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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / East of England
Rank 33 36 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 117 115 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.49% 4.68% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.64% 5.80% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 25
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 18
Median hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% +20.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.75 £36.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.39 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1761 1982 2058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.68% 80.67% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1175 1193
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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 +5 38 £500 +58.73% 88
Hertfordshire +14 37 £405 -8.98% 25
Essex +16 32 £350 -17.64% 6
Norfolk -3 4 £488 +30.00% 15
Suffolk 0 3 £400 - 3
Bedfordshire -26 3 £500 -13.04% 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 95 (37.55%) C
2 80 (31.62%) Linux
3 76 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (26.48%) Java
5 66 (26.09%) TDD
6 54 (21.34%) Configuration Management
7 49 (19.37%) DevOps
8 46 (18.18%) Python
9 45 (17.79%) Embedded C
10 44 (17.39%) Computer Science
10 44 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (17.00%) C++
12 41 (16.21%) Degree
13 34 (13.44%) C#
14 33 (13.04%) JavaScript
14 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
15 32 (12.65%) Security Cleared
16 31 (12.25%) Mentoring
16 31 (12.25%) Apache
17 29 (11.46%) SSL
17 29 (11.46%) Git (software)
18 28 (11.07%) Integration Testing
18 28 (11.07%) Oracle
19 27 (10.67%) Web Services
19 27 (10.67%) Windows
20 26 (10.28%) Scrum
20 26 (10.28%) Puppet
21 25 (9.88%) Docker
21 25 (9.88%) Perl
21 25 (9.88%) MATLAB

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 31 (12.25%) Apache
2 15 (5.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 14 (5.53%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.35%) JBoss
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.37%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.98%) Confluence
8 4 (1.58%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (8.30%) Simulink
2 9 (3.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) LabWindows
1 5 (1.98%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.56%) IaaS
3 9 (3.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 29 (11.46%) SSL
3 18 (7.11%) Firewall
4 17 (6.72%) HTTP
5 8 (3.16%) Internet
6 7 (2.77%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.77%) Wireless
7 5 (1.98%) RS-422
7 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.58%) SAN
8 4 (1.58%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.79%) DNS
9 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.79%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.40%) Extranet
10 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.40%) LTE
10 1 (0.40%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.30%) Relational Database
2 15 (5.93%) MySQL
2 15 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.56%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.98%) Big Data
6 3 (1.19%) HBase
7 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) SQLite
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.40%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.70%) JIRA
3 22 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
3 22 (8.70%) Subversion
4 20 (7.91%) Rational Rhapsody
5 13 (5.14%) Ant
6 12 (4.74%) Maven
7 10 (3.95%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.77%) Gradle
9 6 (2.37%) Selenium
10 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.58%) LabVIEW
11 4 (1.58%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.19%) JMeter
12 3 (1.19%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.79%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.79%) GDB
13 2 (0.79%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 18 (7.11%) Finance
2 9 (3.56%) Retail
3 8 (3.16%) Aerospace
4 7 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Electronics
7 2 (0.79%) Law
7 2 (0.79%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Avionics
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (47.04%) Software Engineer
2 78 (30.83%) Developer
3 45 (17.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 37 (14.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 30 (11.86%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.11%) C Software Engineer
6 18 (7.11%) Embedded C Engineer
7 15 (5.93%) C++ Software Engineer
8 14 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (5.53%) Senior Developer
9 12 (4.74%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Java Software Developer
9 12 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Ada Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Ada Software Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 10 (3.95%) Senior Java Software Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.67%) Web Services
2 23 (9.09%) RESTful
3 22 (8.70%) HTML
4 20 (7.91%) .NET
5 18 (7.11%) J2EE
6 17 (6.72%) Node.js
7 15 (5.93%) HTML5
8 14 (5.53%) Ajax
8 14 (5.53%) CSS
8 14 (5.53%) REST
9 13 (5.14%) LAPP Stack
10 12 (4.74%) AngularJS
10 12 (4.74%) Middleware
11 11 (4.35%) XML
12 9 (3.56%) jQuery
12 9 (3.56%) LAMP
12 9 (3.56%) WPF
13 8 (3.16%) JSON
14 7 (2.77%) Hibernate
14 7 (2.77%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 24 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.93%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (5.14%) Clustering
5 11 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.95%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.77%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.37%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.58%) RIA
10 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.19%) Robotics
11 2 (0.79%) FMCG
11 2 (0.79%) iPad
11 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.79%) SCADA
12 1 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.40%) BeagleBone
12 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.62%) Linux
2 27 (10.67%) Windows
3 23 (9.09%) Android
3 23 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.53%) Unix
5 11 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.79%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.40%) HPUX
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (26.09%) TDD
3 54 (21.34%) Configuration Management
4 49 (19.37%) DevOps
5 44 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (12.25%) Mentoring
7 28 (11.07%) Integration Testing
8 26 (10.28%) Scrum
9 22 (8.70%) BDD
9 22 (8.70%) UML
10 21 (8.30%) Automated Testing
10 21 (8.30%) SOA
11 19 (7.51%) Kanban
11 19 (7.51%) OO
12 18 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (6.32%) Android Development
13 16 (6.32%) Regression Testing
14 15 (5.93%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.93%) iOS Development
14 15 (5.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 95 (37.55%) C
2 67 (26.48%) Java
3 46 (18.18%) Python
4 45 (17.79%) Embedded C
5 43 (17.00%) C++
6 34 (13.44%) C#
7 33 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 25 (9.88%) MATLAB
8 25 (9.88%) Perl
9 24 (9.49%) SQL
10 21 (8.30%) Bash Shell
11 17 (6.72%) Ruby
12 13 (5.14%) Ada
12 13 (5.14%) Ada 95
13 7 (2.77%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.98%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.98%) Clojure
14 5 (1.98%) Go
14 5 (1.98%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.98%) Rust
Qualifications
1 41 (16.21%) Degree
2 32 (12.65%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.56%) RHCE
5 6 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) ISEB
6 3 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.79%) PhD
7 2 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.40%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) QA
2 4 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.19%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.79%) JTAG
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (9.88%) Docker
2 9 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Firmware
4 2 (0.79%) KVM
4 2 (0.79%) LXC
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.40%) HDFS
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (10.28%) Puppet
2 16 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.14%) Ansible
4 9 (3.56%) Salt
5 2 (0.79%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (0.79%) Grafana
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (11.07%) Oracle
2 15 (5.93%) Adobe
2 15 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.35%) IBM
3 11 (4.35%) WSO2
4 9 (3.56%) VMware
5 6 (2.37%) Serena
6 5 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.79%) Brocade
8 2 (0.79%) CA
8 2 (0.79%) EMC
8 2 (0.79%) Intel
8 2 (0.79%) Riverbed
8 2 (0.79%) Vyatta
8 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.40%) Juniper
9 1 (0.40%) QNX
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
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