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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 51 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.43% 2.59% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.08% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 19
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.96% +0.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 859 876 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 83.99% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 470 469
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 16 £438 +14.37% 6
High Wycombe +2 2 £325 -4.41% 1
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) Java
3 16 (32.00%) Spring
4 15 (30.00%) TDD
4 15 (30.00%) C++
5 14 (28.00%) Linux
5 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (28.00%) Microservices
6 13 (26.00%) XML
7 12 (24.00%) Scrum
7 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (20.00%) OO
8 10 (20.00%) Web Services
9 9 (18.00%) C#
9 9 (18.00%) RESTful
10 8 (16.00%) Gradle
10 8 (16.00%) XSLT
10 8 (16.00%) Unix
10 8 (16.00%) Python
10 8 (16.00%) IBM
11 7 (14.00%) Maven
11 7 (14.00%) Finance
11 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
11 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (14.00%) .NET
11 7 (14.00%) Spring Integration
11 7 (14.00%) Apache Camel
11 7 (14.00%) Spring Boot
11 7 (14.00%) Groovy
12 6 (12.00%) Java EE

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 3 (6.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.00%) IGMP
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.00%) MySQL
1 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) Redis
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.00%) Gradle
3 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (14.00%) Maven
4 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.00%) JIRA
5 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.00%) Subversion
7 3 (6.00%) Ant
7 3 (6.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (4.00%) GDB
8 2 (4.00%) git-flow
8 2 (4.00%) Moq
9 1 (2.00%) Appium
9 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.00%) GCC
9 1 (2.00%) JUnit
9 1 (2.00%) Mockito
9 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Automotive
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Developer
2 18 (36.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.00%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (6.00%) iOS Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Spring
2 13 (26.00%) XML
3 10 (20.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) RESTful
5 8 (16.00%) XSLT
6 7 (14.00%) .NET
6 7 (14.00%) Apache Camel
6 7 (14.00%) Spring Boot
6 7 (14.00%) Spring Integration
7 6 (12.00%) Java EE
8 5 (10.00%) Grails
8 5 (10.00%) Node.js
8 5 (10.00%) Spring Cloud
9 4 (8.00%) JSON
10 3 (6.00%) HTML
10 3 (6.00%) J2EE
11 2 (4.00%) CSS
11 2 (4.00%) JMS
11 2 (4.00%) jQuery
11 2 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.00%) Internet of Things
1 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.00%) Infotainment
2 1 (2.00%) IVR
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Unix
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.00%) Android
5 2 (4.00%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) TDD
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (28.00%) Microservices
4 12 (24.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 5 (10.00%) SOA
6 5 (10.00%) UML
7 4 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) OOD
7 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.00%) CRM
8 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps
8 3 (6.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (6.00%) Kanban
8 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) C++
3 9 (18.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) Python
5 7 (14.00%) Groovy
5 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.00%) C
6 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (10.00%) Perl
7 5 (10.00%) Ruby
7 5 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (6.00%) Apple Swift
8 3 (6.00%) Go
8 3 (6.00%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.00%) ABAP
9 1 (2.00%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) Apple
2 2 (4.00%) QNX
3 1 (2.00%) Avaya
3 1 (2.00%) Luciad
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Xamarin