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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 49 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 83 82 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.23% 3.61% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 5.14% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 29
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £273 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £453 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £28.90 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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
1913 1594 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.44% 70.22% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 881 887
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 131
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -19 31 £350 -1.06% 118
Hertfordshire +17 24 £475 +18.75% 28
Essex 0 14 £625 +47.05% 6
Bedfordshire -13 7 £550 +29.41% 15
Suffolk +1 6 £400 - 5
Norfolk +5 2 £338 - 3
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 55 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (30.23%) Java
3 49 (28.49%) Linux
4 48 (27.91%) C
4 48 (27.91%) C#
5 46 (26.74%) C++
6 44 (25.58%) Python
7 42 (24.42%) .NET
8 31 (18.02%) Embedded C
9 30 (17.44%) JavaScript
10 29 (16.86%) SQL
11 28 (16.28%) Degree
12 26 (15.12%) HTML
12 26 (15.12%) XML
13 25 (14.53%) UNIX
13 25 (14.53%) Windows
14 24 (13.95%) Computer Science
15 22 (12.79%) UML
16 21 (12.21%) MVC
17 20 (11.63%) JSON
18 19 (11.05%) Telecoms
18 19 (11.05%) Oracle
19 18 (10.47%) TCP/IP
19 18 (10.47%) Scrum
20 17 (9.88%) TDD
20 17 (9.88%) Ruby
20 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
20 17 (9.88%) CSS
20 17 (9.88%) Git (software)
21 16 (9.30%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (4.65%) JBoss
2 7 (4.07%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.07%) MQSeries
2 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.33%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.58%) Node.js
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) Maya
2 1 (0.58%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.14%) Wireless
3 13 (7.56%) HTTP
3 13 (7.56%) ZigBee
4 8 (4.65%) 3G
5 6 (3.49%) Bluetooth
5 6 (3.49%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.91%) 802.15
7 4 (2.33%) GPRS
7 4 (2.33%) GSM
7 4 (2.33%) DNS
7 4 (2.33%) 2G
8 3 (1.74%) LTE
9 2 (1.16%) Internet
10 1 (0.58%) 2.5G
10 1 (0.58%) Firewall
10 1 (0.58%) Intranet
10 1 (0.58%) SSL
10 1 (0.58%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.81%) MySQL
4 7 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.07%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.33%) Big Data
5 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.33%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) DB2
7 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.98%) JIRA
4 11 (6.40%) Selenium
5 9 (5.23%) Ant
5 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.07%) JUnit
7 6 (3.49%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (3.49%) Subversion
8 5 (2.91%) Maven
8 5 (2.91%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.33%) NUnit
10 2 (1.16%) Mockito
10 2 (1.16%) Hamcrest
10 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.16%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.58%) Xcode
General
1 19 (11.05%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.56%) Electronics
3 11 (6.40%) Finance
4 7 (4.07%) Banking
5 6 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.33%) Retail
7 3 (1.74%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.16%) Automotive
8 2 (1.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 53 (30.81%) Developer
3 23 (13.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 21 (12.21%) Software Developer
5 12 (6.98%) C Software Engineer
6 9 (5.23%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (4.65%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Embedded C Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Architect
8 7 (4.07%) Agile Coach
9 6 (3.49%) Software Project Leader
9 6 (3.49%) Programmer
9 6 (3.49%) Project Leader
9 6 (3.49%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.91%) C Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Python Software Engineer
11 4 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (24.42%) .NET
2 26 (15.12%) HTML
2 26 (15.12%) XML
3 20 (11.63%) JSON
4 17 (9.88%) CSS
5 15 (8.72%) jQuery
6 11 (6.40%) AngularJS
7 10 (5.81%) ASP.NET
8 9 (5.23%) Ajax
8 9 (5.23%) JDBC
8 9 (5.23%) WPF
9 8 (4.65%) HTML5
9 8 (4.65%) Web Services
10 7 (4.07%) XSLT
10 7 (4.07%) JSP
10 7 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (4.07%) Twisted
11 6 (3.49%) Apache Camel
11 6 (3.49%) REST
11 6 (3.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.40%) Mathematics
3 10 (5.81%) Data Integration
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.23%) Biology
5 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.49%) Life Science
7 5 (2.91%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.33%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.16%) Open Source
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.16%) DTV
10 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.58%) Physics
11 1 (0.58%) Statistics
11 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.49%) Linux
2 25 (14.53%) UNIX
2 25 (14.53%) Windows
3 8 (4.65%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.49%) ThreadX
5 5 (2.91%) Android
6 4 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.16%) AIX
7 2 (1.16%) HPUX
7 2 (1.16%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.16%) MVS
7 2 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (12.79%) UML
3 21 (12.21%) MVC
4 18 (10.47%) Scrum
5 17 (9.88%) TDD
6 15 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.56%) Unit Testing
7 13 (7.56%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.56%) Mentoring
8 12 (6.98%) User Stories
9 11 (6.40%) OO
10 10 (5.81%) SOA
10 10 (5.81%) Web Development
11 9 (5.23%) Bioinformatics
11 9 (5.23%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.65%) Product Management
12 8 (4.65%) Build Automation
12 8 (4.65%) Project Management
12 8 (4.65%) Refactoring
12 8 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.23%) Java
2 48 (27.91%) C
2 48 (27.91%) C#
3 46 (26.74%) C++
4 44 (25.58%) Python
5 31 (18.02%) Embedded C
6 30 (17.44%) JavaScript
7 29 (16.86%) SQL
8 17 (9.88%) Ruby
9 15 (8.72%) Embedded C++
10 12 (6.98%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.81%) Perl
12 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.49%) VB
14 5 (2.91%) Lua
15 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.74%) PHP
17 2 (1.16%) JCL
17 2 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) HND
5 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) Docker
2 2 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (11.05%) Oracle
2 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.49%) Talend
4 4 (2.33%) Vertica
4 4 (2.33%) Infobright
4 4 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (1.16%) hybris
5 2 (1.16%) Splunk
5 2 (1.16%) SAP
5 2 (1.16%) Teradata
5 2 (1.16%) KANA
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) Perforce
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
6 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.58%) Progress
6 1 (0.58%) Sybase
6 1 (0.58%) Greenplum
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