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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Synthetic Environment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Synthetic Environment over the 6 months to 29 June 2022 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.

Synthetic Environment
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 104 109
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 +53
Contract jobs citing Synthetic Environment 28 15 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.12% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.90% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - - -
England median daily rate £675 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +28.57% +16.67% -15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £47.50 - -
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
75th Percentile £53.44 - -
90th Percentile £53.75 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.75
% change year-on-year - - +81.91%

Synthetic Environment 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 2,094 1,662 1,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.46% 85.23% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,266 935 1,047
10th Percentile £213 £159 £250
25th Percentile £364 £300 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £534 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 204 86
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -21.40% +30.40%
75th Percentile £53.13 £35.00 £48.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.35 £59.38
England median hourly rate £28.41 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.38% +5.56% -1.00%

Synthetic Environment
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Synthetic Environment as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Synthetic Environment in the East of England

Synthetic Environment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Synthetic Environment in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Synthetic Environment in the East of England

Synthetic Environment
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 Synthetic Environment within the East of England region over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +9 26 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Synthetic Environment
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Synthetic Environment 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 Synthetic Environment.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (96.43%) SC Cleared
2 27 (96.43%) Security Cleared
3 26 (92.86%) Social Skills
3 26 (92.86%) Presentation Skills
3 26 (92.86%) Eclipse
3 26 (92.86%) Ethernet
3 26 (92.86%) TCP/IP
3 26 (92.86%) Linux
3 26 (92.86%) Visual Studio
3 26 (92.86%) C#
3 26 (92.86%) C++
3 26 (92.86%) Java
3 26 (92.86%) Agile
3 26 (92.86%) Software Engineering
4 19 (67.86%) Validation
4 19 (67.86%) Visualisation
5 15 (53.57%) TDD
5 15 (53.57%) Unit Testing
5 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (53.57%) CI/CD
5 15 (53.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (32.14%) Military
7 7 (25.00%) Degree
7 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (25.00%) NetBeans
7 7 (25.00%) Aerospace
7 7 (25.00%) OpenGL
7 7 (25.00%) DirectX

Synthetic Environment
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:

Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) Ethernet
1 26 (92.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 26 (92.86%) Eclipse
1 26 (92.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (92.86%) Presentation Skills
1 26 (92.86%) Social Skills
2 9 (32.14%) Military
3 7 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) C# Software Engineer
1 18 (64.29%) C++ Software Engineer
1 18 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) ActiveX
1 7 (25.00%) DirectX
1 7 (25.00%) MFC
1 7 (25.00%) Node.js
1 7 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 7 (25.00%) Qt
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile
1 26 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 19 (67.86%) Validation
2 19 (67.86%) Visualisation
3 15 (53.57%) CI/CD
3 15 (53.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (53.57%) TDD
3 15 (53.57%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
1 26 (92.86%) C++
1 26 (92.86%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) GLSL
2 7 (25.00%) HLSL
2 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) SC Cleared
1 27 (96.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) IBM