The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 98 99 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 33 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.03% 1.20% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.25% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 22
Median daily rate £355 £339 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £299 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 37
Median hourly rate £44.40 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.64 £37.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2453 2643 2867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.80% 95.80% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1467 1595
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 238 213
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the East of England region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the East of England region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £315 -14.86% 43
Hertfordshire +2 6 £420 +40.00% 7
Bedfordshire +12 4 - - 8
Essex -4 2 £360 +9.92% 1
Norfolk - 1 £400 - 2
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (39.05%) C
2 41 (39.05%) C++
3 39 (37.14%) C#
4 34 (32.38%) .NET
5 26 (24.76%) Embedded C
5 26 (24.76%) Security Cleared
6 24 (22.86%) SC Cleared
7 23 (21.90%) Ada
7 23 (21.90%) UML
8 22 (20.95%) Linux
9 21 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 20 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
10 20 (19.05%) Rational Rhapsody
11 19 (18.10%) WPF
11 19 (18.10%) Validation
12 18 (17.14%) MATLAB
12 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
13 17 (16.19%) OO
14 15 (14.29%) Python
14 15 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 13 (12.38%) VxWorks
16 12 (11.43%) Degree
16 12 (11.43%) VectorCAST
16 12 (11.43%) Algorithms
17 11 (10.48%) Multithreading
17 11 (10.48%) Signal Processing
17 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
17 11 (10.48%) Simulink

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.95%) Kinematics
2 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Simulink
2 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) 3G
3 2 (1.90%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.90%) SpaceWire
3 2 (1.90%) Wireless
4 1 (0.95%) 802.15
4 1 (0.95%) HTTP
4 1 (0.95%) Internet
4 1 (0.95%) RS-422
4 1 (0.95%) SSL
4 1 (0.95%) X.509
4 1 (0.95%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) DB2
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Big Data
2 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
1 20 (19.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 15 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 12 (11.43%) VectorCAST
4 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.81%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.86%) Gerrit
6 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.86%) Subversion
7 2 (1.90%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.95%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.95%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.95%) GCC
8 1 (0.95%) NUnit
8 1 (0.95%) Selenium
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (3.81%) Finance
1 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (1.90%) Automotive
3 2 (1.90%) Avionics
3 2 (1.90%) Military
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) .NET
2 19 (18.10%) WPF
3 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
4 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.57%) LINQ
4 9 (8.57%) WinForms
5 7 (6.67%) WCF
6 3 (2.86%) HTML
7 2 (1.90%) Ajax
7 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.90%) CSS
7 2 (1.90%) HTML5
7 2 (1.90%) JSON
7 2 (1.90%) OpenGL
7 2 (1.90%) REST
7 2 (1.90%) XML
8 1 (0.95%) LESS
8 1 (0.95%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.95%) OpenCV
8 1 (0.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Algorithms
2 8 (7.62%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.76%) SCADA
5 3 (2.86%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.95%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.95%) CUDA
7 1 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.95%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Robotics
7 1 (0.95%) STB
7 1 (0.95%) VHDL
7 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Linux
2 13 (12.38%) VxWorks
3 11 (10.48%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Android
5 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Unix
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (21.90%) UML
3 21 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 19 (18.10%) Validation
5 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
6 17 (16.19%) OO
7 11 (10.48%) Multithreading
7 11 (10.48%) Signal Processing
7 11 (10.48%) SOA
8 9 (8.57%) Change Control
8 9 (8.57%) Software Architecture
9 8 (7.62%) Machine Learning
10 7 (6.67%) CAD
10 7 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
11 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.76%) Content Management
12 5 (4.76%) TDD
13 4 (3.81%) Embedded Software Development
13 4 (3.81%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.05%) C
1 41 (39.05%) C++
2 39 (37.14%) C#
3 26 (24.76%) Embedded C
4 23 (21.90%) Ada
5 18 (17.14%) MATLAB
6 15 (14.29%) Python
7 11 (10.48%) SQL
8 9 (8.57%) Embedded C++
8 9 (8.57%) Java
9 7 (6.67%) Ada 95
10 6 (5.71%) Perl
11 3 (2.86%) ANSI C
11 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.90%) XAML
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) COBOL
13 1 (0.95%) PHP
13 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.43%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) ECSS
1 1 (0.95%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Firmware
2 2 (1.90%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.95%) Serena
4 1 (0.95%) Splunk
4 1 (0.95%) Sunopsis
4 1 (0.95%) Twitter
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