The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 75 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 73 98 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.31% 4.09% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 5.78% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 26
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£363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 41
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £31.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £50.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2381 1695 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.44% 70.71% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1420 893 1063
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 114 216
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.32 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -17 35 £363 - 91
Essex -5 11 £325 +2.36% 9
Suffolk -9 9 £380 -5.00% 8
Bedfordshire -17 7 £393 +9.02% 5
Hertfordshire -26 6 £275 -11.29% 26
Norfolk -8 5 £350 +3.70% 3
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 66 (38.60%) C++
2 61 (35.67%) C
3 46 (26.90%) C#
3 46 (26.90%) Linux
4 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 32 (18.71%) .NET
6 31 (18.13%) OO
7 30 (17.54%) Python
8 29 (16.96%) Embedded C
8 29 (16.96%) Degree
9 28 (16.37%) SQL
9 28 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (15.79%) UML
11 26 (15.20%) Java
12 25 (14.62%) Scrum
12 25 (14.62%) TDD
13 23 (13.45%) HTML
13 23 (13.45%) Git (software)
14 22 (12.87%) SQL Server
15 21 (12.28%) Electronics
16 20 (11.70%) Computer Science
17 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
18 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET
18 18 (10.53%) Web Services
18 18 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
19 17 (9.94%) Embedded Systems
20 16 (9.36%) Embedded C++
20 16 (9.36%) jQuery
21 15 (8.77%) XML
22 14 (8.19%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (3.51%) Apache
2 4 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.34%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) CMS
5 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Simulink
2 3 (1.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.19%) HTTP
3 9 (5.26%) ZigBee
4 8 (4.68%) RTP
4 8 (4.68%) Wireless
5 7 (4.09%) Bluetooth
6 5 (2.92%) Broadband
6 5 (2.92%) GSM
7 4 (2.34%) 2G
7 4 (2.34%) 3G
8 3 (1.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.75%) LTE
8 3 (1.75%) DLNA
8 3 (1.75%) RTSP
9 2 (1.17%) ASN.1
9 2 (1.17%) FTP
9 2 (1.17%) UMTS
9 2 (1.17%) GPRS
9 2 (1.17%) 802.15
9 2 (1.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.26%) MySQL
3 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.92%) DB2
6 3 (1.75%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.02%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (7.02%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.85%) Subversion
5 9 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 8 (4.68%) Selenium
7 6 (3.51%) Maven
7 6 (3.51%) LabVIEW
8 5 (2.92%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.34%) MyEclipse
10 3 (1.75%) MSTest
10 3 (1.75%) NUnit
10 3 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.75%) GoogleTest
11 2 (1.17%) JUnit
11 2 (1.17%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.17%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 21 (12.28%) Electronics
2 11 (6.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.09%) Automotive
4 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Finance
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (70.18%) Software Engineer
2 47 (27.49%) Developer
3 24 (14.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (8.19%) Software Developer
5 13 (7.60%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (6.43%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.85%) Programmer
7 10 (5.85%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.51%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Principle Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Embedded C Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) C Software Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Software Programmer
11 5 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.92%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.71%) .NET
2 23 (13.45%) HTML
3 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.53%) Web Services
4 16 (9.36%) jQuery
5 15 (8.77%) XML
6 10 (5.85%) Ajax
7 8 (4.68%) JSON
7 8 (4.68%) JSP
8 7 (4.09%) CSS
8 7 (4.09%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.51%) WPF
9 6 (3.51%) LINQ
9 6 (3.51%) XSLT
9 6 (3.51%) GStreamer
9 6 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.51%) Twisted
10 5 (2.92%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.94%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (7.02%) Device Driver
4 10 (5.85%) MPEG
5 9 (5.26%) IPTV
6 8 (4.68%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.51%) Streaming Video
7 6 (3.51%) Biology
8 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.34%) Life Science
9 4 (2.34%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.75%) DTV
10 3 (1.75%) GIS
10 3 (1.75%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.17%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.17%) Handset
11 2 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.17%) Open Source
12 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.90%) Linux
2 18 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (7.60%) UNIX
3 13 (7.60%) Windows
4 6 (3.51%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.34%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.17%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.13%) OO
2 28 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (15.79%) UML
4 25 (14.62%) TDD
4 25 (14.62%) Scrum
5 14 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (7.60%) DevOps
6 13 (7.60%) MVC
7 11 (6.43%) Web Development
8 10 (5.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.85%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.26%) Validation
9 9 (5.26%) Integration Testing
10 8 (4.68%) Kanban
10 8 (4.68%) HOOD
10 8 (4.68%) OOD
11 7 (4.09%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.09%) Embedded Software Development
12 6 (3.51%) BDD
12 6 (3.51%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.60%) C++
2 61 (35.67%) C
3 46 (26.90%) C#
4 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 30 (17.54%) Python
6 29 (16.96%) Embedded C
7 28 (16.37%) SQL
8 26 (15.20%) Java
9 16 (9.36%) Embedded C++
10 8 (4.68%) Assembly Language
10 8 (4.68%) Ada
11 7 (4.09%) Perl
11 7 (4.09%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.17%) VB
13 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (16.96%) Degree
2 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.92%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (2.92%) HND
5 1 (0.58%) MCSE
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) MCTS
5 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.58%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (3.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) Nagios
1 2 (1.17%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.17%) Puppet
1 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.85%) Serena
3 8 (4.68%) Oracle
3 8 (4.68%) JBoss
4 6 (3.51%) Perforce
5 3 (1.75%) Google
5 3 (1.75%) CA
6 2 (1.17%) New Relic
6 2 (1.17%) Intel
6 2 (1.17%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.58%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (0.58%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.58%) Motorola
7 1 (0.58%) Siemens
7 1 (0.58%) Progress
7 1 (0.58%) Sun
7 1 (0.58%) EMC
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