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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 22 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 209 169 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.40% 7.47% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.47% 8.35% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 49 31
10th Percentile £425 £313 £319
25th Percentile £505 £335 £397
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £488 £460
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% +5.98% +14.29%
75th Percentile £600 £540 £525
90th Percentile £722 £578 £650
England median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 20 7
10th Percentile £47.50 £40.39 £42.50
25th Percentile £55.00 £44.00 £44.13
Median hourly rate £57.50 £49.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.35% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £68.73 £60.00 £50.75
England median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £45.46
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.00% -2.25%

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 2,207 2,024 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.67% 89.48% 86.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,370 1,152 809
10th Percentile £200 £155 £224
25th Percentile £363 £290 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% -4.49% -1.11%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 299 83
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.57
Median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +51.85% -40.00% +32.35%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.25 £47.38
90th Percentile £64.10 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.61% -8.89% +6.91%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +4 122 £586 +17.20% 42
Cambridgeshire -4 49 £550 +15.79% 160
Essex +5 26 £550 +3.77% 14
Suffolk -15 7 £600 +81.82% 5
Bedfordshire -7 5 - - 9
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 110 (52.63%) Agile
2 88 (42.11%) C++
3 63 (30.14%) Java
4 61 (29.19%) Python
5 60 (28.71%) Linux
6 58 (27.75%) Security Cleared
7 57 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 53 (25.36%) C#
9 52 (24.88%) Microsoft
10 45 (21.53%) Social Skills
11 44 (21.05%) Scrum
12 42 (20.10%) DevOps
13 41 (19.62%) Computer Science
14 39 (18.66%) Azure
14 39 (18.66%) Aerospace
15 38 (18.18%) Windows
16 37 (17.70%) Degree
17 34 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (16.27%) Electronics
18 33 (15.79%) CI/CD
19 32 (15.31%) C
20 31 (14.83%) JIRA
20 31 (14.83%) Visualisation
21 30 (14.35%) Visual Studio
21 30 (14.35%) Presentation Skills
22 29 (13.88%) Kubernetes
22 29 (13.88%) Eclipse
22 29 (13.88%) Ethernet
22 29 (13.88%) TCP/IP
23 28 (13.40%) AWS

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 27 (12.92%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.87%) Confluence
3 2 (0.96%) Apache
3 2 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (10.05%) Simulink
2 3 (1.44%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.66%) Azure
2 28 (13.40%) AWS
3 24 (11.48%) GCP
4 17 (8.13%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (3.83%) Slack
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.91%) GitHub
6 4 (1.91%) Serverless
7 3 (1.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.96%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.48%) npm
9 1 (0.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.88%) Ethernet
1 29 (13.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.39%) Modbus
2 5 (2.39%) RS-422
2 5 (2.39%) RS-485
3 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.96%) DHCP
4 2 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) SNMP
5 1 (0.48%) Internet
5 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.48%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.83%) Parquet
2 8 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.83%) Presto
3 7 (3.35%) MySQL
3 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.87%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.91%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.44%) Metadata
7 2 (0.96%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.96%) Big Data
7 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) Delta Lake
8 1 (0.48%) GIS
8 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (14.83%) JIRA
2 30 (14.35%) Visual Studio
3 29 (13.88%) Eclipse
4 26 (12.44%) Git (software)
5 22 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.66%) CircleCI
7 9 (4.31%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (3.83%) NetBeans
8 8 (3.83%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (2.87%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.91%) GitLab
11 3 (1.44%) JUnit
11 3 (1.44%) PhpStorm
12 2 (0.96%) Gradle
12 2 (0.96%) JMeter
12 2 (0.96%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.96%) Selenium
12 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.48%) VectorCAST
General
1 45 (21.53%) Social Skills
2 39 (18.66%) Aerospace
3 34 (16.27%) Electronics
4 30 (14.35%) Presentation Skills
5 20 (9.57%) Public Sector
6 19 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (7.66%) Publishing
8 8 (3.83%) Automotive
8 8 (3.83%) Military
9 7 (3.35%) Marketing
10 5 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.39%) Finance
11 4 (1.91%) Retail
12 3 (1.44%) Games
12 3 (1.44%) Law
13 2 (0.96%) Avionics
13 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.48%) Social Science
14 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 100 (47.85%) Software Engineer
2 37 (17.70%) C++ Software Engineer
3 29 (13.88%) Developer
4 26 (12.44%) Embedded Engineer
4 26 (12.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 25 (11.96%) C# Software Engineer
6 22 (10.53%) Data Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Scrum Master
8 14 (6.70%) C Software Engineer
8 14 (6.70%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.74%) Operations Engineer
11 11 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (5.26%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.83%) DataOps Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Senior Data Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.83%) Senior DevOps
12 8 (3.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.44%) Kafka
2 19 (9.09%) .NET
3 16 (7.66%) Web Services
4 12 (5.74%) Spring
5 10 (4.78%) Node.js
6 9 (4.31%) OAuth
6 9 (4.31%) OAuth2
7 8 (3.83%) JWT
7 8 (3.83%) Qt
7 8 (3.83%) React
8 7 (3.35%) ActiveX
8 7 (3.35%) DirectX
8 7 (3.35%) Laravel
8 7 (3.35%) MFC
8 7 (3.35%) OpenGL
8 7 (3.35%) WPF
9 6 (2.87%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.87%) ASP.NET Core
9 6 (2.87%) RESTful
10 5 (2.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Cloud Native
2 14 (6.70%) User Experience
3 8 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.35%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.39%) IoT
6 4 (1.91%) Data Fabric
6 4 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.91%) Wiki
7 3 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.96%) Acoustics
8 2 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.96%) Biotechnology
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (0.96%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.96%) Replication
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (28.71%) Linux
2 38 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (1.44%) Android
3 3 (1.44%) Unix
4 2 (0.96%) Tizen
4 2 (0.96%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (52.63%) Agile
2 44 (21.05%) Scrum
3 42 (20.10%) DevOps
4 41 (19.62%) Computer Science
5 34 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (15.79%) CI/CD
7 31 (14.83%) Visualisation
8 28 (13.40%) Synthetic Environment
9 27 (12.92%) Data Science
10 26 (12.44%) Coaching
10 26 (12.44%) Unit Testing
11 25 (11.96%) Data Engineering
11 25 (11.96%) TDD
11 25 (11.96%) Validation
11 25 (11.96%) Verification and Validation
12 24 (11.48%) Infrastructure as Code
13 23 (11.00%) Open Source
14 22 (10.53%) MLOps
15 20 (9.57%) DataOps
15 20 (9.57%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.11%) C++
2 63 (30.14%) Java
3 61 (29.19%) Python
4 53 (25.36%) C#
5 32 (15.31%) C
6 27 (12.92%) Scala
7 24 (11.48%) Go
8 23 (11.00%) MATLAB
9 20 (9.57%) JavaScript
10 16 (7.66%) SQL
11 7 (3.35%) Embedded C
11 7 (3.35%) GLSL
11 7 (3.35%) HLSL
11 7 (3.35%) PHP
11 7 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.91%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.44%) Perl
14 2 (0.96%) Bash
14 2 (0.96%) C-shell
15 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (27.75%) Security Cleared
2 57 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 37 (17.70%) Degree
4 25 (11.96%) PhD
5 17 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) QA
2 6 (2.87%) IEC 62304
2 6 (2.87%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.48%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.48%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (8.61%) Docker
2 4 (1.91%) Firmware
3 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (13.88%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.83%) Ansible
3 5 (2.39%) Terraform
4 4 (1.91%) Puppet
5 2 (0.96%) Consul
5 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.96%) Grafana
5 2 (0.96%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.96%) Nagios
5 2 (0.96%) Packer
5 2 (0.96%) Rancher
5 2 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (24.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.83%) IBM
3 7 (3.35%) Oracle
4 5 (2.39%) Splunk
5 3 (1.44%) MathWorks
6 2 (0.96%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.96%) Dell
6 2 (0.96%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.96%) HP
6 2 (0.96%) Teradata
7 1 (0.48%) Databricks
7 1 (0.48%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.48%) ESRI
7 1 (0.48%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) Linaro
7 1 (0.48%) Luciad
7 1 (0.48%) Progress