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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 64 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 97 70 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.18% 2.74% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 3.42% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 22
Median daily rate £488 £450 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +34.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 20
Median hourly rate £43.25 £44.40 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.00 £36.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.12 £45.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1960 2045 2466
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.48% 80.10% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1180 1468
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 151 178
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.62 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.47% -16.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +18 36 £375 +7.14% 89
Essex -7 25 £508 +26.87% 5
Hertfordshire +2 18 £419 -5.63% 36
Norfolk +6 8 £475 +5.55% 2
Bedfordshire -24 5 £488 -17.02% 4
Suffolk +18 4 £310 - 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 93 (43.66%) C
2 81 (38.03%) Linux
3 78 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (30.99%) TDD
5 62 (29.11%) Java
6 60 (28.17%) Configuration Management
7 52 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (23.94%) DevOps
8 51 (23.94%) TCP/IP
9 50 (23.47%) SSL
10 47 (22.07%) Test Automation
11 46 (21.60%) Python
12 45 (21.13%) Scrum
13 44 (20.66%) Apache
13 44 (20.66%) Kanban
14 42 (19.72%) SOA
15 39 (18.31%) Embedded C
16 38 (17.84%) Git (software)
17 37 (17.37%) Perl
17 37 (17.37%) C++
18 35 (16.43%) HTTP
18 35 (16.43%) Mentoring
19 33 (15.49%) Subversion
20 32 (15.02%) C#
20 32 (15.02%) API Design
21 31 (14.55%) User Stories
21 31 (14.55%) Middleware
22 30 (14.08%) Oracle
22 30 (14.08%) Relational Database
22 30 (14.08%) Open Source

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 44 (20.66%) Apache
2 23 (10.80%) JBoss
2 23 (10.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (9.86%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.23%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.82%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.35%) Confluence
7 4 (1.88%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Simulink
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.94%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.29%) LabWindows
2 6 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) IaaS
3 2 (0.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (23.94%) TCP/IP
2 50 (23.47%) SSL
3 35 (16.43%) HTTP
4 18 (8.45%) Firewall
5 7 (3.29%) RS-422
6 5 (2.35%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.35%) Internet
7 4 (1.88%) Wireless
8 3 (1.41%) MQTT
8 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.41%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.94%) DNS
9 2 (0.94%) NAS
9 2 (0.94%) SAN
9 2 (0.94%) SpaceWire
10 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.47%) Extranet
10 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.08%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.45%) MySQL
2 18 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.23%) Big Data
4 9 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.82%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.35%) HBase
6 5 (2.35%) Impala
7 4 (1.88%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (17.84%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.49%) Subversion
3 26 (12.21%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.51%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (6.10%) Rational Rhapsody
6 11 (5.16%) JIRA
7 10 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.82%) Maven
10 5 (2.35%) Ant
10 5 (2.35%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.35%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.88%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.88%) Selenium
12 3 (1.41%) ClearCase
12 3 (1.41%) ClearQuest
12 3 (1.41%) JMeter
12 3 (1.41%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.94%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.94%) Lombardi
General
1 15 (7.04%) Finance
2 11 (5.16%) Aerospace
3 9 (4.23%) Automotive
4 8 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.82%) Electronics
6 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.41%) Avionics
8 2 (0.94%) German Language
8 2 (0.94%) Military
8 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (49.77%) Software Engineer
2 44 (20.66%) Embedded Engineer
3 38 (17.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 29 (13.62%) Developer
5 21 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) C Software Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) Embedded C Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) Architect
9 11 (5.16%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) C# Software Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Software Test Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Ada Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Ada Software Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Analyst
13 7 (3.29%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
14 6 (2.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.55%) Middleware
2 28 (13.15%) J2EE
3 20 (9.39%) .NET
4 15 (7.04%) LAPP Stack
5 14 (6.57%) Web Services
6 12 (5.63%) HTML
7 11 (5.16%) CSS
7 11 (5.16%) LAMP
7 11 (5.16%) XML
8 8 (3.76%) WPF
9 7 (3.29%) JSP
9 7 (3.29%) Node.js
10 6 (2.82%) Ajax
10 6 (2.82%) HTML5
10 6 (2.82%) Sass
11 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.35%) JSON
11 5 (2.35%) RESTful
11 5 (2.35%) WCF
12 4 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.21%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.04%) Clustering
4 14 (6.57%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.76%) RIA
6 6 (2.82%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.41%) Robotics
8 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.94%) SCADA
8 2 (0.94%) Smart City
9 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.47%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.47%) STB
9 1 (0.47%) VHDL
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (38.03%) Linux
2 27 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (9.86%) Windows
4 14 (6.57%) Unix
5 9 (4.23%) Android
5 9 (4.23%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.29%) VxWorks
8 4 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.88%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.94%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.94%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) HPUX
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.99%) TDD
3 60 (28.17%) Configuration Management
4 52 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (23.94%) DevOps
6 47 (22.07%) Test Automation
7 45 (21.13%) Scrum
8 44 (20.66%) Kanban
9 42 (19.72%) SOA
10 35 (16.43%) Mentoring
11 32 (15.02%) API Design
12 31 (14.55%) User Stories
13 30 (14.08%) Open Source
14 27 (12.68%) Coaching
15 25 (11.74%) Microservices
16 22 (10.33%) Integration Testing
17 17 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (7.51%) UML
19 13 (6.10%) BDD
20 11 (5.16%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 93 (43.66%) C
2 62 (29.11%) Java
3 46 (21.60%) Python
4 39 (18.31%) Embedded C
5 37 (17.37%) C++
5 37 (17.37%) Perl
6 32 (15.02%) C#
7 21 (9.86%) SQL
8 19 (8.92%) JavaScript
9 17 (7.98%) Bash Shell
9 17 (7.98%) MATLAB
10 15 (7.04%) Ruby
11 8 (3.76%) Ada
11 8 (3.76%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.82%) Ada 95
13 5 (2.35%) ANSI C
13 5 (2.35%) VB
14 4 (1.88%) HiveQL
15 3 (1.41%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.98%) Degree
4 10 (4.69%) RHCE
5 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.41%) ISEB
6 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.94%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.47%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.47%) PhD
8 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.88%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.94%) ECSS
2 2 (0.94%) MISRA
3 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 28 (13.15%) Docker
2 5 (2.35%) Apache Flume
2 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.41%) Cygwin
3 3 (1.41%) Firmware
3 3 (1.41%) HDFS
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (14.08%) Puppet
2 20 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.57%) Ansible
4 10 (4.69%) Salt
5 3 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.94%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.47%) Kibana
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 30 (14.08%) Oracle
2 23 (10.80%) WSO2
3 13 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.76%) Serena
5 6 (2.82%) Adobe
5 6 (2.82%) IBM
6 5 (2.35%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.35%) VMware
7 2 (0.94%) EMC
7 2 (0.94%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco
8 1 (0.47%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.47%) Intel
8 1 (0.47%) Juniper
8 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Sun
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