The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 43 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.04% - 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% - 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £325 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.53% 91.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Essex region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Essex region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Chelmsford - 2 - - 3
Brentwood - 1 £165 -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 31 (83.78%) Software Engineering
2 24 (64.86%) C++
3 17 (45.95%) C
4 14 (37.84%) Embedded C
4 14 (37.84%) Embedded C++
5 11 (29.73%) C#
6 10 (27.03%) Linux
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) TDD
7 9 (24.32%) HOOD
7 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
8 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
9 7 (18.92%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (16.22%) Automotive
10 6 (16.22%) Windows
10 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Finance
12 4 (10.81%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
13 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
13 3 (8.11%) LabVIEW
13 3 (8.11%) Windows CE
13 3 (8.11%) ClearQuest
13 3 (8.11%) MFC
14 2 (5.41%) DB2
14 2 (5.41%) Java
14 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Liferay
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) TELNET
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.11%) LabVIEW
2 3 (8.11%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
2 6 (16.22%) Automotive
3 4 (10.81%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) MFC
2 1 (2.70%) GWT
2 1 (2.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.41%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) TDD
2 9 (24.32%) HOOD
3 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Change Control
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.70%) QMS
8 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Use Case
8 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C++
2 17 (45.95%) C
3 14 (37.84%) Embedded C
3 14 (37.84%) Embedded C++
4 11 (29.73%) C#
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) JTAG
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) TickIT
1 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Siemens
1 2 (5.41%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (2.70%) Telelogic
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Chelmsford, Essex
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
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