Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 47 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 268 250 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.38% 4.90% 4.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 5.78% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 89 79
East of England median daily rate £448 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% - -0.31%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £269
90th Percentile £575 £578 £575
England median daily rate £505 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +3.59% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 59 57
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £33.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £54.55
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%

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 4,256 4,327 3,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.38% 84.74% 82.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,515 2,500 2,288
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 257 320
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £33.33 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.08% +5.81% +29.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.94 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.04 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the East of England

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor 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 13 December 2018. 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
Hertfordshire +16 98 £450 +9.09% 72
Cambridgeshire +2 91 £425 +21.43% 204
Essex -5 45 £525 +0.10% 28
Suffolk +10 21 £350 -17.65% 18
Norfolk -10 7 £373 -8.10% 6
Bedfordshire -1 5 £510 -2.86% 5
East Anglia - 1 £900 - 25
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 116 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.69%) Linux
3 93 (34.70%) Java
4 86 (32.09%) C
5 73 (27.24%) C++
6 68 (25.37%) Git (software)
7 65 (24.25%) JavaScript
8 58 (21.64%) Scrum
9 55 (20.52%) TDD
9 55 (20.52%) Degree
10 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
11 50 (18.66%) Test Automation
12 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (16.79%) .NET
14 44 (16.42%) C#
15 43 (16.04%) Embedded C
15 43 (16.04%) SC Cleared
16 38 (14.18%) HTML
17 37 (13.81%) Windows
18 35 (13.06%) TCP/IP
19 34 (12.69%) Web Services
20 33 (12.31%) Computer Science
21 32 (11.94%) Python
21 32 (11.94%) Deployment Automation
22 31 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (11.57%) Jenkins
23 30 (11.19%) Ansible
23 30 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
23 30 (11.19%) Finance
23 30 (11.19%) JIRA

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 8 (2.99%) Confluence
2 7 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (2.61%) JBoss
3 5 (1.87%) Apache
4 4 (1.49%) CMS
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.75%) WildFly
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Simulink
3 2 (0.75%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.37%) HFM
3 1 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.24%) GitHub
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) npm
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.37%) Force.com
6 1 (0.37%) Heroku
6 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.06%) TCP/IP
2 24 (8.96%) HTTP
3 20 (7.46%) Ethernet
4 18 (6.72%) Broadband
5 16 (5.97%) SSL
6 10 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (3.73%) Wireless
7 9 (3.36%) DNS
7 9 (3.36%) Internet
7 9 (3.36%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (2.99%) FTP
9 7 (2.61%) DHCP
9 7 (2.61%) DLNA
9 7 (2.61%) DSL
9 7 (2.61%) IPv4
9 7 (2.61%) IPv6
9 7 (2.61%) UPnP
9 7 (2.61%) VoIP
9 7 (2.61%) WAN
10 6 (2.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.99%) MySQL
1 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
1 8 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.24%) Big Data
2 6 (2.24%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.24%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.12%) GIS
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.75%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.75%) OLAP
6 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.37%) OLTP
7 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 68 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 30 (11.19%) JIRA
4 29 (10.82%) Visual Studio
5 24 (8.96%) Eclipse
6 21 (7.84%) Subversion
7 18 (6.72%) NetBeans
8 12 (4.48%) Selenium
9 10 (3.73%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (3.36%) Rational DOORS
10 9 (3.36%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.99%) gulp
11 8 (2.99%) Maven
12 6 (2.24%) JUnit
12 6 (2.24%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (2.24%) Rational Team Concert
13 5 (1.87%) GDB
13 5 (1.87%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.87%) JMeter
13 5 (1.87%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (11.19%) Finance
2 21 (7.84%) Aerospace
3 18 (6.72%) Military
4 14 (5.22%) Electronics
5 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.24%) Automotive
6 6 (2.24%) Law
7 4 (1.49%) Retail
8 3 (1.12%) Avionics
8 3 (1.12%) Back Office
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.12%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.75%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (39.93%) Software Engineer
2 75 (27.99%) Developer
3 36 (13.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 34 (12.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 28 (10.45%) Java Developer
6 19 (7.09%) Architect
6 19 (7.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 16 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.60%) C Software Engineer
8 15 (5.60%) Java Engineer
8 15 (5.60%) Senior Software Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Java Software Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Analyst
10 11 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 9 (3.36%) Embedded C Engineer
11 9 (3.36%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.99%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.99%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 8 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.79%) .NET
2 38 (14.18%) HTML
3 34 (12.69%) Web Services
4 25 (9.33%) CSS
5 24 (8.96%) Node.js
6 23 (8.58%) AngularJS
7 22 (8.21%) Qt
8 21 (7.84%) Spring
9 19 (7.09%) REST
10 18 (6.72%) DirectX
10 18 (6.72%) OpenGL
11 17 (6.34%) ActiveX
11 17 (6.34%) MFC
12 16 (5.97%) React
13 14 (5.22%) HTML5
14 13 (4.85%) .NET Framework
14 13 (4.85%) JSON
15 10 (3.73%) jQuery
15 10 (3.73%) SOAP
15 10 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (4.85%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.61%) Media Streaming
6 6 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.87%) Clustering
7 5 (1.87%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.49%) Life Science
9 3 (1.12%) BBC
9 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.12%) VHDL
10 2 (0.75%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.75%) User Experience
10 2 (0.75%) Vector Graphics
10 2 (0.75%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 101 (37.69%) Linux
2 37 (13.81%) Windows
3 20 (7.46%) Unix
4 13 (4.85%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (4.48%) Android
6 11 (4.10%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.87%) Nucleus RTOS
9 4 (1.49%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.12%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.75%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.37%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.37%) Fedora
12 1 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (21.64%) Scrum
3 55 (20.52%) TDD
4 50 (18.66%) Test Automation
5 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.31%) Computer Science
7 32 (11.94%) Deployment Automation
8 31 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (10.07%) Mathematics
10 24 (8.96%) Kanban
10 24 (8.96%) UML
11 21 (7.84%) MVC
12 20 (7.46%) Configuration Management
12 20 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (7.09%) Unit Testing
14 18 (6.72%) User Stories
15 17 (6.34%) DevOps
15 17 (6.34%) Microservices
15 17 (6.34%) OO
16 14 (5.22%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.70%) Java
2 86 (32.09%) C
3 73 (27.24%) C++
4 65 (24.25%) JavaScript
5 44 (16.42%) C#
6 43 (16.04%) Embedded C
7 32 (11.94%) Python
8 24 (8.96%) SQL
9 21 (7.84%) Perl
10 18 (6.72%) Ruby
11 17 (6.34%) GLSL
11 17 (6.34%) HLSL
12 15 (5.60%) Embedded C++
13 13 (4.85%) Go
13 13 (4.85%) Java 8
14 9 (3.36%) ES6
14 9 (3.36%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.99%) Groovy
16 7 (2.61%) TypeScript
17 6 (2.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (20.52%) Degree
2 52 (19.40%) Security Cleared
3 43 (16.04%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) PhD
7 1 (0.37%) CCNA
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) GIAC
7 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.36%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) MISRA
3 3 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.75%) ECSS
4 2 (0.75%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (7.09%) Docker
2 13 (4.85%) Firmware
3 6 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.75%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (11.19%) Ansible
2 6 (2.24%) Puppet
3 5 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.49%) vRealize
4 4 (1.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (1.12%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.75%) Mesos
6 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.37%) Kibana
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) Salt
7 1 (0.37%) SELinux
7 1 (0.37%) Terraform
7 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.60%) Oracle
3 9 (3.36%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.36%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.49%) Google
4 4 (1.49%) New Relic
4 4 (1.49%) Talend
4 4 (1.49%) VMware
5 3 (1.12%) BT
5 3 (1.12%) HP
5 3 (1.12%) Hyperion
5 3 (1.12%) JDA
5 3 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.75%) BMC
6 2 (0.75%) hybris
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Perforce
6 2 (0.75%) Remedy
6 2 (0.75%) Sage
6 2 (0.75%) Sun