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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 47 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 89 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.54% 2.36% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 3.08% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 31
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £445 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 39
Median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.07 £36.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
1956 2112 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.80% 76.77% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1188 1342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 152 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +13 32 £315 -14.86% 62
Bedfordshire +26 25 £588 - 15
Hertfordshire +10 17 £420 +40.00% 7
Essex +2 8 £400 +22.60% 2
Norfolk +1 7 £450 -
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 75 (34.72%) C#
2 72 (33.33%) .NET
3 58 (26.85%) C
4 56 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (25.46%) C++
6 52 (24.07%) SOA
7 45 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 44 (20.37%) REST
9 40 (18.52%) Java
10 39 (18.06%) Linux
11 36 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 33 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (14.81%) Unit Testing
13 32 (14.81%) UML
13 32 (14.81%) SOAP
14 31 (14.35%) HTML
14 31 (14.35%) Python
15 30 (13.89%) TDD
15 30 (13.89%) SC Cleared
16 28 (12.96%) OO
17 27 (12.50%) Embedded C
17 27 (12.50%) Degree
18 26 (12.04%) Validation
18 26 (12.04%) Rational DOORS
19 25 (11.57%) Reverse Engineering
19 25 (11.57%) Microservices
20 24 (11.11%) Integration Testing
20 24 (11.11%) WPF
20 24 (11.11%) Ada
21 23 (10.65%) Middleware

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.56%) JBoss
2 11 (5.09%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.70%) Confluence
4 6 (2.78%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.93%) Kinematics
5 2 (0.93%) Mule
6 1 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.46%) Drupal
6 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.46%) Node.js
6 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.56%) Simulink
3 2 (0.93%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) IaaS
1 6 (2.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.41%) HTTP
2 16 (7.41%) SSL
3 9 (4.17%) Internet
3 9 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.24%) Bluetooth
4 7 (3.24%) Wireless
5 6 (2.78%) 802.15
5 6 (2.78%) X.509
5 6 (2.78%) ZigBee
6 5 (2.31%) LDAP
7 4 (1.85%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.85%) SpaceWire
8 2 (0.93%) 3G
8 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.93%) LAN
8 2 (0.93%) WAN
9 1 (0.46%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.24%) MySQL
2 6 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.31%) Big Data
3 5 (2.31%) DB2
3 5 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.39%) GIS
4 3 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.04%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (10.19%) Visual Studio
3 21 (9.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 18 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 17 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.02%) VectorCAST
7 11 (5.09%) JIRA
8 10 (4.63%) Subversion
9 7 (3.24%) Ant
10 6 (2.78%) ClearCase
10 6 (2.78%) JUnit
11 5 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.31%) Maven
12 4 (1.85%) Selenium
13 3 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.39%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.93%) Bugzilla
14 2 (0.93%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.93%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.93%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (6.48%) Finance
2 9 (4.17%) Legal
3 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.31%) Electronics
5 4 (1.85%) Avionics
5 4 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.85%) Military
5 4 (1.85%) Retail
6 3 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (47.69%) Software Engineer
2 58 (26.85%) Developer
3 22 (10.19%) Embedded Engineer
3 22 (10.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.80%) Senior Developer
6 17 (7.87%) Architect
7 14 (6.48%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.48%) Technical Architect
8 13 (6.02%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.56%) Designer
9 12 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Principal Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Principal Software Engineer
10 10 (4.63%) Senior Designer
11 9 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.17%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.70%) C Software Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) Test Engineer
13 7 (3.24%) Audio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (33.33%) .NET
2 44 (20.37%) REST
3 32 (14.81%) SOAP
4 31 (14.35%) HTML
5 24 (11.11%) WPF
6 23 (10.65%) Ajax
6 23 (10.65%) Middleware
6 23 (10.65%) WCF
7 22 (10.19%) .NET Framework
7 22 (10.19%) CSS
8 17 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (7.87%) HTML5
9 14 (6.48%) JSON
10 13 (6.02%) WinForms
11 12 (5.56%) ASP.NET
12 9 (4.17%) CSS3
12 9 (4.17%) LINQ
12 9 (4.17%) Web Services
13 8 (3.70%) Django
13 8 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.94%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.56%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.31%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.31%) SCADA
8 5 (2.31%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.31%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.85%) Biology
9 4 (1.85%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.39%) VAX
11 2 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.93%) Robotics
11 2 (0.93%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.06%) Linux
2 17 (7.87%) Windows
3 14 (6.48%) VxWorks
4 12 (5.56%) Unix
5 9 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.78%) Android
6 6 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.39%) AIX
7 3 (1.39%) VMS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.07%) SOA
3 32 (14.81%) UML
3 32 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 30 (13.89%) TDD
5 28 (12.96%) OO
6 26 (12.04%) Validation
7 25 (11.57%) Microservices
7 25 (11.57%) Reverse Engineering
8 24 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 20 (9.26%) Scrum
10 19 (8.80%) User Stories
11 18 (8.33%) Low Latency
12 17 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.02%) Change Control
13 13 (6.02%) Multithreading
13 13 (6.02%) Signal Processing
13 13 (6.02%) Software Architecture
14 12 (5.56%) Data Modelling
15 11 (5.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 75 (34.72%) C#
2 58 (26.85%) C
3 55 (25.46%) C++
4 40 (18.52%) Java
5 31 (14.35%) Python
6 27 (12.50%) Embedded C
7 24 (11.11%) Ada
8 20 (9.26%) MATLAB
8 20 (9.26%) SQL
9 18 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 16 (7.41%) Perl
11 9 (4.17%) Embedded C++
12 7 (3.24%) Ada 95
13 6 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.78%) COBOL
14 5 (2.31%) ANSI C
14 5 (2.31%) Ruby
15 4 (1.85%) Scala
16 3 (1.39%) DCL
16 3 (1.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 27 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (1.85%) PhD
4 4 (1.85%) Postgraduate
5 3 (1.39%) HND
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) GxP
2 3 (1.39%) COBIT
2 3 (1.39%) ISO26262
2 3 (1.39%) MISRA
2 3 (1.39%) MISRA C
2 3 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) ECSS
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) Cygwin
2 3 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.78%) Puppet
2 5 (2.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 12 (5.56%) IBM
4 7 (3.24%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.24%) Oracle
5 3 (1.39%) ESRI
5 3 (1.39%) HP
5 3 (1.39%) Luciad
5 3 (1.39%) Sunopsis
6 2 (0.93%) Splunk
6 2 (0.93%) WSO2
7 1 (0.46%) Apigee
7 1 (0.46%) Google
7 1 (0.46%) hybris
7 1 (0.46%) Lauterbach
7 1 (0.46%) Mashery
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) Twitter
7 1 (0.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.46%) WorldPay
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 20 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oho Group
Rate: £340 - 400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago