The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 101 71 74
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 72 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.27% 2.48% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 2.71% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 28
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£344 £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £30.00 £36.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.52 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +6.00%
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
2816 2660 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 91.66% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1522 1095
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 225 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -24 16 £388 +12.31% 53
Hertfordshire -14 10 £313 - 17
Essex -11 9 £328 +0.76% 10
Suffolk +16 1 £375 +11.11%
Bedfordshire +2 1 - - 5
Norfolk 0 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 73 (89.02%) Software Engineering
2 33 (40.24%) C
3 32 (39.02%) C++
3 32 (39.02%) Linux
4 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
6 18 (21.95%) Embedded C
7 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
8 16 (19.51%) Java
8 16 (19.51%) Python
9 15 (18.29%) HTML
10 14 (17.07%) UML
10 14 (17.07%) Windows
10 14 (17.07%) MVC
11 12 (14.63%) Oracle
11 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
11 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
11 12 (14.63%) Degree
11 12 (14.63%) Multithreading
12 11 (13.41%) JSON
12 11 (13.41%) XML
12 11 (13.41%) C#
12 11 (13.41%) Telecoms
13 10 (12.20%) CSS
13 10 (12.20%) OOP
13 10 (12.20%) JBoss
13 10 (12.20%) JIRA
13 10 (12.20%) jQuery
13 10 (12.20%) Electronics
13 10 (12.20%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (12.20%) JBoss
2 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (9.76%) MQSeries
3 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Kinematics
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) ArchestrA
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Simulink
1 2 (2.44%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Wireless
2 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) DNS
3 3 (3.66%) HTTP
3 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.44%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.44%) LTE
4 2 (2.44%) FTP
4 2 (2.44%) DVB
4 2 (2.44%) SNMP
4 2 (2.44%) 3G
5 1 (1.22%) 802.11
5 1 (1.22%) DSL
5 1 (1.22%) SSL
5 1 (1.22%) IPv4
5 1 (1.22%) IPv6
5 1 (1.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) LDAP
5 1 (1.22%) ATM
5 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.44%) SQLite
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.20%) JIRA
3 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
4 8 (9.76%) Ant
4 8 (9.76%) JUnit
4 8 (9.76%) Selenium
4 8 (9.76%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (8.54%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (6.10%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.66%) Subversion
7 3 (3.66%) GCC
7 3 (3.66%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.44%) CANoe
9 1 (1.22%) Trac
9 1 (1.22%) VectorCAST
9 1 (1.22%) GDB
9 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 11 (13.41%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.20%) Electronics
3 8 (9.76%) Finance
4 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.10%) Aerospace
5 5 (6.10%) Automotive
6 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Avionics
7 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) XML
2 11 (13.41%) JSON
3 10 (12.20%) jQuery
3 10 (12.20%) HTML5
3 10 (12.20%) CSS
4 9 (10.98%) CSS3
4 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
5 8 (9.76%) Apache Camel
5 8 (9.76%) PhoneGap
6 4 (4.88%) .NET
6 4 (4.88%) OpenGL
7 3 (3.66%) WinForms
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.66%) REST
7 3 (3.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.44%) Java EE
8 2 (2.44%) RESTful
8 2 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.66%) VHDL
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.44%) DTV
4 2 (2.44%) Verilog
4 2 (2.44%) STB
4 2 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.44%) IPTV
4 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) Robotics
4 2 (2.44%) Mechatronics
4 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.22%) Streaming Music
5 1 (1.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Linux
2 14 (17.07%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (3.66%) UNIX
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.44%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.44%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.22%) Solaris
6 1 (1.22%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (89.02%) Software Engineering
2 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.07%) UML
3 14 (17.07%) MVC
4 12 (14.63%) Multithreading
5 10 (12.20%) OOP
6 9 (10.98%) SOA
7 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 8 (9.76%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Mobile Development
8 7 (8.54%) OO
9 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.10%) Signal Processing
10 4 (4.88%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (4.88%) Scrum
10 4 (4.88%) SysML
11 3 (3.66%) TDD
11 3 (3.66%) Software Testing
11 3 (3.66%) Validation
11 3 (3.66%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) C
2 32 (39.02%) C++
3 18 (21.95%) Embedded C
4 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.51%) Java
5 16 (19.51%) Python
6 11 (13.41%) C#
7 8 (9.76%) Embedded C++
7 8 (9.76%) MATLAB
7 8 (9.76%) Ruby
8 7 (8.54%) SQL
9 2 (2.44%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.44%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.44%) Perl
9 2 (2.44%) Lua
9 2 (2.44%) ANSI C
9 2 (2.44%) Ada
10 1 (1.22%) VB6
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) Degree
2 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.44%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.22%) JTAG
4 1 (1.22%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Firmware
2 2 (2.44%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Talend
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) EMC
4 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.22%) QNX
4 1 (1.22%) Perforce
4 1 (1.22%) VMware
4 1 (1.22%) Serena
4 1 (1.22%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.22%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.22%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Cognos
4 1 (1.22%) IBM
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