Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Software Engineering
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 37 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 +36 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 243 210 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.75% 4.31% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 5.29% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 73 75
East of England median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £263
90th Percentile £602 £575 £606
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 54 43
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.75 £51.20
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 4224 3967 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.60% 81.41% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 2297 2755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 312 392
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 +1 104 £350 - 93
Hertfordshire -5 60 £413 -14.29% 30
Essex -4 40 £520 +43.45% 3
Norfolk +16 19 £523 +29.81% 11
Bedfordshire -12 13 £525 +27.27% 1
Suffolk +1 6 £425 +1.19% 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 100 (41.15%) C
2 88 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (34.98%) Linux
4 77 (31.69%) C++
5 59 (24.28%) TDD
6 56 (23.05%) Scrum
7 55 (22.63%) Embedded C
8 48 (19.75%) Python
9 46 (18.93%) Java
9 46 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (18.52%) Kanban
10 45 (18.52%) Git (software)
11 43 (17.70%) SOA
12 39 (16.05%) Test Automation
13 36 (14.81%) Configuration Management
14 35 (14.40%) Wireless
14 35 (14.40%) TCP/IP
14 35 (14.40%) User Stories
15 34 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
16 33 (13.58%) C#
17 32 (13.17%) Windows
18 30 (12.35%) Middleware
18 30 (12.35%) Coaching
19 29 (11.93%) Relational Database
19 29 (11.93%) Telecoms
20 28 (11.52%) Subversion
20 28 (11.52%) Degree
20 28 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 27 (11.11%) Electronics
22 26 (10.70%) SSL

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 20 (8.23%) Apache
2 15 (6.17%) JBoss
3 14 (5.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.12%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.47%) Confluence
5 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.06%) Apache Pig
6 5 (2.06%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (7.00%) Simulink
2 2 (0.82%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.65%) SaaS
4 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.40%) TCP/IP
1 35 (14.40%) Wireless
2 26 (10.70%) SSL
3 25 (10.29%) HTTP
4 16 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (5.35%) Bluetooth
6 8 (3.29%) 3GPP
7 7 (2.88%) LTE
7 7 (2.88%) NAS
8 5 (2.06%) RS-422
9 4 (1.65%) ZigBee
10 3 (1.23%) MQTT
10 3 (1.23%) Z-Wave
11 2 (0.82%) 802.11
11 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.82%) SpaceWire
12 1 (0.41%) Broadband
12 1 (0.41%) Internet
12 1 (0.41%) SMS
12 1 (0.41%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.93%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.53%) Big Data
3 11 (4.53%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.29%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.29%) MySQL
5 6 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.06%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.06%) HBase
6 5 (2.06%) Impala
6 5 (2.06%) Sqoop
7 4 (1.65%) SQLite
8 1 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.52%) Subversion
3 21 (8.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 20 (8.23%) Jenkins
5 18 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (5.76%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.70%) JIRA
8 6 (2.47%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.47%) Grunt
8 6 (2.47%) gulp
8 6 (2.47%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.65%) NUnit
9 4 (1.65%) Selenium
10 3 (1.23%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.23%) ClearQuest
10 3 (1.23%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (1.23%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.23%) VectorCAST
11 2 (0.82%) CMake
General
1 29 (11.93%) Telecoms
2 27 (11.11%) Electronics
3 9 (3.70%) Finance
4 6 (2.47%) Games
5 5 (2.06%) Automotive
5 5 (2.06%) Avionics
6 3 (1.23%) Banking
6 3 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (48.15%) Software Engineer
2 51 (20.99%) Developer
3 50 (20.58%) Embedded Engineer
4 49 (20.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 34 (13.99%) C++ Software Engineer
6 24 (9.88%) C Software Engineer
7 21 (8.64%) Architect
8 20 (8.23%) Embedded C Engineer
8 20 (8.23%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 14 (5.76%) C# Software Engineer
9 14 (5.76%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 14 (5.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 13 (5.35%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (4.12%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 10 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.35%) Middleware
2 25 (10.29%) .NET
3 22 (9.05%) HTML
4 19 (7.82%) CSS
5 18 (7.41%) Spring
6 17 (7.00%) J2EE
7 16 (6.58%) Web Services
8 12 (4.94%) AngularJS
8 12 (4.94%) WPF
9 9 (3.70%) HTML5
9 9 (3.70%) RESTful
9 9 (3.70%) Spring Boot
10 8 (3.29%) Node.js
10 8 (3.29%) WinForms
11 7 (2.88%) Kafka
11 7 (2.88%) Qt
11 7 (2.88%) React
12 6 (2.47%) Dropwizard
12 6 (2.47%) Play Framework
12 6 (2.47%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.47%) Computer Science
2 20 (8.23%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (4.53%) Device Driver
4 7 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.65%) RIA
7 3 (1.23%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.82%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) ASIC
9 1 (0.41%) EMV
9 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.41%) IPTV
9 1 (0.41%) Robotics
9 1 (0.41%) SCADA
9 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.41%) STB
9 1 (0.41%) Verilog
9 1 (0.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 85 (34.98%) Linux
2 32 (13.17%) Windows
3 28 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (7.00%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (5.35%) Unix
6 12 (4.94%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.88%) VxWorks
8 6 (2.47%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (1.23%) Solaris
10 2 (0.82%) Android
10 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.41%) VMS
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.28%) TDD
3 56 (23.05%) Scrum
4 46 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (18.52%) Kanban
6 43 (17.70%) SOA
7 39 (16.05%) Test Automation
8 36 (14.81%) Configuration Management
9 35 (14.40%) User Stories
10 30 (12.35%) Coaching
11 26 (10.70%) API Design
11 26 (10.70%) DevOps
11 26 (10.70%) Integration Testing
12 23 (9.47%) Microservices
12 23 (9.47%) UML
13 22 (9.05%) BDD
14 20 (8.23%) Open Source
15 19 (7.82%) Mentoring
16 14 (5.76%) E-Commerce
16 14 (5.76%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 100 (41.15%) C
2 77 (31.69%) C++
3 55 (22.63%) Embedded C
4 48 (19.75%) Python
5 46 (18.93%) Java
6 33 (13.58%) C#
7 26 (10.70%) SQL
8 24 (9.88%) JavaScript
9 20 (8.23%) Embedded C++
10 19 (7.82%) MATLAB
11 13 (5.35%) Perl
12 12 (4.94%) Ada
13 6 (2.47%) Groovy
13 6 (2.47%) R
14 5 (2.06%) Assembly Language
14 5 (2.06%) HiveQL
14 5 (2.06%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.65%) Ada 95
15 4 (1.65%) PHP
16 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (11.52%) Degree
2 20 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) QA
2 7 (2.88%) MISRA
3 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.82%) ECSS
4 2 (0.82%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (7.41%) Docker
2 9 (3.70%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 9 (3.70%) Firmware
3 5 (2.06%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.06%) HDFS
4 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.23%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.76%) Ansible
2 10 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.70%) Puppet
4 5 (2.06%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (7.41%) Oracle
2 14 (5.76%) WSO2
3 12 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.53%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.12%) Cloudera
6 6 (2.47%) New Relic
7 5 (2.06%) Serena
7 5 (2.06%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.65%) Demandware
8 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (0.82%) Adobe
11 1 (0.41%) Atmel
11 1 (0.41%) Coverity
11 1 (0.41%) Informatica
11 1 (0.41%) VMware