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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 76 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 48 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.89% 1.86% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.99% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 9
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£350 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 34
Average hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -7.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £15.00 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £41.60 £45.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
2412 2158 2290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.07% 93.18% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1453 1160 1206
Average daily rate £388 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £188 £213
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 206 247 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.55 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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
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 January 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
Hertfordshire +16 21 £325 - 11
Cambridgeshire -10 18 £350 -12.50% 62
Bedfordshire -11 3 £350 -26.31% 5
Suffolk - 3 £400 - 2
Essex -6 2 - - 5
Norfolk +4 1 £338 -15.62% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 88 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (37.27%) Python
3 38 (34.55%) C
4 35 (31.82%) Linux
5 29 (26.36%) C++
6 25 (22.73%) Java
7 23 (20.91%) Windows
7 23 (20.91%) Embedded C
8 22 (20.00%) C#
8 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (18.18%) .NET
10 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
11 16 (14.55%) JIRA
11 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
12 15 (13.64%) UML
12 15 (13.64%) UNIX
12 15 (13.64%) TCP/IP
13 14 (12.73%) JSON
14 13 (11.82%) HTML
14 13 (11.82%) Scrum
14 13 (11.82%) Jenkins
15 12 (10.91%) SQL
15 12 (10.91%) XML
15 12 (10.91%) ZigBee
16 11 (10.00%) Wireless
17 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
17 10 (9.09%) Degree
17 10 (9.09%) jQuery
18 9 (8.18%) Selenium
18 9 (8.18%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (6.36%) WebSphere
1 7 (6.36%) JBoss
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.45%) MQSeries
2 6 (5.45%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.45%) Confluence
3 4 (3.64%) IIS
4 3 (2.73%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.82%) CMS
5 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Simulink
2 1 (0.91%) Maya
2 1 (0.91%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SyteLine
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.91%) ZigBee
3 11 (10.00%) Wireless
4 8 (7.27%) HTTP
5 7 (6.36%) 3G
6 5 (4.55%) 802.15
6 5 (4.55%) 2G
6 5 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.64%) Bluetooth
7 4 (3.64%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.64%) DNS
8 2 (1.82%) GPRS
9 1 (0.91%) NAS
9 1 (0.91%) LTE
9 1 (0.91%) Telnet
9 1 (0.91%) SNMP
9 1 (0.91%) 2.5G
9 1 (0.91%) Firewall
9 1 (0.91%) SSL
9 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.73%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.73%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.73%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) Big Data
4 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.55%) JIRA
3 13 (11.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.18%) Selenium
4 9 (8.18%) Ant
5 7 (6.36%) JUnit
6 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.55%) Subversion
7 5 (4.55%) Maven
7 5 (4.55%) LabVIEW
7 5 (4.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.64%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.73%) FinalBuilder
10 2 (1.82%) NUnit
10 2 (1.82%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.82%) Mockito
10 2 (1.82%) Hamcrest
General
1 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.64%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Electronics
3 3 (2.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.18%) .NET
2 14 (12.73%) JSON
3 13 (11.82%) HTML
4 12 (10.91%) XML
5 10 (9.09%) jQuery
6 9 (8.18%) CSS
6 9 (8.18%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.27%) HTML5
8 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.45%) Apache Camel
9 6 (5.45%) CSS3
9 6 (5.45%) PhoneGap
9 6 (5.45%) WPF
10 5 (4.55%) RESTful
11 4 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.64%) Twisted
11 4 (3.64%) Qt
12 3 (2.73%) Django
12 3 (2.73%) Spring
12 3 (2.73%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.45%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.73%) Biology
5 3 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) Open Source
7 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.91%) STB
7 1 (0.91%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.91%) Physics
7 1 (0.91%) Statistics
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Linux
2 23 (20.91%) Windows
3 15 (13.64%) UNIX
4 5 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.55%) ThreadX
4 5 (4.55%) AIX
4 5 (4.55%) HPUX
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.73%) Solaris
7 2 (1.82%) MVS
8 1 (0.91%) Android
8 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.64%) UML
4 13 (11.82%) Scrum
5 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.18%) MVC
7 7 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.36%) SOA
8 6 (5.45%) OOP
8 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.55%) MVVM
9 5 (4.55%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.55%) Web Development
9 5 (4.55%) DevOps
10 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.73%) Test Management
11 3 (2.73%) Bioinformatics
11 3 (2.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.27%) Python
2 38 (34.55%) C
3 29 (26.36%) C++
4 25 (22.73%) Java
5 23 (20.91%) Embedded C
6 22 (20.00%) C#
7 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
8 12 (10.91%) SQL
9 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
10 7 (6.36%) Ruby
10 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
10 7 (6.36%) VB
11 6 (5.45%) Embedded C++
12 5 (4.55%) Lua
12 5 (4.55%) Tcl
13 4 (3.64%) Perl
13 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
14 3 (2.73%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.73%) PHP
15 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Degree
2 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.73%) ISEB
4 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Firmware
4 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Oracle
2 6 (5.45%) Talend
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) HP
4 3 (2.73%) VMware
4 3 (2.73%) Vertica
4 3 (2.73%) Infobright
5 2 (1.82%) Teradata
5 2 (1.82%) EMC
6 1 (0.91%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe
6 1 (0.91%) Progress
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