Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 31 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 95 251 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.78% 5.86% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 6.88% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 104 87
Median daily rate £450 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £356 £300
90th Percentile £619 £551 £559
England median daily rate £550 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 34 20
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £43.28 £41.25 £39.13
90th Percentile £52.88 £51.60 £53.00
England median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% -1.15%

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 1,638 3,646 4,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.48% 85.09% 85.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 2,115 2,276
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £280 £238
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 201 255
Median hourly rate £22.82 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.40% - -44.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £11.30
90th Percentile £59.15 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

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 11 July 2020.

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
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 11 July 2020. 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 +7 45 £500 +17.65% 33
Cambridgeshire +1 27 £431 -9.21% 59
Suffolk 0 10 £388 -4.62% 2
Essex -6 10 £490 +30.67% 10
Bedfordshire +12 3 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 32 (33.68%) Linux
2 31 (32.63%) C++
2 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
3 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
4 26 (27.37%) C
4 26 (27.37%) Java
4 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
5 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 24 (25.26%) C#
7 23 (24.21%) .NET
8 20 (21.05%) Web Services
8 20 (21.05%) Windows
8 20 (21.05%) Python
9 19 (20.00%) UML
9 19 (20.00%) Node.js
10 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
10 18 (18.95%) Scrum
11 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
12 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
12 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
12 16 (16.84%) Degree
12 16 (16.84%) Mathematics
13 15 (15.79%) TDD
14 14 (14.74%) JIRA
14 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
15 13 (13.68%) Qt
15 13 (13.68%) Military
15 13 (13.68%) Simulink
15 13 (13.68%) Aerospace

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 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) JBoss
1 4 (4.21%) Mule
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.11%) Jadu
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) nginx
3 1 (1.05%) SAS
3 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Simulink
2 2 (2.11%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) AWS
1 11 (11.58%) Azure
2 7 (7.37%) Serverless
3 6 (6.32%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.21%) iPaaS
5 3 (3.16%) AWS IoT
6 2 (2.11%) Akamai
6 2 (2.11%) SaaS
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.05%) GCP
7 1 (1.05%) GitHub
7 1 (1.05%) Kong
7 1 (1.05%) Loggly
7 1 (1.05%) NuGet
7 1 (1.05%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.63%) Ethernet
3 7 (7.37%) HTTP
4 6 (6.32%) SSL
5 4 (4.21%) VoIP
6 3 (3.16%) DNS
7 2 (2.11%) 802.11
7 2 (2.11%) BGP
7 2 (2.11%) DHCP
7 2 (2.11%) DWDM
7 2 (2.11%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.11%) IGRP
7 2 (2.11%) Internet
7 2 (2.11%) LAN
7 2 (2.11%) MPLS
7 2 (2.11%) OSPF
7 2 (2.11%) SMS
7 2 (2.11%) SNMP
7 2 (2.11%) VPN
7 2 (2.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.05%) Power BI
4 1 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.05%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.89%) Visual Studio
3 14 (14.74%) JIRA
4 13 (13.68%) Eclipse
5 12 (12.63%) Jenkins
5 12 (12.63%) NetBeans
5 12 (12.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (7.37%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (6.32%) Rational Team Concert
8 5 (5.26%) Maven
9 4 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.21%) FishEye
9 4 (4.21%) Subversion
10 3 (3.16%) JMeter
11 2 (2.11%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.11%) Gatling
11 2 (2.11%) GitLab
11 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.11%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (13.68%) Aerospace
1 13 (13.68%) Military
2 6 (6.32%) Law
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Games
4 4 (4.21%) Finance
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (48.42%) Software Engineer
2 26 (27.37%) Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Ada Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Ada Software Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Python Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Python Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.21%) C Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Embedded C Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) .NET
2 20 (21.05%) Web Services
3 19 (20.00%) Node.js
4 13 (13.68%) Qt
5 11 (11.58%) ActiveX
5 11 (11.58%) DirectX
5 11 (11.58%) MFC
5 11 (11.58%) OpenGL
6 8 (8.42%) XML
7 6 (6.32%) .NET Core
7 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.26%) HTML
8 5 (5.26%) J2EE
8 5 (5.26%) RESTful
8 5 (5.26%) Swagger
9 4 (4.21%) Django
9 4 (4.21%) Java EE
9 4 (4.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.16%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.68%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Unix
4 2 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) UML
3 18 (18.95%) Scrum
4 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
4 16 (16.84%) Mathematics
5 15 (15.79%) TDD
6 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
7 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.53%) MVC
8 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.47%) DevOps
9 9 (9.47%) OO
10 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.37%) Change Control
12 6 (6.32%) BDD
12 6 (6.32%) Machine Learning
12 6 (6.32%) Release Management
12 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) C++
2 26 (27.37%) C
2 26 (27.37%) Java
2 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
3 24 (25.26%) C#
4 20 (21.05%) Python
5 12 (12.63%) Ada
6 11 (11.58%) GLSL
6 11 (11.58%) HLSL
7 10 (10.53%) SQL
8 8 (8.42%) MATLAB
9 6 (6.32%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.26%) Ada 95
11 3 (3.16%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.16%) Perl
11 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.16%) XAML
12 2 (2.11%) Java 8
12 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
1 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) PhD
4 2 (2.11%) CCNP
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.05%) OCP
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.05%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.05%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.05%) HL7
1 1 (1.05%) MISRA
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) Firmware
2 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.16%) Terraform
4 2 (2.11%) Ansible
4 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.11%) vRealize
5 1 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.05%) Grafana
5 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) Istio
5 1 (1.05%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.21%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.11%) Arista
4 2 (2.11%) Aruba
4 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco
4 2 (2.11%) Citrix
4 2 (2.11%) F5
4 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.11%) Meraki
4 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.11%) Riverbed
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
4 2 (2.11%) Tableau
4 2 (2.11%) Tufin
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) WSO2
4 2 (2.11%) Zscaler