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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 58 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 71 73 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.79% 2.34% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.97% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 47
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £291 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £568 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 14
Median hourly rate £44.50 £38.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.25 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +0.95%
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
2038 2456 2340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.95% 78.77% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1501 1366
Median daily rate £425 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 168 161
Median hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +11 25 £400 +14.28% 57
Hertfordshire +22 21 £400 +23.07% 11
Essex -1 12 £500 -7.62% 5
Suffolk +1 8 £388 +3.33% 3
Bedfordshire -1 4 £319 -44.49% 5
Norfolk -2 1 £438 +16.51%
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (31.10%) C#
2 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (28.66%) .NET
4 45 (27.44%) C
5 33 (20.12%) C++
5 33 (20.12%) Java
6 29 (17.68%) SOA
7 27 (16.46%) Microsoft
7 27 (16.46%) TDD
7 27 (16.46%) REST
8 25 (15.24%) Linux
8 25 (15.24%) SOAP
9 24 (14.63%) HTML
10 23 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (13.41%) OO
11 22 (13.41%) Embedded C
12 20 (12.20%) Python
13 19 (11.59%) Microservices
14 18 (10.98%) Integration Testing
15 17 (10.37%) Unit Testing
15 17 (10.37%) Reverse Engineering
15 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
15 17 (10.37%) SQL
16 16 (9.76%) Scrum
16 16 (9.76%) .NET Framework
16 16 (9.76%) Degree
16 16 (9.76%) WCF
16 16 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (9.15%) User Stories
17 15 (9.15%) CSS

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 11 (6.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.49%) JBoss
3 6 (3.66%) Apache
4 4 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.44%) Confluence
5 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Drupal
6 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.61%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.61%) Mule
6 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.88%) Simulink
3 2 (1.22%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.22%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) IaaS
1 6 (3.66%) SaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.10%) SSL
3 9 (5.49%) HTTP
4 5 (3.05%) Internet
4 5 (3.05%) LDAP
5 4 (2.44%) Bluetooth
5 4 (2.44%) Wireless
6 3 (1.83%) RS-422
6 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.22%) Firewall
7 2 (1.22%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.22%) LAN
7 2 (1.22%) SpaceWire
7 2 (1.22%) WAN
7 2 (1.22%) X.509
8 1 (0.61%) 3G
8 1 (0.61%) 802.15
8 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.61%) NFC
8 1 (0.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.10%) MySQL
2 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.66%) Big Data
4 6 (3.66%) DB2
5 4 (2.44%) HBase
6 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Jenkins
1 13 (7.93%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.71%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (5.49%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (3.66%) JIRA
6 5 (3.05%) Ant
6 5 (3.05%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.05%) JUnit
6 5 (3.05%) Maven
6 5 (3.05%) Selenium
6 5 (3.05%) Subversion
7 4 (2.44%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.44%) VectorCAST
8 2 (1.22%) GCC
8 2 (1.22%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.22%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.61%) Emacs
9 1 (0.61%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.61%) GoogleTest
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Retail
3 8 (4.88%) Legal
4 7 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.66%) Electronics
6 4 (2.44%) Automotive
7 3 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.83%) Military
8 2 (1.22%) Avionics
8 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (48.78%) Software Engineer
2 48 (29.27%) Developer
3 22 (13.41%) Embedded Engineer
3 22 (13.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (8.54%) .NET Developer
5 12 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Designer
6 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.71%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) Architect
7 10 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Senior Designer
8 9 (5.49%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.27%) .NET Designer
9 7 (4.27%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) Technologist
10 6 (3.66%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.66%) .NET
2 27 (16.46%) REST
3 25 (15.24%) SOAP
4 24 (14.63%) HTML
5 16 (9.76%) .NET Framework
5 16 (9.76%) WCF
6 15 (9.15%) CSS
7 14 (8.54%) Middleware
8 13 (7.93%) Ajax
8 13 (7.93%) WPF
9 12 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (7.32%) JSON
9 12 (7.32%) Web Services
10 11 (6.71%) XML
11 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET
11 8 (4.88%) HTML5
11 8 (4.88%) J2EE
12 6 (3.66%) Spring
12 6 (3.66%) WinForms
13 5 (3.05%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.32%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.83%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.83%) User Experience
9 2 (1.22%) Biology
9 2 (1.22%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.22%) RIA
9 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.61%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.61%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Linux
2 10 (6.10%) Windows
3 8 (4.88%) Unix
4 5 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.05%) VxWorks
5 3 (1.83%) AIX
5 3 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.22%) Android
7 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.68%) SOA
3 27 (16.46%) TDD
4 22 (13.41%) OO
5 19 (11.59%) Microservices
6 18 (10.98%) Integration Testing
7 17 (10.37%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (10.37%) Unit Testing
8 16 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.76%) Scrum
9 15 (9.15%) UML
9 15 (9.15%) User Stories
10 14 (8.54%) Validation
11 13 (7.93%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.71%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.71%) Pair Programming
13 10 (6.10%) BDD
13 10 (6.10%) Kanban
13 10 (6.10%) Prototyping
14 9 (5.49%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.10%) C#
2 45 (27.44%) C
3 33 (20.12%) C++
3 33 (20.12%) Java
4 22 (13.41%) Embedded C
5 20 (12.20%) Python
6 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.37%) SQL
7 13 (7.93%) MATLAB
8 9 (5.49%) Ada
9 8 (4.88%) Ruby
10 7 (4.27%) Embedded C++
11 5 (3.05%) Ada 95
11 5 (3.05%) Perl
11 5 (3.05%) PHP
12 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.44%) XAML
13 3 (1.83%) ANSI C
14 2 (1.22%) COBOL
14 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Degree
2 13 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) PhD
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.22%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) GxP
2 5 (3.05%) MISRA
3 4 (2.44%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.83%) COBIT
5 2 (1.22%) ECSS
5 2 (1.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) Cygwin
1 3 (1.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.54%) IBM
3 11 (6.71%) Oracle
3 11 (6.71%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.44%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.44%) WSO2
5 3 (1.83%) Serena
5 3 (1.83%) Siemens
5 3 (1.83%) Teradata
6 2 (1.22%) Google
6 2 (1.22%) Sunopsis
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Apple
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) EMC
7 1 (0.61%) ESRI
7 1 (0.61%) Lauterbach
7 1 (0.61%) Luciad
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
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