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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 67 78 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 77 66 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.54% 2.16% 4.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.78% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 31
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£378 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.80 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
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
2295 2376 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.84% 77.65% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1431 847
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 148 125
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £43.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +1 32 £375 - 93
Hertfordshire +16 19 £330 +20.00% 24
Bedfordshire +14 11 £575 +43.75% 9
Suffolk +4 8 £375 -10.71% 6
Essex 0 8 £541 - 15
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 50 (36.23%) C#
2 48 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (31.88%) Linux
4 42 (30.43%) C++
4 42 (30.43%) C
5 38 (27.54%) HTML
6 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 35 (25.36%) Java
7 35 (25.36%) .NET
8 29 (21.01%) Degree
9 25 (18.12%) MVC
9 25 (18.12%) Scrum
9 25 (18.12%) Windows
9 25 (18.12%) XML
9 25 (18.12%) Git (software)
10 24 (17.39%) CSS
11 23 (16.67%) REST
12 21 (15.22%) HTML5
12 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio
12 21 (15.22%) OO
12 21 (15.22%) TDD
13 20 (14.49%) ASP.NET
13 20 (14.49%) jQuery
14 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (13.77%) Embedded C
14 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
15 18 (13.04%) SQL
16 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
16 16 (11.59%) SOAP
16 16 (11.59%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (5.07%) CMS
2 6 (4.35%) Mule
3 5 (3.62%) Confluence
3 5 (3.62%) Drupal
4 3 (2.17%) IIS
4 3 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.45%) Kinematics
5 2 (1.45%) Apache
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Jetty
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.72%) Node.js
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) Doxygen
3 6 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) SaaS
1 2 (1.45%) GitHub
2 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) HTTP
1 12 (8.70%) Internet
2 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.35%) LDAP
3 6 (4.35%) Wireless
4 5 (3.62%) SSL
5 3 (2.17%) FTP
5 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.45%) Firewall
6 2 (1.45%) 802.11
6 2 (1.45%) IPv4
6 2 (1.45%) IPv6
6 2 (1.45%) DNS
6 2 (1.45%) ATM
6 2 (1.45%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.45%) SNMP
6 2 (1.45%) WAN
6 2 (1.45%) DHCP
6 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.42%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.25%) MySQL
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.17%) SQLite
6 2 (1.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.72%) Impala
7 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.72%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.72%) HBase
7 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.87%) Subversion
4 11 (7.97%) JIRA
5 9 (6.52%) Maven
5 9 (6.52%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (2.17%) GCC
7 3 (2.17%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.45%) JUnit
8 2 (1.45%) Lombardi
8 2 (1.45%) Trac
8 2 (1.45%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.72%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.72%) Appium
9 1 (0.72%) GDB
9 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (10.87%) Electronics
2 13 (9.42%) Finance
3 8 (5.80%) Marketing
4 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.07%) Retail
5 6 (4.35%) Multimedia
5 6 (4.35%) Publishing
6 5 (3.62%) Games
7 4 (2.90%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.90%) Avionics
7 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 70 (50.72%) Software Engineer
2 49 (35.51%) Developer
3 17 (12.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.97%) Architect
6 10 (7.25%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.52%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.80%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Junior
9 7 (5.07%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Junior Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Junior Web Developer
10 6 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Author
11 5 (3.62%) Technical Author
11 5 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (27.54%) HTML
2 35 (25.36%) .NET
3 25 (18.12%) XML
4 24 (17.39%) CSS
5 23 (16.67%) REST
6 21 (15.22%) HTML5
7 20 (14.49%) jQuery
7 20 (14.49%) ASP.NET
8 16 (11.59%) SOAP
8 16 (11.59%) Web Services
9 14 (10.14%) CSS3
10 13 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (7.97%) .NET Framework
12 10 (7.25%) Ajax
12 10 (7.25%) JSON
12 10 (7.25%) LAMP
12 10 (7.25%) WCF
13 8 (5.80%) Django
13 8 (5.80%) Hibernate
14 7 (5.07%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
1 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) User Experience
3 8 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.35%) Social Media
5 6 (4.35%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.62%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.90%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.17%) VHDL
8 3 (2.17%) MPEG
9 2 (1.45%) Robotics
9 2 (1.45%) Mechatronics
9 2 (1.45%) Life Science
9 2 (1.45%) RIA
9 2 (1.45%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.88%) Linux
2 25 (18.12%) Windows
3 9 (6.52%) UNIX
4 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (3.62%) Windows CE
7 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Solaris
9 1 (0.72%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.12%) MVC
2 25 (18.12%) Scrum
3 21 (15.22%) TDD
3 21 (15.22%) OO
4 14 (10.14%) SOA
4 14 (10.14%) Data Modelling
4 14 (10.14%) Web Development
4 14 (10.14%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.42%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (9.42%) UML
5 13 (9.42%) Content Management
6 12 (8.70%) Web Design
6 12 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.25%) Multithreading
7 10 (7.25%) Kanban
7 10 (7.25%) Use Case
7 10 (7.25%) Low Latency
8 8 (5.80%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (5.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.23%) C#
2 42 (30.43%) C++
2 42 (30.43%) C
3 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 35 (25.36%) Java
5 19 (13.77%) Embedded C
6 18 (13.04%) SQL
7 14 (10.14%) Python
8 10 (7.25%) Embedded C++
9 6 (4.35%) Ruby
9 6 (4.35%) Scala
10 5 (3.62%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.62%) PHP
11 4 (2.90%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.17%) Perl
13 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.45%) VBScript
13 2 (1.45%) VBA
13 2 (1.45%) Ada
Qualifications
1 29 (21.01%) Degree
2 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) HND
4 2 (1.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.45%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
2 2 (1.45%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) HDFS
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) XenServer
3 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) Puppet
1 5 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (10.14%) Oracle
2 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.35%) Adobe
3 6 (4.35%) WSO2
4 5 (3.62%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.90%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.17%) IBM
6 3 (2.17%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.45%) VMware
7 2 (1.45%) Coverity
7 2 (1.45%) Cognos
7 2 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) QNX
8 1 (0.72%) ESRI
8 1 (0.72%) Perforce
8 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.72%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.72%) Serena
8 1 (0.72%) Luciad
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £36.50 - 36.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge
EMBL
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago