Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 15 23 28
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 243 93 216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.74% 6.39% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.01% 7.71% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 37 85
10th Percentile £324 £270 £258
25th Percentile £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - -10.11%
75th Percentile £574 £475 £538
90th Percentile £601 £543 £625
England median daily rate £570 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 10 28
10th Percentile £45.08 £39.63 -
25th Percentile £47.75 £41.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.96% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.13 £48.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £51.88 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +15.28% -5.26% +5.56%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,024 1,207 2,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 81.15% 82.96% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,152 699 1,801
10th Percentile £188 £200 £206
25th Percentile £344 £310 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -4.49%
75th Percentile £550 £518 £523
90th Percentile £640 £586 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 123 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £17.90
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% +95.53% -0.47%
75th Percentile £40.91 £46.63 £46.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.00 £49.85
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.65 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +30.00% -6.82%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineering in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 January 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 93 £500 +11.11% 47
Cambridgeshire +2 78 £500 +50.60% 151
Essex +13 45 £574 +31.95% 13
Suffolk -1 20 £481 +48.08% 8
Bedfordshire -15 6 - - 8
Norfolk - 1 - - 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (37.45%) C++
3 78 (32.10%) C#
3 78 (32.10%) Java
4 71 (29.22%) Social Skills
5 66 (27.16%) Security Cleared
6 64 (26.34%) Linux
7 63 (25.93%) Scrum
7 63 (25.93%) SC Cleared
8 62 (25.51%) CI/CD
9 59 (24.28%) C
10 58 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (23.87%) Git (software)
11 51 (20.99%) Degree
12 50 (20.58%) Test Automation
13 49 (20.16%) Python
14 48 (19.75%) .NET
15 45 (18.52%) Windows
16 42 (17.28%) Visual Studio
17 40 (16.46%) SQL
17 40 (16.46%) Azure
18 39 (16.05%) AWS
19 38 (15.64%) Software Testing
20 37 (15.23%) Computer Science
20 37 (15.23%) DevOps
21 33 (13.58%) Microservices
22 32 (13.17%) User Experience
23 31 (12.76%) Visualisation
24 30 (12.35%) JIRA
24 30 (12.35%) JavaScript

Software Engineering
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 26 (10.70%) Confluence
2 3 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (1.23%) SAS
3 2 (0.82%) CMS
3 2 (0.82%) JBoss
3 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 11 (4.53%) Simulink
2 5 (2.06%) FrameMaker
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.41%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.46%) Azure
2 39 (16.05%) AWS
3 11 (4.53%) GCP
4 6 (2.47%) GitHub
5 4 (1.65%) Apigee
5 4 (1.65%) Kong
6 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.23%) Datadog
6 3 (1.23%) dbt
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
6 3 (1.23%) Snowflake
7 2 (0.82%) Akamai
7 2 (0.82%) Algolia
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.82%) Amplience
7 2 (0.82%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.23%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.06%) HTTP
3 5 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.23%) Broadband
5 2 (0.82%) DECT
5 2 (0.82%) DHCP
5 2 (0.82%) DNS
5 2 (0.82%) IPv4
5 2 (0.82%) IPv6
5 2 (0.82%) Modbus
5 2 (0.82%) Multicast
5 2 (0.82%) PPP
5 2 (0.82%) RS-422
5 2 (0.82%) RS-485
5 2 (0.82%) UPnP
5 2 (0.82%) VSAN
5 2 (0.82%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.88%) MySQL
2 17 (7.00%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.47%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.06%) Pentaho
6 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.65%) DB2
7 3 (1.23%) Big Data
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.23%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.23%) Tableau
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.82%) HBase
8 2 (0.82%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (23.87%) Git (software)
2 42 (17.28%) Visual Studio
3 30 (12.35%) JIRA
4 24 (9.88%) Jenkins
5 19 (7.82%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.76%) NetBeans
6 14 (5.76%) Rational Rhapsody
7 10 (4.12%) Checkstyle
8 9 (3.70%) GitLab
9 8 (3.29%) Gerrit
9 8 (3.29%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.88%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.88%) JUnit
11 6 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.47%) PVCS
11 6 (2.47%) Selenium
12 5 (2.06%) CppUnit
12 5 (2.06%) JMeter
12 5 (2.06%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.06%) SoapUI
General
1 71 (29.22%) Social Skills
2 26 (10.70%) Presentation Skills
3 20 (8.23%) Aerospace
4 19 (7.82%) Public Sector
5 15 (6.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (5.76%) Military
7 13 (5.35%) Electronics
7 13 (5.35%) Finance
8 11 (4.53%) Banking
9 7 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.06%) Publishing
11 4 (1.65%) Automotive
11 4 (1.65%) Law
11 4 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (1.23%) Avionics
12 3 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (1.23%) Marketing
12 3 (1.23%) Retail
12 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (50.21%) Software Engineer
2 69 (28.40%) Developer
3 33 (13.58%) Java Developer
4 30 (12.35%) C# Software Engineer
4 30 (12.35%) C++ Software Engineer
5 28 (11.52%) Senior Developer
6 27 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
7 25 (10.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 25 (10.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 24 (9.88%) C Software Engineer
9 20 (8.23%) .NET Software Engineer
10 18 (7.41%) Embedded C Engineer
10 18 (7.41%) Software Developer
11 16 (6.58%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 14 (5.76%) C# Developer
13 12 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (4.94%) Development Engineer
13 12 (4.94%) Software Development Engineer
14 11 (4.53%) .NET Developer
14 11 (4.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.75%) .NET
2 26 (10.70%) MFC
2 26 (10.70%) Web Services
3 25 (10.29%) Spring
4 24 (9.88%) Spring Boot
5 23 (9.47%) WPF
6 21 (8.64%) XML
7 20 (8.23%) .NET Framework
8 19 (7.82%) Node.js
8 19 (7.82%) React
9 18 (7.41%) .NET Core
10 17 (7.00%) RESTful
11 15 (6.17%) WCF
12 14 (5.76%) ActiveX
12 14 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.76%) DirectX
12 14 (5.76%) JSON
12 14 (5.76%) OpenGL
12 14 (5.76%) Qt
13 12 (4.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.17%) User Experience
2 13 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.94%) Biotechnology
4 10 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.88%) iPad
6 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.23%) STB
7 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.82%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (0.82%) Life Science
7 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.82%) Online Games
7 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) ASIC
8 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.41%) FPGA
8 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.34%) Linux
2 45 (18.52%) Windows
3 14 (5.76%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.88%) Unix
5 3 (1.23%) OpenWrt
5 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Android
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.93%) Scrum
3 62 (25.51%) CI/CD
4 58 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (20.58%) Test Automation
6 38 (15.64%) Software Testing
7 37 (15.23%) Computer Science
7 37 (15.23%) DevOps
8 33 (13.58%) Microservices
9 31 (12.76%) Visualisation
10 30 (12.35%) Validation
11 29 (11.93%) Continuous Deployment
11 29 (11.93%) TDD
12 27 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (11.11%) Synthetic Environment
13 26 (10.70%) Data Management
14 25 (10.29%) Mathematics
14 25 (10.29%) OO
15 24 (9.88%) Software Architecture
15 24 (9.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.45%) C++
2 78 (32.10%) C#
2 78 (32.10%) Java
3 59 (24.28%) C
4 49 (20.16%) Python
5 40 (16.46%) SQL
6 30 (12.35%) JavaScript
7 23 (9.47%) Embedded C
8 16 (6.58%) Java 8
9 14 (5.76%) GLSL
9 14 (5.76%) HLSL
10 12 (4.94%) Java 11
11 10 (4.12%) PHP
12 9 (3.70%) MATLAB
12 9 (3.70%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 8 (3.29%) Bash
13 8 (3.29%) Scala
14 7 (2.88%) Perl
14 7 (2.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 66 (27.16%) Security Cleared
2 63 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 51 (20.99%) Degree
4 28 (11.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (4.12%) PhD
6 8 (3.29%) Master's Degree
6 8 (3.29%) OCPJP
6 8 (3.29%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.41%) APMP
7 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.58%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) JTAG
3 1 (0.41%) ECSS
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (7.00%) Docker
2 9 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.06%) Firmware
5 2 (0.82%) HDFS
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.82%) RHEV
5 2 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (7.82%) Ansible
2 11 (4.53%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.29%) Terraform
4 5 (2.06%) Puppet
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.82%) vRealize
6 2 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.11%) Oracle
3 10 (4.12%) VMware
4 8 (3.29%) Sun
5 5 (2.06%) Adobe
5 5 (2.06%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.65%) ForgeRock
6 4 (1.65%) Google
6 4 (1.65%) Informatica
6 4 (1.65%) Okta
7 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.82%) Checkmarx
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco
8 2 (0.82%) Elastic Path
8 2 (0.82%) Talend
9 1 (0.41%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.41%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.41%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.41%) Keysight