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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 277 249 247
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 435 495 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.93% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.98% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 223 259
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 51
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.08 £34.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £47.00
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
47590 50276 48346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.76% 94.91% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31357 32537 29765
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1463 1904 1944
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.42 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -3 133 £500 +17.64% 102
South East -28 81 £375 +1.35% 95
East of England +36 57 £350 -3.44% 49
West Midlands -2 52 £438 +45.83% 13
South West -38 45 £375 - 61
North West +33 33 £403 +23.84% 21
East Midlands -7 16 £325 -1.51% 11
Yorkshire -15 13 £320 +3.22% 32
North East -24 3 £500 +53.84% 8
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 915 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 403 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (37.29%) Java
4 291 (31.09%) C++
5 273 (29.17%) Linux
6 266 (28.42%) C
7 219 (23.40%) TDD
8 193 (20.62%) C#
9 188 (20.09%) JavaScript
10 185 (19.76%) SQL
11 145 (15.49%) Scrum
12 132 (14.10%) HTML
13 122 (13.03%) .NET
13 122 (13.03%) OO
14 115 (12.29%) Web Services
15 112 (11.97%) DevOps
16 107 (11.43%) BDD
17 102 (10.90%) UML
18 101 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (10.58%) CSS
19 99 (10.58%) Security Cleared
20 97 (10.36%) Spring
21 95 (10.15%) Unix
22 93 (9.94%) Windows
22 93 (9.94%) REST
23 92 (9.83%) Git (software)
24 91 (9.72%) Node.js
24 91 (9.72%) Python
25 89 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
25 89 (9.51%) Scala

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 41 (4.38%) Tomcat
2 34 (3.63%) WebLogic
3 33 (3.53%) Apache
4 29 (3.10%) JBoss
5 26 (2.78%) Apache Spark
6 25 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (2.24%) OpenStack
8 19 (2.03%) Confluence
9 17 (1.82%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
11 10 (1.07%) nginx
12 8 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.64%) CMS
13 6 (0.64%) Jetty
14 5 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.32%) Mule
16 2 (0.21%) IIS
16 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (2.67%) Simulink
2 21 (2.24%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.53%) MS Office
4 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.32%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 89 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (2.14%) PaaS
5 18 (1.92%) Heroku
6 17 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.82%) GitHub
7 14 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.28%) Google App Engine
8 12 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.75%) SaaS
11 6 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.21%) Force.com
14 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.45%) HTTP
2 34 (3.63%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.10%) Internet
4 23 (2.46%) Wireless
5 22 (2.35%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.71%) SNMP
7 15 (1.60%) Bluetooth
8 14 (1.50%) LTE
9 10 (1.07%) AMQP
9 10 (1.07%) RS-422
10 9 (0.96%) RS-232
10 9 (0.96%) SSL
11 7 (0.75%) 3G
11 7 (0.75%) DVB
12 6 (0.64%) IPv4
12 6 (0.64%) Modbus
12 6 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.53%) Broadband
13 5 (0.53%) Firewall
14 4 (0.43%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.65%) MongoDB
2 63 (6.73%) NoSQL
3 52 (5.56%) MySQL
4 51 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 44 (4.70%) SQL Server
6 37 (3.95%) Big Data
7 34 (3.63%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.14%) Redis
10 19 (2.03%) Neo4j
11 15 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.18%) HBase
12 11 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.96%) OrientDB
14 8 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.64%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.64%) DataStage
17 4 (0.43%) GIS
Development Applications
1 92 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 68 (7.26%) Jenkins
3 62 (6.62%) JUnit
4 56 (5.98%) Visual Studio
5 50 (5.34%) Subversion
6 41 (4.38%) Rational DOORS
7 36 (3.85%) JIRA
7 36 (3.85%) Selenium
8 33 (3.53%) Rational Rhapsody
9 32 (3.42%) Maven
10 29 (3.10%) Cucumber
11 27 (2.88%) Eclipse
12 23 (2.46%) Mockito
13 21 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (2.03%) ClearCase
15 18 (1.92%) IntelliJ
16 14 (1.50%) Bitbucket
17 12 (1.28%) Gradle
18 11 (1.18%) CppUnit
19 10 (1.07%) Grunt
General
1 79 (8.44%) Finance
2 41 (4.38%) Aerospace
3 39 (4.17%) Electronics
4 35 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.46%) Publishing
6 21 (2.24%) Automotive
7 20 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.92%) Retail
9 16 (1.71%) Banking
10 15 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.28%) Avionics
12 11 (1.18%) Military
13 9 (0.96%) Marketing
14 6 (0.64%) Games
15 5 (0.53%) Back Office
15 5 (0.53%) Local Government
16 4 (0.43%) Front Office
17 2 (0.21%) Advertising
17 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (14.10%) HTML
2 122 (13.03%) .NET
3 115 (12.29%) Web Services
4 99 (10.58%) CSS
5 97 (10.36%) Spring
6 93 (9.94%) REST
7 91 (9.72%) Node.js
8 80 (8.55%) XML
9 78 (8.33%) JSON
10 71 (7.59%) AngularJS
11 70 (7.48%) HTML5
12 61 (6.52%) RESTful
13 50 (5.34%) .NET Framework
14 49 (5.24%) J2EE
15 44 (4.70%) Hibernate
15 44 (4.70%) SOAP
16 41 (4.38%) jQuery
17 35 (3.74%) ASP.NET
18 33 (3.53%) Play Framework
19 31 (3.31%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 49 (5.24%) Embedded Systems
4 36 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 34 (3.63%) User Experience
6 29 (3.10%) Device Driver
7 19 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.82%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.82%) Derivative
9 15 (1.60%) Digital TV
10 14 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 13 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.28%) Wiki
13 11 (1.18%) STB
14 10 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.07%) MPEG
14 10 (1.07%) Statistics
14 10 (1.07%) VHDL
15 7 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
15 7 (0.75%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 273 (29.17%) Linux
2 95 (10.15%) Unix
3 93 (9.94%) Windows
4 34 (3.63%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.03%) VxWorks
7 18 (1.92%) Android
8 12 (1.28%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.43%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.32%) CentOS
13 3 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.21%) AIX
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (97.76%) Software Engineering
2 403 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (23.40%) TDD
4 145 (15.49%) Scrum
5 122 (13.03%) OO
6 112 (11.97%) DevOps
7 107 (11.43%) BDD
8 102 (10.90%) UML
9 101 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (8.97%) Open Source
11 82 (8.76%) Unit Testing
12 78 (8.33%) Microservices
13 71 (7.59%) Multithreading
14 55 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (5.13%) Configuration Management
16 40 (4.27%) Web Development
17 39 (4.17%) MVC
18 38 (4.06%) Data Management
19 36 (3.85%) E-Commerce
20 35 (3.74%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 349 (37.29%) Java
2 291 (31.09%) C++
3 266 (28.42%) C
4 193 (20.62%) C#
5 188 (20.09%) JavaScript
6 185 (19.76%) SQL
7 91 (9.72%) Python
8 89 (9.51%) Scala
9 82 (8.76%) Embedded C
10 62 (6.62%) Ruby
11 48 (5.13%) Perl
12 46 (4.91%) Ada
13 35 (3.74%) MATLAB
14 32 (3.42%) PHP
15 29 (3.10%) Go
16 24 (2.56%) Bash Shell
16 24 (2.56%) Embedded C++
17 19 (2.03%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.71%) Objective-C
19 15 (1.60%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 99 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.01%) Degree
3 60 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.53%) PhD
7 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.53%) QA
2 17 (1.82%) DO-178B
2 17 (1.82%) MISRA
3 10 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.96%) MISRA C
5 7 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.75%) SDET
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.32%) JTAG
7 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) SLA
8 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.11%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 73 (7.80%) Docker
2 13 (1.39%) Firmware
2 13 (1.39%) vSphere
3 6 (0.64%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.64%) iptables
3 6 (0.64%) OpenSSH
3 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.32%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.21%) etcd
5 2 (0.21%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) GPFS
6 1 (0.11%) SRDF
6 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (4.81%) Puppet
2 21 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.39%) Ansible
5 8 (0.85%) Kibana
6 7 (0.75%) Mesos
7 4 (0.43%) Grafana
7 4 (0.43%) logstash
7 4 (0.43%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.32%) OpenSSO
8 3 (0.32%) Sun Identity Manager
9 2 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) Consul
9 2 (0.21%) Graphite
9 2 (0.21%) Salt
9 2 (0.21%) SCCM
9 2 (0.21%) StatsD
10 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 75 (8.01%) Oracle
2 50 (5.34%) Microsoft
3 21 (2.24%) webMethods
4 20 (2.14%) IBM
5 17 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.50%) Google
7 12 (1.28%) Adobe
8 8 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.85%) DevExpress
8 8 (0.85%) Telelogic
9 7 (0.75%) Perforce
9 7 (0.75%) QNX
9 7 (0.75%) Syncfusion
10 6 (0.64%) Serena
11 5 (0.53%) Apigee
11 5 (0.53%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.53%) Siemens
11 5 (0.53%) Sun
11 5 (0.53%) Wind River
12 4 (0.43%) Freescale
London
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Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth University
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago