Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 86 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.61% 2.16% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.59% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 23
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £485 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +21.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £600 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +22.22% -1.10%
10th Percentile £41.25 £32.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £62.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 1,488 1,966 1,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.41% 83.31% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 914 797
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £240 £255 £223
90th Percentile £588 £530 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 94 68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +12.20% -6.66%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.00 £9.49
90th Percentile £34.13 £48.75 £41.80
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +16 31 £425 -12.37% 32
High Wycombe +3 7 £375 - 5
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) Node.js
4 10 (22.73%) JIRA
5 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
5 9 (20.45%) DevOps
6 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 8 (18.18%) .NET
6 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 7 (15.91%) Spring
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Docker
7 7 (15.91%) Spring Boot
8 6 (13.64%) React
8 6 (13.64%) TDD
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.36%) Java EE
9 5 (11.36%) Finance
9 5 (11.36%) IBM
9 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.36%) Python
9 5 (11.36%) J2EE
9 5 (11.36%) C#
9 5 (11.36%) C++
9 5 (11.36%) Microservices
9 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
9 5 (11.36%) SaaS
9 5 (11.36%) Redux

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 4 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (6.82%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.55%) SAP MM
1 2 (4.55%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) SaaS
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) JIRA
2 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) Maven
5 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Automotive
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.82%) React Developer
7 3 (6.82%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) Node.js
2 9 (20.45%) AngularJS
3 8 (18.18%) .NET
4 7 (15.91%) Spring
4 7 (15.91%) Spring Boot
5 6 (13.64%) React
6 5 (11.36%) J2EE
6 5 (11.36%) Java EE
6 5 (11.36%) Redux
7 4 (9.09%) Enzyme
7 4 (9.09%) Jest
8 2 (4.55%) CSS
8 2 (4.55%) HTML
8 2 (4.55%) JSON
8 2 (4.55%) RESTful
8 2 (4.55%) Web Services
8 2 (4.55%) XML
9 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.27%) LAMP
9 1 (2.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.55%) Robotics
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Robot Operating System
3 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.27%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) DevOps
3 7 (15.91%) Scrum
4 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.64%) TDD
5 5 (11.36%) Microservices
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (6.82%) API Development
7 3 (6.82%) BDD
7 3 (6.82%) Data Privacy
7 3 (6.82%) Front End Development
7 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.55%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.55%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.55%) iOS Development
8 2 (4.55%) Mobile Development
8 2 (4.55%) SDLC
8 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Java
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) C++
3 5 (11.36%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) C
4 3 (6.82%) Embedded C
4 3 (6.82%) Groovy
4 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.55%) Java 8
5 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.27%) Go
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) APMP
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) MISRA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) IBM
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Atmel
3 1 (2.27%) OpenText