The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 44 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.71% 2.99% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.89% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% +0.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Median hourly rate £31.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +1.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Software Engineering
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
353 411 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.68% 76.68% 74.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 222 262
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 32 37
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.60 £31.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.42% +28.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.20 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 14 (58.33%) Java
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (58.33%) TDD
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) SOA
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (45.83%) HTML5
4 10 (41.67%) Kanban
4 10 (41.67%) Ajax
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) Unix
5 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (29.17%) API Design
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Puppet
6 7 (29.17%) REST
6 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 7 (29.17%) User Stories
6 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (29.17%) Ant
6 7 (29.17%) Middleware
6 7 (29.17%) Pair Programming
6 7 (29.17%) Subversion
6 7 (29.17%) Extreme Programming
7 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (25.00%) JSON

Software Engineering
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) HTTP
1 6 (25.00%) SSL
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Ant
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
1 7 (29.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Java Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum Master
6 2 (8.33%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
1 11 (45.83%) HTML5
2 10 (41.67%) Ajax
2 10 (41.67%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) Middleware
3 7 (29.17%) REST
4 6 (25.00%) CSS3
4 6 (25.00%) JSON
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) Django
6 4 (16.67%) JSP
6 4 (16.67%) LESS
6 4 (16.67%) Play Framework
6 4 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (16.67%) Sass
6 4 (16.67%) XHTML
6 4 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
8 1 (4.17%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) VAX
3 1 (4.17%) CAN bus
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Unix
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (58.33%) TDD
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (45.83%) SOA
4 10 (41.67%) Kanban
5 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (29.17%) API Design
6 7 (29.17%) Extreme Programming
6 7 (29.17%) Pair Programming
6 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
6 7 (29.17%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (20.83%) Web Design
8 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
8 4 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (16.67%) RAD
9 3 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
2 4 (16.67%) Scala
3 3 (12.50%) C
4 2 (8.33%) COBOL
4 2 (8.33%) DCL
5 1 (4.17%) ANSI C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) JTAG
1 1 (4.17%) MISRA
1 1 (4.17%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (29.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) WSO2
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Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £28 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
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Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago