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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 101 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 32 86 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 3.00% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 3.26% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 25
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£328 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £211 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £30.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2558 2634 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.29% 92.00% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1469 1049
Average daily rate £375 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 220 238
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -27 14 £370 +13.84% 62
Essex -7 9 £328 +33.67% 13
Hertfordshire -9 7 £313 -7.40% 11
Norfolk -3 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 72 (86.75%) Software Engineering
2 37 (44.58%) C
3 26 (31.33%) C++
4 25 (30.12%) Linux
5 21 (25.30%) Python
6 19 (22.89%) Embedded C
6 19 (22.89%) HTML
6 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
8 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
9 15 (18.07%) Java
10 14 (16.87%) JSON
11 13 (15.66%) JIRA
11 13 (15.66%) HTML5
11 13 (15.66%) Oracle
11 13 (15.66%) MVC
12 12 (14.46%) XML
12 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
13 11 (13.25%) JBoss
13 11 (13.25%) UML
13 11 (13.25%) OOP
13 11 (13.25%) CSS
13 11 (13.25%) Wireless
14 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
14 10 (12.05%) SOA
14 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
14 10 (12.05%) jQuery
14 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
14 10 (12.05%) WebSphere
14 10 (12.05%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 11 (13.25%) JBoss
2 10 (12.05%) WebSphere
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (10.84%) MQSeries
3 9 (10.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Wireless
2 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.23%) DNS
4 5 (6.02%) ZigBee
5 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.61%) HTTP
6 3 (3.61%) 2G
6 3 (3.61%) 3G
7 2 (2.41%) DVB
7 2 (2.41%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.41%) LTE
8 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.20%) 4G
8 1 (1.20%) ATM
8 1 (1.20%) Broadband
8 1 (1.20%) GSM
8 1 (1.20%) WAN
8 1 (1.20%) DHCP
8 1 (1.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQLite
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) JIRA
2 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.84%) Selenium
3 9 (10.84%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (10.84%) Ant
3 9 (10.84%) JUnit
4 7 (8.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.82%) LabVIEW
6 4 (4.82%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.41%) NUnit
7 2 (2.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.41%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.41%) CANoe
7 2 (2.41%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.20%) GDB
8 1 (1.20%) Trac
8 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Electronics
3 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.82%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) HTML
2 14 (16.87%) JSON
3 13 (15.66%) HTML5
4 12 (14.46%) XML
5 11 (13.25%) CSS
6 10 (12.05%) jQuery
6 10 (12.05%) CSS3
6 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.84%) Apache Camel
7 9 (10.84%) PhoneGap
8 5 (6.02%) RESTful
9 4 (4.82%) .NET
10 2 (2.41%) WinForms
10 2 (2.41%) OpenGL
10 2 (2.41%) J2EE
10 2 (2.41%) Servlets
10 2 (2.41%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (2.41%) Java EE
11 1 (1.20%) Ajax
11 1 (1.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.41%) STB
2 2 (2.41%) Verilog
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.41%) Statistics
2 2 (2.41%) IPTV
3 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.20%) DTV
3 1 (1.20%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) ThreadX
4 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.61%) Android
5 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.20%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (86.75%) Software Engineering
2 19 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.66%) MVC
4 11 (13.25%) UML
4 11 (13.25%) OOP
5 10 (12.05%) SOA
5 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Mobile Development
7 8 (9.64%) Multithreading
8 7 (8.43%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.23%) OO
10 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Scrum
11 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
12 3 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.61%) Web Development
12 3 (3.61%) Signal Processing
12 3 (3.61%) CMMI
13 2 (2.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) C
2 26 (31.33%) C++
3 21 (25.30%) Python
4 19 (22.89%) Embedded C
5 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
6 15 (18.07%) Java
7 9 (10.84%) Ruby
7 9 (10.84%) C#
8 6 (7.23%) MATLAB
8 6 (7.23%) Embedded C++
8 6 (7.23%) SQL
9 5 (6.02%) Lua
10 2 (2.41%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.20%) VBA
11 1 (1.20%) VBScript
11 1 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Ada
11 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.64%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) ISEB
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.20%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.20%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Firmware
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Talend
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) EMC
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos
4 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
4 1 (1.20%) QNX
4 1 (1.20%) Serena
4 1 (1.20%) VMware
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