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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 48 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.81% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
446 423 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.47% 91.56% 97.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 202 245
Average daily rate £384 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 71 92
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.66 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% -24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.15 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Halstead - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 18 (75.00%) C++
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) HOOD
5 9 (37.50%) TDD
5 9 (37.50%) C
6 8 (33.33%) Linux
7 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
8 6 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
10 3 (12.50%) Automotive
11 2 (8.33%) Java
12 1 (4.17%) Perl
12 1 (4.17%) Python
12 1 (4.17%) Broadband
12 1 (4.17%) DHCP
12 1 (4.17%) FTP
12 1 (4.17%) HTTP
12 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
12 1 (4.17%) Siemens
12 1 (4.17%) Firmware
12 1 (4.17%) Telnet
12 1 (4.17%) Firewall
12 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (4.17%) STB
12 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Telnet
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) NAS
1 1 (4.17%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (45.83%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) HOOD
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C++
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) C
5 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
6 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
7 2 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (4.17%) Perl
8 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Siemens
1 1 (4.17%) Allen-Bradley