Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Engineer was £301 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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 Development Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 184 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - +194
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.32% 0.093% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.098% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
East of England median daily rate £301 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.32% - -
England median daily rate £538 £415 £401
% change year-on-year +29.52% +3.62% +10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
East of England median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,176 4,095 4,729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.14% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 2,443 2,755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £585 £561 £566
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 301 372
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% -11.63% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.55 £11.44
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the East of England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Engineer in the East of England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Engineer in the East of England

Software Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Engineer in the East of England

Software Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +3 11 £290 - 5
Hertfordshire - 2 £305 - 2
Bedfordshire -4 1 £500 +29.03% 2
Software Development Engineer
England

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Software Development Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 of England region featuring Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Machine Learning
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
2 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (42.86%) C
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) PhD
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Deep Learning
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
6 3 (21.43%) VMS
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Reinforcement Learning
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) F#

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) JBehave
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) SCons
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) VMS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Machine Learning
2 5 (35.71%) Deep Learning
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Reinforcement Learning
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) ATDD
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) SDET
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) F#
5 1 (7.14%) ML
5 1 (7.14%) OCaml
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) PhD
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft