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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 66 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 64 86 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.46% 3.02% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 4.09% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £241 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 11
Average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £31.10 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
1941 2103 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.54% 73.76% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1194 892
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 127 108
Average hourly rate £32.10 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 26 £300 - 17
Cambridgeshire -15 21 £350 +6.06% 86
Essex -2 11 - - 10
Bedfordshire -7 4 £350 -6.66% 7
Norfolk -8 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.33%) Java
3 43 (26.71%) C#
4 40 (24.84%) Linux
5 38 (23.60%) C++
5 38 (23.60%) C
6 35 (21.74%) Python
7 32 (19.88%) .NET
8 29 (18.01%) Embedded C
9 27 (16.77%) Telecoms
10 25 (15.53%) HTML
10 25 (15.53%) JavaScript
11 23 (14.29%) Windows
11 23 (14.29%) MVC
12 22 (13.66%) Security Cleared
13 20 (12.42%) Ruby
14 19 (11.80%) JSON
14 19 (11.80%) CSS
15 18 (11.18%) XML
16 17 (10.56%) Degree
17 16 (9.94%) UML
17 16 (9.94%) Wireless
18 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
18 15 (9.32%) UNIX
18 15 (9.32%) jQuery
18 15 (9.32%) Unit Testing
19 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
19 14 (8.70%) OOP
19 14 (8.70%) Oracle
19 14 (8.70%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (8.07%) JBoss
2 12 (7.45%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.21%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.59%) MQSeries
4 9 (5.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.11%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.62%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.24%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.62%) Maya
4 1 (0.62%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.62%) MS Office
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.94%) Wireless
2 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.73%) HTTP
3 6 (3.73%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.11%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.11%) DNS
4 5 (3.11%) 3G
5 4 (2.48%) DVB
5 4 (2.48%) GPRS
6 3 (1.86%) GSM
6 3 (1.86%) SNMP
6 3 (1.86%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.86%) LTE
7 2 (1.24%) 802.15
7 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.24%) Internet
7 2 (1.24%) 2G
8 1 (0.62%) LDAP
8 1 (0.62%) UMTS
8 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.11%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.11%) Big Data
2 5 (3.11%) Apache Hive
2 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.48%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.86%) MySQL
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.24%) DB2
5 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.62%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.62%) Impala
Development Applications
1 14 (8.70%) JIRA
2 13 (8.07%) Selenium
2 13 (8.07%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.21%) Ant
3 10 (6.21%) JUnit
3 10 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.59%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (4.97%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.73%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.24%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.24%) JBehave
7 2 (1.24%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.24%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.24%) Subversion
7 2 (1.24%) NUnit
8 1 (0.62%) JMeter
8 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 27 (16.77%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Electronics
3 7 (4.35%) Banking
4 6 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.73%) Retail
5 4 (2.48%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.86%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.24%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Military
8 1 (0.62%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 80 (49.69%) Software Engineer
2 46 (28.57%) Developer
3 23 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (9.94%) Software Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Agile Coach
9 5 (3.11%) C# Software Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.11%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Embedded Software Developer
10 4 (2.48%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.48%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.88%) .NET
2 25 (15.53%) HTML
3 19 (11.80%) JSON
3 19 (11.80%) CSS
4 18 (11.18%) XML
5 15 (9.32%) jQuery
6 13 (8.07%) HTML5
7 12 (7.45%) AngularJS
8 11 (6.83%) CSS3
9 9 (5.59%) PhoneGap
9 9 (5.59%) Apache Camel
10 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.97%) WPF
11 6 (3.73%) RESTful
11 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.73%) Web Services
12 5 (3.11%) WinForms
13 4 (2.48%) Qt
13 4 (2.48%) OpenGL
13 4 (2.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.73%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.11%) STB
5 5 (3.11%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.48%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.48%) IPTV
7 3 (1.86%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.86%) DTV
8 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.24%) iSeries
8 2 (1.24%) Statistics
8 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.62%) Physics
9 1 (0.62%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.62%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.84%) Linux
2 23 (14.29%) Windows
3 15 (9.32%) UNIX
4 7 (4.35%) ThreadX
4 7 (4.35%) Android
5 5 (3.11%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.86%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.24%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.24%) AIX
8 2 (1.24%) HPUX
8 2 (1.24%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.29%) MVC
3 16 (9.94%) UML
4 15 (9.32%) Unit Testing
5 14 (8.70%) OOP
6 13 (8.07%) TDD
6 13 (8.07%) OO
6 13 (8.07%) SOA
6 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
6 13 (8.07%) Mentoring
7 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.83%) Multithreading
9 10 (6.21%) Scrum
10 9 (5.59%) Project Management
10 9 (5.59%) User Stories
11 8 (4.97%) Product Management
11 8 (4.97%) Refactoring
12 7 (4.35%) Project Planning
12 7 (4.35%) Web Development
13 6 (3.73%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.33%) Java
2 43 (26.71%) C#
3 38 (23.60%) C++
3 38 (23.60%) C
4 35 (21.74%) Python
5 29 (18.01%) Embedded C
6 25 (15.53%) JavaScript
7 20 (12.42%) Ruby
8 13 (8.07%) Embedded C++
9 11 (6.83%) SQL
10 6 (3.73%) Lua
11 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.86%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.86%) PHP
12 3 (1.86%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.24%) Tcl
13 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.56%) Degree
3 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.62%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.62%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Firmware
2 2 (1.24%) Docker
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.70%) Oracle
3 9 (5.59%) Talend
4 4 (2.48%) Vertica
4 4 (2.48%) Infobright
4 4 (2.48%) HP
4 4 (2.48%) IBM
5 2 (1.24%) hybris
5 2 (1.24%) SAP
5 2 (1.24%) KANA
6 1 (0.62%) Perforce
6 1 (0.62%) Google
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe
6 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix
6 1 (0.62%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.62%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.62%) Splunk
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