The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Development Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Engineer
Rank 549 508 509
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 8 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.070% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.076% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 -
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -4.45%
Software Development Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Engineer across the England region.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Engineer across the England region.

Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 4 £375 +25.00% 7
South East -17 3 - - 2
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Software Development Engineer
UK

Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Development Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Development Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (52.63%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
6 3 (15.79%) OOD
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) C
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) Spring
6 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
6 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source
7 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
7 2 (10.53%) Scala
7 2 (10.53%) Big Data
7 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
7 2 (10.53%) MVC

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Development Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Development Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) IPv4
1 1 (5.26%) IPv6
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Capybara
3 1 (5.26%) RSpec
3 1 (5.26%) JBehave
3 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
3 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Guava
3 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Cascading
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Commons
3 1 (5.26%) JPA
3 1 (5.26%) Qt
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
1 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
2 4 (21.05%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) OOD
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) RAD
5 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) C
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) AWK
6 1 (5.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Juniper
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
Feltham, Middlesex
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago