Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 126
Rank change year-on-year +5 +29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 128 103 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.50% 2.11% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.21% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 30
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £302 £233 £180
90th Percentile £475 £476 £414
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 39 35
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +18.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £37.50 £32.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £65.50 £50.74
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -

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 4821 4655 5624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.57% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2766 2685 3284
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 379 538
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.15 £43.98
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +10 81 £350 +6.06% 78
Hertfordshire -6 29 £410 +21.48% 7
Bedfordshire -9 8 £450 -
Suffolk +11 4 £425 +1.19%
Norfolk -2 4 £395 +5.33% 9
Essex -20 2 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 122 (95.31%) Software Engineering
2 68 (53.13%) C
3 62 (48.44%) C++
4 41 (32.03%) Embedded C
5 32 (25.00%) Linux
6 29 (22.66%) Python
7 27 (21.09%) C#
8 26 (20.31%) Wireless
9 22 (17.19%) Electronics
9 22 (17.19%) .NET
10 21 (16.41%) Integration Testing
11 19 (14.84%) Telecoms
11 19 (14.84%) Embedded C++
11 19 (14.84%) Configuration Management
12 18 (14.06%) Windows
12 18 (14.06%) UML
13 17 (13.28%) Rational Rhapsody
14 16 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (12.50%) MATLAB
14 16 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (11.72%) Simulink
15 15 (11.72%) SQL
16 14 (10.94%) Computer Science
17 13 (10.16%) Visual Studio
18 12 (9.38%) Ada
18 12 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (9.38%) WPF
18 12 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
19 11 (8.59%) Embedded Linux
19 11 (8.59%) Degree

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 4 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (0.78%) Apache
2 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (11.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.31%) Wireless
2 12 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (6.25%) 3GPP
4 7 (5.47%) LTE
4 7 (5.47%) NAS
4 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.69%) RS-422
6 4 (3.13%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.56%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.78%) 802.11
8 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.78%) MQTT
8 1 (0.78%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) SQLite
3 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (10.16%) Visual Studio
3 12 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.91%) JIRA
5 5 (3.91%) Selenium
6 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.13%) JBehave
6 4 (3.13%) NUnit
7 3 (2.34%) JUnit
7 3 (2.34%) Maven
7 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.34%) VectorCAST
7 3 (2.34%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.56%) Ant
8 2 (1.56%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 22 (17.19%) Electronics
2 19 (14.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Avionics
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.19%) .NET
2 12 (9.38%) WPF
3 8 (6.25%) WinForms
4 6 (4.69%) HTML
5 5 (3.91%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (3.91%) Qt
6 3 (2.34%) CSS
6 3 (2.34%) gRPC
6 3 (2.34%) MFC
6 3 (2.34%) QML
6 3 (2.34%) Qt Quick
6 3 (2.34%) WCF
7 2 (1.56%) Ajax
7 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.56%) Django
7 2 (1.56%) Middleware
7 2 (1.56%) Node.js
7 2 (1.56%) REST
7 2 (1.56%) RESTful
7 2 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (10.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.13%) RIA
5 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.56%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.78%) ASIC
6 1 (0.78%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.78%) EMV
6 1 (0.78%) Fintech
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.78%) Robotics
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Verilog
6 1 (0.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Linux
2 18 (14.06%) Windows
3 11 (8.59%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.69%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.91%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) VMS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (95.31%) Software Engineering
2 21 (16.41%) Integration Testing
3 19 (14.84%) Configuration Management
4 18 (14.06%) UML
5 16 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.81%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.25%) Device Driver Development
7 8 (6.25%) OOP
7 8 (6.25%) TDD
8 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (5.47%) Scrum
8 7 (5.47%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (4.69%) SDLC
9 6 (4.69%) Test Strategy
10 5 (3.91%) BDD
10 5 (3.91%) MVC
10 5 (3.91%) MVVM
11 4 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.13%) C
2 62 (48.44%) C++
3 41 (32.03%) Embedded C
4 29 (22.66%) Python
5 27 (21.09%) C#
6 19 (14.84%) Embedded C++
7 16 (12.50%) MATLAB
8 15 (11.72%) SQL
9 12 (9.38%) Ada
10 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
11 8 (6.25%) Java
12 6 (4.69%) R
13 5 (3.91%) Ada 95
13 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
14 4 (3.13%) Perl
15 3 (2.34%) Ruby
16 2 (1.56%) PHP
16 2 (1.56%) VB
17 1 (0.78%) Cython
17 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) MISRA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 7 (5.47%) Firmware
3 4 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.69%) Serena
2 4 (3.13%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.78%) Atmel
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle
3 1 (0.78%) Xamarin