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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 44 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.15% 2.29% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.95% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £500 £541 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% +96.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
363 407 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 86.63% 77.52% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 213 214
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 66 44
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.59 £34.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.75 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
Southend-on-Sea -4 5 £545 -6.43% 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
3 10 (47.62%) SOA
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) Middleware
4 9 (42.86%) Subversion
4 9 (42.86%) HTTP
4 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 9 (42.86%) SSL
4 9 (42.86%) J2EE
4 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (42.86%) Kanban
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 9 (42.86%) Open Source
4 9 (42.86%) Puppet
4 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (42.86%) WSO2
4 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (42.86%) API Design
5 8 (38.10%) DevOps
5 8 (38.10%) Microservices
5 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
5 8 (38.10%) Docker
5 8 (38.10%) Oracle
5 8 (38.10%) Apache
5 8 (38.10%) JBoss
5 8 (38.10%) Scrum
6 7 (33.33%) Mentoring

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 8 (38.10%) Apache
1 8 (38.10%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) HTTP
1 9 (42.86%) SSL
1 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 9 (42.86%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Ant
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Control Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) J2EE
1 9 (42.86%) Middleware
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) JSON
5 1 (4.76%) JSP
5 1 (4.76%) LESS
5 1 (4.76%) Sass
5 1 (4.76%) WPF
5 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
1 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) SOA
3 9 (42.86%) API Design
3 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (42.86%) Kanban
3 9 (42.86%) Open Source
3 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 8 (38.10%) DevOps
4 8 (38.10%) Microservices
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Coaching
5 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) User Stories
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Cross-Platform Development
10 1 (4.76%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) C
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) ANSI C
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) JTAG
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (42.86%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) WSO2
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Siemens
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft