The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 76 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 69 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.25% 1.90% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.97% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 9
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £375 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 8
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +27.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £37.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2026 2385 2564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.43% 96.40% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1386 1443
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 171 251
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Cambridgeshire +13 30 £400 +26.98% 51
Hertfordshire +16 29 £405 +11.72% 7
Essex - 6 £413 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
Bedfordshire -7 1 £500 +35.13% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 114 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 60 (51.72%) C
3 35 (30.17%) Linux
4 34 (29.31%) C++
5 33 (28.45%) Configuration Management
6 30 (25.86%) Embedded C
7 28 (24.14%) Python
8 22 (18.97%) MATLAB
9 20 (17.24%) Integration Testing
10 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
10 19 (16.38%) Rational DOORS
11 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
11 18 (15.52%) Simulink
11 18 (15.52%) C#
11 18 (15.52%) Java
11 18 (15.52%) UML
11 18 (15.52%) Windows
12 17 (14.66%) Rational Rhapsody
13 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.93%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
15 14 (12.07%) .NET
15 14 (12.07%) TDD
16 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (10.34%) Perl
17 12 (10.34%) SSL
18 11 (9.48%) Firewall
18 11 (9.48%) Apache
18 11 (9.48%) Ada
18 11 (9.48%) Ada 95

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 11 (9.48%) Apache
2 9 (7.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) CMS
3 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) Simulink
2 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.34%) SSL
3 11 (9.48%) Firewall
4 7 (6.03%) Wireless
5 6 (5.17%) Ethernet
5 6 (5.17%) HTTP
6 4 (3.45%) Internet
6 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.45%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.59%) RS-422
8 2 (1.72%) DNS
8 2 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.72%) SAN
8 2 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.86%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.86%) LTE
9 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.17%) MySQL
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (14.66%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.45%) Maven
5 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.59%) Ant
6 3 (2.59%) JIRA
7 2 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.72%) GDB
7 2 (1.72%) Gradle
7 2 (1.72%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.72%) Subversion
8 1 (0.86%) CMake
8 1 (0.86%) GCC
8 1 (0.86%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.86%) MSTest
8 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (5.17%) Aerospace
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Automotive
2 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (0.86%) Avionics
4 1 (0.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Military
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) .NET
2 10 (8.62%) Node.js
3 9 (7.76%) LAPP Stack
4 7 (6.03%) WPF
5 5 (4.31%) LAMP
6 4 (3.45%) Qt
6 4 (3.45%) REST
6 4 (3.45%) RESTful
7 3 (2.59%) JSON
7 3 (2.59%) Web Services
8 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.72%) HTML
8 2 (1.72%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.72%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (1.72%) OSGi
8 2 (1.72%) WCF
9 1 (0.86%) jQuery
9 1 (0.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (7.76%) Clustering
3 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.17%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.59%) Robotics
6 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.72%) RIA
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.86%) BeagleBone
7 1 (0.86%) iPad
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.17%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 5 (4.31%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Unix
5 2 (1.72%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.86%) HPUX
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.86%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.86%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 33 (28.45%) Configuration Management
3 20 (17.24%) Integration Testing
4 18 (15.52%) UML
5 14 (12.07%) TDD
6 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.62%) Yourdon
8 8 (6.90%) BDD
8 8 (6.90%) SDLC
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (6.03%) Requirements Management
10 6 (5.17%) High Availability
10 6 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.31%) Signal Processing
12 4 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.45%) DevOps
12 4 (3.45%) Multithreading
12 4 (3.45%) OO
12 4 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (51.72%) C
2 34 (29.31%) C++
3 30 (25.86%) Embedded C
4 28 (24.14%) Python
5 22 (18.97%) MATLAB
6 18 (15.52%) C#
6 18 (15.52%) Java
7 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
8 12 (10.34%) Perl
9 11 (9.48%) Ada
9 11 (9.48%) Ada 95
10 10 (8.62%) Ruby
11 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
12 8 (6.90%) SQL
13 6 (5.17%) Embedded C++
14 4 (3.45%) ANSI C
15 2 (1.72%) Clojure
15 2 (1.72%) Go
15 2 (1.72%) PHP
15 2 (1.72%) Rust
Qualifications
1 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) RHCE
4 4 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (1.72%) Firmware
2 2 (1.72%) KVM
2 2 (1.72%) LXC
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) Puppet
2 6 (5.17%) Salt
3 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Ansible
4 2 (1.72%) Grafana
Vendors
1 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) IBM
3 4 (3.45%) Serena
4 2 (1.72%) Brocade
4 2 (1.72%) CA
4 2 (1.72%) Intel
4 2 (1.72%) Riverbed
4 2 (1.72%) VMware
4 2 (1.72%) Vyatta
5 1 (0.86%) Atmel
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago