The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 60 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.91% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate £443 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.42% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (59.26%) C#
1 16 (59.26%) OO
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
3 11 (40.74%) .NET
4 10 (37.04%) MVC
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) WCF
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (25.93%) EPoS
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.93%) jQuery
6 7 (25.93%) NHibernate
6 7 (25.93%) Backbone.js
6 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
7 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (22.22%) C
7 6 (22.22%) C++
8 5 (18.52%) UML
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) VC++
8 5 (18.52%) RUP
9 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) NUnit
9 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
1 1 (3.70%) GPRS
1 1 (3.70%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) NUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Xcode
4 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
3 9 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) iOS Developer
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) WCF
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
3 7 (25.93%) NHibernate
3 7 (25.93%) Backbone.js
3 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.11%) MFC
4 3 (11.11%) DCOM
4 3 (11.11%) STL
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) COM
6 1 (3.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) EPoS
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (11.11%) iPhone
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (7.41%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) OO
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 10 (37.04%) MVC
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) UML
5 5 (18.52%) RUP
6 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (7.41%) Image Processing
8 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) C
3 6 (22.22%) C++
4 5 (18.52%) VC++
5 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
6 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) APMP
1 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Altera
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat