Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +31
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 185 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.19% 4.80% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 5.64% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 65
East of England median daily rate £420 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £309
90th Percentile £556 £595 £606
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 57
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £40.88 £37.55 £30.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.99 £52.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% +3.53% +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 3,731 3,774 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.55% 85.02% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,101 2,234 2,353
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
10th Percentile £240 £230 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 292
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% +26.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.51 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.73 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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
Cambridgeshire 0 69 £400 -20.00% 181
Hertfordshire 0 58 £425 +3.03% 47
Suffolk +8 21 £425 +19.72% 16
Essex -25 16 £494 +3.95% 28
Bedfordshire +7 12 £443 -11.50% 27
Norfolk +1 9 £419 -12.99% 10
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 68 (36.76%) Java
2 63 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (32.43%) C++
4 49 (26.49%) C
5 48 (25.95%) Linux
6 46 (24.86%) C#
7 41 (22.16%) JavaScript
7 41 (22.16%) Python
8 39 (21.08%) SQL
9 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 35 (18.92%) Web Services
11 33 (17.84%) HTML
11 33 (17.84%) Security Cleared
12 30 (16.22%) CSS
12 30 (16.22%) .NET
13 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
14 28 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (15.14%) TDD
15 27 (14.59%) Degree
15 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
16 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
16 26 (14.05%) Scrum
17 25 (13.51%) UML
18 24 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (12.43%) Windows
20 22 (11.89%) OO
21 21 (11.35%) Configuration Management
22 20 (10.81%) Spring
23 18 (9.73%) AngularJS
24 17 (9.19%) BDD

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 11 (5.95%) JBoss
2 8 (4.32%) Apache
3 6 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.16%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) Luigi
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.70%) Simulink
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.08%) Akamai
4 2 (1.08%) GitHub
4 2 (1.08%) Heroku
5 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 15 (8.11%) Wireless
2 13 (7.03%) Ethernet
3 9 (4.86%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.32%) HTTP
5 7 (3.78%) SSL
6 6 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.16%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.16%) DNS
8 3 (1.62%) Internet
9 2 (1.08%) BGP
9 2 (1.08%) DHCP
9 2 (1.08%) DWDM
9 2 (1.08%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.08%) FTP
9 2 (1.08%) IGRP
9 2 (1.08%) MPLS
9 2 (1.08%) OSPF
9 2 (1.08%) SNMP
9 2 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.70%) DB2
5 5 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.16%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (2.16%) GIS
6 4 (2.16%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.62%) Big Data
7 3 (1.62%) MySQL
8 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) EDMS
9 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.54%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.54%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (14.05%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (7.03%) Rational Rhapsody
5 12 (6.49%) Maven
5 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
6 11 (5.95%) Rational Team Concert
7 10 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.41%) Selenium
8 9 (4.86%) GDB
8 9 (4.86%) JIRA
8 9 (4.86%) JUnit
8 9 (4.86%) NetBeans
8 9 (4.86%) Subversion
9 8 (4.32%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.78%) JMeter
11 6 (3.24%) Gradle
11 6 (3.24%) gulp
11 6 (3.24%) Hudson
11 6 (3.24%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (7.03%) Finance
2 10 (5.41%) Aerospace
2 10 (5.41%) Electronics
2 10 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.86%) Military
4 7 (3.78%) Back Office
5 6 (3.24%) Law
5 6 (3.24%) Retail
6 4 (2.16%) Automotive
6 4 (2.16%) Marketing
7 3 (1.62%) Banking
8 2 (1.08%) Billing
8 2 (1.08%) Games
8 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (49.19%) Software Engineer
2 47 (25.41%) Developer
3 27 (14.59%) Embedded Engineer
4 26 (14.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (12.43%) C++ Software Engineer
6 17 (9.19%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Java Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Java Software Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.78%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.70%) C Software Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.92%) Web Services
2 33 (17.84%) HTML
3 30 (16.22%) .NET
3 30 (16.22%) CSS
4 20 (10.81%) Spring
5 18 (9.73%) AngularJS
6 16 (8.65%) XML
7 15 (8.11%) REST
8 12 (6.49%) Spring Boot
9 11 (5.95%) JSON
10 10 (5.41%) HTML5
10 10 (5.41%) MFC
10 10 (5.41%) Node.js
10 10 (5.41%) SOAP
11 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (4.86%) Middleware
11 9 (4.86%) Qt
11 9 (4.86%) RESTful
12 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.78%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.32%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (3.78%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.24%) User Experience
6 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.62%) FMCG
8 3 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.62%) Infotainment
8 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.54%) Blog
10 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.54%) Podcast
10 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.95%) Linux
2 23 (12.43%) Windows
3 7 (3.78%) Nucleus RTOS
3 7 (3.78%) VxWorks
4 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) CentOS
5 3 (1.62%) VMS
6 2 (1.08%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.54%) Android
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Fedora
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Unix
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (15.14%) TDD
3 27 (14.59%) Test Automation
4 26 (14.05%) Scrum
5 25 (13.51%) UML
6 24 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (11.89%) OO
8 21 (11.35%) Configuration Management
9 17 (9.19%) BDD
10 15 (8.11%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.57%) Mathematics
12 13 (7.03%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (7.03%) Microservices
13 12 (6.49%) DevOps
13 12 (6.49%) MVC
13 12 (6.49%) Open Source
14 10 (5.41%) Kanban
14 10 (5.41%) Validation
15 9 (4.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (36.76%) Java
2 60 (32.43%) C++
3 49 (26.49%) C
4 46 (24.86%) C#
5 41 (22.16%) JavaScript
5 41 (22.16%) Python
6 39 (21.08%) SQL
7 11 (5.95%) Embedded C
8 9 (4.86%) Perl
8 9 (4.86%) R
9 8 (4.32%) Embedded C++
9 8 (4.32%) Java 8
10 7 (3.78%) GLSL
10 7 (3.78%) HLSL
10 7 (3.78%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.16%) Groovy
12 4 (2.16%) PHP
12 4 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
3 27 (14.59%) Degree
4 7 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.62%) PhD
5 3 (1.62%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.62%) PMP
6 2 (1.08%) CCNP
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) MCP
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.54%) OCP
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.03%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.54%) ECSS
3 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.54%) MISRA
3 1 (0.54%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.11%) Docker
2 6 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.70%) Firmware
4 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (4.32%) Ansible
2 6 (3.24%) Puppet
3 5 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.54%) Nagios
5 1 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.49%) Oracle
3 7 (3.78%) IBM
4 6 (3.24%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (3.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.16%) Adobe
5 4 (2.16%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.16%) Citrix
5 4 (2.16%) Google
5 4 (2.16%) hybris
6 3 (1.62%) Intel
6 3 (1.62%) New Relic
6 3 (1.62%) Perforce
6 3 (1.62%) VMware
6 3 (1.62%) WSO2
7 2 (1.08%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.08%) Capita
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco
7 2 (1.08%) F5
7 2 (1.08%) Telerik