The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 68 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 74 104 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.42% 4.37% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 6.25% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 29
Average daily rate
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£355 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 38
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £31.80 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2256 1664 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.73% 69.97% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 869 1023
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 124 229
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the East of England region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the East of England region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -14 40 £369 +1.72% 92
Hertfordshire -13 11 £300 +11.11% 25
Suffolk -11 8 £378 -5.62% 7
Bedfordshire -19 7 £400 +11.11% 7
Norfolk -9 4 £350 +3.70% 1
Essex -10 4 £325 +2.36% 4
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 68 (41.21%) C++
2 61 (36.97%) C
3 50 (30.30%) C#
4 42 (25.45%) Linux
5 32 (19.39%) .NET
6 31 (18.79%) JavaScript
7 29 (17.58%) OO
7 29 (17.58%) Embedded C
8 28 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (16.36%) Python
10 26 (15.76%) TDD
11 24 (14.55%) UML
12 23 (13.94%) Degree
13 22 (13.33%) Git (software)
13 22 (13.33%) SQL
13 22 (13.33%) Scrum
14 21 (12.73%) Java
14 21 (12.73%) Embedded Linux
15 20 (12.12%) HTML
15 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
16 19 (11.52%) ASP.NET
16 19 (11.52%) Electronics
17 17 (10.30%) Web Services
17 17 (10.30%) TCP/IP
18 16 (9.70%) Embedded Systems
19 15 (9.09%) Security Cleared
19 15 (9.09%) jQuery
19 15 (9.09%) Embedded C++
20 14 (8.48%) Manufacturing
20 14 (8.48%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.64%) Apache
2 4 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Simulink
2 3 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.27%) HTTP
3 8 (4.85%) RTP
4 6 (3.64%) Wireless
4 6 (3.64%) ZigBee
5 5 (3.03%) Bluetooth
5 5 (3.03%) Broadband
6 4 (2.42%) GSM
7 3 (1.82%) RTSP
7 3 (1.82%) LTE
7 3 (1.82%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.82%) 3G
7 3 (1.82%) Internet
7 3 (1.82%) DLNA
8 2 (1.21%) 2G
8 2 (1.21%) FTP
8 2 (1.21%) UMTS
8 2 (1.21%) GPRS
8 2 (1.21%) ASN.1
9 1 (0.61%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.64%) DB2
3 6 (3.64%) MySQL
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 22 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.27%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (7.27%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.45%) Subversion
4 9 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 9 (5.45%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.24%) Selenium
6 6 (3.64%) LabVIEW
7 5 (3.03%) Maven
7 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.42%) MyEclipse
9 3 (1.82%) NUnit
9 3 (1.82%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.82%) GoogleTest
9 3 (1.82%) MSTest
10 2 (1.21%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.21%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.21%) JUnit
10 2 (1.21%) ClearCase
General
1 19 (11.52%) Electronics
2 14 (8.48%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.24%) Automotive
4 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.82%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.21%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Avionics
7 1 (0.61%) Finance
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (73.94%) Software Engineer
2 42 (25.45%) Developer
3 26 (15.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (9.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.45%) Programmer
7 9 (5.45%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Principle Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.39%) .NET
2 20 (12.12%) HTML
3 19 (11.52%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.30%) Web Services
5 15 (9.09%) jQuery
6 11 (6.67%) XML
7 8 (4.85%) JSON
7 8 (4.85%) Ajax
8 7 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.24%) WPF
8 7 (4.24%) CSS
8 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.64%) GStreamer
10 5 (3.03%) LINQ
10 5 (3.03%) WinForms
10 5 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.03%) Twisted
11 4 (2.42%) Middleware
11 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.42%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.27%) Device Driver
4 10 (6.06%) MPEG
5 9 (5.45%) IPTV
6 6 (3.64%) Streaming Video
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.82%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.82%) GIS
8 3 (1.82%) DTV
9 2 (1.21%) Handset
9 2 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.21%) RIA
9 2 (1.21%) STB
9 2 (1.21%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.61%) Statistics
10 1 (0.61%) Ontologies
10 1 (0.61%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.45%) Linux
2 21 (12.73%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (8.48%) Windows
4 8 (4.85%) UNIX
5 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.42%) VxWorks
7 3 (1.82%) Android
8 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.58%) OO
2 28 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (15.76%) TDD
4 24 (14.55%) UML
5 22 (13.33%) Scrum
6 13 (7.88%) MVC
6 13 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.27%) DevOps
8 11 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.67%) HOOD
9 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.06%) Web Development
9 10 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (4.85%) Validation
10 8 (4.85%) Kanban
11 7 (4.24%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.24%) Integration Testing
12 6 (3.64%) BDD
12 6 (3.64%) OOD
12 6 (3.64%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 68 (41.21%) C++
2 61 (36.97%) C
3 50 (30.30%) C#
4 31 (18.79%) JavaScript
5 29 (17.58%) Embedded C
6 27 (16.36%) Python
7 22 (13.33%) SQL
8 21 (12.73%) Java
9 15 (9.09%) Embedded C++
10 9 (5.45%) Assembly Language
11 8 (4.85%) Ada
12 7 (4.24%) MATLAB
13 5 (3.03%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.82%) Perl
15 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.21%) PHP
15 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.61%) SPARQL
16 1 (0.61%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (13.94%) Degree
2 15 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.03%) HND
4 5 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.61%) MCTS
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.61%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Puppet
1 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.21%) Nagios
1 2 (1.21%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.06%) Serena
3 8 (4.85%) JBoss
4 6 (3.64%) Perforce
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle
6 3 (1.82%) Google
6 3 (1.82%) CA
7 2 (1.21%) New Relic
7 2 (1.21%) Intel
7 2 (1.21%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.61%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.61%) Progress
8 1 (0.61%) Sun
8 1 (0.61%) HP
8 1 (0.61%) EMC
8 1 (0.61%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.61%) Motorola
8 1 (0.61%) Siemens
8 1 (0.61%) Allen-Bradley
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