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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 67 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 86 75 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.84% 3.10% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 4.34% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 42
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£393 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 44
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £35.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
2343 1729 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.35% 71.36% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1504 907 1120
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 140 186
Average hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -9 31 £400 +33.33% 86
Essex -5 16 £375 -3.22% 8
Hertfordshire -17 15 £325 -27.77% 21
Norfolk -1 10 £310 -4.61% 3
Bedfordshire -15 8 £425 +13.33% 11
Suffolk +4 6 £420 +5.00% 2
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 56 (34.15%) C++
2 51 (31.10%) Linux
3 50 (30.49%) C
4 49 (29.88%) C#
5 47 (28.66%) .NET
5 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (26.22%) Java
7 38 (23.17%) Python
8 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
9 35 (21.34%) SQL
10 30 (18.29%) Degree
11 27 (16.46%) Computer Science
11 27 (16.46%) HTML
12 25 (15.24%) XML
12 25 (15.24%) UNIX
12 25 (15.24%) OO
13 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 24 (14.63%) Embedded C
14 23 (14.02%) HTTP
14 23 (14.02%) Git (software)
15 21 (12.80%) TCP/IP
15 21 (12.80%) UML
15 21 (12.80%) Web Services
15 21 (12.80%) jQuery
16 20 (12.20%) Scrum
16 20 (12.20%) Windows
16 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
17 18 (10.98%) TDD
17 18 (10.98%) Jenkins
18 17 (10.37%) Embedded C++

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (6.10%) JBoss
2 6 (3.66%) Apache
3 5 (3.05%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.44%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.61%) Node.js
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) HTTP
2 21 (12.80%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.15%) ZigBee
4 8 (4.88%) Bluetooth
5 7 (4.27%) 3G
5 7 (4.27%) Wireless
6 5 (3.05%) 802.15
6 5 (3.05%) GSM
7 4 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.44%) 2G
8 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.83%) RTP
8 3 (1.83%) LTE
9 2 (1.22%) Internet
9 2 (1.22%) GPRS
9 2 (1.22%) FTP
9 2 (1.22%) UMTS
9 2 (1.22%) ASN.1
10 1 (0.61%) 2.5G
10 1 (0.61%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.54%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.93%) MySQL
4 12 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.27%) Big Data
6 7 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.66%) DB2
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.44%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.44%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.61%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 23 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.49%) Maven
3 9 (5.49%) Selenium
4 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.27%) Subversion
6 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.05%) MyEclipse
7 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.44%) LabVIEW
9 3 (1.83%) NUnit
10 2 (1.22%) MSTest
10 2 (1.22%) Mockito
10 2 (1.22%) Hamcrest
10 2 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (9.76%) Electronics
2 7 (4.27%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.44%) Finance
5 3 (1.83%) Banking
5 3 (1.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 101 (61.59%) Software Engineer
2 62 (37.80%) Developer
3 17 (10.37%) Software Developer
4 16 (9.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.10%) Web Developer
6 10 (6.10%) Python Developer
6 10 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.49%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) Programmer
9 6 (3.66%) Software Project Leader
9 6 (3.66%) Project Leader
9 6 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) C Software Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) C Developer
10 5 (3.05%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Principle Engineer
11 4 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.66%) .NET
2 27 (16.46%) HTML
3 25 (15.24%) XML
4 21 (12.80%) Web Services
4 21 (12.80%) jQuery
5 16 (9.76%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.93%) Ajax
6 13 (7.93%) CSS
7 12 (7.32%) JSON
7 12 (7.32%) WPF
8 11 (6.71%) JSP
8 11 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (6.71%) Twisted
9 9 (5.49%) .NET Framework
9 9 (5.49%) XSLT
10 8 (4.88%) JDBC
11 6 (3.66%) GWT
11 6 (3.66%) DHTML
11 6 (3.66%) Struts
11 6 (3.66%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.32%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.10%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (6.10%) Data Integration
4 9 (5.49%) Biology
5 8 (4.88%) Device Driver
6 7 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.66%) Life Science
8 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.83%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.83%) GIS
9 3 (1.83%) Open Source
10 2 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.22%) Handset
11 1 (0.61%) Ontologies
11 1 (0.61%) Applied Mathematics
11 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.10%) Linux
2 25 (15.24%) UNIX
3 20 (12.20%) Windows
4 11 (6.71%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.44%) Android
7 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.22%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.22%) MVS
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.24%) OO
3 21 (12.80%) UML
4 20 (12.20%) Scrum
5 18 (10.98%) TDD
6 15 (9.15%) DevOps
7 14 (8.54%) Web Development
8 13 (7.93%) MVC
8 13 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.32%) Load Balancing
10 11 (6.71%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.10%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.49%) Bioinformatics
12 9 (5.49%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (4.88%) MVVM
13 8 (4.88%) Build Automation
13 8 (4.88%) Analytics
13 8 (4.88%) Configuration Management
14 7 (4.27%) Project Management
14 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.15%) C++
2 50 (30.49%) C
3 49 (29.88%) C#
4 43 (26.22%) Java
5 38 (23.17%) Python
6 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
7 35 (21.34%) SQL
8 24 (14.63%) Embedded C
9 17 (10.37%) Embedded C++
10 11 (6.71%) Perl
11 8 (4.88%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.88%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.66%) VB
13 5 (3.05%) MATLAB
14 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.44%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.22%) JCL
15 2 (1.22%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 30 (18.29%) Degree
2 7 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) HND
4 3 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.61%) MCTS
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (6.71%) Docker
2 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.22%) Puppet
1 2 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.93%) Oracle
3 4 (2.44%) Vertica
3 4 (2.44%) Infobright
3 4 (2.44%) HP
3 4 (2.44%) Serena
4 2 (1.22%) New Relic
4 2 (1.22%) Teradata
4 2 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.61%) Perforce
5 1 (0.61%) Sun
5 1 (0.61%) Siemens
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.61%) Intel
5 1 (0.61%) Sybase
5 1 (0.61%) Progress
5 1 (0.61%) Splunk
5 1 (0.61%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (0.61%) DevExpress
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £47 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IC Software
Rate: £40.00 - £45.00 per hour + 3 month Contract £40-£45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 19 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 22 days ago