Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 214 212 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.23% 4.60% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 5.38% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 98
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £312 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 59
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41.23 £33.25 £38.13
90th Percentile £57.17 £57.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +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 3,450 3,938 3,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.35% 85.48% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,015 2,250 2,212
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £557
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 216 257
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £25.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.24% -23.13% +22.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.65 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% - +11.11%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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
Cambridgeshire +7 77 £445 +27.14% 261
Hertfordshire +14 68 £400 -3.03% 63
Essex -4 29 £369 -29.76% 34
Suffolk +16 25 £375 -9.09% 10
Bedfordshire +13 10 £488 +10.17% 18
Norfolk -4 3 £325 -19.82% 10
East Anglia - 2 - - 23
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 87 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (36.92%) C++
3 78 (36.45%) C
4 74 (34.58%) Linux
5 58 (27.10%) Java
6 54 (25.23%) Degree
7 46 (21.50%) JavaScript
8 42 (19.63%) Security Cleared
9 41 (19.16%) Embedded C
10 39 (18.22%) Git (software)
11 37 (17.29%) SC Cleared
12 35 (16.36%) C#
12 35 (16.36%) Python
13 34 (15.89%) Windows
13 34 (15.89%) Scrum
14 32 (14.95%) .NET
14 32 (14.95%) Mathematics
15 30 (14.02%) Embedded C++
16 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
17 28 (13.08%) Computer Science
17 28 (13.08%) Node.js
18 27 (12.62%) Visual Studio
18 27 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (11.68%) Web Services
19 25 (11.68%) Aerospace
19 25 (11.68%) TDD
20 23 (10.75%) Eclipse
20 23 (10.75%) Qt
21 22 (10.28%) Ethernet
21 22 (10.28%) UML

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 (4.67%) Confluence
2 5 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.87%) JBoss
4 3 (1.40%) Apache
4 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.93%) SAS
5 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Simulink
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.93%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) HFM
2 1 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.27%) GitHub
3 5 (2.34%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.34%) Serverless
4 4 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (1.87%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.93%) npm
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.28%) Ethernet
2 20 (9.35%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.07%) 5G
4 11 (5.14%) Wireless
5 6 (2.80%) 3GPP
5 6 (2.80%) Internet
6 5 (2.34%) Broadband
6 5 (2.34%) LTE
7 4 (1.87%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.40%) 4G
8 3 (1.40%) Firewall
8 3 (1.40%) HTTP
8 3 (1.40%) SNMP
8 3 (1.40%) SpaceWire
9 2 (0.93%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.93%) LAN
9 2 (0.93%) NAS
9 2 (0.93%) UTRAN
10 1 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) Big Data
1 10 (4.67%) MySQL
2 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.87%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.93%) HBase
7 2 (0.93%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.93%) OLAP
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (18.22%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.62%) Visual Studio
3 23 (10.75%) Eclipse
4 21 (9.81%) Jenkins
5 19 (8.88%) NetBeans
6 16 (7.48%) JIRA
7 10 (4.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (4.21%) Selenium
9 7 (3.27%) Maven
10 5 (2.34%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.87%) JUnit
12 3 (1.40%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (1.40%) Gradle
12 3 (1.40%) gulp
12 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.40%) LabVIEW
12 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.93%) Pivotal Tracker
13 2 (0.93%) Protractor
13 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (11.68%) Aerospace
2 19 (8.88%) Military
3 10 (4.67%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.21%) Automotive
4 9 (4.21%) Electronics
4 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.74%) Finance
6 7 (3.27%) Law
7 5 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.87%) Avionics
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (46.73%) Software Engineer
2 49 (22.90%) Developer
3 37 (17.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 30 (14.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (8.88%) C Software Engineer
6 18 (8.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (6.54%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.27%) Analyst
9 7 (3.27%) Architect
9 7 (3.27%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.27%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.80%) C++ Developer
10 6 (2.80%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 5 (2.34%) C Developer
11 5 (2.34%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.95%) .NET
2 28 (13.08%) Node.js
3 25 (11.68%) Web Services
4 23 (10.75%) Qt
5 18 (8.41%) DirectX
5 18 (8.41%) HTML
5 18 (8.41%) OpenGL
6 17 (7.94%) ActiveX
6 17 (7.94%) MFC
7 15 (7.01%) CSS
8 13 (6.07%) React
9 11 (5.14%) GraphQL
10 9 (4.21%) Redux
11 8 (3.74%) D3.js
12 7 (3.27%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.27%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.27%) JSON
12 7 (3.27%) XML
13 6 (2.80%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.80%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.01%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.74%) Life Science
4 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.40%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.93%) FMCG
8 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.93%) RIA
8 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.93%) TM Forum
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
8 2 (0.93%) VHDL
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.58%) Linux
2 34 (15.89%) Windows
3 18 (8.41%) Android
4 7 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (2.34%) Unix
6 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) CentOS
7 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.93%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.93%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.47%) Fedora
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.89%) Scrum
3 32 (14.95%) Mathematics
4 28 (13.08%) Computer Science
5 27 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (11.68%) TDD
7 22 (10.28%) UML
8 19 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (7.48%) Multithreading
10 15 (7.01%) Embedded Software Development
11 14 (6.54%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.07%) DevOps
12 13 (6.07%) OO
13 12 (5.61%) Analytics
13 12 (5.61%) Visualisation
14 10 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (4.67%) Project Management
14 10 (4.67%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.21%) Data Visualisation
15 9 (4.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 79 (36.92%) C++
2 78 (36.45%) C
3 58 (27.10%) Java
4 46 (21.50%) JavaScript
5 41 (19.16%) Embedded C
6 35 (16.36%) C#
6 35 (16.36%) Python
7 30 (14.02%) Embedded C++
8 21 (9.81%) SQL
9 17 (7.94%) GLSL
9 17 (7.94%) HLSL
10 13 (6.07%) Ruby
11 9 (4.21%) ES6
11 9 (4.21%) Perl
12 8 (3.74%) MATLAB
13 7 (3.27%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.34%) Go
14 5 (2.34%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.40%) Elixir
15 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (25.23%) Degree
2 42 (19.63%) Security Cleared
3 37 (17.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.40%) PhD
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.93%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CISSP
8 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) GIAC
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.93%) ECSS
2 2 (0.93%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (0.93%) MISRA
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.61%) Docker
2 8 (3.74%) Firmware
3 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) Ansible
2 4 (1.87%) Grafana
3 3 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) SELinux
5 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) Kibana
5 1 (0.47%) logstash
5 1 (0.47%) Mesos
5 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.14%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.21%) Oracle
4 6 (2.80%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.40%) BMC
5 3 (1.40%) Talend
6 2 (0.93%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.93%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.93%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.93%) Remedy
6 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.93%) Sun
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Altera
7 1 (0.47%) BT
7 1 (0.47%) Coverity
7 1 (0.47%) EMC
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) Intel