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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 79 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 70 90 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.28% 3.79% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 5.27% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 29
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 48
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £35.25 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £50.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
2376 1708 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.32% 71.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 850 1103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 126 211
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -10 26 £369 -7.81% 96
Essex +3 17 £275 -20.00% 7
Suffolk +2 8 £435 +8.75% 7
Norfolk -8 7 - - 3
Bedfordshire -12 6 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire -34 6 £275 -38.88% 25
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 66 (38.82%) C++
2 57 (33.53%) C
3 51 (30.00%) Linux
4 44 (25.88%) C#
4 44 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (22.94%) JavaScript
6 36 (21.18%) .NET
7 35 (20.59%) SQL
8 34 (20.00%) Degree
9 33 (19.41%) Java
9 33 (19.41%) OO
10 31 (18.24%) Python
11 28 (16.47%) UML
12 27 (15.88%) HTML
12 27 (15.88%) Embedded C
13 26 (15.29%) Computer Science
13 26 (15.29%) Scrum
14 24 (14.12%) Git (software)
14 24 (14.12%) TCP/IP
14 24 (14.12%) SQL Server
15 22 (12.94%) TDD
16 21 (12.35%) XML
17 20 (11.76%) Electronics
18 19 (11.18%) Web Services
19 18 (10.59%) jQuery
19 18 (10.59%) UNIX
19 18 (10.59%) ASP.NET
19 18 (10.59%) HTTP
20 17 (10.00%) Microsoft
21 16 (9.41%) Embedded C++

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (3.53%) Apache
2 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (2.35%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Simulink
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.12%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.59%) HTTP
3 11 (6.47%) ZigBee
4 8 (4.71%) Wireless
5 7 (4.12%) Bluetooth
6 6 (3.53%) RTP
7 5 (2.94%) GSM
7 5 (2.94%) 3G
8 4 (2.35%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.35%) 2G
9 3 (1.76%) LTE
9 3 (1.76%) Broadband
9 3 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.76%) 802.15
10 2 (1.18%) Internet
10 2 (1.18%) FTP
10 2 (1.18%) GPRS
10 2 (1.18%) UMTS
10 2 (1.18%) ASN.1
11 1 (0.59%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.47%) MySQL
4 10 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.94%) DB2
7 3 (1.76%) Big Data
8 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 24 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.29%) Selenium
3 9 (5.29%) TeamCity
3 9 (5.29%) Subversion
4 8 (4.71%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (4.71%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (4.71%) Maven
5 7 (4.12%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.53%) LabVIEW
7 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.35%) MyEclipse
9 3 (1.76%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.76%) GoogleTest
10 2 (1.18%) MSTest
10 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.18%) Mockito
10 2 (1.18%) Hamcrest
10 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 20 (11.76%) Electronics
2 11 (6.47%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.12%) Automotive
4 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.76%) Finance
5 3 (1.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (65.88%) Software Engineer
2 52 (30.59%) Developer
3 19 (11.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) Software Developer
5 11 (6.47%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Web Developer
6 10 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.29%) Programmer
8 8 (4.71%) Python Software Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Python Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.53%) Project Leader
9 6 (3.53%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Software Project Leader
10 5 (2.94%) Principle Engineer
10 5 (2.94%) Java Engineer
11 4 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.35%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.18%) .NET
2 27 (15.88%) HTML
3 21 (12.35%) XML
4 19 (11.18%) Web Services
5 18 (10.59%) jQuery
5 18 (10.59%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.06%) Ajax
7 10 (5.88%) JSP
7 10 (5.88%) JSON
8 9 (5.29%) CSS
8 9 (5.29%) XSLT
8 9 (5.29%) Twisted
8 9 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (4.71%) JDBC
10 7 (4.12%) WCF
10 7 (4.12%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.53%) Servlets
11 6 (3.53%) DHTML
11 6 (3.53%) GWT
12 5 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.24%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (7.06%) Device Driver
3 12 (7.06%) Mathematics
4 9 (5.29%) Biology
5 6 (3.53%) Life Science
5 6 (3.53%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.94%) IPTV
6 5 (2.94%) MPEG
6 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.35%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.76%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.76%) GIS
8 3 (1.76%) Open Source
9 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.18%) Handset
10 1 (0.59%) RIA
10 1 (0.59%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.00%) Linux
2 18 (10.59%) UNIX
3 15 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (8.24%) Windows
5 9 (5.29%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.35%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.18%) MVS
8 1 (0.59%) Android
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.41%) OO
3 28 (16.47%) UML
4 26 (15.29%) Scrum
5 22 (12.94%) TDD
6 16 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (9.41%) DevOps
7 13 (7.65%) MVC
8 12 (7.06%) Web Development
9 11 (6.47%) Integration Testing
9 11 (6.47%) Validation
10 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 10 (5.88%) Load Balancing
11 9 (5.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (5.29%) Bioinformatics
11 9 (5.29%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.71%) Cyber Security
12 8 (4.71%) OOD
12 8 (4.71%) Kanban
13 7 (4.12%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.82%) C++
2 57 (33.53%) C
3 44 (25.88%) C#
4 39 (22.94%) JavaScript
5 35 (20.59%) SQL
6 33 (19.41%) Java
7 31 (18.24%) Python
8 27 (15.88%) Embedded C
9 16 (9.41%) Embedded C++
10 10 (5.88%) Perl
11 7 (4.12%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.53%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.53%) VB
12 6 (3.53%) Ada
13 5 (2.94%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.18%) JCL
Qualifications
1 34 (20.00%) Degree
2 8 (4.71%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (0.59%) MCITP
4 1 (0.59%) MCTS
4 1 (0.59%) MCSE
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.59%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Puppet
1 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.18%) Nagios
1 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.47%) Oracle
3 8 (4.71%) JBoss
4 6 (3.53%) Serena
5 4 (2.35%) Perforce
6 3 (1.76%) Google
7 2 (1.18%) New Relic
7 2 (1.18%) Teradata
8 1 (0.59%) Progress
8 1 (0.59%) Sybase
8 1 (0.59%) Sun
8 1 (0.59%) CA
8 1 (0.59%) Siemens
8 1 (0.59%) EMC
8 1 (0.59%) Intel
8 1 (0.59%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (0.59%) DevExpress
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