Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 222 79 259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.03% 6.72% 6.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.82% 7.96% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 34 111
10th Percentile £313 £276 £280
25th Percentile £336 £317 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £424 £418
Median % change year-on-year +17.99% +1.50% -7.22%
75th Percentile £550 £492 £531
90th Percentile £588 £544 £625
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 30
10th Percentile £40.39 £38.40 £41.23
25th Percentile £45.38 £42.19 £42.00
Median hourly rate £49.00 £46.25 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.95% -1.60% +4.44%
75th Percentile £57.25 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.28 " "
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%

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 2,051 992 3,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.41% 84.43% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 606 2,089
10th Percentile £168 £240 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £429 £445
Median % change year-on-year +4.96% -3.65% +1.71%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 72 184
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.25 £10.63
25th Percentile £12.75 £17.37 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.25 £34.25 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -49.64% +98.55% -1.43%
75th Percentile £36.00 £48.32 £46.00
90th Percentile £54.20 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.08 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% +12.50%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 0 96 £500 +13.96% 48
Cambridgeshire -1 61 £500 +19.40% 145
Essex +8 42 £540 +21.35% 21
Suffolk +10 18 £354 +10.70% 4
Norfolk - 5 £500 - 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 143 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (40.54%) C++
3 82 (36.94%) Security Cleared
4 75 (33.78%) SC Cleared
5 73 (32.88%) Java
6 68 (30.63%) Scrum
7 66 (29.73%) C#
8 63 (28.38%) Git (software)
9 59 (26.58%) C
10 57 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (22.97%) Degree
12 50 (22.52%) Linux
13 48 (21.62%) Python
14 47 (21.17%) Social Skills
15 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
16 44 (19.82%) Test Automation
17 41 (18.47%) TDD
18 40 (18.02%) Windows
18 40 (18.02%) .NET
19 39 (17.57%) Validation
20 35 (15.77%) Visual Studio
21 34 (15.32%) Unit Testing
21 34 (15.32%) Microservices
22 33 (14.86%) UML
23 31 (13.96%) Synthetic Environment
23 31 (13.96%) Embedded C
24 30 (13.51%) Computer Science
25 28 (12.61%) Embedded Software Development
26 27 (12.16%) Rational Rhapsody
26 27 (12.16%) DevOps

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 22 (9.91%) Confluence
2 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.35%) JBoss
3 2 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Apache
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) SAS
3 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.45%) Jupyter
Applications
1 13 (5.86%) Simulink
2 6 (2.70%) FrameMaker
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.90%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.90%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.45%) Zemax
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.16%) AWS
2 24 (10.81%) Azure
3 7 (3.15%) GCP
4 5 (2.25%) GitHub
5 3 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CodeBuild
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.66%) Ethernet
2 16 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.25%) Broadband
4 5 (2.25%) Modbus
4 5 (2.25%) RS-422
4 5 (2.25%) RS-485
5 4 (1.80%) DECT
5 4 (1.80%) IPv4
5 4 (1.80%) IPv6
5 4 (1.80%) Multicast
5 4 (1.80%) PPP
5 4 (1.80%) UPnP
6 2 (0.90%) VPN
6 2 (0.90%) Wireless
7 1 (0.45%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) MPLS
7 1 (0.45%) RS-232
7 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.81%) MySQL
2 20 (9.01%) Oracle Database
3 14 (6.31%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.15%) Big Data
5 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.80%) Pentaho
6 4 (1.80%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.35%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.90%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.90%) HBase
8 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (28.38%) Git (software)
2 35 (15.77%) Visual Studio
3 27 (12.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 23 (10.36%) JIRA
5 21 (9.46%) Rational DOORS
6 18 (8.11%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.66%) Jenkins
8 16 (7.21%) NetBeans
9 13 (5.86%) Checkstyle
10 12 (5.41%) PVCS
11 10 (4.50%) CppUnit
11 10 (4.50%) Rational Team Concert
12 7 (3.15%) Gerrit
12 7 (3.15%) GitLab
13 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.25%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.25%) Bitbucket
14 5 (2.25%) GDB
15 3 (1.35%) Bitbucket Server
15 3 (1.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 47 (21.17%) Social Skills
2 22 (9.91%) Aerospace
3 21 (9.46%) Presentation Skills
4 16 (7.21%) Military
5 14 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 13 (5.86%) Electronics
7 10 (4.50%) Finance
8 9 (4.05%) Law
8 9 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.70%) Publishing
10 5 (2.25%) Automotive
10 5 (2.25%) Banking
11 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.35%) Marketing
11 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.90%) Games
13 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (45.95%) Software Engineer
2 69 (31.08%) Developer
3 32 (14.41%) Embedded Engineer
4 30 (13.51%) C Software Engineer
4 30 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 29 (13.06%) Embedded C Engineer
5 29 (13.06%) Java Developer
6 27 (12.16%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 25 (11.26%) C++ Software Engineer
7 25 (11.26%) Software Developer
8 23 (10.36%) Senior Developer
9 21 (9.46%) C# Developer
10 20 (9.01%) Senior Java Developer
11 19 (8.56%) C# Software Developer
12 17 (7.66%) C# Software Engineer
13 15 (6.76%) Development Engineer
13 15 (6.76%) Software Development Engineer
14 14 (6.31%) C/C++ Software Engineer
15 13 (5.86%) Python Engineer
15 13 (5.86%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.02%) .NET
2 25 (11.26%) MFC
3 24 (10.81%) Spring
4 19 (8.56%) Web Services
5 17 (7.66%) Node.js
5 17 (7.66%) Spring Boot
5 17 (7.66%) XML
6 16 (7.21%) ActiveX
6 16 (7.21%) DirectX
6 16 (7.21%) OpenGL
6 16 (7.21%) Qt
6 16 (7.21%) WPF
7 15 (6.76%) J2SE
8 12 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.05%) React
9 9 (4.05%) RESTful
9 9 (4.05%) WCF
10 8 (3.60%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 7 (3.15%) .NET Core
11 7 (3.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) User Experience
2 13 (5.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.15%) Biotechnology
4 6 (2.70%) Life Science
5 5 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) Online Games
7 2 (0.90%) STB
8 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.45%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.45%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.45%) SystemC
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.52%) Linux
2 40 (18.02%) Windows
3 11 (4.95%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.70%) Unix
5 5 (2.25%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.35%) Android
6 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.63%) Scrum
3 57 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
5 44 (19.82%) Test Automation
6 41 (18.47%) TDD
7 39 (17.57%) Validation
8 34 (15.32%) Microservices
8 34 (15.32%) Unit Testing
9 33 (14.86%) UML
10 31 (13.96%) Synthetic Environment
11 30 (13.51%) Computer Science
12 28 (12.61%) Embedded Software Development
13 27 (12.16%) DevOps
14 26 (11.71%) Continuous Deployment
15 25 (11.26%) Software Architecture
16 23 (10.36%) Configuration Management
16 23 (10.36%) Data Management
17 21 (9.46%) Integration Testing
17 21 (9.46%) OO
Programming Languages
1 90 (40.54%) C++
2 73 (32.88%) Java
3 66 (29.73%) C#
4 59 (26.58%) C
5 48 (21.62%) Python
6 31 (13.96%) Embedded C
7 23 (10.36%) JavaScript
8 21 (9.46%) SQL
9 16 (7.21%) GLSL
9 16 (7.21%) HLSL
10 15 (6.76%) Scala
11 14 (6.31%) Ada
11 14 (6.31%) Embedded C++
11 14 (6.31%) Java 8
12 13 (5.86%) Java 11
13 9 (4.05%) Shell Script
14 8 (3.60%) Bash Shell
15 7 (3.15%) PHP
16 6 (2.70%) Perl
16 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (36.94%) Security Cleared
2 75 (33.78%) SC Cleared
3 51 (22.97%) Degree
4 17 (7.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (5.41%) OCPJP
5 12 (5.41%) Sun Certification
6 7 (3.15%) PhD
7 4 (1.80%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) JTAG
1 4 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.86%) Docker
2 12 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.70%) Firmware
5 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) HDFS
6 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.50%) Ansible
2 8 (3.60%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.70%) Puppet
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.35%) Terraform
5 2 (0.90%) Grafana
5 2 (0.90%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (9.46%) Oracle
2 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.86%) VMware
4 12 (5.41%) Sun
5 10 (4.50%) Adobe
6 5 (2.25%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.25%) Google
7 4 (1.80%) Informatica
8 3 (1.35%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.35%) IBM
8 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.90%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.90%) BT
9 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.90%) Splunk
9 2 (0.90%) Talend
9 2 (0.90%) webMethods
9 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.45%) MathWorks
10 1 (0.45%) SAP