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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 58 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.04% 1.10% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 1.68% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
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£375 £344 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £431 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
428 357 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.37% 65.38% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 212 143
Average daily rate £425 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £250 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 45
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +2.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.19 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 20 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Saffron Walden - 9 - - 2
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Witham - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) Degree
4 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
4 9 (40.91%) Biology
4 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
4 9 (40.91%) Bioinformatics
5 8 (36.36%) MySQL
5 8 (36.36%) Oracle
5 8 (36.36%) JDBC
6 7 (31.82%) XML
6 7 (31.82%) UNIX
6 7 (31.82%) HTML
6 7 (31.82%) Perl
6 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
7 6 (27.27%) Build Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Ajax
7 6 (27.27%) GWT
7 6 (27.27%) Life Science
7 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
7 6 (27.27%) DHTML
7 6 (27.27%) C
7 6 (27.27%) XSLT
7 6 (27.27%) JSP
7 6 (27.27%) Servlets

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.55%) Modbus
3 1 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MySQL
2 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
1 2 (9.09%) Mockito
1 2 (9.09%) Hamcrest
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 4 (18.18%) Electronics
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Software Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Project Leader
2 6 (27.27%) Project Leader
3 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) JDBC
2 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) XSLT
3 6 (27.27%) Ajax
3 6 (27.27%) DHTML
3 6 (27.27%) JSP
3 6 (27.27%) Servlets
3 6 (27.27%) GWT
4 4 (18.18%) Spring
5 3 (13.64%) REST
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
6 2 (9.09%) Lucene
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) Guava
7 1 (4.55%) JPA
7 1 (4.55%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
1 9 (40.91%) Biology
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (27.27%) Life Science
2 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Bioinformatics
2 7 (31.82%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) Build Automation
4 4 (18.18%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (9.09%) Test-First Development
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) CMMI
7 1 (4.55%) HOOD
7 1 (4.55%) Web Design
7 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (40.91%) C++
4 7 (31.82%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
5 6 (27.27%) C
5 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.64%) Python
7 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
7 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++
7 2 (9.09%) C#
8 1 (4.55%) VB
8 1 (4.55%) VC++
8 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Siemens
2 1 (4.55%) Allen-Bradley
Essex
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