Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 38 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 99 165 221
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.15% 4.85% 5.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 5.93% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 85
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £264 £239 £313
90th Percentile £543 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 33
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £38.40 £42.00 £41.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.75 £55.95
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 1,341 2,781 3,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.34% 81.79% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 1,672 2,105
Median daily rate £429 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £252
90th Percentile £588 £590 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 187 172
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.57% +8.45% -35.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.89 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% -2.22%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +11 49 £450 +8.76% 62
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £400 - 123
Essex +13 15 £420 -23.64% 16
Suffolk +9 7 £325 -13.33% 5
Bedfordshire +16 3 - - 16
Norfolk +3 1 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 45 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.44%) C++
3 42 (42.42%) Security Cleared
4 36 (36.36%) C
5 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
6 31 (31.31%) C#
7 25 (25.25%) Linux
8 23 (23.23%) Java
9 22 (22.22%) Python
10 21 (21.21%) Mathematics
11 19 (19.19%) UML
11 19 (19.19%) Scrum
12 18 (18.18%) Configuration Management
13 17 (17.17%) Degree
14 16 (16.16%) Rational Rhapsody
14 16 (16.16%) Aerospace
14 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (15.15%) Electronics
15 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
15 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
16 14 (14.14%) Windows
16 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
17 13 (13.13%) DevOps
17 13 (13.13%) Web Services
17 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
17 13 (13.13%) Embedded C
18 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
19 11 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
19 11 (11.11%) Docker
19 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP

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 5 (5.05%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) JBoss
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Simulink
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Azure
2 7 (7.07%) AWS
3 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.03%) GCP
4 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 8 (8.08%) RS-485
4 7 (7.07%) Modbus
4 7 (7.07%) RS-422
5 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.03%) Wireless
7 2 (2.02%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.02%) FTP
7 2 (2.02%) HTTP
7 2 (2.02%) RTP
7 2 (2.02%) SNMP
7 2 (2.02%) SSL
7 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.01%) Broadband
8 1 (1.01%) DECT
8 1 (1.01%) IPv4
8 1 (1.01%) IPv6
8 1 (1.01%) PPP
8 1 (1.01%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) Big Data
2 4 (4.04%) Apache Hive
2 4 (4.04%) HBase
2 4 (4.04%) Impala
2 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.03%) MySQL
3 3 (3.03%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.02%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Rational Rhapsody
2 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
4 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 9 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 9 (9.09%) NetBeans
6 8 (8.08%) GitLab
7 7 (7.07%) JIRA
8 6 (6.06%) JUnit
8 6 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (6.06%) Rational Team Concert
9 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.03%) Subversion
11 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.02%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.02%) PhpStorm
11 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (1.01%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (16.16%) Aerospace
2 15 (15.15%) Electronics
3 11 (11.11%) Law
4 9 (9.09%) Military
5 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Games
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.01%) Finance
7 1 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (60.61%) Software Engineer
2 20 (20.20%) C Software Engineer
3 16 (16.16%) C++ Software Engineer
3 16 (16.16%) Developer
4 14 (14.14%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Ada Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Ada Software Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Data Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) C++ Developer
11 3 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Python Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) Web Services
2 11 (11.11%) .NET
3 10 (10.10%) Node.js
3 10 (10.10%) Qt
4 8 (8.08%) NumPy
5 7 (7.07%) OpenGL
6 6 (6.06%) ActiveX
6 6 (6.06%) DirectX
6 6 (6.06%) MFC
7 5 (5.05%) Kafka
7 5 (5.05%) XML
8 4 (4.04%) SAML
9 3 (3.03%) Apache NiFi
9 3 (3.03%) JSON
9 3 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 3 (3.03%) RESTful
9 3 (3.03%) TensorFlow
9 3 (3.03%) WinForms
9 3 (3.03%) WPF
10 2 (2.02%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.02%) Life Science
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Clustering
6 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) Linux
2 14 (14.14%) Windows
3 3 (3.03%) Android
3 3 (3.03%) Unix
4 2 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.21%) Mathematics
3 19 (19.19%) Scrum
3 19 (19.19%) UML
4 18 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (13.13%) DevOps
7 11 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 11 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
8 10 (10.10%) Integration Testing
8 10 (10.10%) OO
9 9 (9.09%) Multithreading
9 9 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.08%) Machine Learning
10 8 (8.08%) Process Improvement
11 7 (7.07%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
12 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.06%) ETL
12 6 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) C++
2 36 (36.36%) C
3 31 (31.31%) C#
4 23 (23.23%) Java
5 22 (22.22%) Python
6 13 (13.13%) Embedded C
6 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.11%) SQL
8 8 (8.08%) Ada
9 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
9 7 (7.07%) Scala
10 6 (6.06%) GLSL
10 6 (6.06%) HLSL
11 4 (4.04%) PHP
12 3 (3.03%) Embedded C++
12 3 (3.03%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.02%) Perl
13 2 (2.02%) VB
13 2 (2.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) PhD
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.02%) MCP
5 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) OCP
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.02%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.01%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 4 (4.04%) HDFS
3 2 (2.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.08%) Puppet
3 4 (4.04%) Kibana
3 4 (4.04%) Terraform
4 3 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (2.02%) HP ALM
5 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Cloudera
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) BT
5 2 (2.02%) HP
5 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
5 2 (2.02%) WSO2
6 1 (1.01%) Atmel
6 1 (1.01%) Xamarin