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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 55 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 75 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.15% 1.64% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.69% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
Average daily rate £360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £398 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 23
Average hourly rate £49.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.74% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.75 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £41.25 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.17 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.35% +0.66%
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
2272 2423 2279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.54% 96.65% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1425 1244
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 226 233
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £40.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 31 £318 -6.61% 37
Bedfordshire +22 20 £370 +5.71% 4
Hertfordshire +4 18 £375 - 13
Norfolk -6 5 £323 -4.44%
Essex - 2 £350 - 6
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 47 (40.52%) C++
3 44 (37.93%) C
4 38 (32.76%) C#
5 34 (29.31%) .NET
6 28 (24.14%) Linux
7 26 (22.41%) Security Cleared
8 24 (20.69%) Ada
8 24 (20.69%) Embedded C
8 24 (20.69%) SC Cleared
9 23 (19.83%) Integration Testing
10 20 (17.24%) UML
11 19 (16.38%) Rational Rhapsody
12 18 (15.52%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (15.52%) OO
13 17 (14.66%) Python
13 17 (14.66%) MATLAB
14 16 (13.79%) Windows
14 16 (13.79%) Validation
14 16 (13.79%) Unit Testing
14 16 (13.79%) WPF
15 14 (12.07%) Visual Studio
16 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework
16 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
17 12 (10.34%) Degree
17 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET
17 12 (10.34%) SQL
17 12 (10.34%) VxWorks
18 11 (9.48%) Configuration Management
18 11 (9.48%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (6.03%) CMS
2 2 (1.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Simulink
2 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.59%) RS-422
2 3 (2.59%) Wireless
3 2 (1.72%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.72%) LDAP
3 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.72%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.86%) 3G
4 1 (0.86%) 802.15
4 1 (0.86%) HTTP
4 1 (0.86%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) LAN
4 1 (0.86%) Skype
4 1 (0.86%) SpaceWire
4 1 (0.86%) SSL
4 1 (0.86%) WAN
4 1 (0.86%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) Big Data
1 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.86%) DB2
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 18 (15.52%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (12.07%) Visual Studio
4 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.48%) VectorCAST
6 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.45%) LabVIEW
7 4 (3.45%) Subversion
8 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.59%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.59%) Gerrit
8 3 (2.59%) MSTest
9 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.72%) FxCop
9 2 (1.72%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.72%) Moq
9 2 (1.72%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.72%) StyleCop
General
1 6 (5.17%) Automotive
2 4 (3.45%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Electronics
3 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Avionics
5 1 (0.86%) Military
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.31%) .NET
2 16 (13.79%) WPF
3 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework
4 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.90%) LINQ
5 8 (6.90%) WinForms
6 6 (5.17%) WCF
7 5 (4.31%) CSS
7 5 (4.31%) HTML
8 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.59%) Ajax
9 3 (2.59%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.59%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.59%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.59%) Qt
9 3 (2.59%) REST
9 3 (2.59%) XML
10 2 (1.72%) SOAP
10 2 (1.72%) Spring
10 2 (1.72%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.17%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.31%) SCADA
5 4 (3.45%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.86%) CUDA
7 1 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.86%) Physics
7 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.86%) STB
7 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Linux
2 16 (13.79%) Windows
3 12 (10.34%) VxWorks
4 4 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (2.59%) AIX
6 2 (1.72%) HPUX
6 2 (1.72%) Solaris
6 2 (1.72%) Unix
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (19.83%) Integration Testing
3 20 (17.24%) UML
4 18 (15.52%) OO
5 16 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 16 (13.79%) Validation
6 11 (9.48%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.48%) Signal Processing
7 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.62%) SOA
8 9 (7.76%) Multithreading
8 9 (7.76%) Software Architecture
9 8 (6.90%) Change Control
10 7 (6.03%) Content Management
10 7 (6.03%) Digital Signal Processing
10 7 (6.03%) Machine Learning
10 7 (6.03%) TDD
11 6 (5.17%) CAD
11 6 (5.17%) MVC
12 5 (4.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.52%) C++
2 44 (37.93%) C
3 38 (32.76%) C#
4 24 (20.69%) Ada
4 24 (20.69%) Embedded C
5 17 (14.66%) MATLAB
5 17 (14.66%) Python
6 12 (10.34%) SQL
7 10 (8.62%) Embedded C++
7 10 (8.62%) Java
8 7 (6.03%) Ada 95
9 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.45%) Perl
11 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.72%) XAML
13 1 (0.86%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.86%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.34%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) MISRA
2 1 (0.86%) ECSS
2 1 (0.86%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Firmware
2 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.86%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Serena
3 2 (1.72%) Coverity
3 2 (1.72%) HP
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle
3 2 (1.72%) Perforce
3 2 (1.72%) VMware
4 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.86%) Splunk
4 1 (0.86%) Sunopsis
4 1 (0.86%) Twitter
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