Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 75 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 +31
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 68 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.13% 2.22% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.71% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 19
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -3.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £304 £312 £294
90th Percentile £542 £438 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £43.50 £38.18 £40.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.88
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2647 2698 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.93% 82.21% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1707 1581
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £242 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 71 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +2.86%
10th Percentile £9.72 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Leicestershire -25 17 £383 +13.33% 2
Northamptonshire +20 13 £350 +7.69% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 12 £425 +15.25% 17
Derbyshire -3 7 £500 - 5
Lincolnshire -2 3 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (35.29%) C#
2 18 (26.47%) Java
3 17 (25.00%) .NET
4 15 (22.06%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) C
5 14 (20.59%) OO
6 13 (19.12%) Finance
7 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 12 (17.65%) Degree
8 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
8 11 (16.18%) Oracle
8 11 (16.18%) Project Management
9 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.24%) TDD
10 9 (13.24%) Scrum
10 9 (13.24%) Linux
10 9 (13.24%) Python
10 9 (13.24%) SDLC
11 8 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (11.76%) Web Services
11 8 (11.76%) Embedded C
11 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
12 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
12 7 (10.29%) C++
12 7 (10.29%) Risk Management

Software Engineering
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 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.94%) ArcGIS
1 2 (2.94%) NServiceBus
1 2 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SPSS
2 1 (1.47%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.47%) GitHub
4 1 (1.47%) Serverless
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) ZigBee
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) Wireless
3 2 (2.94%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.94%) Link 16
3 2 (2.94%) MQTT
3 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.94%) Z-Wave
4 1 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) Power BI
4 2 (2.94%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
5 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.88%) NUnit
3 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 4 (5.88%) Subversion
3 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.41%) JUnit
5 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.94%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.94%) gulp
5 2 (2.94%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.94%) JIRA
5 2 (2.94%) JMeter
5 2 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.94%) TestNG
5 2 (2.94%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.41%) Automotive
3 3 (4.41%) Avionics
4 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Military
4 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Software Engineer
2 19 (27.94%) Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 9 (13.24%) C# Software Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Principal Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (11.76%) Web Services
3 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.35%) CSS
4 5 (7.35%) HTML
4 5 (7.35%) LINQ
5 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.88%) jQuery
5 4 (5.88%) RESTful
6 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.41%) JSON
6 3 (4.41%) Spring
6 3 (4.41%) WCF
6 3 (4.41%) WPF
6 3 (4.41%) XML
7 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.94%) COM
7 2 (2.94%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) SCADA
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) OO
3 11 (16.18%) Project Management
4 9 (13.24%) Scrum
4 9 (13.24%) SDLC
4 9 (13.24%) TDD
5 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.29%) Coaching
6 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) Analytics
7 6 (8.82%) Logistics
7 6 (8.82%) MVC
7 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.35%) UML
8 5 (7.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) C#
2 18 (26.47%) Java
3 15 (22.06%) SQL
4 14 (20.59%) C
5 9 (13.24%) Python
6 8 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 7 (10.29%) C++
8 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.41%) Perl
9 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 3 (4.41%) VB
10 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.94%) R
10 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.94%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (1.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.47%) CDISC
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) GxP
3 1 (1.47%) HL7
3 1 (1.47%) JTAG
3 1 (1.47%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Ansible
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) Informatica
4 2 (2.94%) Capita
4 2 (2.94%) Perforce
4 2 (2.94%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) New Relic
5 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.47%) Xamarin