Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 90 60
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.02% 1.83% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.19% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 30
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £419 £480 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.76% +23.47% +6.51%
10th Percentile £359 £322 £297
90th Percentile £603 £587 £503
South East median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +19.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £39.00 £36.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.23 £77.50
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 1,296 1,823 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.27% 83.24% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 908 783
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +1.31% +3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £573
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 79 58
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.03% -1.67%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.15 £9.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £39.48
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £24.02 £21.76
% change year-on-year +3.71% +10.37% -20.86%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +20 16 £448 -7.73% 37
High Wycombe -7 8 £394 +12.50% 6
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 5 (16.67%) Redux
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (16.67%) React
5 5 (16.67%) C
5 5 (16.67%) C++
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.67%) SaaS
6 4 (13.33%) Node.js
6 4 (13.33%) Spring
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) Automotive
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
6 4 (13.33%) DevOps
6 4 (13.33%) Data Privacy
6 4 (13.33%) Jest
6 4 (13.33%) Enzyme
6 4 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Redis
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Moq
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) NWDS
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (13.33%) Automotive
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 3 (10.00%) React Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Agile Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.67%) UI Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) React
2 5 (16.67%) Redux
3 4 (13.33%) Enzyme
3 4 (13.33%) Jest
3 4 (13.33%) Node.js
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Ajax
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) J2EE
5 2 (6.67%) Java EE
5 2 (6.67%) Kafka
5 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) SAP PI
6 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) EPoS
4 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (3.33%) SafeRTOS
2 1 (3.33%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Data Privacy
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps
2 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (13.33%) Scrum
2 4 (13.33%) SDLC
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (10.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.00%) Microservices
3 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (10.00%) OO
3 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) C
4 5 (16.67%) C++
5 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.33%) ABAP
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) Go
7 1 (3.33%) Java 8
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.33%) OpenText