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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / East Midlands
Rank 51 72 87
Rank change year-on-year +21 +15  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 43 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.92% 1.42% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.76% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 8
Median daily rate £338 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £375 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -21.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1180 1304 1262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.11% 80.35% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 800 722
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.20% +95.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
Leicestershire +5 11 £300 - 11
Northamptonshire -5 8 £313 -16.66% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 7 £375 -9.09% 14
Derbyshire -2 7 £363 - 5
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 36 (41.86%) C#
2 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.07%) Java
4 21 (24.42%) .NET
5 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 20 (23.26%) C++
6 17 (19.77%) SQL
7 16 (18.60%) Web Services
7 16 (18.60%) E-Commerce
7 16 (18.60%) Hibernate
7 16 (18.60%) Spring
8 15 (17.44%) REST
8 15 (17.44%) Linux
9 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
9 14 (16.28%) Degree
10 13 (15.12%) J2EE
11 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
11 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (12.79%) Node.js
12 11 (12.79%) UML
12 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (12.79%) Scrum
13 10 (11.63%) MVC
13 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (11.63%) TDD
14 9 (10.47%) IaaS
14 9 (10.47%) PaaS
14 9 (10.47%) MongoDB

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 6 (6.98%) JBoss
2 5 (5.81%) Apache
3 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.33%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Simulink
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) IaaS
1 9 (10.47%) PaaS
2 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) FlexRay
1 3 (3.49%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.33%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) Skype
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
5 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.98%) JUnit
3 5 (5.81%) MSTest
3 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.65%) Hudson
4 4 (4.65%) Maven
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) Mockito
6 2 (2.33%) NUnit
6 2 (2.33%) Subversion
7 1 (1.16%) Gradle
7 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.16%) jMock
7 1 (1.16%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.98%) Automotive
2 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Avionics
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (45.35%) Developer
2 34 (39.53%) Software Engineer
3 15 (17.44%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.14%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) MongoDB Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Node.js Developer
5 6 (6.98%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.98%) J2EE Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (5.81%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Lead Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Development Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) J2EE Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) Hibernate
2 16 (18.60%) Spring
2 16 (18.60%) Web Services
3 15 (17.44%) REST
4 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
5 13 (15.12%) J2EE
6 11 (12.79%) Node.js
7 9 (10.47%) CSS
7 9 (10.47%) HTML
8 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 8 (9.30%) Java EE
9 7 (8.14%) JPA
9 7 (8.14%) WPF
10 6 (6.98%) Entity Framework
10 6 (6.98%) RESTful
10 6 (6.98%) WCF
11 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.81%) HTML5
11 5 (5.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.16%) CCTV
4 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.33%) CoreOS
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.16%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.79%) Scrum
4 11 (12.79%) UML
5 10 (11.63%) MVC
5 10 (11.63%) TDD
6 9 (10.47%) OO
6 9 (10.47%) SDLC
7 8 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Logistics
9 6 (6.98%) Project Management
9 6 (6.98%) Test Strategy
9 6 (6.98%) Web Development
10 5 (5.81%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) C#
2 25 (29.07%) Java
3 20 (23.26%) C++
3 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.77%) SQL
5 9 (10.47%) C
6 8 (9.30%) Python
7 5 (5.81%) MATLAB
8 4 (4.65%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.33%) Ada
10 2 (2.33%) VB
11 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.16%) Delphi
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) R
11 1 (1.16%) Scala
11 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Degree
2 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) HNC
4 5 (5.81%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCP
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.49%) IEC 61508
3 3 (3.49%) ISO26262
3 3 (3.49%) MISRA
3 3 (3.49%) MISRA C
3 3 (3.49%) TickIT
4 2 (2.33%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 3 (3.49%) Perforce
3 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.16%) Altera
4 1 (1.16%) Informatica
4 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.16%) Telerik
4 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.16%) webMethods
4 1 (1.16%) Wonderware
Leicester, Leicestershire
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