The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 46 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.09% 0.93% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.95% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £360 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +0.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
Software Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
467 632 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.70% 97.53% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 382 264
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 49 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £44.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Harlow - 1 £360 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) Siemens
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Automotive
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) JTAG
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) CAN bus

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (30.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Cross-Platform Development
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) ANSI C
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) JTAG
1 1 (10.00%) MISRA
1 1 (10.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Siemens