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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 56 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 77 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.05% 3.27% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 4.48% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £256 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £31.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1886 1876 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 73.11% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1047 828
Average daily rate £400 £400 £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 £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 142 124
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -18.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.05 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Hertfordshire +32 31 £310 -22.50% 20
Cambridgeshire -20 25 £350 - 77
Bedfordshire -5 9 £550 +29.41% 7
Essex -2 8 - - 18
Suffolk - 4 £400 - 1
Norfolk - - - - 3
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.74%) Java
3 45 (26.95%) C#
3 45 (26.95%) Linux
4 43 (25.75%) Python
4 43 (25.75%) C
5 39 (23.35%) C++
6 37 (22.16%) .NET
7 30 (17.96%) Embedded C
8 27 (16.17%) JavaScript
9 26 (15.57%) Windows
10 25 (14.97%) HTML
10 25 (14.97%) Telecoms
11 23 (13.77%) MVC
11 23 (13.77%) XML
12 22 (13.17%) JSON
13 21 (12.57%) Degree
14 20 (11.98%) Ruby
14 20 (11.98%) UNIX
14 20 (11.98%) UML
15 19 (11.38%) Git (software)
16 17 (10.18%) SQL
16 17 (10.18%) CSS
17 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
17 16 (9.58%) Oracle
17 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
17 16 (9.58%) Unit Testing
18 15 (8.98%) Mentoring
18 15 (8.98%) JIRA
18 15 (8.98%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (7.78%) JBoss
2 10 (5.99%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.99%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.99%) MQSeries
3 9 (5.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.40%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) Maya
3 1 (0.60%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) Wireless
2 14 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.59%) HTTP
4 10 (5.99%) ZigBee
5 7 (4.19%) 3G
6 6 (3.59%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.99%) DNS
8 4 (2.40%) 802.15
8 4 (2.40%) DVB
8 4 (2.40%) GPRS
9 3 (1.80%) GSM
9 3 (1.80%) Bluetooth
9 3 (1.80%) LTE
9 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.20%) SNMP
10 2 (1.20%) 2G
11 1 (0.60%) NAS
11 1 (0.60%) LDAP
11 1 (0.60%) Broadband
11 1 (0.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.59%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.40%) MySQL
3 4 (2.40%) Big Data
3 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.40%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.40%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.98%) JIRA
3 13 (7.78%) Selenium
4 12 (7.19%) Ant
4 12 (7.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.99%) JUnit
6 9 (5.39%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.59%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.99%) Subversion
10 4 (2.40%) Maven
11 3 (1.80%) NUnit
11 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.80%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
13 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.60%) TestComplete
General
1 25 (14.97%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.19%) Finance
3 10 (5.99%) Electronics
4 8 (4.79%) Banking
5 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.40%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.40%) Retail
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (51.50%) Software Engineer
2 46 (27.54%) Developer
3 24 (14.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (10.18%) Software Developer
5 13 (7.78%) Java Software Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Architect
7 7 (4.19%) Agile Coach
8 6 (3.59%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.59%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.40%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) C++ Software Developer
9 4 (2.40%) C Developer
9 4 (2.40%) C++ Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.16%) .NET
2 25 (14.97%) HTML
3 23 (13.77%) XML
4 22 (13.17%) JSON
5 17 (10.18%) CSS
6 14 (8.38%) jQuery
7 13 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 12 (7.19%) HTML5
9 10 (5.99%) CSS3
10 9 (5.39%) PhoneGap
10 9 (5.39%) Apache Camel
11 8 (4.79%) WPF
12 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
13 6 (3.59%) Web Services
13 6 (3.59%) RESTful
13 6 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (3.59%) Twisted
14 5 (2.99%) REST
14 5 (2.99%) WinForms
15 4 (2.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.98%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.59%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.59%) Mathematics
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.99%) STB
5 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.40%) IPTV
6 3 (1.80%) DTV
6 3 (1.80%) Biology
7 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Physics
8 1 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.95%) Linux
2 26 (15.57%) Windows
3 20 (11.98%) UNIX
4 7 (4.19%) Android
4 7 (4.19%) ThreadX
4 7 (4.19%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.20%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.20%) AIX
7 2 (1.20%) HPUX
7 2 (1.20%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.60%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.77%) MVC
3 20 (11.98%) UML
4 16 (9.58%) Unit Testing
5 15 (8.98%) TDD
5 15 (8.98%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.38%) Scrum
6 14 (8.38%) OOP
6 14 (8.38%) SOA
6 14 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.78%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.59%) User Stories
9 10 (5.99%) OO
10 9 (5.39%) Project Management
11 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.79%) Product Management
11 8 (4.79%) Multithreading
11 8 (4.79%) Web Development
11 8 (4.79%) Refactoring
12 6 (3.59%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) Java
2 45 (26.95%) C#
3 43 (25.75%) Python
3 43 (25.75%) C
4 39 (23.35%) C++
5 30 (17.96%) Embedded C
6 27 (16.17%) JavaScript
7 20 (11.98%) Ruby
8 17 (10.18%) SQL
9 12 (7.19%) Embedded C++
10 8 (4.79%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.59%) Lua
11 6 (3.59%) Perl
12 3 (1.80%) PHP
12 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.80%) VB
12 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.80%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.80%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (12.57%) Degree
2 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.80%) Firmware
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (9.58%) Oracle
1 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) Talend
3 4 (2.40%) Vertica
3 4 (2.40%) Infobright
3 4 (2.40%) HP
4 2 (1.20%) SAP
4 2 (1.20%) IBM
4 2 (1.20%) hybris
4 2 (1.20%) Splunk
4 2 (1.20%) KANA
5 1 (0.60%) Google
5 1 (0.60%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe
5 1 (0.60%) Sybase
5 1 (0.60%) Citrix
5 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.60%) Perforce
5 1 (0.60%) Teradata
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