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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 55 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 93 77 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.31% 3.20% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.61% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 37
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£475 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £273 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 40
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.75 £33.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
2126 1672 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 69.46% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 912 999
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 171
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 38 £400 +18.51% 62
Hertfordshire +20 19 £350 -12.50% 17
Essex -4 14 £625 +47.05% 8
Bedfordshire -4 11 £550 +29.41% 6
Suffolk +4 7 £438 - 4
Norfolk +8 5 £310 +12.72% 1
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 53 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.91%) C#
3 49 (29.70%) Linux
4 48 (29.09%) C
4 48 (29.09%) Java
5 46 (27.88%) C++
6 44 (26.67%) .NET
7 41 (24.85%) Python
8 30 (18.18%) SQL
9 29 (17.58%) Embedded C
9 29 (17.58%) Degree
10 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
11 26 (15.76%) Computer Science
12 25 (15.15%) Windows
13 24 (14.55%) UNIX
14 23 (13.94%) HTML
15 22 (13.33%) Scrum
16 20 (12.12%) TDD
16 20 (12.12%) XML
17 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
18 17 (10.30%) UML
18 17 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (9.70%) TCP/IP
19 16 (9.70%) MVC
20 15 (9.09%) Electronics
20 15 (9.09%) ZigBee
20 15 (9.09%) Embedded C++
20 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
21 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
21 14 (8.48%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (2.42%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.82%) JBoss
2 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.21%) Apache
3 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.21%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) Node.js
4 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Maya
3 1 (0.61%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.09%) ZigBee
3 13 (7.88%) HTTP
4 12 (7.27%) Wireless
5 8 (4.85%) Bluetooth
6 7 (4.24%) 3G
7 6 (3.64%) 802.15
8 5 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 5 (3.03%) GPRS
8 5 (3.03%) GSM
9 4 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.82%) 2G
10 3 (1.82%) Internet
11 2 (1.21%) DNS
11 2 (1.21%) LTE
12 1 (0.61%) NAS
12 1 (0.61%) 2.5G
12 1 (0.61%) Telnet
12 1 (0.61%) Firewall
12 1 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) MySQL
2 11 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.03%) Big Data
5 4 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.42%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.42%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.21%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.61%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
1 14 (8.48%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.24%) Subversion
3 7 (4.24%) Maven
4 6 (3.64%) JIRA
4 6 (3.64%) Selenium
5 5 (3.03%) NUnit
5 5 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.42%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.42%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.82%) Ant
8 2 (1.21%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.21%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.21%) MSTest
8 2 (1.21%) Mockito
8 2 (1.21%) Hamcrest
General
1 15 (9.09%) Electronics
2 11 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.06%) Finance
4 7 (4.24%) Banking
5 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.82%) Automotive
6 3 (1.82%) Retail
7 2 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (49.09%) Software Engineer
2 55 (33.33%) Developer
3 20 (12.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (10.30%) Software Developer
5 10 (6.06%) C Software Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Architect
8 7 (4.24%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Agile Coach
9 6 (3.64%) C Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Software Project Leader
9 6 (3.64%) Programmer
9 6 (3.64%) Project Leader
9 6 (3.64%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.03%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.67%) .NET
2 23 (13.94%) HTML
3 20 (12.12%) XML
4 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.27%) JSON
5 11 (6.67%) CSS
6 10 (6.06%) Web Services
6 10 (6.06%) jQuery
7 9 (5.45%) WPF
7 9 (5.45%) Ajax
7 9 (5.45%) JDBC
8 7 (4.24%) JSP
8 7 (4.24%) XSLT
8 7 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (4.24%) Twisted
9 6 (3.64%) REST
9 6 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.64%) Servlets
9 6 (3.64%) DHTML
9 6 (3.64%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.76%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.27%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.06%) Data Integration
4 9 (5.45%) Biology
5 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.24%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (3.64%) Life Science
8 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.82%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.82%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.82%) Open Source
9 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.21%) DTV
10 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.21%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.61%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.70%) Linux
2 25 (15.15%) Windows
3 24 (14.55%) UNIX
4 8 (4.85%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (3.03%) Android
6 3 (1.82%) ThreadX
7 2 (1.21%) MVS
7 2 (1.21%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.21%) AIX
7 2 (1.21%) HPUX
7 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.21%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.33%) Scrum
3 20 (12.12%) TDD
4 17 (10.30%) UML
4 17 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (9.70%) MVC
6 13 (7.88%) OO
6 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
7 12 (7.27%) User Stories
8 11 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.06%) Integration Testing
9 10 (6.06%) Web Development
10 9 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (5.45%) Bioinformatics
10 9 (5.45%) DevOps
11 8 (4.85%) Build Automation
11 8 (4.85%) Refactoring
11 8 (4.85%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.85%) Product Management
12 7 (4.24%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.91%) C#
2 48 (29.09%) C
2 48 (29.09%) Java
3 46 (27.88%) C++
4 41 (24.85%) Python
5 30 (18.18%) SQL
6 29 (17.58%) Embedded C
7 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
8 15 (9.09%) Embedded C++
9 12 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 11 (6.67%) Ruby
11 10 (6.06%) Perl
12 8 (4.85%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.64%) VB
14 4 (2.42%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.82%) PHP
15 3 (1.82%) Lua
16 2 (1.21%) JCL
16 2 (1.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (17.58%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (4.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.21%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Nagios
1 1 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.61%) SCOM
1 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.61%) Puppet
1 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.88%) Oracle
3 4 (2.42%) HP
3 4 (2.42%) Vertica
3 4 (2.42%) Infobright
4 2 (1.21%) hybris
4 2 (1.21%) Splunk
4 2 (1.21%) Teradata
4 2 (1.21%) KANA
4 2 (1.21%) SAP
5 1 (0.61%) Progress
5 1 (0.61%) Sybase
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.61%) Perforce
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe
5 1 (0.61%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.61%) New Relic
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Maldon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 43 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
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Rate: £45000 per annum
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Cambridge
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Rate: competitive
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