Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 16 November 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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 97 97
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 105 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.06% 2.35% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.49% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 23
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £335 £313 £233
90th Percentile £556 £475 £476
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 42
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -9.19% +15.63%
10th Percentile £41.25 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £61.83
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 4,781 4,855 4,685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.13% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,833 2,782 2,700
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £202
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 382 383
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.47% -20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.13 £11.28
90th Percentile £47.95 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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 -9 54 £394 +5.00% 161
Hertfordshire +2 29 £450 +9.76% 46
Essex -7 12 £500 - 21
Suffolk -4 5 £350 -17.65% 4
Norfolk +12 4 £450 - 6
Bedfordshire +7 1 £500 +11.11% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 51 (48.57%) C
3 41 (39.05%) C++
4 29 (27.62%) Java
4 29 (27.62%) Linux
5 25 (23.81%) Embedded C
6 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.10%) Python
8 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 16 (15.24%) Degree
9 16 (15.24%) UML
10 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 15 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
12 13 (12.38%) C#
12 13 (12.38%) .NET
12 13 (12.38%) Firmware
12 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
13 12 (11.43%) Embedded C++
13 12 (11.43%) HTML
13 12 (11.43%) Electronics
14 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (10.48%) Rational Rhapsody
14 11 (10.48%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (10.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (9.52%) Wireless

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 3 (2.86%) Apache
1 3 (2.86%) JBoss
2 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Simulink
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) npm
3 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) Wireless
2 7 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.95%) 5G
5 1 (0.95%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.95%) Firewall
5 1 (0.95%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.95%) HTTP
5 1 (0.95%) MQTT
5 1 (0.95%) NFC
5 1 (0.95%) SNMP
5 1 (0.95%) SSL
5 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Big Data
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.90%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.95%) Flink
4 1 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.95%) GIS
4 1 (0.95%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.95%) Scylla
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (7.62%) Rational Team Concert
6 7 (6.67%) GDB
7 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.86%) Maven
8 3 (2.86%) Selenium
8 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.90%) Bower
9 2 (1.90%) GCC
9 2 (1.90%) gulp
9 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.90%) JIRA
9 2 (1.90%) JUnit
9 2 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.90%) PhantomJS
9 2 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.43%) Electronics
2 7 (6.67%) Law
3 6 (5.71%) Finance
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Automotive
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.95%) Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) HTML
3 8 (7.62%) CSS
3 8 (7.62%) Spring
3 8 (7.62%) Web Services
4 7 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.71%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.71%) jQuery
5 6 (5.71%) REST
5 6 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.76%) HTML5
6 5 (4.76%) React
7 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.81%) Java EE
7 4 (3.81%) Node.js
8 3 (2.86%) Qt
8 3 (2.86%) RESTful
8 3 (2.86%) Spring MVC
8 3 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.48%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.76%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.86%) Life Science
6 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) ASIC
7 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) FMCG
7 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.95%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (3.81%) Android
3 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.81%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.90%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (0.95%) Fedora
6 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.24%) UML
4 14 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.52%) OO
6 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.62%) Scrum
7 8 (7.62%) TDD
7 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.71%) MVC
8 6 (5.71%) Validation
9 5 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (4.76%) Software Architecture
9 5 (4.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.81%) BDD
10 4 (3.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.57%) C
2 41 (39.05%) C++
3 29 (27.62%) Java
4 25 (23.81%) Embedded C
5 19 (18.10%) Python
6 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 13 (12.38%) C#
8 12 (11.43%) Embedded C++
9 8 (7.62%) SQL
10 5 (4.76%) Java 8
11 3 (2.86%) ES6
11 3 (2.86%) Groovy
11 3 (2.86%) Scala
12 2 (1.90%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.90%) Perl
12 2 (1.90%) PHP
12 2 (1.90%) Ruby
12 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.95%) Go
13 1 (0.95%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.24%) Degree
3 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.48%) Computer Science Degree
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 4 (3.81%) MISRA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.95%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.95%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Firmware
2 4 (3.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Ansible
2 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.95%) Mesos
2 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.90%) Google
2 2 (1.90%) JDA
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe
3 1 (0.95%) Altera
3 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.95%) Intel
3 1 (0.95%) Tableau
3 1 (0.95%) Telerik
3 1 (0.95%) WorldPay