Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineering
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 79 96
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 52 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.20% 1.83% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.17% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 18
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £485 £400 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% -9.35% +35.77%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £293
90th Percentile £595 £453 £650
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -1.10% +7.06%
10th Percentile £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £62.50 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1930 1472 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.71% 84.16% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 802 1108
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +9.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £235 £238
90th Percentile £537 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 60 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £9.72 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.65 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Buckinghamshire

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 40 £485 +21.25%
High Wycombe - 2 £375 -
Amersham - 1 £300 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (57.69%) Java
3 24 (46.15%) Microservices
4 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (30.77%) PaaS
4 16 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (30.77%) Cloud Native
5 15 (28.85%) Go
5 15 (28.85%) Ruby
6 12 (23.08%) OpenShift
7 11 (21.15%) Spring
7 11 (21.15%) Banking
7 11 (21.15%) RESTful
7 11 (21.15%) Web Services
8 10 (19.23%) XML
8 10 (19.23%) OO
8 10 (19.23%) iOS Development
8 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
9 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
9 9 (17.31%) Scrum
10 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
10 8 (15.38%) MVC
10 8 (15.38%) Finance
10 8 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (13.46%) Docker
11 7 (13.46%) Windows
11 7 (13.46%) TDD
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.54%) Android

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 16 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (30.77%) PaaS
2 12 (23.08%) OpenShift
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.69%) Bluemix
4 4 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Redis
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 5 (9.62%) Eclipse
3 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.62%) Maven
4 4 (7.69%) JUnit
4 4 (7.69%) Mockito
5 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.92%) Ant
6 1 (1.92%) Gradle
6 1 (1.92%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 11 (21.15%) Banking
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Electronics
4 3 (5.77%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Software Engineer
2 18 (34.62%) Developer
3 16 (30.77%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.62%) iOS Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.77%) UI Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) RESTful
1 11 (21.15%) Spring
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 10 (19.23%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
3 5 (9.62%) JMS
3 5 (9.62%) JSON
3 5 (9.62%) Spring Boot
3 5 (9.62%) XSLT
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.69%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) J2EE
4 4 (7.69%) JDBC
4 4 (7.69%) JMX
4 4 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 4 (7.69%) Spring Integration
5 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Cloud Native
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Infotainment
5 2 (3.85%) Robotics
6 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.46%) Windows
3 6 (11.54%) Android
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Microservices
3 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (19.23%) iOS Development
4 10 (19.23%) OO
5 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 8 (15.38%) MVC
7 7 (13.46%) TDD
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (9.62%) Android Development
9 5 (9.62%) BDD
9 5 (9.62%) Coaching
9 5 (9.62%) Mobile Development
10 4 (7.69%) SOA
10 4 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (7.69%) Web Development
11 3 (5.77%) Multithreading
12 2 (3.85%) Open Source
12 2 (3.85%) Telematics
12 2 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) Java
2 15 (28.85%) Go
2 15 (28.85%) Ruby
3 6 (11.54%) C++
4 5 (9.62%) Apple Swift
4 5 (9.62%) Objective-C
5 4 (7.69%) C#
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) C
7 2 (3.85%) Python
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) Ada
8 1 (1.92%) Ada 95
8 1 (1.92%) ES6
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Xamarin
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Blue Prism
3 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.92%) Avaya
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Lotus
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.92%) VMware