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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 101 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.42% 1.99% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.15% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +12.67%
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
2912 2842 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.12% 92.88% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1775 1664 1125
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 238 233
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -26 18 £375 +7.14% 56
Hertfordshire -5 11 £330 +10.00% 12
Essex -4 8 - - 9
Suffolk +10 5 £388 +14.81% 1
Bedfordshire +3 1 - - 3
Norfolk -2 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 75 (90.36%) Software Engineering
2 36 (43.37%) C++
3 35 (42.17%) C
4 33 (39.76%) Linux
5 26 (31.33%) Windows
6 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (24.10%) Embedded C
8 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
9 18 (21.69%) C#
10 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
10 14 (16.87%) Degree
11 13 (15.66%) HTML
11 13 (15.66%) MVC
12 12 (14.46%) SQL
12 12 (14.46%) Multithreading
12 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
13 11 (13.25%) .NET
13 11 (13.25%) Scrum
14 10 (12.05%) Electronics
15 9 (10.84%) Java
15 9 (10.84%) Embedded C++
15 9 (10.84%) Python
15 9 (10.84%) jQuery
16 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
17 7 (8.43%) OO
17 7 (8.43%) Finance
17 7 (8.43%) TDD
17 7 (8.43%) Subversion
17 7 (8.43%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (3.61%) Drupal
2 2 (2.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) JBoss
2 2 (2.41%) Kinematics
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) Node.js
3 1 (1.20%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
1 6 (7.23%) Wireless
2 4 (4.82%) LDAP
2 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) SNMP
3 2 (2.41%) DVB
3 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.41%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.20%) LTE
4 1 (1.20%) 4G
4 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.20%) ATM
4 1 (1.20%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.20%) Broadband
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) SQLite
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.43%) Subversion
2 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.02%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (4.82%) Maven
5 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.61%) GCC
6 2 (2.41%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.41%) JIRA
7 1 (1.20%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.20%) Trac
7 1 (1.20%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.20%) MSTest
7 1 (1.20%) Moq
General
1 10 (12.05%) Electronics
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Automotive
5 4 (4.82%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.61%) Avionics
6 3 (3.61%) Retail
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) HTML
2 11 (13.25%) .NET
3 9 (10.84%) jQuery
4 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.23%) XML
5 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.02%) HTML5
6 5 (6.02%) Entity Framework
6 5 (6.02%) CSS
7 4 (4.82%) ADO.NET
7 4 (4.82%) OpenGL
7 4 (4.82%) LAMP
7 4 (4.82%) LINQ
8 3 (3.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.61%) REST
8 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.61%) Spring
9 2 (2.41%) XML Schema
9 2 (2.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.02%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.61%) VHDL
3 3 (3.61%) MPEG
3 3 (3.61%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) DTV
4 2 (2.41%) Robotics
4 2 (2.41%) Mechatronics
4 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.41%) Verilog
4 2 (2.41%) STB
4 2 (2.41%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.41%) IPTV
5 1 (1.20%) CCTV
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.20%) Streaming Music
5 1 (1.20%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.76%) Linux
2 26 (31.33%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows CE
4 4 (4.82%) UNIX
5 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.61%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.41%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.20%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (90.36%) Software Engineering
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.66%) MVC
4 12 (14.46%) Multithreading
5 11 (13.25%) Scrum
6 7 (8.43%) OO
6 7 (8.43%) TDD
7 6 (7.23%) UML
7 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.02%) SDLC
9 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.82%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (4.82%) Signal Processing
9 4 (4.82%) Validation
10 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.61%) Software Delivery
11 2 (2.41%) Low Latency
11 2 (2.41%) Software Architecture
11 2 (2.41%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.41%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.37%) C++
2 35 (42.17%) C
3 20 (24.10%) Embedded C
4 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 18 (21.69%) C#
6 12 (14.46%) SQL
7 9 (10.84%) Embedded C++
7 9 (10.84%) Java
7 9 (10.84%) Python
8 5 (6.02%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.82%) PHP
10 3 (3.61%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.41%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.41%) Perl
11 2 (2.41%) Ada
11 2 (2.41%) ANSI C
12 1 (1.20%) VB6
12 1 (1.20%) Lua
12 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Degree
2 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.41%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.20%) JTAG
3 1 (1.20%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Firmware
2 2 (2.41%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) Serena
3 1 (1.20%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.20%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.20%) QNX
3 1 (1.20%) Perforce
3 1 (1.20%) SAP
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos
3 1 (1.20%) IBM
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