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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 44 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.39% 3.15% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 4.04% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £338 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
349 544 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.87% 77.94% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 313 133
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 52
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.55 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £38.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
Chelmsford +2 6 - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Witham - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 13 (52.00%) C++
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
3 10 (40.00%) Ruby
4 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (32.00%) Refactoring
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) Embedded C++
6 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
6 7 (28.00%) Product Management
6 7 (28.00%) User Stories
7 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) MVC
10 2 (8.00%) Electronics
10 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
10 2 (8.00%) HTTP
10 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
10 2 (8.00%) C
10 2 (8.00%) STL
10 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
11 1 (4.00%) Perl

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Telnet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) Broadband
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Redmine
2 1 (4.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (8.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Coach
3 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) STL
2 1 (4.00%) Struts
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (4.00%) JAAS
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.00%) JPA
2 1 (4.00%) Qt
2 1 (4.00%) Struts2
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) STB
1 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) TDD
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) Refactoring
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (28.00%) Product Management
4 7 (28.00%) User Stories
5 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) MVC
8 1 (4.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Microservices
8 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C++
2 11 (44.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) Ruby
4 7 (28.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix
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