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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 63 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.35% 1.15% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 1.36% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 14
Median daily rate £475 £340 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -24.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £330 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £395 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.93% -8.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 836 811 999
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.88% 84.92% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 441 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 19 £475 +11.76% 4
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 28 (57.14%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.94%) Microservices
4 22 (44.90%) Spring
5 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (30.61%) OO
6 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (30.61%) Ruby
6 15 (30.61%) TDD
7 14 (28.57%) Go
7 14 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (26.53%) Web Services
9 12 (24.49%) XML
9 12 (24.49%) RESTful
10 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
10 11 (22.45%) C++
10 11 (22.45%) Spring Boot
11 9 (18.37%) Windows
11 9 (18.37%) Eclipse
12 8 (16.33%) Scrum
12 8 (16.33%) SOA
13 7 (14.29%) Electronics
13 7 (14.29%) Finance
13 7 (14.29%) JMS
13 7 (14.29%) Linux
13 7 (14.29%) Multithreading
13 7 (14.29%) Kanban
13 7 (14.29%) PaaS
13 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (14.29%) Ansible

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 14 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) WildFly
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.29%) PaaS
3 6 (12.24%) Bluemix
3 6 (12.24%) IBM Cloud
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.08%) SaaS
5 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.37%) Eclipse
3 6 (12.24%) Maven
4 4 (8.16%) Gradle
5 2 (4.08%) git-flow
5 2 (4.08%) JUnit
5 2 (4.08%) Mockito
5 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.04%) GCC
6 1 (2.04%) GDB
6 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.29%) Electronics
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Java Developer
3 14 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (10.20%) iOS Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Embedded Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Software Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Finance Manager
9 1 (2.04%) PHP Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) Spring
2 13 (26.53%) Web Services
3 12 (24.49%) RESTful
3 12 (24.49%) XML
4 11 (22.45%) Spring Boot
5 7 (14.29%) JMS
6 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
6 6 (12.24%) J2EE
6 6 (12.24%) JDBC
6 6 (12.24%) JMX
6 6 (12.24%) JSON
6 6 (12.24%) Spring Integration
6 6 (12.24%) XSLT
7 4 (8.16%) Apache Camel
7 4 (8.16%) Grails
7 4 (8.16%) HTML
8 3 (6.12%) Java EE
8 3 (6.12%) LAMP
8 3 (6.12%) Node.js
9 2 (4.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Cloud Native
2 6 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Fintech
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.04%) IVR
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) Microservices
3 15 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (30.61%) OO
3 15 (30.61%) TDD
4 8 (16.33%) Scrum
4 8 (16.33%) SOA
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (14.29%) Kanban
5 7 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 6 (12.24%) BDD
6 6 (12.24%) Coaching
6 6 (12.24%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) iOS Development
7 5 (10.20%) Mobile Development
8 4 (8.16%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.12%) DevOps
9 3 (6.12%) MVC
10 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) Ruby
3 14 (28.57%) Go
4 11 (22.45%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) Apple Swift
5 5 (10.20%) Objective-C
5 5 (10.20%) Python
6 4 (8.16%) Groovy
7 3 (6.12%) C
8 2 (4.08%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) ABAP
9 1 (2.04%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) IBM
2 2 (4.08%) Apple
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.04%) Avaya
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
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