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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 70 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 79 105 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.60% 4.39% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 6.31% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 31
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£350 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 38
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.00 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £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
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 40 £375 +3.44% 86
Hertfordshire -12 13 £313 +13.63% 20
Bedfordshire -12 11 £278 -22.91% 11
Suffolk -19 6 £378 - 5
Essex -4 5 £325 +2.36% 4
Norfolk -8 4 £350 +3.70% 3
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (39.76%) C++
2 62 (37.35%) C
3 53 (31.93%) C#
4 43 (25.90%) Linux
5 33 (19.88%) .NET
6 32 (19.28%) JavaScript
7 30 (18.07%) Embedded C
8 29 (17.47%) OO
8 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (16.87%) Python
10 26 (15.66%) TDD
11 23 (13.86%) Degree
11 23 (13.86%) UML
11 23 (13.86%) Scrum
12 22 (13.25%) Java
12 22 (13.25%) SQL
12 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
12 22 (13.25%) Embedded Linux
13 21 (12.65%) HTML
14 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
14 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET
15 17 (10.24%) Web Services
15 17 (10.24%) Electronics
16 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
17 15 (9.04%) jQuery
17 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
18 14 (8.43%) Manufacturing
18 14 (8.43%) MVC
18 14 (8.43%) Windows
18 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.61%) Apache
2 4 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.41%) Simulink
2 3 (1.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.23%) HTTP
3 8 (4.82%) RTP
4 6 (3.61%) Wireless
4 6 (3.61%) ZigBee
5 5 (3.01%) Broadband
6 4 (2.41%) GSM
6 4 (2.41%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.81%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.81%) Internet
7 3 (1.81%) 3G
7 3 (1.81%) LTE
7 3 (1.81%) DLNA
7 3 (1.81%) RTSP
8 2 (1.20%) 2G
8 2 (1.20%) ASN.1
8 2 (1.20%) FTP
8 2 (1.20%) UMTS
8 2 (1.20%) GPRS
9 1 (0.60%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.61%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) DB2
3 6 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Triplestore
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.23%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (7.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (6.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.42%) TeamCity
4 9 (5.42%) Subversion
4 9 (5.42%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.22%) Selenium
6 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.61%) LabVIEW
7 5 (3.01%) Maven
8 4 (2.41%) MyEclipse
9 3 (1.81%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.81%) GoogleTest
9 3 (1.81%) NUnit
9 3 (1.81%) MSTest
10 2 (1.20%) JUnit
10 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (10.24%) Electronics
2 14 (8.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.22%) Automotive
4 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Finance
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 124 (74.70%) Software Engineer
2 42 (25.30%) Developer
3 29 (17.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.42%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Programmer
8 8 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.61%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.88%) .NET
2 21 (12.65%) HTML
3 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.24%) Web Services
5 15 (9.04%) jQuery
6 11 (6.63%) XML
7 9 (5.42%) Ajax
8 8 (4.82%) CSS
8 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.82%) JSON
9 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.22%) WPF
10 6 (3.61%) GStreamer
11 5 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (3.01%) LINQ
11 5 (3.01%) WinForms
11 5 (3.01%) Twisted
12 4 (2.41%) JSF
12 4 (2.41%) Middleware
12 4 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.63%) Device Driver
4 10 (6.02%) MPEG
5 9 (5.42%) IPTV
6 6 (3.61%) Streaming Video
7 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.81%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.81%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.81%) DTV
8 3 (1.81%) GIS
9 2 (1.20%) Handset
9 2 (1.20%) STB
9 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.20%) RIA
9 2 (1.20%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.60%) Open Source
10 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.60%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.90%) Linux
2 22 (13.25%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (8.43%) Windows
4 8 (4.82%) UNIX
5 5 (3.01%) Android
5 5 (3.01%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.41%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.47%) OO
1 29 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.66%) TDD
3 23 (13.86%) Scrum
3 23 (13.86%) UML
4 14 (8.43%) MVC
4 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (7.23%) DevOps
6 11 (6.63%) HOOD
6 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce
7 10 (6.02%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.02%) Web Development
7 10 (6.02%) Embedded Software Development
8 8 (4.82%) Kanban
8 8 (4.82%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.82%) Validation
9 7 (4.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (3.61%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.61%) BDD
11 5 (3.01%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (39.76%) C++
2 62 (37.35%) C
3 53 (31.93%) C#
4 32 (19.28%) JavaScript
5 30 (18.07%) Embedded C
6 28 (16.87%) Python
7 22 (13.25%) SQL
7 22 (13.25%) Java
8 13 (7.83%) Embedded C++
9 9 (5.42%) Assembly Language
10 8 (4.82%) Ada
11 7 (4.22%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.41%) Perl
14 3 (1.81%) PHP
14 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.60%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (2.41%) HND
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCTS
5 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Nagios
1 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.20%) Puppet
1 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.02%) Serena
3 8 (4.82%) JBoss
4 6 (3.61%) Perforce
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle
6 3 (1.81%) Google
6 3 (1.81%) Intel
6 3 (1.81%) CA
7 2 (1.20%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.20%) New Relic
8 1 (0.60%) Zend
8 1 (0.60%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.60%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (0.60%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.60%) Motorola
8 1 (0.60%) Siemens
8 1 (0.60%) Sun
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) EMC
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