The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.95% 1.32% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.57% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 19
Median daily rate £475 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.79% -8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +1.58% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.14% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 655 637 727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.95% 84.26% 80.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 372 376
Median daily rate £420 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Milton Keynes

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 20 (71.43%) Java
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Spring
3 13 (46.43%) Microservices
4 12 (42.86%) Web Services
4 12 (42.86%) XML
5 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
6 10 (35.71%) RESTful
7 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (25.00%) Gradle
8 7 (25.00%) XSLT
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) IBM
8 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) OO
9 6 (21.43%) Python
9 6 (21.43%) Spring Integration
9 6 (21.43%) Apache Camel
9 6 (21.43%) Groovy
9 6 (21.43%) Ruby
9 6 (21.43%) Maven
9 6 (21.43%) Java EE
10 5 (17.86%) JSON
10 5 (17.86%) Kanban
10 5 (17.86%) Grails
10 5 (17.86%) Go

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 5 (17.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) WildFly
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) Gradle
3 6 (21.43%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) Ant
4 2 (7.14%) git-flow
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Coach
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Finance Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PHP Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Spring
2 12 (42.86%) Web Services
2 12 (42.86%) XML
3 10 (35.71%) RESTful
4 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 7 (25.00%) XSLT
5 6 (21.43%) Apache Camel
5 6 (21.43%) Java EE
5 6 (21.43%) Spring Integration
6 5 (17.86%) Grails
6 5 (17.86%) HTML
6 5 (17.86%) JSON
7 3 (10.71%) LAMP
7 3 (10.71%) Node.js
7 3 (10.71%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (7.14%) CSS
8 2 (7.14%) HTML5
8 2 (7.14%) iOS SDK
8 2 (7.14%) PrimeFaces
8 2 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Microservices
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) OO
6 5 (17.86%) Kanban
6 5 (17.86%) Low Latency
7 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 4 (14.29%) Mobile Development
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
9 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Business Development
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (7.14%) Open Source
9 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
9 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Groovy
2 6 (21.43%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Ruby
3 5 (17.86%) Go
4 4 (14.29%) Apple Swift
4 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) C
6 2 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) ABAP
7 1 (3.57%) F#
7 1 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
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