The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 27 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.69% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 149 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 81.36% 80.11% 73.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 98 82
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £26.30 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.50 £36.00
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 Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Suffolk

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Suffolk

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £400 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 7 (43.75%) D3.js
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
3 7 (43.75%) Ajax
3 7 (43.75%) jQuery
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) JDBC
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (18.75%) JSON
6 3 (18.75%) WPF
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) ETL
6 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 4 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) HBase
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Data Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (43.75%) Ajax
2 7 (43.75%) D3.js
2 7 (43.75%) Hibernate
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
2 7 (43.75%) JDBC
2 7 (43.75%) jQuery
2 7 (43.75%) RESTful
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) Kafka
3 3 (18.75%) WPF
4 2 (12.50%) EJB
5 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (6.25%) Dojo
5 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) Groovy
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Flume
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
1 1 (6.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
3 1 (6.25%) Intel
3 1 (6.25%) Sencha