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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Engineer
Rank 563 545 560
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 17 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.035% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.038% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 1
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£300 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 -
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.25%
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2014. 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
South East -9 9 £240 - 2
London +10 7 £436 +6.34% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
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Software Development Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) CSS
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Spring
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.00%) OOD
7 3 (15.00%) MySQL
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
7 3 (15.00%) Open Source
7 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration

Software Development Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) WordPress
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) IPv4
1 1 (5.00%) IPv6
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) DSL
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
1 1 (5.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) HBase
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Redis
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Capybara
3 2 (10.00%) Mockito
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) RSpec
4 1 (5.00%) JBehave
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Games
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Spring
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) HTML5
4 2 (10.00%) Guava
4 2 (10.00%) Cascading
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Commons
4 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 2 (10.00%) Ajax
4 2 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) JMS
5 1 (5.00%) Struts
5 1 (5.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (5.00%) JPA
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.00%) IPTV
3 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (30.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) OOD
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 2 (10.00%) Kanban
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) UML
7 1 (5.00%) OOP
7 1 (5.00%) CMMI
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) sed
5 2 (10.00%) PHP5
5 2 (10.00%) Scala
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) AWK
5 2 (10.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.00%) XPath
6 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) VMware