Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 88 85
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 105 125 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.36% 2.67% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 2.81% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 32
East of England median daily rate £423 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £270 £263
90th Percentile £523 £500 £521
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 39
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -6.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41.50 £36.63 £33.90
90th Percentile £54.38 £52.50 £55.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.59%

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 4,188 4,451 4,296
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 94.92% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,473 2,567 2,456
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 316 352
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.75 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -4.36% -9.69%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.65 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software 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 Engineer in the East of England.

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

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

Software 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 Engineer in the East of England.

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

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software 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 Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 -4 59 £425 +30.77% 155
Essex +3 18 £475 -9.52% 19
Hertfordshire -7 16 £425 -5.56% 38
Suffolk -1 7 £325 -21.21% 9
Bedfordshire +7 3 £425 -5.56% 6
Norfolk +8 2 £550 +39.24% 4
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (49.52%) C
3 38 (36.19%) C++
4 30 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 27 (25.71%) Linux
6 23 (21.90%) Degree
7 22 (20.95%) Computer Science
7 22 (20.95%) Python
7 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (17.14%) Java
9 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
10 14 (13.33%) Embedded C++
10 14 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
12 12 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (11.43%) Firmware
12 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
12 12 (11.43%) C#
12 12 (11.43%) UML
13 11 (10.48%) HTML
13 11 (10.48%) .NET
13 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
14 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.52%) Wireless
14 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (8.57%) React
15 9 (8.57%) Electronics
15 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
16 8 (7.62%) Embedded Software Development
16 8 (7.62%) Android

Software 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 5 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.90%) Apache
2 2 (1.90%) Confluence
2 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) JBoss
3 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Simulink
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) GitHub
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon Glacier
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) npm
2 2 (1.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) Wireless
2 2 (1.90%) 5G
2 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.90%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.95%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.95%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.95%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.95%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) NFC
3 1 (0.95%) SNMP
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Big Data
2 4 (3.81%) MySQL
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.90%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.95%) Flink
4 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.95%) Scylla
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.81%) Selenium
7 3 (2.86%) JIRA
7 3 (2.86%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.90%) Bower
8 2 (1.90%) GCC
8 2 (1.90%) GDB
8 2 (1.90%) gulp
8 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.90%) Maven
8 2 (1.90%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.90%) Subversion
8 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 9 (8.57%) Electronics
2 7 (6.67%) Law
3 6 (5.71%) Automotive
4 5 (4.76%) Finance
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) .NET
1 11 (10.48%) HTML
2 9 (8.57%) React
3 8 (7.62%) CSS
4 7 (6.67%) Node.js
5 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.71%) D3.js
5 6 (5.71%) GraphQL
5 6 (5.71%) Redux
5 6 (5.71%) WebGL
6 5 (4.76%) Qt
6 5 (4.76%) Spring
7 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.81%) WPF
8 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.86%) Java EE
8 3 (2.86%) REST
8 3 (2.86%) RESTful
8 3 (2.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.81%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.86%) Life Science
4 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.95%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (7.62%) Android
3 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.71%) Windows
5 5 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (3.81%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (3.81%) Unix
7 2 (1.90%) SafeRTOS
7 2 (1.90%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.95%) CentOS
8 1 (0.95%) Fedora
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.95%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.43%) UML
4 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
5 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.62%) Embedded Software Development
6 8 (7.62%) OO
6 8 (7.62%) TDD
7 7 (6.67%) Analytics
7 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (6.67%) DevOps
7 7 (6.67%) Machine Learning
7 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (6.67%) Visualisation
8 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.71%) Multithreading
8 6 (5.71%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.52%) C
2 38 (36.19%) C++
3 30 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 22 (20.95%) Python
5 18 (17.14%) Java
6 14 (13.33%) Embedded C++
7 12 (11.43%) C#
7 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.62%) ES6
8 8 (7.62%) SQL
9 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.81%) MATLAB
10 4 (3.81%) Ruby
11 2 (1.90%) Perl
11 2 (1.90%) Scala
11 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.95%) Go
12 1 (0.95%) PHP
12 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Degree
2 14 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.95%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.95%) CISSP
6 1 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) GIAC
6 1 (0.95%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.95%) MCSE
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.95%) SANS
6 1 (0.95%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) MISRA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) Firmware
2 6 (5.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Ansible
1 3 (2.86%) Grafana
2 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.95%) Mesos
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) Salt
3 1 (0.95%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) JDA
4 1 (0.95%) Altera
4 1 (0.95%) Intel
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.95%) Tableau