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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 101 107 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 27 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 0.98% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.02% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 31
Median daily rate £360 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 35
Median hourly rate £44.70 £41.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.05 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2377 2642 2756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.08% 95.48% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1498 1530
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 233 230
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +10 9 - - 39
Hertfordshire +8 6 £420 +34.40% 4
Bedfordshire - 6 £51 - 6
Essex -5 5 £360 +9.92% 5
Norfolk - 1 £400 - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 88 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (45.45%) C
3 35 (39.77%) C++
4 31 (35.23%) C#
5 27 (30.68%) .NET
6 26 (29.55%) Embedded C
7 22 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 19 (21.59%) Linux
9 18 (20.45%) MATLAB
10 17 (19.32%) WPF
11 16 (18.18%) UML
12 15 (17.05%) Ada
12 15 (17.05%) Unit Testing
13 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
13 13 (14.77%) Rational Rhapsody
14 12 (13.64%) Algorithms
14 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
14 12 (13.64%) Validation
14 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
15 11 (12.50%) OO
15 11 (12.50%) Simulink
15 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
15 11 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
16 10 (11.36%) Change Control
16 10 (11.36%) Embedded C++
16 10 (11.36%) Python
17 9 (10.23%) Windows
17 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
17 9 (10.23%) WinForms
18 8 (9.09%) Multithreading

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 (5.68%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Simulink
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) 3G
1 2 (2.27%) SpaceWire
1 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.14%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.14%) NFC
2 1 (1.14%) RS-422
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) DB2
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 11 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (9.09%) VectorCAST
5 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.55%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.27%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.27%) Subversion
9 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.14%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.14%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.14%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.14%) MSTest
9 1 (1.14%) NUnit
9 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.55%) Automotive
1 4 (4.55%) Electronics
2 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.27%) Avionics
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Military
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.68%) .NET
2 17 (19.32%) WPF
3 12 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 9 (10.23%) WinForms
5 7 (7.95%) LINQ
5 7 (7.95%) WCF
6 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.27%) HTML
7 2 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.14%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.14%) jQuery
8 1 (1.14%) LESS
8 1 (1.14%) OpenCV
8 1 (1.14%) React
8 1 (1.14%) REST
8 1 (1.14%) Sass
8 1 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Algorithms
2 8 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.68%) SCADA
4 4 (4.55%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.14%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.14%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.14%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Robotics
6 1 (1.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Windows
3 8 (9.09%) VxWorks
4 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) Android
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 16 (18.18%) UML
4 15 (17.05%) Unit Testing
5 12 (13.64%) Validation
6 11 (12.50%) OO
7 10 (11.36%) Change Control
8 8 (9.09%) Machine Learning
8 8 (9.09%) Multithreading
8 8 (9.09%) Signal Processing
8 8 (9.09%) SOA
9 7 (7.95%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (6.82%) Embedded Software Development
10 6 (6.82%) Software Architecture
11 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.68%) CAD
11 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.68%) Content Management
12 4 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.45%) C
2 35 (39.77%) C++
3 31 (35.23%) C#
4 26 (29.55%) Embedded C
5 18 (20.45%) MATLAB
6 15 (17.05%) Ada
7 10 (11.36%) Embedded C++
7 10 (11.36%) Python
8 8 (9.09%) SQL
9 7 (7.95%) Ada 95
10 5 (5.68%) Java
11 3 (3.41%) ANSI C
11 3 (3.41%) Perl
12 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.27%) XAML
13 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.14%) COBOL
13 1 (1.14%) PHP
13 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) ECSS
1 1 (1.14%) JTAG
1 1 (1.14%) MISRA
1 1 (1.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Cygwin
1 2 (2.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle
2 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.14%) Atmel
3 1 (1.14%) IBM
3 1 (1.14%) Lauterbach
3 1 (1.14%) Serena
3 1 (1.14%) Splunk
3 1 (1.14%) Sunopsis
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day Rate DOE - 3 Month Contract + Extenstion
Posted: 3 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £80 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
East of England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.78 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.7800 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago