The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 50 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 2.40% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 3.49% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
363 315 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.85% 68.63% 66.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 155 154
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 67
Average hourly rate £31.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
East of England

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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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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 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (72.00%) C++
2 11 (44.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) Manufacturing
3 10 (40.00%) HOOD
3 10 (40.00%) C
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
5 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
6 6 (24.00%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
8 4 (16.00%) Automotive
9 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.00%) Degree
9 2 (8.00%) Electronics
9 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
9 2 (8.00%) Java
10 1 (4.00%) Perl
10 1 (4.00%) MySQL
10 1 (4.00%) MS Office
10 1 (4.00%) Windows
10 1 (4.00%) Siemens
10 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 1 (4.00%) UML
10 1 (4.00%) Python
10 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
10 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
10 1 (4.00%) HP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (44.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Principle Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (4.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) HOOD
2 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) UML
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) CMMI
5 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C++
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) C
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (8.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Siemens
1 1 (4.00%) Allen-Bradley