Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.04% 3.11% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 3.65% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 6
Essex median daily rate £520 £363 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.45% -32.56% +65.38%
10th Percentile £359 £323 £475
90th Percentile £623 £584 £607
East of England median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Essex median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% - +4.70%
10th Percentile £31.60 £32.15 £36.25
90th Percentile £42.40 £45.33 £44.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -2.44%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 680 740 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.35% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 447 530
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £527 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 142 145
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.48 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -0.08% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.68 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Essex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Southend-on-Sea -14 25 £537 -1.47%
Brentwood - 2 £295 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 3
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) TDD
3 33 (82.50%) Scrum
4 32 (80.00%) Kanban
5 30 (75.00%) User Stories
6 29 (72.50%) SOA
7 28 (70.00%) Middleware
8 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
9 25 (62.50%) Linux
9 25 (62.50%) Relational Database
9 25 (62.50%) DevOps
9 25 (62.50%) API Design
10 24 (60.00%) HTTP
10 24 (60.00%) TCP/IP
10 24 (60.00%) SSL
10 24 (60.00%) Git (software)
10 24 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (60.00%) Subversion
11 22 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (47.50%) Mentoring
12 19 (47.50%) Coaching
13 18 (45.00%) Open Source
14 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (37.50%) Java
15 15 (37.50%) Oracle
16 14 (35.00%) J2EE
16 14 (35.00%) Ansible
17 13 (32.50%) Docker
17 13 (32.50%) WSO2

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (32.50%) Apache
1 13 (32.50%) JBoss
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) Confluence
4 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) HTTP
1 24 (60.00%) SSL
1 24 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 24 (60.00%) Subversion
2 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) Selenium
4 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) CANoe
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (2.50%) Automotive
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Marketing
1 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (2.50%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) SOA Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (70.00%) Middleware
2 14 (35.00%) J2EE
3 3 (7.50%) Spring
4 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.00%) Kafka
4 2 (5.00%) OAuth
4 2 (5.00%) OAuth2
4 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.00%) RESTful
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.00%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.00%) RIA
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) IPTV
2 1 (2.50%) STB
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Linux
2 22 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (30.00%) Mac OS X
3 12 (30.00%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (85.00%) TDD
3 33 (82.50%) Scrum
4 32 (80.00%) Kanban
5 30 (75.00%) User Stories
6 29 (72.50%) SOA
7 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
8 25 (62.50%) API Design
8 25 (62.50%) DevOps
9 24 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (47.50%) Coaching
10 19 (47.50%) Mentoring
11 18 (45.00%) Open Source
12 13 (32.50%) Microservices
12 13 (32.50%) Software Architecture
13 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
13 11 (27.50%) Critical Success Factor
13 11 (27.50%) Strategic Thinking
14 6 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (15.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) C
2 10 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISEB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) Ansible
2 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (22.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Terraform
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) WSO2
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) VMware