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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Rank 28 44 40
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.73% 1.53% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.73% 1.81% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £41.88 £36.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £36.50 £42.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £36.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 378 386 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.52% 84.46% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 214 186
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 41
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £497 -
Basildon -3 1 - - 1
Harlow - 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 41 (83.67%) TDD
2 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (65.31%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (65.31%) DevOps
4 30 (61.22%) Mentoring
5 27 (55.10%) Java
6 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 21 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (40.82%) Linux
8 17 (34.69%) J2EE
8 17 (34.69%) SOA
9 15 (30.61%) Adobe
9 15 (30.61%) C
9 15 (30.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 15 (30.61%) Android
9 15 (30.61%) Apple iOS
10 14 (28.57%) Kanban
10 14 (28.57%) Oracle
10 14 (28.57%) Scrum
10 14 (28.57%) Configuration Management
11 13 (26.53%) Degree
11 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
11 13 (26.53%) API Design
12 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
13 11 (22.45%) SSL
13 11 (22.45%) HTTP
13 11 (22.45%) JBoss
13 11 (22.45%) Apache
13 11 (22.45%) Middleware
13 11 (22.45%) Subversion

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 15 (30.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (22.45%) Apache
2 11 (22.45%) JBoss
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.12%) Confluence
4 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (22.45%) HTTP
2 11 (22.45%) SSL
3 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
1 11 (22.45%) Jenkins
1 11 (22.45%) Subversion
2 6 (12.24%) Ant
3 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) JMeter
4 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
4 3 (6.12%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) Java Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Senior Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Java Software Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Software Developer
5 10 (20.41%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 7 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Software Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Embedded Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) J2EE
2 11 (22.45%) Middleware
3 6 (12.24%) Ajax
3 6 (12.24%) CSS
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
3 6 (12.24%) HTML5
3 6 (12.24%) JSP
3 6 (12.24%) LESS
3 6 (12.24%) Sass
3 6 (12.24%) Web Services
3 6 (12.24%) XHTML
3 6 (12.24%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) Qt
5 1 (2.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.12%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) BeagleBone
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) RIA
4 1 (2.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Android
2 15 (30.61%) Apple iOS
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.24%) Unix
5 4 (8.16%) Windows
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) TDD
2 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (65.31%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (65.31%) DevOps
4 30 (61.22%) Mentoring
5 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 17 (34.69%) SOA
7 14 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 14 (28.57%) Kanban
7 14 (28.57%) Scrum
8 13 (26.53%) API Design
9 11 (22.45%) Microservices
9 11 (22.45%) Open Source
10 10 (20.41%) Android Development
10 10 (20.41%) iOS Development
10 10 (20.41%) User Stories
11 9 (18.37%) Coaching
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (14.29%) OO
13 6 (12.24%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) C
3 7 (14.29%) Perl
4 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) C++
6 4 (8.16%) Python
7 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (8.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Adobe
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 11 (22.45%) WSO2
4 6 (12.24%) IBM
5 4 (8.16%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat