Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 +36
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 273 230 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.37% 4.53% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 5.33% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 83 55
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £304
90th Percentile £575 £608 £584
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 46 46
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £41.03 £36.25 £31.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.88 £59.13
England median hourly rate £43.63 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.06% +5.88% +6.25%

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 4,331 4,313 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.17% 84.99% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,483 2,312
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 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 263 324
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +8.40%
10th Percentile £11.44 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.93
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +23 97 £450 +9.09% 64
Cambridgeshire +7 89 £400 +14.29% 246
Essex -8 42 £525 +0.57% 29
Suffolk +10 27 £375 -11.76% 8
Norfolk -2 11 £385 -26.32% 12
Bedfordshire -3 6 £510 +2.00% 14
East Anglia - 1 £900 - 11
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 118 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (37.73%) Linux
3 100 (36.63%) Java
4 78 (28.57%) C
5 73 (26.74%) Git (software)
6 72 (26.37%) C++
7 69 (25.27%) JavaScript
8 63 (23.08%) Scrum
9 57 (20.88%) Test Automation
10 54 (19.78%) Security Cleared
11 52 (19.05%) TDD
12 51 (18.68%) Degree
13 50 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (18.32%) C#
14 47 (17.22%) .NET
15 44 (16.12%) HTML
15 44 (16.12%) Web Services
15 44 (16.12%) SC Cleared
16 39 (14.29%) Windows
16 39 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 37 (13.55%) SQL
18 36 (13.19%) Python
19 35 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (12.09%) Finance
21 32 (11.72%) Embedded C
21 32 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
21 32 (11.72%) Deployment Automation
21 32 (11.72%) Jenkins
22 31 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
22 31 (11.36%) Microsoft

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 9 (3.30%) JBoss
2 8 (2.93%) Confluence
3 6 (2.20%) Apache
3 6 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.10%) CMS
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.73%) WildFly
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.47%) Simulink
4 2 (0.73%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.73%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.20%) GitHub
4 3 (1.10%) Heroku
4 3 (1.10%) npm
5 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) Force.com
6 1 (0.37%) Office 365
6 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 26 (9.52%) HTTP
3 23 (8.42%) Ethernet
4 19 (6.96%) SSL
5 15 (5.49%) Broadband
5 15 (5.49%) Wireless
6 14 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (4.03%) DNS
8 10 (3.66%) FTP
8 10 (3.66%) Software-Defined Networking
8 10 (3.66%) Wireshark
9 9 (3.30%) Internet
10 7 (2.56%) DHCP
10 7 (2.56%) DLNA
10 7 (2.56%) DSL
10 7 (2.56%) IPv4
10 7 (2.56%) IPv6
10 7 (2.56%) UPnP
10 7 (2.56%) VoIP
10 7 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.56%) MySQL
5 6 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.10%) Big Data
7 3 (1.10%) DB2
7 3 (1.10%) GIS
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.73%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.73%) OLAP
8 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 73 (26.74%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.72%) Jenkins
3 31 (11.36%) JIRA
4 27 (9.89%) Visual Studio
5 24 (8.79%) Subversion
6 22 (8.06%) Eclipse
7 19 (6.96%) NetBeans
8 15 (5.49%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (5.49%) Selenium
9 11 (4.03%) Rational Rhapsody
9 11 (4.03%) Rational Team Concert
10 10 (3.66%) gulp
10 10 (3.66%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.30%) GDB
12 8 (2.93%) Maven
13 6 (2.20%) Gradle
13 6 (2.20%) JMeter
13 6 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (1.83%) JUnit
14 5 (1.83%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (12.09%) Finance
2 20 (7.33%) Aerospace
3 19 (6.96%) Military
4 18 (6.59%) Electronics
5 7 (2.56%) Law
5 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.83%) Retail
7 4 (1.47%) Automotive
7 4 (1.47%) Back Office
7 4 (1.47%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.10%) Banking
8 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (38.10%) Software Engineer
2 78 (28.57%) Developer
3 39 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 38 (13.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 31 (11.36%) Java Developer
6 20 (7.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 19 (6.96%) Architect
8 17 (6.23%) Java Engineer
9 16 (5.86%) Java Software Engineer
9 16 (5.86%) Senior Software Engineer
10 15 (5.49%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 11 (4.03%) Analyst
12 11 (4.03%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.66%) C Software Engineer
13 10 (3.66%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.66%) Test Engineer
14 9 (3.30%) Administrator
14 9 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.22%) .NET
2 44 (16.12%) HTML
2 44 (16.12%) Web Services
3 31 (11.36%) CSS
4 30 (10.99%) AngularJS
5 25 (9.16%) Spring
6 24 (8.79%) Node.js
7 22 (8.06%) Qt
8 21 (7.69%) REST
9 17 (6.23%) DirectX
9 17 (6.23%) HTML5
9 17 (6.23%) OpenGL
10 16 (5.86%) ActiveX
10 16 (5.86%) MFC
11 14 (5.13%) SOAP
11 14 (5.13%) XML
12 13 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 13 (4.76%) JSON
12 13 (4.76%) React
12 13 (4.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (8.79%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.03%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.56%) Media Streaming
7 5 (1.83%) Clustering
7 5 (1.83%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.47%) Life Science
8 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.47%) User Experience
9 3 (1.10%) BBC
9 3 (1.10%) VHDL
10 2 (0.73%) FMCG
10 2 (0.73%) Vector Graphics
10 2 (0.73%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 103 (37.73%) Linux
2 39 (14.29%) Windows
3 20 (7.33%) Unix
4 11 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (3.30%) Android
5 9 (3.30%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.56%) VxWorks
8 6 (2.20%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.73%) CentOS
9 2 (0.73%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.73%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.37%) Fedora
10 1 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (23.08%) Scrum
3 57 (20.88%) Test Automation
4 52 (19.05%) TDD
5 50 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (11.72%) Deployment Automation
6 32 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (10.62%) Configuration Management
8 26 (9.52%) Mathematics
9 24 (8.79%) Kanban
9 24 (8.79%) MVC
10 21 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (7.69%) User Stories
11 20 (7.33%) OO
11 20 (7.33%) UML
11 20 (7.33%) Unit Testing
12 19 (6.96%) Microservices
13 17 (6.23%) BDD
14 15 (5.49%) DevOps
15 14 (5.13%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.63%) Java
2 78 (28.57%) C
3 72 (26.37%) C++
4 69 (25.27%) JavaScript
5 50 (18.32%) C#
6 37 (13.55%) SQL
7 36 (13.19%) Python
8 32 (11.72%) Embedded C
9 22 (8.06%) Perl
10 16 (5.86%) GLSL
10 16 (5.86%) HLSL
10 16 (5.86%) Java 8
11 15 (5.49%) Ruby
12 11 (4.03%) Go
13 9 (3.30%) Embedded C++
13 9 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 9 (3.30%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.93%) Groovy
14 8 (2.93%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 51 (18.68%) Degree
3 44 (16.12%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.73%) MCP
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) OCP
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.37%) PhD
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) MISRA
3 3 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
System Software
1 22 (8.06%) Docker
2 15 (5.49%) Firmware
3 5 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.73%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (10.99%) Ansible
2 9 (3.30%) Puppet
3 5 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.47%) vRealize
4 4 (1.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (1.10%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
6 2 (0.73%) Terraform
7 1 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.37%) Salt
7 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.49%) Oracle
3 10 (3.66%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.30%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.20%) VMware
6 4 (1.47%) Google
6 4 (1.47%) HP
6 4 (1.47%) IBM
6 4 (1.47%) New Relic
7 3 (1.10%) BT
7 3 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.10%) hybris
7 3 (1.10%) Intel
7 3 (1.10%) JDA
7 3 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.10%) Perforce
8 2 (0.73%) Remedy
8 2 (0.73%) Sage
8 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.73%) Sun