The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 98 118
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.68% 1.37% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.42% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
Median daily rate £385 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £706 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +1.94% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.40 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.27% +8.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.00 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £51.12 £50.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31%  

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 2175 2457 2938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.75% 96.24% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1406 1744
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 191 256
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 26 £375 +7.14% 57
Hertfordshire +3 8 £410 -16.32% 12
Bedfordshire -16 2 £360 +608.94% 1
Essex -26 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 106 (99.07%) Software Engineering
2 63 (58.88%) C
3 34 (31.78%) C++
4 33 (30.84%) Embedded C
5 31 (28.97%) Configuration Management
6 30 (28.04%) Linux
7 26 (24.30%) Python
8 22 (20.56%) Security Cleared
9 20 (18.69%) Integration Testing
9 20 (18.69%) C#
10 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
11 17 (15.89%) Java
12 16 (14.95%) MATLAB
12 16 (14.95%) Rational DOORS
13 15 (14.02%) .NET
13 15 (14.02%) UML
14 14 (13.08%) Windows
15 13 (12.15%) Perl
15 13 (12.15%) Apache
15 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
15 13 (12.15%) Rational Rhapsody
16 12 (11.21%) Bash Shell
16 12 (11.21%) SSL
16 12 (11.21%) Simulink
17 11 (10.28%) Tomcat
18 10 (9.35%) Firewall
18 10 (9.35%) Clustering
18 10 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
18 10 (9.35%) Ruby
18 10 (9.35%) Embedded Systems

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 13 (12.15%) Apache
2 11 (10.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Simulink
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) IaaS
2 2 (1.87%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.21%) SSL
3 10 (9.35%) Firewall
4 7 (6.54%) RS-422
5 4 (3.74%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.74%) HTTP
5 4 (3.74%) Wireless
6 2 (1.87%) DNS
6 2 (1.87%) Internet
6 2 (1.87%) MQTT
6 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.87%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) HBase
4 1 (0.93%) Impala
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (12.15%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
7 2 (1.87%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.87%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.93%) Bower
8 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.93%) GDB
8 1 (0.93%) GitLab
8 1 (0.93%) Gradle
8 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.93%) NUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 8 (7.48%) Aerospace
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Automotive
4 4 (3.74%) Electronics
5 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Military
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (6.54%) WPF
4 6 (5.61%) LAMP
4 6 (5.61%) Node.js
5 5 (4.67%) JSON
6 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.74%) WCF
7 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.80%) REST
8 2 (1.87%) HTML
8 2 (1.87%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (1.87%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.87%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (1.87%) Qt
8 2 (1.87%) Web Services
8 2 (1.87%) XMPP
9 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.93%) Ajax
9 1 (0.93%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Clustering
1 10 (9.35%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.67%) RIA
5 3 (2.80%) Robotics
6 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) SCADA
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.04%) Linux
2 14 (13.08%) Windows
3 7 (6.54%) VxWorks
4 4 (3.74%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (2.80%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.87%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.87%) ThreadX
6 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (99.07%) Software Engineering
2 31 (28.97%) Configuration Management
3 20 (18.69%) Integration Testing
4 15 (14.02%) UML
5 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.48%) TDD
7 7 (6.54%) Requirements Management
7 7 (6.54%) Test Strategy
8 6 (5.61%) High Availability
8 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.67%) OO
9 5 (4.67%) SDLC
9 5 (4.67%) Yourdon
10 4 (3.74%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.74%) DevOps
10 4 (3.74%) MVC
11 3 (2.80%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (2.80%) Multithreading
11 3 (2.80%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (58.88%) C
2 34 (31.78%) C++
3 33 (30.84%) Embedded C
4 26 (24.30%) Python
5 20 (18.69%) C#
6 17 (15.89%) Java
7 16 (14.95%) MATLAB
8 13 (12.15%) Perl
9 12 (11.21%) Bash Shell
10 10 (9.35%) Ruby
11 9 (8.41%) SQL
12 8 (7.48%) Ada
12 8 (7.48%) Embedded C++
12 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
13 6 (5.61%) Ada 95
14 4 (3.74%) ANSI C
15 3 (2.80%) Assembly Language
16 2 (1.87%) PHP
17 1 (0.93%) Tcl
17 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) RHCE
4 2 (1.87%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) MISRA
3 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Docker
1 3 (2.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Puppet
2 6 (5.61%) Salt
3 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Serena
2 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.93%) Atmel
3 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.93%) Intel
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago