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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 219 187 165
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 517 541 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.13% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.22% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 268 225
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 109 169
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £27.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
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 £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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 -8 165 £338 +12.50% 85
London -33 138 £429 +7.31% 66
South West -5 82 £400 +33.33% 76
East of England +16 62 £400 +35.59% 64
Yorkshire -16 20 £325 +8.33% 22
West Midlands -20 19 £500 +69.49% 20
North West -33 11 £350 +8.52% 20
East Midlands -14 9 £310 +3.33% 12
North East -42 6 £413 +26.92% 6
Midlands +1 5 £450 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 924 (88.59%) Software Engineering
2 341 (32.69%) Linux
3 340 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
4 315 (30.20%) C++
5 307 (29.43%) C
6 306 (29.34%) Java
7 186 (17.83%) JavaScript
8 177 (16.97%) C#
9 170 (16.30%) OO
10 167 (16.01%) Python
11 163 (15.63%) SQL
12 159 (15.24%) Scrum
13 156 (14.96%) TDD
14 152 (14.57%) HTML
14 152 (14.57%) .NET
15 148 (14.19%) Web Services
16 146 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
17 132 (12.66%) UML
17 132 (12.66%) Windows
18 125 (11.98%) XML
19 123 (11.79%) Security Cleared
20 113 (10.83%) CSS
21 111 (10.64%) UNIX
22 108 (10.35%) Degree
23 99 (9.49%) PHP
24 96 (9.20%) Embedded C
25 94 (9.01%) Git (software)
26 93 (8.92%) SC Cleared
27 83 (7.96%) MVC
28 81 (7.77%) jQuery

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 55 (5.27%) Apache
2 40 (3.84%) WebLogic
3 29 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 29 (2.78%) Node.js
4 21 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.92%) IIS
6 19 (1.82%) JBoss
7 16 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (1.15%) Confluence
9 12 (1.15%) CMS
10 10 (0.96%) WebSphere Process Server
10 10 (0.96%) SAS
11 7 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.67%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.38%) nginx
15 3 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Simulink
2 13 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) MS Office
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.096%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.096%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.096%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.96%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.77%) SaaS
5 8 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.38%) GitHub
7 4 (0.38%) Heroku
8 3 (0.29%) IaaS
8 3 (0.29%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.29%) Route 53
9 2 (0.19%) PaaS
10 1 (0.096%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.096%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.096%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.42%) TCP/IP
2 58 (5.56%) HTTP
3 41 (3.93%) SSL
4 27 (2.59%) Internet
5 23 (2.21%) DVB
6 19 (1.82%) DNS
7 16 (1.53%) Ethernet
8 13 (1.25%) SSH
8 13 (1.25%) ZigBee
9 12 (1.15%) 3G
10 10 (0.96%) Firewall
10 10 (0.96%) Wireless
11 9 (0.86%) Network Security
11 9 (0.86%) LTE
12 8 (0.77%) Modbus
12 8 (0.77%) DHCP
13 7 (0.67%) FTP
13 7 (0.67%) BGP
13 7 (0.67%) SAN
14 5 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.29%) MySQL
2 64 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.49%) NoSQL
4 24 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 23 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.82%) Big Data
8 17 (1.63%) Redis
8 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.77%) SimpleDB
11 8 (0.77%) Couchbase
11 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.67%) DB2
13 6 (0.58%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.00%) Subversion
3 65 (6.23%) Jenkins
4 53 (5.08%) ClearCase
5 45 (4.31%) Rational DOORS
6 43 (4.12%) Maven
7 42 (4.03%) JIRA
8 38 (3.64%) Cucumber
9 35 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 34 (3.26%) Eclipse
11 33 (3.16%) Selenium
12 31 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (2.78%) JUnit
14 25 (2.40%) Ant
15 24 (2.30%) NUnit
16 23 (2.21%) Mockito
17 22 (2.11%) TeamCity
18 20 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
19 19 (1.82%) PHPUnit
20 14 (1.34%) Hudson
General
1 73 (7.00%) Finance
2 60 (5.75%) Electronics
3 47 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.22%) Banking
5 34 (3.26%) Automotive
6 31 (2.97%) Aerospace
7 28 (2.68%) Avionics
8 25 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.44%) Military
11 14 (1.34%) Publishing
12 11 (1.05%) Games
13 9 (0.86%) Retail
14 7 (0.67%) Marketing
15 6 (0.58%) Front Office
16 4 (0.38%) Billing
17 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.096%) Advertising
18 1 (0.096%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (14.57%) HTML
1 152 (14.57%) .NET
2 148 (14.19%) Web Services
3 125 (11.98%) XML
4 113 (10.83%) CSS
5 81 (7.77%) jQuery
6 73 (7.00%) REST
7 68 (6.52%) HTML5
8 66 (6.33%) Spring
9 60 (5.75%) ASP.NET
10 54 (5.18%) SOAP
11 52 (4.99%) .NET Framework
12 51 (4.89%) JSON
13 46 (4.41%) Ajax
14 45 (4.31%) Hibernate
15 40 (3.84%) Middleware
16 38 (3.64%) JMS
17 33 (3.16%) J2EE
18 28 (2.68%) POSIX
18 28 (2.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 54 (5.18%) Embedded Systems
3 52 (4.99%) Device Driver
4 51 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.22%) Open Source
6 43 (4.12%) DTV
6 43 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 35 (3.36%) Mathematics
8 25 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 22 (2.11%) User Experience
11 21 (2.01%) STB
12 20 (1.92%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.82%) Physics
14 13 (1.25%) CAN bus
15 12 (1.15%) Data Integration
15 12 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 11 (1.05%) Video on Demand
16 11 (1.05%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 341 (32.69%) Linux
2 132 (12.66%) Windows
3 111 (10.64%) UNIX
4 42 (4.03%) Android
5 38 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.01%) CentOS
8 16 (1.53%) VxWorks
9 13 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.58%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (0.58%) Debian
13 6 (0.58%) Solaris
13 6 (0.58%) AIX
14 5 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (88.59%) Software Engineering
2 340 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (16.30%) OO
4 159 (15.24%) Scrum
5 156 (14.96%) TDD
6 146 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (12.66%) UML
8 83 (7.96%) MVC
9 73 (7.00%) Configuration Management
10 62 (5.94%) Multithreading
11 61 (5.85%) BDD
12 57 (5.47%) Test Automation
13 50 (4.79%) OOP
14 49 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 46 (4.41%) Web Development
16 45 (4.31%) DevOps
17 43 (4.12%) SOA
18 39 (3.74%) Embedded Software Development
19 38 (3.64%) Integration Testing
19 38 (3.64%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 315 (30.20%) C++
2 307 (29.43%) C
3 306 (29.34%) Java
4 186 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 177 (16.97%) C#
6 167 (16.01%) Python
7 163 (15.63%) SQL
8 99 (9.49%) PHP
9 96 (9.20%) Embedded C
10 75 (7.19%) Ruby
11 42 (4.03%) Perl
12 41 (3.93%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.68%) Embedded C++
14 24 (2.30%) VB
15 20 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.92%) MATLAB
15 20 (1.92%) Scala
16 17 (1.63%) VBScript
16 17 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.35%) Degree
3 93 (8.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.05%) ISEB
6 10 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.67%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.29%) PhD
10 1 (0.096%) HND
10 1 (0.096%) MCSE
10 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.096%) MCTS
10 1 (0.096%) MCITP
10 1 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.84%) QA
2 34 (3.26%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.48%) TickIT
5 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.096%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.096%) JTAG
7 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 13 (1.25%) Firmware
2 11 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.05%) Varnish
3 10 (0.96%) Docker
4 8 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.48%) Xen
6 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) GPFS
8 1 (0.096%) NFS
8 1 (0.096%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.096%) vSphere
8 1 (0.096%) UAG
Systems Management
1 36 (3.45%) Puppet
2 31 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.44%) Salt
4 8 (0.77%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.38%) SCCM
8 3 (0.29%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.29%) YUM
9 2 (0.19%) Ansible
9 2 (0.19%) Mesos
9 2 (0.19%) Oozie
9 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.096%) Nagios
10 1 (0.096%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.096%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 77 (7.38%) Oracle
2 42 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.68%) Zend
4 24 (2.30%) IBM
5 20 (1.92%) Google
6 16 (1.53%) VMware
7 10 (0.96%) ESRI
8 9 (0.86%) Software AG
8 9 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.77%) Cisco
9 8 (0.77%) Serena
9 8 (0.77%) Rackspace
10 7 (0.67%) HP
11 6 (0.58%) EMC
11 6 (0.58%) Intel
11 6 (0.58%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.58%) QNX
11 6 (0.58%) Hitachi
11 6 (0.58%) Perforce
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