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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 95 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 48 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.54% 1.68% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.80% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £393 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +31.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 2
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.70 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.66 £57.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
2935 2944 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.98% 93.55% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1743 1760 1125
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 229 213
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.36 £38.80 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -13 21 £375 +5.26% 69
Hertfordshire +13 11 £330 +20.00% 11
Suffolk +13 7 £375 - 4
Essex -2 7 - - 9
Bedfordshire +3 1 - - 4
East Anglia - 1 £225 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 70 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 38 (47.50%) C++
3 37 (46.25%) C
4 33 (41.25%) Linux
5 28 (35.00%) Windows
6 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (23.75%) Embedded C
8 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
9 17 (21.25%) C#
10 15 (18.75%) Degree
11 14 (17.50%) MVC
11 14 (17.50%) Scrum
12 13 (16.25%) Visual Studio
12 13 (16.25%) Python
13 12 (15.00%) HTML
13 12 (15.00%) SQL
14 11 (13.75%) .NET
14 11 (13.75%) Java
14 11 (13.75%) Electronics
15 10 (12.50%) Embedded C++
15 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
16 9 (11.25%) jQuery
16 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
16 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
17 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET
18 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
18 7 (8.75%) TDD
18 7 (8.75%) Subversion
19 6 (7.50%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (6.25%) Drupal
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) Kinematics
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Node.js
3 1 (1.25%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) LDAP
1 6 (7.50%) HTTP
2 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.00%) Wireless
3 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.50%) FTP
4 2 (2.50%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.50%) SNMP
4 2 (2.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.25%) Broadband
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) DHCP
5 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.25%) ATM
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) SSL
5 1 (1.25%) IPv4
5 1 (1.25%) IPv6
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) SQLite
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Visual Studio
2 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.75%) Subversion
4 6 (7.50%) Maven
5 4 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.75%) GCC
6 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.50%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.50%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.50%) JIRA
8 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.25%) GDB
8 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.25%) MSTest
8 1 (1.25%) Moq
General
1 11 (13.75%) Electronics
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Automotive
4 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.75%) Avionics
6 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) HTML
2 11 (13.75%) .NET
3 9 (11.25%) jQuery
4 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.50%) CSS
5 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.25%) Entity Framework
6 5 (6.25%) XML
6 5 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.25%) Spring
7 4 (5.00%) LAMP
7 4 (5.00%) ADO.NET
7 4 (5.00%) HTML5
7 4 (5.00%) LINQ
8 3 (3.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.75%) REST
9 2 (2.50%) OpenCV
9 2 (2.50%) Java EE
9 2 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (3.75%) VHDL
4 3 (3.75%) MPEG
4 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.50%) Robotics
5 2 (2.50%) Mechatronics
5 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Verilog
5 2 (2.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.25%) CCTV
6 1 (1.25%) Streaming Music
6 1 (1.25%) SCADA
6 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Linux
2 28 (35.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (6.25%) UNIX
4 4 (5.00%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.75%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.50%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.50%) MVC
3 14 (17.50%) Scrum
4 10 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 7 (8.75%) TDD
6 6 (7.50%) OO
7 5 (6.25%) UML
7 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (6.25%) SDLC
8 4 (5.00%) Validation
8 4 (5.00%) Data Security
8 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Software Delivery
9 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.75%) Signal Processing
10 2 (2.50%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (47.50%) C++
2 37 (46.25%) C
3 19 (23.75%) Embedded C
4 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 17 (21.25%) C#
6 13 (16.25%) Python
7 12 (15.00%) SQL
8 11 (13.75%) Java
9 10 (12.50%) Embedded C++
10 4 (5.00%) PHP
10 4 (5.00%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.75%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.50%) Perl
12 2 (2.50%) Ada
12 2 (2.50%) ANSI C
13 1 (1.25%) VB6
13 1 (1.25%) C++/CLI
13 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) JTAG
3 1 (1.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Firmware
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) XenServer
3 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Serena
4 1 (1.25%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.25%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.25%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.25%) QNX
4 1 (1.25%) Perforce
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos
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