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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 93 88 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 1.64% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.76% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 17
Average daily rate
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£363 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £271 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £35.75 £35.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
2879 2214 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.69% 93.30% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1094 1426
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 211 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +7 29 £350 +22.80% 62
Essex +2 9 £275 - 3
Bedfordshire -5 9 £450 -
Hertfordshire -25 5 £275 -38.88% 17
Norfolk -10 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 6
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 112 (81.75%) Software Engineering
2 50 (36.50%) C++
3 46 (33.58%) C
4 41 (29.93%) Linux
5 33 (24.09%) Python
6 26 (18.98%) C#
7 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (17.52%) Git (software)
9 23 (16.79%) UML
10 22 (16.06%) .NET
10 22 (16.06%) Windows
10 22 (16.06%) Embedded C
11 21 (15.33%) SQL
11 21 (15.33%) TCP/IP
12 19 (13.87%) Java
13 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
13 18 (13.14%) Scrum
14 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.68%) OO
14 16 (11.68%) Degree
15 15 (10.95%) Jenkins
16 14 (10.22%) Embedded Linux
16 14 (10.22%) Web Services
16 14 (10.22%) HTTP
17 13 (9.49%) TDD
18 12 (8.76%) jQuery
18 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (8.76%) Electronics
18 12 (8.76%) XML
19 11 (8.03%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.84%) Confluence
2 7 (5.11%) IIS
3 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.92%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.92%) Apache
4 2 (1.46%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Office
1 2 (1.46%) Simulink
2 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SyteLine
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.22%) HTTP
3 7 (5.11%) ZigBee
4 6 (4.38%) RTP
5 4 (2.92%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.19%) Wireless
6 3 (2.19%) 3G
6 3 (2.19%) 802.15
6 3 (2.19%) Bluetooth
6 3 (2.19%) Broadband
7 2 (1.46%) LTE
7 2 (1.46%) GPRS
7 2 (1.46%) UMTS
7 2 (1.46%) FTP
7 2 (1.46%) ASN.1
7 2 (1.46%) 2G
8 1 (0.73%) 2.5G
8 1 (0.73%) DNS
8 1 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.92%) DB2
5 3 (2.19%) MySQL
5 3 (2.19%) Big Data
5 3 (2.19%) SSDT
6 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (17.52%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.95%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.84%) JIRA
4 8 (5.84%) Subversion
4 8 (5.84%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.84%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (5.84%) LabVIEW
4 8 (5.84%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (5.11%) Eclipse
5 7 (5.11%) Selenium
5 7 (5.11%) Maven
6 4 (2.92%) MyEclipse
6 4 (2.92%) FinalBuilder
6 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.19%) Log4Net
7 3 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.19%) GoogleTest
8 2 (1.46%) Mockito
8 2 (1.46%) Hamcrest
General
1 12 (8.76%) Electronics
2 11 (8.03%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.38%) Automotive
4 3 (2.19%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Finance
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) .NET
2 14 (10.22%) Web Services
3 12 (8.76%) jQuery
3 12 (8.76%) XML
4 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.84%) JSON
5 8 (5.84%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (5.84%) Twisted
6 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.65%) CSS
8 4 (2.92%) JSF
8 4 (2.92%) Ajax
8 4 (2.92%) Java EE
8 4 (2.92%) Dojo
8 4 (2.92%) GStreamer
8 4 (2.92%) ICEfaces
8 4 (2.92%) JSP
8 4 (2.92%) STL
8 4 (2.92%) Struts
8 4 (2.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Device Driver
2 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.84%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.65%) MPEG
4 5 (3.65%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.65%) IPTV
5 4 (2.92%) Streaming Video
6 3 (2.19%) GIS
6 3 (2.19%) Biology
6 3 (2.19%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.46%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.46%) Open Source
7 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.73%) Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) Firmware
8 1 (0.73%) DTV
8 1 (0.73%) CMDB
8 1 (0.73%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.93%) Linux
2 22 (16.06%) Windows
3 14 (10.22%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (8.03%) UNIX
5 8 (5.84%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.92%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.46%) AIX
9 2 (1.46%) HPUX
9 2 (1.46%) Solaris
9 2 (1.46%) MVS
10 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (81.75%) Software Engineering
2 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.79%) UML
4 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
4 18 (13.14%) Scrum
5 16 (11.68%) OO
6 13 (9.49%) TDD
7 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.03%) Validation
9 10 (7.30%) DevOps
10 9 (6.57%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.57%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.11%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.38%) Web Development
12 6 (4.38%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.38%) HOOD
13 5 (3.65%) Test Scripting
13 5 (3.65%) Software Testing
14 4 (2.92%) User Stories
14 4 (2.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.50%) C++
2 46 (33.58%) C
3 33 (24.09%) Python
4 26 (18.98%) C#
5 22 (16.06%) Embedded C
6 21 (15.33%) SQL
7 19 (13.87%) Java
8 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
9 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
10 9 (6.57%) Embedded C++
10 9 (6.57%) VB
11 6 (4.38%) Ada
12 5 (3.65%) MATLAB
13 4 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.92%) Perl
13 4 (2.92%) Assembly Language
14 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.46%) JCL
15 2 (1.46%) Tcl
16 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.73%) MCSE
3 1 (0.73%) MCTS
3 1 (0.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
1 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.46%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (5.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.84%) JBoss
3 6 (4.38%) Serena
4 4 (2.92%) Perforce
5 3 (2.19%) Google
6 2 (1.46%) Teradata
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) CA
7 1 (0.73%) Siemens
7 1 (0.73%) HP
7 1 (0.73%) Intel
7 1 (0.73%) Progress
7 1 (0.73%) Allen-Bradley
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