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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 66 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 67 101 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.52% 3.20% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.37% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 23
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £241 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £37.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1980 2312 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.38% 73.19% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 1308 875
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 146 123
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -6 26 £370 +12.12% 77
Hertfordshire +23 24 £305 - 24
Essex +2 12 £326 +0.38% 17
Bedfordshire -8 3 £350 -6.66% 11
Norfolk -3 1 - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 5
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (32.24%) C
2 47 (30.92%) C++
3 46 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (27.63%) Linux
5 41 (26.97%) Java
6 35 (23.03%) C#
7 31 (20.39%) Python
8 30 (19.74%) Embedded C
9 27 (17.76%) HTML
10 26 (17.11%) Telecoms
11 22 (14.47%) Security Cleared
12 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
12 21 (13.82%) XML
13 20 (13.16%) Windows
13 20 (13.16%) Ruby
14 19 (12.50%) Wireless
14 19 (12.50%) MVC
14 19 (12.50%) .NET
15 18 (11.84%) JSON
16 17 (11.18%) Oracle
17 16 (10.53%) JIRA
18 15 (9.87%) Electronics
18 15 (9.87%) CSS
18 15 (9.87%) OO
19 14 (9.21%) Embedded C++
19 14 (9.21%) OOP
19 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
20 13 (8.55%) Selenium
20 13 (8.55%) Test Automation
20 13 (8.55%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.24%) JBoss
3 9 (5.92%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.92%) MQSeries
3 9 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.66%) Maya
4 1 (0.66%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.50%) Wireless
2 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.61%) DNS
4 6 (3.95%) HTTP
4 6 (3.95%) Ethernet
5 5 (3.29%) 3G
5 5 (3.29%) ZigBee
6 4 (2.63%) DVB
6 4 (2.63%) GPRS
6 4 (2.63%) Internet
7 3 (1.97%) DHCP
7 3 (1.97%) SNMP
7 3 (1.97%) GSM
7 3 (1.97%) FTP
7 3 (1.97%) LTE
7 3 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.32%) Telnet
8 2 (1.32%) Firewall
8 2 (1.32%) 2G
8 2 (1.32%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.32%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.32%) Big Data
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) Impala
4 1 (0.66%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.66%) HBase
4 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.66%) SQLite
4 1 (0.66%) DB2
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) JIRA
2 13 (8.55%) Selenium
3 12 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 11 (7.24%) Git (software)
5 10 (6.58%) Ant
5 10 (6.58%) JUnit
6 9 (5.92%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.29%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.97%) Trac
10 2 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.32%) Redmine
10 2 (1.32%) JBehave
10 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.32%) NUnit
10 2 (1.32%) Subversion
10 2 (1.32%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.66%) ClearQuest
General
1 26 (17.11%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.87%) Electronics
3 12 (7.89%) Finance
4 7 (4.61%) Retail
5 6 (3.95%) Banking
5 6 (3.95%) Games
6 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.29%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Avionics
8 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 37 (24.34%) Developer
3 23 (15.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Software Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.26%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Agile Coach
8 6 (3.95%) Architect
9 5 (3.29%) Author
9 5 (3.29%) Technical Author
9 5 (3.29%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.29%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.63%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (2.63%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.76%) HTML
2 21 (13.82%) XML
3 19 (12.50%) .NET
4 18 (11.84%) JSON
5 15 (9.87%) CSS
6 13 (8.55%) HTML5
7 12 (7.89%) jQuery
8 11 (7.24%) CSS3
8 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
9 9 (5.92%) PhoneGap
9 9 (5.92%) Apache Camel
10 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET
11 5 (3.29%) RESTful
11 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.29%) WinForms
12 4 (2.63%) OpenGL
12 4 (2.63%) Qt
12 4 (2.63%) J2EE
12 4 (2.63%) Servlets
12 4 (2.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.95%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (3.29%) STB
4 5 (3.29%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.63%) IPTV
6 3 (1.97%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.97%) DTV
7 2 (1.32%) Statistics
7 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) iSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) RIA
8 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) Linux
2 20 (13.16%) Windows
3 10 (6.58%) UNIX
4 7 (4.61%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (4.61%) ThreadX
5 5 (3.29%) Android
5 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.32%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) HPUX
7 2 (1.32%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.50%) MVC
3 15 (9.87%) OO
4 14 (9.21%) OOP
5 13 (8.55%) UML
5 13 (8.55%) Test Automation
6 12 (7.89%) Multithreading
6 12 (7.89%) SOA
7 11 (7.24%) TDD
7 11 (7.24%) Unit Testing
7 11 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (5.92%) Mobile Development
9 9 (5.92%) User Stories
10 8 (5.26%) Product Management
10 8 (5.26%) Refactoring
10 8 (5.26%) Scrum
11 7 (4.61%) Project Management
11 7 (4.61%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.24%) C
2 47 (30.92%) C++
3 41 (26.97%) Java
4 35 (23.03%) C#
5 31 (20.39%) Python
6 30 (19.74%) Embedded C
7 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
8 20 (13.16%) Ruby
9 14 (9.21%) Embedded C++
10 7 (4.61%) SQL
11 6 (3.95%) Lua
12 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.97%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.97%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.32%) VBA
14 2 (1.32%) VBScript
14 2 (1.32%) Perl
14 2 (1.32%) PHP
14 2 (1.32%) Tcl
15 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Firmware
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Oracle
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.92%) Talend
4 4 (2.63%) IBM
5 2 (1.32%) SAP
5 2 (1.32%) Cognos
5 2 (1.32%) KANA
5 2 (1.32%) hybris
6 1 (0.66%) Splunk
6 1 (0.66%) Vertica
6 1 (0.66%) Infobright
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Citrix
6 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.66%) Perforce
6 1 (0.66%) VMware
6 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
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