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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 94 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 57 47 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.82% 1.98% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.10% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 13
Average daily rate
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£369 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £35.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
2933 2236 2910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.50% 94.03% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1112 1472
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 209 332
Average hourly rate £20.21 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.28% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 31 £350 +21.21% 43
Bedfordshire - 12 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -12 7 £275 -11.29% 3
Essex -4 5 - - 3
Norfolk -11 1 - - 4
Suffolk - 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 119 (81.51%) Software Engineering
2 51 (34.93%) C++
3 47 (32.19%) C
4 41 (28.08%) Linux
5 32 (21.92%) C#
6 31 (21.23%) Python
7 24 (16.44%) .NET
7 24 (16.44%) Git (software)
8 23 (15.75%) UML
9 22 (15.07%) Embedded C
10 21 (14.38%) Windows
11 20 (13.70%) SQL
12 19 (13.01%) Configuration Management
13 18 (12.33%) Scrum
14 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
14 17 (11.64%) Embedded Linux
14 17 (11.64%) Degree
15 16 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (10.96%) TDD
15 16 (10.96%) JavaScript
16 15 (10.27%) OO
16 15 (10.27%) Java
17 14 (9.59%) Web Services
17 14 (9.59%) Electronics
18 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
19 12 (8.22%) Rational DOORS
19 12 (8.22%) Rational Rhapsody
19 12 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
19 12 (8.22%) Manufacturing
19 12 (8.22%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (5.48%) Confluence
2 7 (4.79%) IIS
3 4 (2.74%) Apache
3 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.05%) CMS
5 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Simulink
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.22%) HTTP
3 8 (5.48%) RTP
4 7 (4.79%) ZigBee
5 6 (4.11%) Broadband
6 5 (3.42%) Wireless
7 4 (2.74%) Bluetooth
8 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.05%) FTP
8 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.05%) RTSP
8 3 (2.05%) DLNA
9 2 (1.37%) LTE
9 2 (1.37%) 2G
9 2 (1.37%) ASN.1
9 2 (1.37%) GSM
9 2 (1.37%) UMTS
9 2 (1.37%) 3G
9 2 (1.37%) 802.15
10 1 (0.68%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) DB2
5 3 (2.05%) Big Data
5 3 (2.05%) SSDT
5 3 (2.05%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (8.22%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.16%) Subversion
5 9 (6.16%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.48%) LabVIEW
6 8 (5.48%) JIRA
6 8 (5.48%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.79%) Selenium
8 5 (3.42%) Maven
9 4 (2.74%) MyEclipse
9 4 (2.74%) FinalBuilder
10 3 (2.05%) MSTest
10 3 (2.05%) GoogleTest
10 3 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.05%) Log4Net
10 3 (2.05%) NUnit
10 3 (2.05%) JUnit
General
1 14 (9.59%) Electronics
2 12 (8.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.11%) Automotive
4 3 (2.05%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Finance
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.44%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) Web Services
3 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.53%) jQuery
4 10 (6.85%) XML
5 7 (4.79%) JSON
6 6 (4.11%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.11%) GStreamer
6 6 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (4.11%) Twisted
7 5 (3.42%) WPF
7 5 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.74%) JSF
8 4 (2.74%) Ajax
8 4 (2.74%) Java EE
8 4 (2.74%) Dojo
8 4 (2.74%) LINQ
8 4 (2.74%) Middleware
8 4 (2.74%) CSS
8 4 (2.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (6.85%) Device Driver
3 9 (6.16%) MPEG
3 9 (6.16%) IPTV
3 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.11%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.05%) Firmware
5 3 (2.05%) DTV
5 3 (2.05%) GIS
5 3 (2.05%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.05%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.37%) Biology
6 2 (1.37%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.37%) Handset
6 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.08%) Linux
2 21 (14.38%) Windows
3 17 (11.64%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (5.48%) UNIX
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.11%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.74%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.37%) AIX
8 2 (1.37%) HPUX
8 2 (1.37%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) MVS
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (81.51%) Software Engineering
2 23 (15.75%) UML
3 19 (13.01%) Configuration Management
4 18 (12.33%) Scrum
5 16 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.96%) TDD
6 15 (10.27%) OO
7 11 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.85%) Automated Testing
9 9 (6.16%) Validation
9 9 (6.16%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.48%) HOOD
10 8 (5.48%) DevOps
11 7 (4.79%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.11%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.42%) Web Development
13 5 (3.42%) Software Testing
13 5 (3.42%) Embedded Software Development
13 5 (3.42%) Test Scripting
14 4 (2.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.93%) C++
2 47 (32.19%) C
3 32 (21.92%) C#
4 31 (21.23%) Python
5 22 (15.07%) Embedded C
6 20 (13.70%) SQL
7 16 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 15 (10.27%) Java
9 10 (6.85%) Embedded C++
9 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
10 8 (5.48%) Ada
10 8 (5.48%) VB
11 6 (4.11%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.74%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.05%) Perl
14 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.37%) Tcl
14 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) MCSE
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MCTS
4 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
2 4 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (6.85%) Serena
2 8 (5.48%) JBoss
3 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.11%) Perforce
5 3 (2.05%) CA
5 3 (2.05%) Google
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle
6 2 (1.37%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.37%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Siemens
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Intel
7 1 (0.68%) Progress
7 1 (0.68%) Teradata
7 1 (0.68%) Allen-Bradley
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