Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 48 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +34
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 232 206 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.72% 4.43% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 5.20% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 83 57
East of England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £603
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 43
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £20.00 £36.25 £28.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.71% +3.55% +5.63%

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 4,185 3,963 4,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.22% 85.13% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,408 2,331 2,440
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £238 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 268 298
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.83
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Hertfordshire +20 86 £438 +8.02% 40
Cambridgeshire -1 67 £400 +6.67% 229
Essex -5 35 £500 - 27
Suffolk +5 25 £425 +15.65% 15
Norfolk +1 12 £454 -5.71% 12
Bedfordshire +3 6 £510 -1.69% 11
East Anglia - 1 £900 - 19
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 100 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (35.78%) Linux
3 82 (35.34%) Java
4 64 (27.59%) C++
5 59 (25.43%) C
6 55 (23.71%) JavaScript
7 53 (22.84%) Git (software)
8 49 (21.12%) TDD
8 49 (21.12%) Scrum
9 48 (20.69%) C#
10 45 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (18.53%) Test Automation
12 41 (17.67%) HTML
12 41 (17.67%) Web Services
13 40 (17.24%) .NET
13 40 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 37 (15.95%) SQL
15 36 (15.52%) Degree
16 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
16 33 (14.22%) TCP/IP
17 31 (13.36%) Python
17 31 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (13.36%) Deployment Automation
18 29 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (12.50%) Windows
18 29 (12.50%) CSS
18 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
19 28 (12.07%) Finance
19 28 (12.07%) Ansible
20 26 (11.21%) HTTP

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 10 (4.31%) JBoss
2 6 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.16%) Apache
4 4 (1.72%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (1.72%) CMS
5 3 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.72%) Simulink
3 2 (0.86%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.86%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.29%) GitHub
4 2 (0.86%) Akamai
4 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.86%) Heroku
5 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.22%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.21%) HTTP
3 20 (8.62%) SSL
4 16 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 13 (5.60%) Broadband
5 13 (5.60%) Wireshark
6 12 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (4.74%) Wireless
8 10 (4.31%) DNS
8 10 (4.31%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (3.88%) Internet
10 7 (3.02%) DHCP
10 7 (3.02%) FTP
10 7 (3.02%) WAN
11 5 (2.16%) DLNA
11 5 (2.16%) DSL
11 5 (2.16%) IPv4
11 5 (2.16%) IPv6
11 5 (2.16%) UPnP
11 5 (2.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.88%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.59%) DB2
4 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.29%) Big Data
5 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) Flink
7 1 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.43%) GIS
7 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.43%) Scylla
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 53 (22.84%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.34%) Subversion
3 23 (9.91%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.76%) Visual Studio
5 17 (7.33%) Eclipse
5 17 (7.33%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (6.90%) JIRA
7 15 (6.47%) Rational Rhapsody
8 14 (6.03%) NetBeans
8 14 (6.03%) Rational Team Concert
9 12 (5.17%) GDB
9 12 (5.17%) Selenium
10 9 (3.88%) JMeter
11 8 (3.45%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.45%) JUnit
11 8 (3.45%) Maven
12 6 (2.59%) Gradle
12 6 (2.59%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.16%) gulp
14 3 (1.29%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (12.07%) Finance
2 15 (6.47%) Aerospace
3 14 (6.03%) Electronics
3 14 (6.03%) Military
4 12 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.45%) Back Office
6 6 (2.59%) Retail
7 5 (2.16%) Law
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
8 3 (1.29%) Automotive
8 3 (1.29%) Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (37.93%) Software Engineer
2 67 (28.88%) Developer
3 26 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 24 (10.34%) Embedded Engineer
5 23 (9.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 21 (9.05%) C++ Software Engineer
7 16 (6.90%) Architect
8 14 (6.03%) Java Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Software Developer
10 11 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.74%) Senior Software Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 8 (3.45%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.45%) Test Engineer
14 7 (3.02%) Java Software Developer
14 7 (3.02%) Software Test Engineer
15 6 (2.59%) C# Software Engineer
15 6 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.67%) HTML
1 41 (17.67%) Web Services
2 40 (17.24%) .NET
3 29 (12.50%) CSS
4 24 (10.34%) Spring
5 22 (9.48%) AngularJS
6 21 (9.05%) XML
7 18 (7.76%) REST
8 17 (7.33%) JSON
9 15 (6.47%) Node.js
10 14 (6.03%) HTML5
10 14 (6.03%) MFC
10 14 (6.03%) Qt
11 13 (5.60%) SOAP
11 13 (5.60%) Spring Boot
12 12 (5.17%) ActiveX
12 12 (5.17%) DirectX
12 12 (5.17%) OpenGL
12 12 (5.17%) RESTful
13 10 (4.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.78%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.16%) Clustering
6 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.16%) Media Streaming
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.29%) BBC
8 3 (1.29%) FMCG
9 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.86%) Verilog
9 2 (0.86%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 83 (35.78%) Linux
2 29 (12.50%) Windows
3 15 (6.47%) Unix
4 8 (3.45%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (3.02%) Android
6 6 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (2.16%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.86%) CentOS
8 2 (0.86%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.86%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.43%) Fedora
9 1 (0.43%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.12%) Scrum
2 49 (21.12%) TDD
3 45 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (18.53%) Test Automation
5 31 (13.36%) Deployment Automation
6 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 29 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.48%) UML
8 21 (9.05%) Kanban
9 20 (8.62%) MVC
10 19 (8.19%) BDD
10 19 (8.19%) User Stories
11 17 (7.33%) DevOps
11 17 (7.33%) Mathematics
12 16 (6.90%) Microservices
13 15 (6.47%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.03%) OO
14 14 (6.03%) Strategic Thinking
15 11 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 82 (35.34%) Java
2 64 (27.59%) C++
3 59 (25.43%) C
4 55 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 48 (20.69%) C#
6 37 (15.95%) SQL
7 31 (13.36%) Python
8 21 (9.05%) Perl
9 19 (8.19%) Embedded C
10 12 (5.17%) GLSL
10 12 (5.17%) HLSL
10 12 (5.17%) Ruby
11 11 (4.74%) Go
11 11 (4.74%) Java 8
12 8 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.45%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.59%) R
14 5 (2.16%) Groovy
14 5 (2.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.52%) Degree
3 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.29%) MCP
6 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.86%) CCNP
6 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.86%) PhD
7 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) OCP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.60%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) ECSS
3 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.43%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.43%) MISRA
3 1 (0.43%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (8.19%) Docker
2 6 (2.59%) Firmware
3 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (12.07%) Ansible
2 7 (3.02%) Puppet
3 6 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.16%) vRealize
5 4 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.86%) Nagios
6 2 (0.86%) Terraform
6 2 (0.86%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.43%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.03%) Oracle
3 8 (3.45%) IBM
4 7 (3.02%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (3.02%) VMware
5 6 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.16%) hybris
7 4 (1.72%) Citrix
7 4 (1.72%) Google
7 4 (1.72%) Perforce
8 3 (1.29%) BT
8 3 (1.29%) New Relic
8 3 (1.29%) WSO2
9 2 (0.86%) Arista
9 2 (0.86%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.86%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.86%) Intel
9 2 (0.86%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.86%) Telerik
9 2 (0.86%) Zscaler