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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 87 92 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 32 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.90% 1.32% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.41% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £294 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £382 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 49
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £32.50 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
2663 2274 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 93.77% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1216 1374
Average daily rate £380 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 273 286
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 -4 27 £350 +16.66% 52
Hertfordshire +14 18 £350 - 20
Bedfordshire -14 4 £450 - 2
Suffolk +4 3 £400 - 3
Essex -13 2 - - 5
Norfolk +8 1 £338 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 83 (76.85%) Software Engineering
2 41 (37.96%) C
3 39 (36.11%) Python
4 36 (33.33%) Linux
5 33 (30.56%) C++
6 27 (25.00%) Windows
7 24 (22.22%) C#
8 23 (21.30%) .NET
9 20 (18.52%) Embedded C
9 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (17.59%) Java
11 15 (13.89%) UNIX
11 15 (13.89%) Scrum
12 14 (12.96%) ZigBee
12 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
13 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
13 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
14 12 (11.11%) SQL
15 11 (10.19%) UML
16 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
16 10 (9.26%) Degree
16 10 (9.26%) JIRA
16 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
17 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
18 8 (7.41%) VB
18 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET
18 8 (7.41%) HTTP
18 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (6.48%) Confluence
2 5 (4.63%) IIS
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Office
1 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Maya
2 1 (0.93%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SyteLine
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) ZigBee
2 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.41%) HTTP
4 7 (6.48%) Wireless
5 6 (5.56%) 3G
5 6 (5.56%) 802.15
6 4 (3.70%) Bluetooth
6 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.70%) 2G
7 3 (2.78%) GPRS
8 2 (1.85%) DNS
9 1 (0.93%) 2.5G
9 1 (0.93%) SNMP
9 1 (0.93%) Telnet
9 1 (0.93%) Firewall
9 1 (0.93%) SSL
9 1 (0.93%) FTP
9 1 (0.93%) Broadband
9 1 (0.93%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.70%) Big Data
3 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.26%) JIRA
4 7 (6.48%) LabVIEW
4 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.56%) Maven
5 6 (5.56%) Subversion
5 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.70%) Selenium
7 4 (3.70%) FinalBuilder
8 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.78%) Ant
8 3 (2.78%) NUnit
9 2 (1.85%) Mockito
9 2 (1.85%) Hamcrest
9 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.85%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (3.70%) Electronics
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.78%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Banking
2 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.30%) .NET
2 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.48%) HTML
4 6 (5.56%) WPF
4 6 (5.56%) JSON
4 6 (5.56%) XML
5 5 (4.63%) Web Services
5 5 (4.63%) jQuery
6 4 (3.70%) Qt
6 4 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.70%) Twisted
7 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.78%) CSS
7 3 (2.78%) JDBC
7 3 (2.78%) Spring
7 3 (2.78%) Django
7 3 (2.78%) RESTful
8 2 (1.85%) HTML5
8 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.85%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.63%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.78%) Biology
5 3 (2.78%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.85%) Open Source
6 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Kinect
7 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.93%) GIS
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.93%) STB
7 1 (0.93%) Physics
7 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) Linux
2 27 (25.00%) Windows
3 15 (13.89%) UNIX
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.63%) AIX
4 5 (4.63%) HPUX
4 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.63%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.78%) ThreadX
5 3 (2.78%) Solaris
6 2 (1.85%) MVS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (76.85%) Software Engineering
2 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.89%) Scrum
4 11 (10.19%) UML
5 9 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.56%) TDD
8 6 (5.56%) DevOps
9 5 (4.63%) Web Development
9 5 (4.63%) MVVM
10 4 (3.70%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.70%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.70%) OO
10 4 (3.70%) Validation
10 4 (3.70%) User Stories
11 3 (2.78%) Cyber Security
11 3 (2.78%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.96%) C
2 39 (36.11%) Python
3 33 (30.56%) C++
4 24 (22.22%) C#
5 20 (18.52%) Embedded C
6 19 (17.59%) Java
7 12 (11.11%) SQL
8 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
8 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
9 8 (7.41%) VB
10 7 (6.48%) Embedded C++
10 7 (6.48%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.63%) Tcl
12 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.70%) Perl
13 3 (2.78%) PHP
13 3 (2.78%) Lua
14 2 (1.85%) Korn
14 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.78%) ISEB
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) Firmware
3 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) HP
3 3 (2.78%) Vertica
3 3 (2.78%) Infobright
3 3 (2.78%) VMware
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (1.85%) Teradata
5 1 (0.93%) EMC
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe
5 1 (0.93%) Progress
5 1 (0.93%) Greenplum
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