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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Rank 30 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.56% 3.82% 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 4.72% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 8
Median daily rate £350 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £609
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £592 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.50 £41.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%

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
364 424 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 85.25% 81.07% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 248 175
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +29.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £62.50 £48.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Southend-on-Sea -4 4 £500 -9.18%
Harlow 0 1 - -
Basildon -13 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 30 (78.95%) TDD
2 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) DevOps
3 26 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (65.79%) Mentoring
5 19 (50.00%) Java
5 19 (50.00%) Linux
6 16 (42.11%) J2EE
6 16 (42.11%) SOA
7 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
8 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
9 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
10 12 (31.58%) SSL
10 12 (31.58%) JBoss
10 12 (31.58%) Apache
10 12 (31.58%) Oracle
10 12 (31.58%) HTTP
10 12 (31.58%) Middleware
10 12 (31.58%) Subversion
10 12 (31.58%) Microservices
10 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
10 12 (31.58%) Docker
10 12 (31.58%) Kanban
10 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 12 (31.58%) Open Source
10 12 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
10 12 (31.58%) WSO2
11 11 (28.95%) Coaching

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 12 (31.58%) Apache
1 12 (31.58%) JBoss
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (26.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
2 12 (31.58%) HTTP
2 12 (31.58%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQLite
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
1 12 (31.58%) Subversion
2 4 (10.53%) Ant
2 4 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Java Software Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Software Developer
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Software Manager
8 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
10 1 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
10 1 (2.63%) Image Processing Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Image Processing Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) J2EE
2 12 (31.58%) Middleware
3 5 (13.16%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) Ajax
4 4 (10.53%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 4 (10.53%) HTML5
4 4 (10.53%) JSP
4 4 (10.53%) LESS
4 4 (10.53%) Sass
4 4 (10.53%) XHTML
5 2 (5.26%) Qt
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) WPF
6 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) RIA
3 1 (2.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Android
2 10 (26.32%) Apple iOS
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) TDD
2 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) DevOps
3 26 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (65.79%) Mentoring
5 16 (42.11%) SOA
6 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
7 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
8 12 (31.58%) Kanban
8 12 (31.58%) Microservices
8 12 (31.58%) Open Source
9 11 (28.95%) API Design
9 11 (28.95%) Coaching
9 11 (28.95%) Scrum
10 10 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (15.79%) Android Development
11 6 (15.79%) Integration Testing
11 6 (15.79%) iOS Development
12 5 (13.16%) OO
12 5 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) C
2 8 (21.05%) Perl
3 5 (13.16%) C++
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (21.05%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
1 12 (31.58%) WSO2
2 10 (26.32%) Adobe
3 4 (10.53%) IBM
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat