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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 77 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.15% 1.22% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.27% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
Median daily rate £350 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £306 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £395 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.26 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2399 2984 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.58% 95.61% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1771 1779
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 260 233
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +26 23 £350 -6.66% 30
Hertfordshire +17 19 £325 -1.51% 2
Suffolk +7 6 £420 +8.38% 1
Essex +3 5 - - 6
Bedfordshire -3 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 78 (96.30%) Software Engineering
2 41 (50.62%) C
3 27 (33.33%) C++
4 21 (25.93%) Embedded C
5 19 (23.46%) C#
6 16 (19.75%) Linux
7 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 14 (17.28%) MATLAB
9 13 (16.05%) .NET
10 12 (14.81%) SQL
11 11 (13.58%) UML
11 11 (13.58%) Validation
12 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
12 10 (12.35%) OO
12 10 (12.35%) Simulink
12 10 (12.35%) Rational Rhapsody
12 10 (12.35%) Algorithms
13 9 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (11.11%) Ada
13 9 (11.11%) Python
13 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (9.88%) Degree
14 8 (9.88%) Java
14 8 (9.88%) Big Data
15 7 (8.64%) JSON
15 7 (8.64%) TDD
16 6 (7.41%) Electronics
16 6 (7.41%) Retail
16 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
16 6 (7.41%) Embedded C++

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 (6.17%) Apache
1 5 (6.17%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Simulink
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.94%) Wireless
3 3 (3.70%) RS-422
4 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.23%) 3G
5 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Big Data
2 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.17%) HBase
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
4 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.23%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.23%) DB2
6 1 (1.23%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.70%) VectorCAST
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.47%) JIRA
6 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.23%) Ant
7 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.23%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.23%) JBehave
7 1 (1.23%) JUnit
7 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.23%) TestNG
7 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (7.41%) Electronics
1 6 (7.41%) Retail
2 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) .NET
2 7 (8.64%) JSON
3 5 (6.17%) HTML
3 5 (6.17%) Kafka
4 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.94%) Web Services
4 4 (4.94%) WPF
5 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.70%) HTML5
5 3 (3.70%) LINQ
5 3 (3.70%) RESTful
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) REST
6 2 (2.47%) XML
7 1 (1.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.23%) Node.js
7 1 (1.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Biology
3 3 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) MPEG
5 1 (1.23%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.23%) STB
5 1 (1.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) VxWorks
2 5 (6.17%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (4.94%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (96.30%) Software Engineering
2 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
3 11 (13.58%) UML
3 11 (13.58%) Validation
4 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.35%) OO
5 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.64%) TDD
7 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.17%) ETL
8 5 (6.17%) Open Source
9 4 (4.94%) API Development
9 4 (4.94%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (4.94%) MVC
9 4 (4.94%) Web Development
9 4 (4.94%) Yourdon
10 3 (3.70%) BDD
10 3 (3.70%) Prototyping
10 3 (3.70%) Refactoring
10 3 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.62%) C
2 27 (33.33%) C++
3 21 (25.93%) Embedded C
4 19 (23.46%) C#
5 14 (17.28%) MATLAB
6 12 (14.81%) SQL
7 9 (11.11%) Ada
7 9 (11.11%) Python
8 8 (9.88%) Java
9 6 (7.41%) Ada 95
9 6 (7.41%) Embedded C++
9 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.94%) PHP
10 4 (4.94%) Ruby
11 2 (2.47%) Perl
11 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.47%) XAML
12 1 (1.23%) ANSI C
12 1 (1.23%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Postgraduate
3 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) MISRA
1 4 (4.94%) MISRA C
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) JTAG
3 1 (1.23%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Apache Flume
1 2 (2.47%) HDFS
2 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Cloudera
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Teradata
3 3 (3.70%) Serena
3 3 (3.70%) Siemens
4 1 (1.23%) Atmel
4 1 (1.23%) CA
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) Lauterbach
4 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago