The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 65 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.26% 0.65% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.69% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £420 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +17.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineer
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
725 872 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.52% 94.89% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 426 442
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 46
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Milton Keynes region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Milton Keynes region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) WPF
4 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) C++
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (30.00%) MVVM
6 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
7 2 (20.00%) Android
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) Python
8 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
8 1 (10.00%) Objective-C

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) WPF
2 3 (30.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (30.00%) MVVM
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Android Development
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
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