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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 51 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 2.04% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.58% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
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£541 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 - £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
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
448 388 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.30% 79.02% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 197 169
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 45
Average hourly rate £35.50 £30.50 £28.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.39% +5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £43.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -11 3 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £583 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) C
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
5 8 (34.78%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) REST
6 7 (30.43%) CSS3
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
6 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Ajax
6 7 (30.43%) JSON
6 7 (30.43%) C++
6 7 (30.43%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) HTTP
7 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
7 6 (26.09%) SOA
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) Scala
7 6 (26.09%) Ruby
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Django
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
7 6 (26.09%) Play Framework
8 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (21.74%) Puppet

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) SSL
3 2 (8.70%) IPv4
3 2 (8.70%) IPv6
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) 802.11
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) FTP
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) UPnP
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) 4G
4 1 (4.35%) DSL
4 1 (4.35%) Telnet
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQLite
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (17.39%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Trac
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.35%) GDB
5 1 (4.35%) Redmine
General
1 4 (17.39%) Electronics
2 3 (13.04%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Software Engineer
2 12 (52.17%) Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Lead Technical Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
2 8 (34.78%) REST
3 7 (30.43%) CSS3
3 7 (30.43%) JSON
3 7 (30.43%) HTML5
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) Ajax
4 6 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (26.09%) Django
4 6 (26.09%) Play Framework
5 4 (17.39%) Middleware
6 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (8.70%) CGI
7 1 (4.35%) GWT
7 1 (4.35%) JAX-RS
7 1 (4.35%) Spring
7 1 (4.35%) Java EE
7 1 (4.35%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (4.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
2 6 (26.09%) SOA
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Kanban
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Coaching
4 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (17.39%) Web Design
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 4 (17.39%) API Design
5 3 (13.04%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C
2 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) C++
5 6 (26.09%) Ruby
5 6 (26.09%) Scala
6 5 (21.74%) Embedded C++
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.35%) VC++
9 1 (4.35%) Ada
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
1 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) WSO2
2 1 (4.35%) QNX
2 1 (4.35%) Serena
2 1 (4.35%) Google
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