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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / East of England
Rank 21 31 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 142 123 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.60% 5.23% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.30% 6.75% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 38
Median daily rate £400 £401 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £321 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £50.75 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
1711 1823 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.51% 77.54% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1086 1196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 176 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.05 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £54.58 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +9 56 £328 -18.12% 81
Hertfordshire +16 33 £500 +17.64% 16
Essex +2 22 £350 -33.33% 11
Suffolk +7 16 £300 -
Bedfordshire -10 15 £450 -14.28% 5
Software Engineering
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 88 (36.07%) C
2 76 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (27.87%) Java
4 67 (27.46%) Linux
5 55 (22.54%) TDD
6 48 (19.67%) DevOps
7 47 (19.26%) C++
8 46 (18.85%) Embedded C
9 44 (18.03%) Degree
10 41 (16.80%) Python
11 36 (14.75%) C#
12 35 (14.34%) Computer Science
13 34 (13.93%) JavaScript
14 33 (13.52%) Git (software)
15 30 (12.30%) OO
15 30 (12.30%) Configuration Management
16 29 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (11.48%) JIRA
17 28 (11.48%) HTML
17 28 (11.48%) Windows
18 27 (11.07%) TCP/IP
18 27 (11.07%) Jenkins
19 26 (10.66%) BDD
19 26 (10.66%) Relational Database
19 26 (10.66%) Oracle
19 26 (10.66%) SQL
20 25 (10.25%) Web Services
20 25 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (9.84%) Integration Testing
22 23 (9.43%) SSL

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 21 (8.61%) Apache
2 10 (4.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (3.69%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.87%) Confluence
4 7 (2.87%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.46%) JBoss
5 6 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.64%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.82%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (6.97%) Simulink
2 7 (2.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.51%) IaaS
3 11 (4.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.07%) TCP/IP
2 23 (9.43%) SSL
3 15 (6.15%) HTTP
4 12 (4.92%) Internet
5 9 (3.69%) Wireless
6 7 (2.87%) Firewall
6 7 (2.87%) X.509
7 6 (2.46%) Bluetooth
8 5 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.64%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.64%) LDAP
9 4 (1.64%) RS-422
9 4 (1.64%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.82%) SAN
10 2 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.41%) Intranet
11 1 (0.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.66%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.74%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.33%) MySQL
4 12 (4.92%) Big Data
5 7 (2.87%) HBase
6 6 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.64%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.82%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.82%) SQLite
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (13.52%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.48%) JIRA
3 27 (11.07%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.97%) Subversion
5 16 (6.56%) Ant
5 16 (6.56%) Rational Rhapsody
6 15 (6.15%) Maven
7 13 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (4.51%) Gradle
9 7 (2.87%) LabVIEW
9 7 (2.87%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.64%) Selenium
11 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.82%) FishEye
11 2 (0.82%) GCC
11 2 (0.82%) Hudson
11 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (6.56%) Retail
2 14 (5.74%) Finance
3 10 (4.10%) Electronics
4 8 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.82%) Automotive
8 2 (0.82%) Law
8 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Avionics
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (42.62%) Software Engineer
2 89 (36.48%) Developer
3 38 (15.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 38 (15.57%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 18 (7.38%) Embedded C Engineer
6 14 (5.74%) C Software Engineer
6 14 (5.74%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 13 (5.33%) Java Engineer
7 13 (5.33%) Java Software Developer
7 13 (5.33%) Node.js Developer
7 13 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 12 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (4.51%) C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (4.51%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) C Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Embedded C Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.48%) HTML
2 25 (10.25%) Web Services
3 23 (9.43%) AngularJS
3 23 (9.43%) RESTful
4 22 (9.02%) REST
5 19 (7.79%) .NET
6 18 (7.38%) Node.js
7 17 (6.97%) CSS
8 16 (6.56%) JSON
9 15 (6.15%) Ajax
10 13 (5.33%) HTML5
11 12 (4.92%) J2EE
12 10 (4.10%) jQuery
12 10 (4.10%) Spring
13 8 (3.28%) Kafka
13 8 (3.28%) WPF
13 8 (3.28%) XML
14 7 (2.87%) D3.js
14 7 (2.87%) JDBC
14 7 (2.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.34%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 17 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.92%) Data Structures
4 12 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (2.87%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.87%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.05%) Clustering
7 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.23%) Biology
8 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.23%) Statistics
8 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.82%) FMCG
9 2 (0.82%) iPad
9 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.82%) Robotics
9 2 (0.82%) SCADA
10 1 (0.41%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.46%) Linux
2 28 (11.48%) Windows
3 18 (7.38%) Android
4 17 (6.97%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.33%) Unix
6 10 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.87%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (2.05%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.64%) VxWorks
10 4 (1.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.23%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.82%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.41%) HPUX
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.54%) TDD
3 48 (19.67%) DevOps
4 30 (12.30%) Configuration Management
4 30 (12.30%) OO
5 29 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (10.66%) BDD
7 24 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 19 (7.79%) Mentoring
8 19 (7.79%) Scrum
9 18 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (7.38%) UML
10 16 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 16 (6.56%) Regression Testing
11 15 (6.15%) Open Source
11 15 (6.15%) SDLC
12 14 (5.74%) Automated Testing
13 13 (5.33%) Android Development
13 13 (5.33%) OOD
14 12 (4.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.07%) C
2 68 (27.87%) Java
3 47 (19.26%) C++
4 46 (18.85%) Embedded C
5 41 (16.80%) Python
6 36 (14.75%) C#
7 34 (13.93%) JavaScript
8 26 (10.66%) SQL
9 22 (9.02%) Perl
10 21 (8.61%) MATLAB
11 13 (5.33%) Bash Shell
12 11 (4.51%) Ada
12 11 (4.51%) Ada 95
13 10 (4.10%) Embedded C++
13 10 (4.10%) Ruby
14 9 (3.69%) Clojure
14 9 (3.69%) Go
14 9 (3.69%) Rust
15 5 (2.05%) Apple Swift
15 5 (2.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 44 (18.03%) Degree
2 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) PhD
5 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.20%) QA
2 5 (2.05%) JTAG
3 3 (1.23%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.23%) MISRA
4 2 (0.82%) MISRA C
System Software
1 22 (9.02%) Docker
2 5 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.64%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.23%) HDFS
5 2 (0.82%) KVM
5 2 (0.82%) LXC
6 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (9.02%) Puppet
2 17 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.74%) Ansible
4 3 (1.23%) Kibana
5 2 (0.82%) Grafana
5 2 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (10.66%) Oracle
2 14 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.10%) Adobe
3 10 (4.10%) IBM
4 8 (3.28%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.46%) WSO2
6 5 (2.05%) VMware
7 4 (1.64%) CA
7 4 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.64%) Serena
8 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) Atmel
8 2 (0.82%) Brocade
8 2 (0.82%) Intel
8 2 (0.82%) Riverbed
8 2 (0.82%) Teradata
8 2 (0.82%) Vyatta
9 1 (0.41%) Sencha
9 1 (0.41%) Vertica
9 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
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