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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 214 204 180
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 520 517 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.06% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.14% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 257 234
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 111 93
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.77 £31.00 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +9 182 £350 -5.08% 118
London -12 115 £440 +3.52% 82
South West +20 80 £409 +16.78% 59
East of England -27 40 £339 +12.91% 94
West Midlands -9 30 £300 +14.28% 28
Yorkshire -27 27 £325 +1.56% 18
North West -2 26 £356 +5.55% 19
East Midlands -13 10 £338 +16.88% 25
North East -16 4 £200 -20.00% 8
Midlands +2 1 £250 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 802 (88.72%) Software Engineering
2 298 (32.96%) C++
3 288 (31.86%) C
4 281 (31.08%) Java
5 254 (28.10%) Linux
6 239 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (17.37%) Security Cleared
8 154 (17.04%) C#
9 153 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 143 (15.82%) Python
11 142 (15.71%) HTML
12 133 (14.71%) SQL
13 129 (14.27%) UML
14 121 (13.38%) OO
15 116 (12.83%) .NET
16 114 (12.61%) SC Cleared
17 113 (12.50%) TDD
18 106 (11.73%) Embedded C
19 99 (10.95%) Windows
20 93 (10.29%) Web Services
21 91 (10.07%) Scrum
22 89 (9.85%) Oracle
23 85 (9.40%) XML
23 85 (9.40%) Configuration Management
23 85 (9.40%) Git (software)
23 85 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
24 82 (9.07%) HTML5
24 82 (9.07%) Degree
25 77 (8.52%) CSS
26 75 (8.30%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 34 (3.76%) Apache
2 32 (3.54%) WebLogic
3 30 (3.32%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 23 (2.54%) JBoss
7 16 (1.77%) Node.js
8 15 (1.66%) MQSeries
9 14 (1.55%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.88%) IIS
11 6 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.55%) Zope
13 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.44%) nginx
13 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.33%) Confluence
14 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (2.10%) Simulink
2 17 (1.88%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.22%) MS Office
4 6 (0.66%) Doxygen
4 6 (0.66%) TargetLink
5 5 (0.55%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Windchill
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.33%) Amazon S3
2 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (0.44%) Route 53
6 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.33%) IaaS
7 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.33%) Office 365
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
8 2 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.87%) TCP/IP
2 39 (4.31%) Internet
3 30 (3.32%) HTTP
4 21 (2.32%) Wireless
5 16 (1.77%) Bluetooth
6 13 (1.44%) Ethernet
6 13 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.22%) 3G
7 11 (1.22%) DVB
8 10 (1.11%) DNS
9 9 (1.00%) ZigBee
10 8 (0.88%) IPsec
10 8 (0.88%) SAN
10 8 (0.88%) GSM
11 7 (0.77%) FTP
11 7 (0.77%) ASN.1
11 7 (0.77%) Network Security
12 6 (0.66%) 2G
12 6 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.42%) MySQL
2 46 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.43%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.77%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.77%) Big Data
8 15 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.22%) CouchDB
13 10 (1.11%) Redis
14 9 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
18 5 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 85 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 67 (7.41%) Subversion
3 59 (6.53%) Rational DOORS
4 49 (5.42%) Jenkins
5 47 (5.20%) ClearCase
6 46 (5.09%) Visual Studio
6 46 (5.09%) JIRA
7 37 (4.09%) Ant
8 32 (3.54%) Selenium
9 29 (3.21%) JUnit
10 23 (2.54%) GoogleTest
11 22 (2.43%) Eclipse
12 18 (1.99%) ClearQuest
12 18 (1.99%) Maven
12 18 (1.99%) NUnit
12 18 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.99%) Rational Rhapsody
13 15 (1.66%) CppUnit
13 15 (1.66%) LabVIEW
14 14 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 56 (6.19%) Electronics
2 49 (5.42%) Automotive
3 45 (4.98%) Finance
4 42 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.54%) Aerospace
6 21 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.32%) Military
7 18 (1.99%) Avionics
8 15 (1.66%) Games
9 12 (1.33%) Banking
10 10 (1.11%) Publishing
11 8 (0.88%) Front Office
12 7 (0.77%) Retail
13 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.33%) Marketing
14 3 (0.33%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) Legal
16 1 (0.11%) Back Office
16 1 (0.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (15.71%) HTML
2 116 (12.83%) .NET
3 93 (10.29%) Web Services
4 85 (9.40%) XML
5 82 (9.07%) HTML5
6 77 (8.52%) CSS
7 60 (6.64%) jQuery
8 58 (6.42%) JSON
9 51 (5.64%) Spring
9 51 (5.64%) AngularJS
10 47 (5.20%) REST
11 43 (4.76%) RESTful
12 40 (4.42%) ASP.NET
13 31 (3.43%) J2EE
14 28 (3.10%) .NET Framework
14 28 (3.10%) CSS3
15 21 (2.32%) Apache Camel
15 21 (2.32%) SOAP
16 18 (1.99%) Ajax
17 17 (1.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 43 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (2.77%) Device Driver
4 19 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.10%) Algorithms
5 17 (1.88%) Digital Media
6 16 (1.77%) STB
7 13 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.44%) Open Source
7 13 (1.44%) Derivative
7 13 (1.44%) CAN bus
8 12 (1.33%) User Experience
8 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.33%) DTV
9 11 (1.22%) IPTV
10 9 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.00%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.88%) Physics
12 7 (0.77%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 254 (28.10%) Linux
2 99 (10.95%) Windows
3 72 (7.96%) UNIX
4 34 (3.76%) Android
5 30 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
6 18 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.88%) CentOS
8 10 (1.11%) AIX
9 9 (1.00%) HPUX
9 9 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.77%) Solaris
11 7 (0.77%) ThreadX
11 7 (0.77%) NetWare
11 7 (0.77%) Windows CE
12 6 (0.66%) VxWorks
13 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (88.72%) Software Engineering
2 239 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (14.27%) UML
4 121 (13.38%) OO
5 113 (12.50%) TDD
6 91 (10.07%) Scrum
7 85 (9.40%) Configuration Management
7 85 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (8.30%) Multithreading
9 58 (6.42%) MVC
10 46 (5.09%) SOA
11 45 (4.98%) OOP
11 45 (4.98%) Requirements Analysis
12 44 (4.87%) Embedded Software Development
13 43 (4.76%) OOD
14 41 (4.54%) Validation
15 40 (4.42%) BDD
16 38 (4.20%) Unit Testing
16 38 (4.20%) Integration Testing
17 30 (3.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 298 (32.96%) C++
2 288 (31.86%) C
3 281 (31.08%) Java
4 154 (17.04%) C#
5 153 (16.92%) JavaScript
6 143 (15.82%) Python
7 133 (14.71%) SQL
8 106 (11.73%) Embedded C
9 55 (6.08%) Ruby
10 44 (4.87%) Perl
10 44 (4.87%) PHP
11 33 (3.65%) Ada
11 33 (3.65%) Embedded C++
12 31 (3.43%) Scala
13 30 (3.32%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.88%) MATLAB
15 21 (2.32%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.99%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.33%) VC++
17 12 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 157 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 114 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 82 (9.07%) Degree
4 13 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.77%) PhD
5 7 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 7 (0.77%) ISEB
6 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.55%) HND
6 5 (0.55%) CCNP
7 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.44%) MCP
7 4 (0.44%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.33%) MCSE
8 3 (0.33%) MCSA
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) HNC
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.99%) DO-178B
2 26 (2.88%) QA
3 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.22%) JTAG
6 1 (0.11%) TickIT
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (1.11%) Firmware
2 9 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.88%) GPFS
4 6 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.33%) Docker
6 3 (0.33%) UAG
7 2 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) Ceph
8 1 (0.11%) iptables
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (1.22%) Tivoli
1 11 (1.22%) Puppet
2 9 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (0.88%) Zenoss
3 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.77%) Ansible
4 7 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.66%) Salt
6 5 (0.55%) SCCM
7 4 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.44%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.22%) Nagios
9 2 (0.22%) Netcool
9 2 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.22%) Kibana
9 2 (0.22%) Mesos
10 1 (0.11%) Graphite
10 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 89 (9.85%) Oracle
2 53 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.43%) VMware
4 21 (2.32%) Serena
4 21 (2.32%) Google
5 17 (1.88%) IBM
6 15 (1.66%) HP
6 15 (1.66%) Zend
7 14 (1.55%) Talend
8 12 (1.33%) Cisco
9 11 (1.22%) EMC
10 10 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.88%) Informatica
12 7 (0.77%) Veritas
12 7 (0.77%) Hitachi
12 7 (0.77%) Perforce
12 7 (0.77%) Citrix
13 6 (0.66%) Compaq
13 6 (0.66%) Adobe
14 5 (0.55%) Borland
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