The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 218 188 184
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 467 492 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 1.06% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.14% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 219 158
Average daily rate
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£373 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 105 114
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £28.40 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -
Software Engineer
UK

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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software 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 Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
South East -4 162 £368 +13.07% 132
London -36 89 £400 +1.58% 75
South West +23 71 £309 -11.78% 61
East of England +2 51 £350 -12.50% 83
West Midlands +4 34 £300 +6.66% 21
North West -31 29 £324 -7.50% 28
Yorkshire -10 15 £325 +14.53% 21
North East -11 6 £250 -9.09% 5
East Midlands -16 1 - - 30
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 794 (87.64%) Software Engineering
2 304 (33.55%) C++
3 292 (32.23%) C
4 287 (31.68%) Linux
5 273 (30.13%) Java
6 260 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
7 180 (19.87%) Python
8 166 (18.32%) Security Cleared
9 160 (17.66%) JavaScript
10 149 (16.45%) SQL
11 145 (16.00%) UML
12 137 (15.12%) HTML
13 135 (14.90%) OO
14 134 (14.79%) C#
15 114 (12.58%) SC Cleared
16 111 (12.25%) XML
17 104 (11.48%) TDD
17 104 (11.48%) Windows
18 103 (11.37%) .NET
19 102 (11.26%) Degree
20 101 (11.15%) Scrum
21 97 (10.71%) UNIX
21 97 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
22 95 (10.49%) Embedded C
23 85 (9.38%) CSS
24 84 (9.27%) Configuration Management
25 81 (8.94%) Oracle
26 79 (8.72%) Web Services
26 79 (8.72%) Git (software)
27 72 (7.95%) jQuery

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 45 (4.97%) Apache
3 33 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (2.65%) WebSphere
4 24 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.10%) Node.js
6 17 (1.88%) JBoss
7 13 (1.43%) MQSeries
8 9 (0.99%) IIS
9 8 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.66%) SAS
11 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.55%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.55%) CMS
12 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.44%) Confluence
13 4 (0.44%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 21 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.55%) Simulink
3 10 (1.10%) MS Office
4 6 (0.66%) Doxygen
5 5 (0.55%) TargetLink
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.44%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
9 1 (0.11%) Maya
9 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 14 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.77%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (0.55%) ElastiCache
5 5 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.33%) Office 365
7 3 (0.33%) Route 53
7 3 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 34 (3.75%) Internet
3 30 (3.31%) HTTP
4 25 (2.76%) SSL
5 19 (2.10%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.77%) DNS
6 16 (1.77%) Wireless
7 15 (1.66%) 3G
8 13 (1.43%) Firewall
9 12 (1.32%) ZigBee
9 12 (1.32%) DVB
10 11 (1.21%) Bluetooth
10 11 (1.21%) Network Security
11 10 (1.10%) SAN
12 9 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.88%) IPsec
13 8 (0.88%) 2G
13 8 (0.88%) ASN.1
13 8 (0.88%) DHCP
13 8 (0.88%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.40%) MySQL
2 42 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 23 (2.54%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.77%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.77%) Big Data
8 11 (1.21%) Redis
8 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.77%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.55%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 79 (8.72%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.95%) Subversion
3 65 (7.17%) Jenkins
4 51 (5.63%) ClearCase
4 51 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
5 46 (5.08%) Ant
5 46 (5.08%) JIRA
6 35 (3.86%) Selenium
6 35 (3.86%) Visual Studio
7 30 (3.31%) Maven
7 30 (3.31%) GoogleTest
8 26 (2.87%) Eclipse
9 24 (2.65%) JUnit
9 24 (2.65%) Rational Rhapsody
10 21 (2.32%) NUnit
11 20 (2.21%) PHPUnit
12 18 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.99%) ClearQuest
13 17 (1.88%) CppUnit
14 14 (1.55%) Rational Rose
General
1 60 (6.62%) Electronics
2 50 (5.52%) Automotive
3 46 (5.08%) Finance
4 40 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.86%) Aerospace
6 19 (2.10%) Publishing
6 19 (2.10%) Avionics
7 18 (1.99%) Banking
8 16 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.43%) Games
9 13 (1.43%) Military
10 11 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.77%) Billing
12 4 (0.44%) Retail
12 4 (0.44%) Front Office
13 3 (0.33%) Marketing
13 3 (0.33%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (15.12%) HTML
2 111 (12.25%) XML
3 103 (11.37%) .NET
4 85 (9.38%) CSS
5 79 (8.72%) Web Services
6 72 (7.95%) jQuery
7 66 (7.28%) HTML5
8 58 (6.40%) JSON
9 53 (5.85%) Spring
10 39 (4.30%) REST
11 35 (3.86%) AngularJS
12 34 (3.75%) Hibernate
13 32 (3.53%) SOAP
14 31 (3.42%) RESTful
15 30 (3.31%) Middleware
15 30 (3.31%) Ajax
16 25 (2.76%) CSS3
17 24 (2.65%) WPF
18 22 (2.43%) J2EE
19 21 (2.32%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.07%) Computer Science
3 34 (3.75%) Algorithms
4 32 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
5 30 (3.31%) Device Driver
6 21 (2.32%) Open Source
6 21 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.10%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.99%) Digital Media
8 18 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.77%) DTV
10 14 (1.55%) Physics
10 14 (1.55%) CAN bus
11 12 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.32%) Video on Demand
11 12 (1.32%) Data Integration
11 12 (1.32%) Derivative
12 11 (1.21%) STB
12 11 (1.21%) IPTV
12 11 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 287 (31.68%) Linux
2 104 (11.48%) Windows
3 97 (10.71%) UNIX
4 40 (4.42%) Embedded Linux
5 27 (2.98%) Android
6 25 (2.76%) CentOS
7 15 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.10%) VxWorks
8 10 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.88%) AIX
10 8 (0.88%) HPUX
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.66%) Solaris
12 6 (0.66%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (87.64%) Software Engineering
2 260 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (16.00%) UML
4 135 (14.90%) OO
5 104 (11.48%) TDD
6 101 (11.15%) Scrum
7 97 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (9.27%) Configuration Management
9 61 (6.73%) Multithreading
10 59 (6.51%) SOA
11 54 (5.96%) Embedded Software Development
12 47 (5.19%) OOD
13 46 (5.08%) MVC
14 44 (4.86%) OOP
15 43 (4.75%) Test Automation
16 42 (4.64%) Requirements Analysis
17 40 (4.42%) BDD
17 40 (4.42%) Unit Testing
18 37 (4.08%) Project Management
19 34 (3.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 304 (33.55%) C++
2 292 (32.23%) C
3 273 (30.13%) Java
4 180 (19.87%) Python
5 160 (17.66%) JavaScript
6 149 (16.45%) SQL
7 134 (14.79%) C#
8 95 (10.49%) Embedded C
9 68 (7.51%) PHP
10 60 (6.62%) Ruby
11 51 (5.63%) Perl
12 37 (4.08%) Bash Shell
13 28 (3.09%) Ada
14 26 (2.87%) Embedded C++
15 25 (2.76%) Shell Script
16 24 (2.65%) PL/SQL
17 20 (2.21%) Scala
18 19 (2.10%) MATLAB
19 15 (1.66%) XPath
19 15 (1.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 166 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 114 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 102 (11.26%) Degree
4 27 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.55%) VCP4
6 12 (1.32%) ISEB
7 9 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 8 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.88%) PhD
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.44%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.44%) CCNP
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.33%) MCP
12 3 (0.33%) HND
12 3 (0.33%) MCSE
12 3 (0.33%) MCSA
12 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.53%) QA
2 25 (2.76%) DO-178B
3 9 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.44%) TickIT
5 2 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.11%) JTAG
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.11%) GCP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.10%) Firmware
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.66%) Xen
5 5 (0.55%) GPFS
6 4 (0.44%) Docker
6 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.33%) UAG
8 2 (0.22%) Varnish
8 2 (0.22%) vCloud
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.32%) Puppet
2 14 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 10 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.77%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.77%) Ansible
6 5 (0.55%) Mesos
6 5 (0.55%) SCCM
6 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.44%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.44%) Salt
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.33%) Graphite
8 3 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.22%) Netcool
9 2 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.22%) yum
9 2 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 81 (8.94%) Oracle
2 39 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.75%) Google
4 28 (3.09%) VMware
5 24 (2.65%) Zend
6 18 (1.99%) IBM
7 16 (1.77%) Serena
8 13 (1.43%) HP
9 12 (1.32%) Talend
10 11 (1.21%) EMC
11 10 (1.10%) Hitachi
12 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.88%) Informatica
13 8 (0.88%) Adobe
14 6 (0.66%) Cisco
14 6 (0.66%) Citrix
14 6 (0.66%) Perforce
15 5 (0.55%) Rackspace
15 5 (0.55%) Compaq
15 5 (0.55%) Juniper
Warwickshire
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Rate: £22.35 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £31.44 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
AMsource Technology
Rate: expenses
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
CPS Group UK
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
UKHO
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago