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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 74 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 +6  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 58 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.77% 1.32% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 1.61% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +34.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 1310 1243 1235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.12% 81.94% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 773 754
Median daily rate £410 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +6.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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
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 June 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 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 +5 15 £340 -38.18% 5
Derbyshire - 11 £363 - 2
Leicestershire -4 9 £413 +25.00% 12
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £363 -6.45% 14
Lincolnshire - 8 - - 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.71%) Java
3 26 (25.74%) C#
4 25 (24.75%) C
4 25 (24.75%) OO
5 23 (22.77%) .NET
6 22 (21.78%) SQL Server
7 20 (19.80%) C++
8 18 (17.82%) Web Services
8 18 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (17.82%) Git (software)
9 17 (16.83%) Windows
9 17 (16.83%) Linux
10 16 (15.84%) Embedded C
10 16 (15.84%) Scrum
10 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
10 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
10 16 (15.84%) Spring
11 15 (14.85%) TDD
11 15 (14.85%) Software Testing
11 15 (14.85%) Hibernate
11 15 (14.85%) User Experience
12 14 (13.86%) Automotive
12 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
12 14 (13.86%) Degree
12 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
13 13 (12.87%) RESTful
13 13 (12.87%) SQL
13 13 (12.87%) J2EE
14 12 (11.88%) VB

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 10 (9.90%) NServiceBus
2 8 (7.92%) ArcGIS
3 4 (3.96%) JBoss
3 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.99%) Mule
5 1 (0.99%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Simulink
2 3 (2.97%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.96%) SaaS
2 2 (1.98%) IaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) PaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) FlexRay
2 8 (7.92%) Link 16
3 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.95%) Wireless
5 4 (3.96%) ZigBee
6 3 (2.97%) HTTP
6 3 (2.97%) MQTT
6 3 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.98%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.98%) DNS
7 2 (1.98%) Skype
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
8 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.95%) MySQL
4 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.98%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.98%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Redis
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) JUnit
3 6 (5.94%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.94%) JIRA
4 5 (4.95%) Maven
4 5 (4.95%) Selenium
5 4 (3.96%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.96%) Mockito
5 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.97%) Hudson
6 3 (2.97%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.98%) Ant
7 2 (1.98%) Gradle
7 2 (1.98%) Grunt
7 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.98%) JProfiler
7 2 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.98%) Subversion
7 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (13.86%) Automotive
2 11 (10.89%) Finance
3 8 (7.92%) Avionics
3 8 (7.92%) Military
4 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.96%) Retail
5 3 (2.97%) Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.98%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.99%) Electronics
7 1 (0.99%) Games
7 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (51.49%) Software Engineer
2 31 (30.69%) Developer
3 18 (17.82%) C# Software Engineer
4 15 (14.85%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Web Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.96%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.77%) .NET
2 18 (17.82%) Web Services
3 16 (15.84%) Spring
4 15 (14.85%) Hibernate
5 13 (12.87%) J2EE
5 13 (12.87%) RESTful
6 12 (11.88%) HTML
7 11 (10.89%) AngularJS
7 11 (10.89%) CSS
7 11 (10.89%) WPF
8 10 (9.90%) DCOM
8 10 (9.90%) REST
9 9 (8.91%) JPA
10 8 (7.92%) COM
10 8 (7.92%) HTML5
10 8 (7.92%) Java EE
10 8 (7.92%) JSON
10 8 (7.92%) SOAP
11 7 (6.93%) jQuery
12 6 (5.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) User Experience
2 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) SCADA
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Linux
1 17 (16.83%) Windows
2 4 (3.96%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.98%) CoreOS
3 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.99%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.75%) OO
3 18 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (15.84%) Scrum
4 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
5 15 (14.85%) Software Testing
5 15 (14.85%) TDD
6 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.88%) MVC
7 12 (11.88%) SOLID
7 12 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.89%) UML
9 10 (9.90%) Validation
10 9 (8.91%) SDLC
11 8 (7.92%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.93%) BDD
12 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.93%) Functional Testing
12 7 (6.93%) Manual Testing
13 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) Java
2 26 (25.74%) C#
3 25 (24.75%) C
4 20 (19.80%) C++
5 16 (15.84%) Embedded C
6 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
7 13 (12.87%) SQL
8 12 (11.88%) VB
9 8 (7.92%) MATLAB
10 7 (6.93%) Python
11 3 (2.97%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.99%) Ada
13 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.99%) ES6
13 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.99%) PHP
13 1 (0.99%) Ruby
13 1 (0.99%) Scala
13 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.86%) Degree
3 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) HNC
8 1 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 8 (7.92%) MIL-STD-1553
3 4 (3.96%) MISRA
3 4 (3.96%) MISRA C
4 3 (2.97%) IEC 61508
4 3 (2.97%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.99%) SLA
5 1 (0.99%) TickIT
5 1 (0.99%) WAI
5 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.98%) Perforce
5 1 (0.99%) Altera
5 1 (0.99%) CA
5 1 (0.99%) Informatica
5 1 (0.99%) InterSystems
5 1 (0.99%) Telerik
5 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.99%) webMethods
5 1 (0.99%) Wonderware
5 1 (0.99%) WSO2
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago