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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 60 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 30 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.42% 2.47% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.85% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 6
10th Percentile £410 £306 £354
25th Percentile £445 £313 £384
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £400 £399
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% +0.31% -22.20%
75th Percentile £585 £469 £497
90th Percentile £688 £515 £566
England median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
10th Percentile - - £36.25
25th Percentile - - £38.13
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
75th Percentile - - £44.38
90th Percentile - - £44.75
England median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £45.46
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.00% -2.25%

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 1,144 1,051 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.75% 86.50% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 722 338
10th Percentile £200 £163 £162
25th Percentile £357 £306 £286
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £400 £379
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.68% -5.38%
75th Percentile £540 £500 £475
90th Percentile £638 £595 £575
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 31
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.25 £9.52
25th Percentile £16.15 £10.50 £11.31
Median hourly rate £19.67 £14.50 £13.50
Median % change year-on-year +35.62% +7.41% -3.57%
75th Percentile £35.00 £22.50 £20.93
90th Percentile £37.50 £49.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.61% -8.89% +6.91%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the East Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the East Midlands.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +8 19 £475 +5.56% 53
Leicestershire -4 9 £538 +68.63% 14
Northamptonshire -1 3 £513 +29.26% 9
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 9
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) Agile
2 11 (33.33%) Microservices
3 10 (30.30%) Azure
3 10 (30.30%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 9 (27.27%) CI/CD
5 8 (24.24%) Social Skills
6 7 (21.21%) DevOps
6 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 6 (18.18%) Retail
7 6 (18.18%) Confluence
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.18%) Kafka
7 6 (18.18%) Kubernetes
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Core
8 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (15.15%) SDET
8 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket
8 5 (15.15%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
9 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) MVC
9 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle
9 4 (12.12%) SOAP
9 4 (12.12%) Web Services

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 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Azure
2 4 (12.12%) AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) GCP
3 3 (9.09%) Power Platform
3 3 (9.09%) SaaS
4 2 (6.06%) PowerApps
5 1 (3.03%) Asana
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) MQTT
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) RS-232
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) DB2
4 2 (6.06%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket
3 4 (12.12%) Appium
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) Postman
3 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.12%) TestNG
3 4 (12.12%) Zephyr
4 2 (6.06%) Robot Framework
4 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (24.24%) Social Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.03%) Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Writer
4 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) .NET Core
2 6 (18.18%) Kafka
3 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) CSS
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) Spring
6 1 (3.03%) Jest
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.03%) Vue.js
6 1 (3.03%) WebRTC
6 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.06%) IoT
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) Low-Code
4 1 (3.03%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) VMS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile
1 11 (33.33%) Microservices
2 9 (27.27%) CI/CD
2 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 7 (21.21%) DevOps
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.15%) SDET
6 4 (12.12%) Line Management
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) MVC
6 4 (12.12%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) User Stories
7 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Development
7 3 (9.09%) Logistics
8 2 (6.06%) RBAC
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) iptables
2 1 (3.03%) NFS
2 1 (3.03%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Pega
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) Tanium
4 1 (3.03%) Zerto