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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 237 233 267
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 505 522 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 0.99% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.04% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 253 230
Median daily rate £430 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 113 47
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.44 £33.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +8 147 £500 +4.16% 103
South East -10 105 £406 +9.79% 71
South West -13 59 £400 +6.66% 40
East of England +27 57 £375 +7.14% 74
West Midlands -4 57 £360 +20.00% 14
North West +19 35 £420 +12.00% 25
East Midlands -13 18 £344 +1.10% 11
North East -7 14 £463 +42.30% 10
Yorkshire +4 12 £428 +14.00% 30
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 925 (96.86%) Software Engineering
2 416 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (36.65%) Java
4 295 (30.89%) C++
5 254 (26.60%) C
5 254 (26.60%) Linux
6 242 (25.34%) TDD
7 204 (21.36%) JavaScript
8 196 (20.52%) C#
9 187 (19.58%) SQL
10 149 (15.60%) BDD
11 141 (14.76%) Scrum
12 140 (14.66%) HTML
13 132 (13.82%) .NET
14 122 (12.77%) OO
15 119 (12.46%) Web Services
16 116 (12.15%) Node.js
17 112 (11.73%) DevOps
18 110 (11.52%) REST
19 109 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
19 109 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
20 107 (11.20%) Git (software)
21 104 (10.89%) UML
22 102 (10.68%) Spring
23 100 (10.47%) CSS
23 100 (10.47%) Python
23 100 (10.47%) MongoDB
24 98 (10.26%) Security Cleared
25 91 (9.53%) AngularJS
25 91 (9.53%) XML

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 54 (5.65%) Tomcat
2 40 (4.19%) Apache
3 38 (3.98%) WebLogic
4 29 (3.04%) Confluence
4 29 (3.04%) JBoss
5 28 (2.93%) Apache Spark
5 28 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 22 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.99%) nginx
8 16 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 13 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.73%) CMS
11 7 (0.73%) Jetty
12 3 (0.31%) Mule
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.21%) IIS
13 2 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (3.56%) Simulink
2 19 (1.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.31%) MS Office
4 1 (0.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.10%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.10%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (0.42%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 109 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (2.51%) Amazon S3
4 24 (2.51%) Heroku
5 20 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.99%) GitHub
7 18 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
7 18 (1.88%) PaaS
8 12 (1.26%) Google App Engine
8 12 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.73%) SaaS
11 6 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.42%) Slack
13 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.76%) HTTP
2 38 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 35 (3.66%) Internet
4 16 (1.68%) Ethernet
5 15 (1.57%) SNMP
6 14 (1.47%) Bluetooth
7 10 (1.05%) RS-422
8 9 (0.94%) DVB
8 9 (0.94%) LTE
9 8 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
9 8 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (0.84%) GSM
9 8 (0.84%) MQTT
9 8 (0.84%) PBX
9 8 (0.84%) RANAP
9 8 (0.84%) RTP
9 8 (0.84%) UMTS
9 8 (0.84%) VoIP
9 8 (0.84%) Wireless
10 7 (0.73%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.47%) MongoDB
2 76 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 57 (5.97%) MySQL
4 51 (5.34%) SQL Server
5 49 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 42 (4.40%) Big Data
7 29 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (1.78%) Neo4j
10 17 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.57%) Redis
12 14 (1.47%) HBase
13 11 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.63%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.63%) OrientDB
17 4 (0.42%) Apache Hive
17 4 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 107 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.33%) JUnit
3 69 (7.23%) Jenkins
4 53 (5.55%) Visual Studio
5 49 (5.13%) JIRA
6 47 (4.92%) Subversion
7 41 (4.29%) Selenium
8 40 (4.19%) Cucumber
8 40 (4.19%) Rational DOORS
9 37 (3.87%) Maven
10 30 (3.14%) Rational Rhapsody
11 28 (2.93%) Eclipse
12 21 (2.20%) IntelliJ
13 19 (1.99%) Mockito
14 16 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (1.36%) ClearCase
16 12 (1.26%) Ant
16 12 (1.26%) Gradle
16 12 (1.26%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.15%) Vagrant
General
1 79 (8.27%) Finance
2 40 (4.19%) Aerospace
3 32 (3.35%) Electronics
4 30 (3.14%) Automotive
5 27 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.72%) Publishing
7 19 (1.99%) Retail
8 14 (1.47%) Banking
9 12 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.15%) Military
11 10 (1.05%) Marketing
12 9 (0.94%) Avionics
13 6 (0.63%) Games
14 5 (0.52%) Front Office
15 2 (0.21%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Back Office
15 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (14.66%) HTML
2 132 (13.82%) .NET
3 119 (12.46%) Web Services
4 116 (12.15%) Node.js
5 110 (11.52%) REST
6 102 (10.68%) Spring
7 100 (10.47%) CSS
8 91 (9.53%) AngularJS
8 91 (9.53%) XML
9 88 (9.21%) JSON
10 74 (7.75%) RESTful
11 68 (7.12%) HTML5
12 45 (4.71%) .NET Framework
13 44 (4.61%) J2EE
14 40 (4.19%) ASP.NET
14 40 (4.19%) jQuery
15 37 (3.87%) SOAP
16 35 (3.66%) Play Framework
16 35 (3.66%) React
17 34 (3.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.39%) Computer Science
3 53 (5.55%) Embedded Systems
4 29 (3.04%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.41%) Device Driver
6 19 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.99%) User Experience
7 15 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.57%) Derivative
8 14 (1.47%) Digital TV
9 13 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 12 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.26%) STB
11 10 (1.05%) MPEG
11 10 (1.05%) Wiki
12 9 (0.94%) Statistics
13 7 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
13 7 (0.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 7 (0.73%) Semantic Web
14 6 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 254 (26.60%) Linux
2 91 (9.53%) Unix
3 87 (9.11%) Windows
4 31 (3.25%) Embedded Linux
5 17 (1.78%) VxWorks
6 16 (1.68%) Android
6 16 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.84%) Windows CE
9 7 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.31%) CentOS
13 2 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.21%) VMS
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (96.86%) Software Engineering
2 416 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (25.34%) TDD
4 149 (15.60%) BDD
5 141 (14.76%) Scrum
6 122 (12.77%) OO
7 112 (11.73%) DevOps
8 109 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (10.89%) UML
10 90 (9.42%) Open Source
11 89 (9.32%) Microservices
12 86 (9.01%) Unit Testing
13 78 (8.17%) Multithreading
14 53 (5.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (5.03%) Configuration Management
16 46 (4.82%) Web Development
17 45 (4.71%) Data Management
18 40 (4.19%) High Availability
19 39 (4.08%) Integration Testing
20 37 (3.87%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 350 (36.65%) Java
2 295 (30.89%) C++
3 254 (26.60%) C
4 204 (21.36%) JavaScript
5 196 (20.52%) C#
6 187 (19.58%) SQL
7 100 (10.47%) Python
8 89 (9.32%) Scala
9 64 (6.70%) Embedded C
10 59 (6.18%) Ruby
11 51 (5.34%) Ada
12 47 (4.92%) Perl
13 40 (4.19%) MATLAB
14 31 (3.25%) PHP
15 30 (3.14%) Bash Shell
16 29 (3.04%) Go
17 20 (2.09%) Embedded C++
18 16 (1.68%) Ada 95
19 15 (1.57%) Assembly Language
19 15 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.64%) Degree
3 66 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.42%) PhD
7 3 (0.31%) ISEB
7 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.31%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.46%) MISRA
1 33 (3.46%) QA
2 19 (1.99%) DO-178B
3 17 (1.78%) MISRA C
4 11 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.94%) SDET
6 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 4 (0.42%) ISO26262
8 3 (0.31%) JTAG
9 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.10%) SLA
10 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 80 (8.38%) Docker
2 11 (1.15%) vSphere
3 9 (0.94%) Firmware
4 8 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.63%) iptables
5 6 (0.63%) OpenSSH
6 4 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.42%) HDFS
6 4 (0.42%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) etcd
7 1 (0.10%) GPFS
7 1 (0.10%) SRDF
7 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (4.82%) Puppet
2 28 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.57%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.36%) Ansible
5 7 (0.73%) Kibana
6 6 (0.63%) Mesos
7 5 (0.52%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.42%) Grafana
8 4 (0.42%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.42%) Sun Identity Manager
9 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.31%) logstash
10 2 (0.21%) Salt
10 2 (0.21%) SCCM
11 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.10%) Consul
11 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.10%) StatsD
Vendors
1 73 (7.64%) Oracle
2 49 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.09%) webMethods
4 18 (1.88%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.78%) IBM
6 15 (1.57%) Google
7 11 (1.15%) Adobe
8 10 (1.05%) Cloudera
9 8 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.84%) Cisco
10 7 (0.73%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.63%) HP
11 6 (0.63%) Serena
11 6 (0.63%) Sun
11 6 (0.63%) Syncfusion
12 5 (0.52%) Apigee
12 5 (0.52%) ForgeRock
12 5 (0.52%) Siemens
12 5 (0.52%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.42%) Freescale
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £250 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
BBC Research & Development
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago