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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 42 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.61% 2.91% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 3.62% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 2
Median daily rate £508 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.87% +22.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £372 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £435 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £31.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 389 387 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.89% 80.46% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 187 290
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 93 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 - 17 £545 -
Brentwood - 1 £295 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 48 (85.71%) TDD
2 46 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (76.79%) Test Automation
4 40 (71.43%) DevOps
5 39 (69.64%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (64.29%) Kanban
6 36 (64.29%) Linux
6 36 (64.29%) Scrum
7 34 (60.71%) SOA
8 33 (58.93%) Mentoring
9 31 (55.36%) API Design
9 31 (55.36%) HTTP
9 31 (55.36%) TCP/IP
9 31 (55.36%) SSL
10 30 (53.57%) Middleware
10 30 (53.57%) User Stories
11 29 (51.79%) Relational Database
12 28 (50.00%) Git (software)
12 28 (50.00%) Open Source
12 28 (50.00%) Subversion
13 26 (46.43%) Oracle
14 25 (44.64%) J2EE
14 25 (44.64%) Configuration Management
14 25 (44.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (42.86%) Coaching
16 23 (41.07%) Microservices
16 23 (41.07%) Docker
16 23 (41.07%) Jenkins
16 23 (41.07%) WSO2
16 23 (41.07%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 23 (41.07%) Apache
1 23 (41.07%) JBoss
1 23 (41.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (10.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Confluence
3 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (55.36%) HTTP
1 31 (55.36%) SSL
1 31 (55.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (51.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (50.00%) Subversion
2 23 (41.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.93%) JIRA
3 5 (8.93%) Maven
4 3 (5.36%) Ant
4 3 (5.36%) JMeter
4 3 (5.36%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (5.36%) Selenium
4 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Automotive
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (53.57%) Middleware
2 25 (44.64%) J2EE
3 3 (5.36%) Ajax
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) HTML5
3 3 (5.36%) JSP
3 3 (5.36%) LESS
3 3 (5.36%) Sass
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) XHTML
3 3 (5.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.36%) RIA
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) IPTV
5 1 (1.79%) Robotics
5 1 (1.79%) STB
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (64.29%) Linux
2 25 (44.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (21.43%) Unix
4 9 (16.07%) Mac OS X
5 6 (10.71%) Android
5 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (85.71%) TDD
2 46 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (76.79%) Test Automation
4 40 (71.43%) DevOps
5 39 (69.64%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (64.29%) Kanban
6 36 (64.29%) Scrum
7 34 (60.71%) SOA
8 33 (58.93%) Mentoring
9 31 (55.36%) API Design
10 30 (53.57%) User Stories
11 28 (50.00%) Open Source
12 25 (44.64%) Configuration Management
13 24 (42.86%) Coaching
14 23 (41.07%) Microservices
15 14 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (17.86%) Continuous Deployment
17 8 (14.29%) Software Architecture
18 6 (10.71%) Critical Success Factor
19 5 (8.93%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) C
3 17 (30.36%) Perl
4 6 (10.71%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (30.36%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Oracle
2 23 (41.07%) WSO2
3 6 (10.71%) Adobe
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 3 (5.36%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat