Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £528 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 50 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 109 75 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.35% 3.77% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 4.09% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 15
10th Percentile £394 £303 £321
25th Percentile £453 £323 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £348 £400
Median % change year-on-year +51.80% -13.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £656 £525 £425
90th Percentile £697 £548 £483
England median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 15 6
10th Percentile £47.50 £38.70 £46.00
25th Percentile £48.50 £42.63 £46.25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £47.81
Median % change year-on-year +27.78% -5.87% +0.65%
75th Percentile £60.00 £49.38 £51.56
90th Percentile £70.75 £50.43 £53.13
England median hourly rate £60.00 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +26.32% - +4.40%

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 2,272 1,832 1,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.66% 92.20% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,385 1,054 1,162
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.45% -3.00% -4.97%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 256 121
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.19% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.11 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.63 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +4.28%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 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
Hertfordshire -2 50 £415 +50.91% 13
Cambridgeshire +6 43 £600 +50.00% 98
Suffolk -7 7 £600 +84.62% 1
Bedfordshire -8 4 - - 2
Essex -8 3 £493 - 9
Norfolk 0 2 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Software Engineer contract jobs required 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 of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 108 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 45 (41.28%) C++
3 43 (39.45%) Agile
4 42 (38.53%) C#
4 42 (38.53%) Linux
5 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
6 38 (34.86%) SC Cleared
7 31 (28.44%) Visualisation
8 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
9 29 (26.61%) Java
10 28 (25.69%) C
11 26 (23.85%) Python
12 24 (22.02%) Unit Testing
13 23 (21.10%) Social Skills
14 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
14 22 (20.18%) Validation
15 21 (19.27%) Presentation Skills
16 20 (18.35%) TDD
16 20 (18.35%) Degree
16 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (18.35%) Ethernet
16 20 (18.35%) Eclipse
17 19 (17.43%) Windows
17 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
17 19 (17.43%) Synthetic Environment
18 18 (16.51%) CI/CD
18 18 (16.51%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
19 17 (15.60%) Computer Science
20 16 (14.68%) Microservices

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 2 (1.83%) Apache
1 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Simulink
2 2 (1.83%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) AWS
1 5 (4.59%) Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon Cognito
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (1.83%) GCP
2 2 (1.83%) GitHub
2 2 (1.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.35%) Ethernet
2 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.67%) Modbus
4 4 (3.67%) RS-422
4 4 (3.67%) RS-485
5 2 (1.83%) DHCP
5 2 (1.83%) DNS
5 2 (1.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.83%) Big Data
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) GIS
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (20.18%) Visual Studio
2 20 (18.35%) Eclipse
3 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.34%) JIRA
5 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.83%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.83%) GitLab
6 2 (1.83%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.83%) JUnit
6 2 (1.83%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.83%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.92%) Mockito
7 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.92%) Qt Creator
7 1 (0.92%) Selenium
7 1 (0.92%) VectorCAST
General
1 23 (21.10%) Social Skills
2 21 (19.27%) Presentation Skills
3 15 (13.76%) Electronics
4 6 (5.50%) Finance
5 5 (4.59%) Aerospace
5 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.75%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.83%) Automotive
8 2 (1.83%) Games
8 2 (1.83%) Marketing
8 2 (1.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) .NET
2 12 (11.01%) WPF
3 10 (9.17%) .NET Framework
4 9 (8.26%) .NET Core
4 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (8.26%) Entity Framework
4 9 (8.26%) RESTful
4 9 (8.26%) Web Services
5 8 (7.34%) React
6 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (3.67%) Django
8 3 (2.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (2.75%) Spring
8 3 (2.75%) WCF
9 2 (1.83%) CSS
9 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (1.83%) Laravel
9 2 (1.83%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) User Experience
2 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.67%) Biotechnology
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.83%) IoT
3 2 (1.83%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.83%) Online Games
3 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.53%) Linux
2 19 (17.43%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Android
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.83%) Tizen
4 2 (1.83%) Unix
4 2 (1.83%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 43 (39.45%) Agile
3 31 (28.44%) Visualisation
4 24 (22.02%) Unit Testing
5 22 (20.18%) Validation
6 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.35%) TDD
7 19 (17.43%) Synthetic Environment
8 18 (16.51%) CI/CD
8 18 (16.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (15.60%) Computer Science
10 16 (14.68%) Microservices
11 15 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (13.76%) Software Testing
12 14 (12.84%) Mathematics
13 12 (11.01%) Data Analysis
13 12 (11.01%) Mathematical Modelling
13 12 (11.01%) Multithreading
13 12 (11.01%) Scrum
14 10 (9.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) C++
2 42 (38.53%) C#
3 29 (26.61%) Java
4 28 (25.69%) C
5 26 (23.85%) Python
6 14 (12.84%) MATLAB
7 10 (9.17%) SQL
8 9 (8.26%) Embedded C
9 6 (5.50%) Perl
9 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.75%) Scala
11 3 (2.75%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.75%) XAML
12 2 (1.83%) Bash
12 2 (1.83%) C-shell
12 2 (1.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.92%) Ada
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (34.86%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.35%) Degree
4 12 (11.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.75%) PhD
6 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) Firmware
3 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Ansible
1 4 (3.67%) Puppet
2 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.83%) Grafana
3 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.83%) Nagios
3 2 (1.83%) Terraform
3 2 (1.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Dell
3 2 (1.83%) Fujitsu
3 2 (1.83%) HP
3 2 (1.83%) MathWorks
3 2 (1.83%) Splunk
3 2 (1.83%) Teradata
3 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.92%) Keysight
4 1 (0.92%) Luciad
4 1 (0.92%) Parasoft
4 1 (0.92%) Progress