Wycombe +2 2 £313 - 1
Marlow - 1 £300 -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Engineering
South East

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (40.74%) C#
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
1 11 (40.74%) OO
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) WCF
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) MVC
4 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) jQuery
6 5 (18.52%) NHibernate
6 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 5 (18.52%) EPoS
6 5 (18.52%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
6 5 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.81%) Device Driver
7 4 (14.81%) Green Hills
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.11%) NUnit
8 3 (11.11%) Automotive

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.11%) NUnit
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) MyEclipse
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Software Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Developer
3 7 (25.93%) C# Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Agile C# Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) WCF
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 5 (18.52%) NHibernate
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
4 5 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (7.41%) HTML
7 2 (7.41%) CSS
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) WPF
8 1 (3.70%) ICEfaces
8 1 (3.70%) Java SE
8 1 (3.70%) Java EE
8 1 (3.70%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) EPoS
2 4 (14.81%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.41%) Physics
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.70%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.70%) SCORM
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) ThreadX
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) OO
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) RAD
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) C
5 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) ECMAScript
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PhD
1 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) APMP
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Green Hills
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) QNX
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
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