The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 224 230 294
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 513 524 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.04% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.09% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 285 195
Median daily rate £425 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 101 60
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.68 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.25%
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
43501 47980 48241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.93% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28710 31023 31043
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 1886 2016
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -26 152 £488 -17.02% 88
South East +23 124 £400 +6.66% 74
South West +17 73 £410 +17.14% 29
North West +14 48 £428 +6.87% 30
East of England -2 46 £330 -5.71% 46
West Midlands +7 30 £360 +27.43% 15
East Midlands -3 16 £338 +3.84% 10
North East -18 14 £450 +150.00% 5
Yorkshire +14 10 £425 +9.67% 30
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 908 (96.39%) Software Engineering
2 417 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (34.93%) Java
4 296 (31.42%) C++
5 236 (25.05%) C
6 233 (24.73%) Linux
7 224 (23.78%) TDD
8 201 (21.34%) C#
9 199 (21.13%) JavaScript
10 191 (20.28%) SQL
11 167 (17.73%) BDD
12 160 (16.99%) Scrum
13 136 (14.44%) Web Services
14 135 (14.33%) Security Cleared
15 129 (13.69%) HTML
16 125 (13.27%) .NET
16 125 (13.27%) Python
17 123 (13.06%) OO
18 115 (12.21%) REST
19 113 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
20 111 (11.78%) Git (software)
21 110 (11.68%) UML
22 103 (10.93%) Open Source
23 101 (10.72%) Node.js
24 97 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
25 96 (10.19%) XML
26 95 (10.08%) CSS
26 95 (10.08%) DevOps
27 93 (9.87%) RESTful
27 93 (9.87%) MongoDB

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 47 (4.99%) Tomcat
2 44 (4.67%) Apache
3 41 (4.35%) Confluence
4 30 (3.18%) Apache Spark
4 30 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.18%) JBoss
5 28 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 23 (2.44%) nginx
8 18 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.06%) CMS
11 10 (1.06%) NServiceBus
12 9 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.85%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.74%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
15 6 (0.64%) Jetty
16 5 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 37 (3.93%) Simulink
2 25 (2.65%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.74%) MS Office
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.11%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (0.42%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.18%) GitHub
4 25 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (2.55%) Amazon S3
6 21 (2.23%) Heroku
7 20 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.17%) PaaS
10 11 (1.17%) Slack
11 6 (0.64%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.64%) SaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.32%) IaaS
12 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 72 (7.64%) HTTP
2 43 (4.56%) TCP/IP
3 35 (3.72%) Internet
4 18 (1.91%) LTE
5 17 (1.80%) VoIP
6 16 (1.70%) Asterisk PBX
6 16 (1.70%) Diameter Protocol
6 16 (1.70%) GSM
6 16 (1.70%) PBX
6 16 (1.70%) RANAP
6 16 (1.70%) RTP
6 16 (1.70%) UMTS
7 15 (1.59%) Wireless
8 12 (1.27%) Bluetooth
8 12 (1.27%) SSL
9 11 (1.17%) Broadband
9 11 (1.17%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.85%) MQTT
10 8 (0.85%) SNMP
11 7 (0.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.87%) MongoDB
2 87 (9.24%) NoSQL
3 61 (6.48%) MySQL
4 52 (5.52%) SQL Server
5 43 (4.56%) Big Data
6 39 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (3.93%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.70%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.59%) HBase
12 14 (1.49%) Neo4j
12 14 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.96%) Redis
15 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.74%) Apache Hive
17 6 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 111 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 79 (8.39%) JUnit
3 76 (8.07%) Jenkins
4 69 (7.32%) JIRA
5 67 (7.11%) Cucumber
6 64 (6.79%) Visual Studio
7 54 (5.73%) Subversion
8 49 (5.20%) Maven
9 41 (4.35%) Selenium
10 31 (3.29%) Eclipse
11 30 (3.18%) Rational DOORS
12 25 (2.65%) Mockito
13 22 (2.34%) Ant
14 20 (2.12%) GDB
15 19 (2.02%) GCC
15 19 (2.02%) IntelliJ
16 17 (1.80%) Trac
17 16 (1.70%) Rational Rhapsody
17 16 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 63 (6.69%) Finance
2 39 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.03%) Aerospace
4 30 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.18%) Publishing
5 28 (2.97%) Electronics
6 26 (2.76%) Automotive
7 24 (2.55%) Retail
8 14 (1.49%) Banking
9 13 (1.38%) Military
10 11 (1.17%) Marketing
11 10 (1.06%) Games
11 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.42%) Front Office
13 3 (0.32%) Avionics
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Back Office
14 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (14.44%) Web Services
2 129 (13.69%) HTML
3 125 (13.27%) .NET
4 115 (12.21%) REST
5 101 (10.72%) Node.js
6 96 (10.19%) XML
7 95 (10.08%) CSS
8 93 (9.87%) RESTful
9 87 (9.24%) Spring
10 81 (8.60%) JSON
11 71 (7.54%) AngularJS
12 55 (5.84%) HTML5
13 44 (4.67%) jQuery
14 40 (4.25%) React
15 38 (4.03%) ASP.NET
15 38 (4.03%) SOAP
16 36 (3.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 34 (3.61%) STL
18 31 (3.29%) .NET Framework
18 31 (3.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.79%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.31%) Embedded Systems
4 28 (2.97%) Algorithms
5 26 (2.76%) User Experience
6 16 (1.70%) Device Driver
7 15 (1.59%) Derivative
8 12 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.17%) Wiki
10 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.85%) STB
13 7 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 7 (0.74%) Statistics
14 6 (0.64%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.64%) Digital TV
14 6 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 6 (0.64%) Semantic Web
14 6 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 233 (24.73%) Linux
2 88 (9.34%) Unix
3 82 (8.70%) Windows
4 24 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
5 19 (2.02%) Android
6 16 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.85%) Windows CE
9 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.64%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.42%) CentOS
11 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.11%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (96.39%) Software Engineering
2 417 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (23.78%) TDD
4 167 (17.73%) BDD
5 160 (16.99%) Scrum
6 123 (13.06%) OO
7 110 (11.68%) UML
8 103 (10.93%) Open Source
9 97 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (10.08%) DevOps
11 72 (7.64%) Unit Testing
12 65 (6.90%) Microservices
13 62 (6.58%) High Availability
14 58 (6.16%) Multithreading
15 52 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 50 (5.31%) Web Development
17 48 (5.10%) Configuration Management
17 48 (5.10%) SDLC
18 47 (4.99%) MVC
19 42 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 329 (34.93%) Java
2 296 (31.42%) C++
3 236 (25.05%) C
4 201 (21.34%) C#
5 199 (21.13%) JavaScript
6 191 (20.28%) SQL
7 125 (13.27%) Python
8 79 (8.39%) Scala
9 73 (7.75%) Embedded C
10 63 (6.69%) Ruby
11 47 (4.99%) Ada
12 44 (4.67%) Perl
13 43 (4.56%) MATLAB
14 35 (3.72%) Embedded C++
15 33 (3.50%) Bash Shell
16 28 (2.97%) PHP
17 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.59%) Ada 95
18 15 (1.59%) Go
18 15 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 135 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 88 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 73 (7.75%) Degree
4 19 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.32%) ISEB
6 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.32%) MCTS
6 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.21%) PhD
8 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.61%) QA
2 31 (3.29%) MISRA
3 18 (1.91%) MISRA C
4 14 (1.49%) DO-178B
4 14 (1.49%) SDET
5 9 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 4 (0.42%) ISO26262
9 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.32%) TickIT
10 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.21%) JTAG
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (6.58%) Docker
2 10 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.85%) Firmware
4 5 (0.53%) HDFS
4 5 (0.53%) vSphere
5 4 (0.42%) Shibboleth
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.32%) iptables
6 3 (0.32%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) KVM
7 1 (0.11%) LXC
7 1 (0.11%) SRDF
7 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (3.29%) Puppet
2 28 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.49%) Ansible
4 8 (0.85%) Graphite
5 7 (0.74%) Kibana
5 7 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.64%) Grafana
7 5 (0.53%) Mesos
7 5 (0.53%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.42%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.42%) Sun Identity Manager
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.32%) logstash
10 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.21%) Salt
10 2 (0.21%) SCCM
10 2 (0.21%) Terraform
11 1 (0.11%) Oozie
11 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 66 (7.01%) Oracle
2 63 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (1.70%) Cisco
4 13 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.17%) IBM
6 10 (1.06%) Cloudera
6 10 (1.06%) Google
7 9 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 9 (0.96%) webMethods
8 8 (0.85%) Twitter
9 7 (0.74%) Adobe
10 6 (0.64%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.64%) Sun
11 5 (0.53%) Apigee
11 5 (0.53%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.53%) HP
11 5 (0.53%) VMware
12 4 (0.42%) ILOG
12 4 (0.42%) Intel
12 4 (0.42%) Serena
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £500 per day - 6 months contract to begin in January
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago