The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > East Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 83 89
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.15% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
East Midlands median daily rate £345 £500 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +49.25%  
10th Percentile £327 £345 £245
90th Percentile £493 £565 £346
England median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -0.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1447 1463 1520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.45% 96.00% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3102 3694
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
10th Percentile £243 £256 £181
90th Percentile £538 £600 £524
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 191 272
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.72 £10.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £20.00 £31.80
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Northamptonshire +7 12 £340 -35.23% 4
Lincolnshire - 7 - -
Leicestershire -2 4 - - 2
Derbyshire - 2 £423 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 - 2
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (41.18%) C
3 19 (37.25%) C#
4 17 (33.33%) .NET
5 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 13 (25.49%) C++
6 13 (25.49%) Automotive
6 13 (25.49%) Embedded C
6 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
7 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Scrum
7 12 (23.53%) VB
8 11 (21.57%) Windows
8 11 (21.57%) OO
8 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (21.57%) Degree
8 11 (21.57%) User Experience
9 10 (19.61%) SOLID
9 10 (19.61%) WPF
9 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
9 10 (19.61%) NServiceBus
9 10 (19.61%) Linux
9 10 (19.61%) UML
9 10 (19.61%) DCOM
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (17.65%) FlexRay
10 9 (17.65%) REST
11 8 (15.69%) Link 16

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (19.61%) NServiceBus
2 8 (15.69%) ArcGIS
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (5.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Simulink
2 3 (5.88%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) FlexRay
2 8 (15.69%) Link 16
3 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.84%) Wireless
5 3 (5.88%) HTTP
5 3 (5.88%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.92%) DNS
6 2 (3.92%) MQTT
6 2 (3.92%) SSL
6 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Hudson
2 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.88%) Maven
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.96%) Bower
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) GDB
4 1 (1.96%) Grunt
4 1 (1.96%) gulp
4 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.96%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.96%) Protractor
4 1 (1.96%) Sublime Text
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) WebStorm
General
1 13 (25.49%) Automotive
2 8 (15.69%) Avionics
2 8 (15.69%) Military
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) DCOM
2 10 (19.61%) WPF
3 9 (17.65%) REST
4 8 (15.69%) COM
4 8 (15.69%) Web Services
5 4 (7.84%) LINQ
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.88%) EJB
6 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.88%) J2EE
6 3 (5.88%) J2SE
6 3 (5.88%) JSON
6 3 (5.88%) RESTful
6 3 (5.88%) RichFaces
6 3 (5.88%) Spring
6 3 (5.88%) WCF
7 2 (3.92%) Node.js
7 2 (3.92%) SOAP
7 2 (3.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.92%) CoreOS
4 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (23.53%) Scrum
2 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) OO
4 10 (19.61%) SOLID
4 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
4 10 (19.61%) UML
5 8 (15.69%) Validation
6 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.76%) MVC
7 6 (11.76%) SDLC
7 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.88%) BDD
10 3 (5.88%) Cryptography
10 3 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (5.88%) Logistics
10 3 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C
2 19 (37.25%) C#
3 13 (25.49%) C++
3 13 (25.49%) Embedded C
4 12 (23.53%) VB
5 7 (13.73%) Java
6 6 (11.76%) MATLAB
6 6 (11.76%) SQL
7 5 (9.80%) Python
8 3 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.96%) Ada
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) Degree
3 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) MIL-STD-1553
2 3 (5.88%) IEC 61508
2 3 (5.88%) ISO 26262
2 3 (5.88%) MISRA
2 3 (5.88%) MISRA C
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) WAI
3 1 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Altera
3 1 (1.96%) Informatica
3 1 (1.96%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.96%) WSO2