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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 266 237 221
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 451 501 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.97% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.02% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 258 284
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £499 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 108 57
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.65 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -4 130 £475 +5.55% 87
South East -52 96 £360 +2.85% 81
West Midlands +6 50 £424 +41.25% 9
East of England +24 47 £350 - 58
South West -38 46 £375 -8.53% 58
North West +8 31 £403 +23.84% 30
Yorkshire -10 20 £325 -1.51% 35
North East -29 16 £495 +52.30% 12
East Midlands +5 11 £325 +8.33% 18
Midlands -5 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 963 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 385 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (36.41%) Java
4 314 (31.85%) C++
5 291 (29.51%) Linux
6 289 (29.31%) C
7 212 (21.50%) TDD
8 198 (20.08%) C#
9 177 (17.95%) JavaScript
10 175 (17.75%) SQL
11 131 (13.29%) Scrum
12 129 (13.08%) HTML
13 128 (12.98%) OO
14 119 (12.07%) Security Cleared
14 119 (12.07%) DevOps
15 114 (11.56%) .NET
16 112 (11.36%) UML
17 111 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
18 103 (10.45%) CSS
19 100 (10.14%) Windows
20 98 (9.94%) Python
20 98 (9.94%) Embedded C
21 96 (9.74%) Spring
22 93 (9.43%) Web Services
23 91 (9.23%) Git (software)
23 91 (9.23%) Scala
24 90 (9.13%) Unix
25 86 (8.72%) BDD
26 83 (8.42%) Finance
27 82 (8.32%) REST

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 34 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 32 (3.25%) Apache
3 31 (3.14%) JBoss
3 31 (3.14%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.64%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.23%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (1.93%) Confluence
7 19 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
10 7 (0.71%) nginx
11 5 (0.51%) CMS
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.30%) Jetty
12 3 (0.30%) Mule
13 2 (0.20%) IIS
13 2 (0.20%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 24 (2.43%) Simulink
2 19 (1.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.51%) MS Office
4 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.10%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.03%) PaaS
4 16 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.42%) Heroku
6 13 (1.32%) Google App Engine
6 13 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.01%) GitHub
9 7 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.71%) SaaS
10 6 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.20%) Force.com
13 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.87%) HTTP
2 41 (4.16%) TCP/IP
3 34 (3.45%) Wireless
4 27 (2.74%) LTE
5 26 (2.64%) Internet
6 21 (2.13%) Ethernet
7 16 (1.62%) SSL
8 14 (1.42%) SNMP
9 13 (1.32%) RS-232
10 12 (1.22%) 3G
11 11 (1.12%) DVB
11 11 (1.12%) RS-422
11 11 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.01%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.91%) 3GPP
13 9 (0.91%) AMQP
13 9 (0.91%) PPP
14 8 (0.81%) Broadband
15 7 (0.71%) Modbus
16 5 (0.51%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 50 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 48 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 44 (4.46%) MySQL
5 43 (4.36%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.45%) Hadoop
7 31 (3.14%) Big Data
8 30 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.93%) Neo4j
10 18 (1.83%) Redis
11 15 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.81%) HBase
13 8 (0.81%) OrientDB
14 7 (0.71%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.61%) DataStage
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.61%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 91 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 60 (6.09%) Visual Studio
4 54 (5.48%) Subversion
5 51 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
6 48 (4.87%) JUnit
7 40 (4.06%) Selenium
8 39 (3.96%) Eclipse
9 37 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 32 (3.25%) JIRA
11 27 (2.74%) Maven
12 24 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (2.43%) ClearCase
13 22 (2.23%) IntelliJ
14 20 (2.03%) Cucumber
15 16 (1.62%) Mockito
16 15 (1.52%) Bitbucket
17 14 (1.42%) Gradle
18 12 (1.22%) Ant
19 11 (1.12%) CppUnit
General
1 83 (8.42%) Finance
2 57 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.77%) Electronics
4 46 (4.67%) Aerospace
5 25 (2.54%) Automotive
6 23 (2.33%) Banking
7 22 (2.23%) Avionics
7 22 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.42%) Publishing
10 13 (1.32%) Retail
11 11 (1.12%) Military
12 9 (0.91%) Marketing
13 8 (0.81%) Games
14 5 (0.51%) Back Office
14 5 (0.51%) Legal
14 5 (0.51%) Local Government
15 4 (0.41%) Front Office
16 2 (0.20%) Advertising
16 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.08%) HTML
2 114 (11.56%) .NET
3 103 (10.45%) CSS
4 96 (9.74%) Spring
5 93 (9.43%) Web Services
6 82 (8.32%) REST
7 80 (8.11%) XML
8 79 (8.01%) Node.js
9 71 (7.20%) HTML5
10 62 (6.29%) AngularJS
10 62 (6.29%) JSON
11 54 (5.48%) Hibernate
12 50 (5.07%) SOAP
13 48 (4.87%) .NET Framework
14 47 (4.77%) J2EE
15 45 (4.56%) RESTful
16 40 (4.06%) STL
17 38 (3.85%) Play Framework
18 36 (3.65%) WPF
19 35 (3.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.07%) Embedded Systems
2 49 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.65%) Algorithms
4 36 (3.65%) User Experience
5 33 (3.35%) Device Driver
6 20 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.03%) VHDL
7 18 (1.83%) Digital TV
8 17 (1.72%) Derivative
8 17 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 15 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.52%) Statistics
10 14 (1.42%) STB
11 13 (1.32%) MPEG
12 12 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.91%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.91%) Wiki
14 7 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 291 (29.51%) Linux
2 100 (10.14%) Windows
3 90 (9.13%) Unix
4 36 (3.65%) Embedded Linux
5 20 (2.03%) VxWorks
6 18 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.72%) Android
8 14 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.51%) AIX
12 5 (0.51%) CentOS
13 4 (0.41%) HPUX
13 4 (0.41%) NetWare
13 4 (0.41%) Solaris
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 963 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 385 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (21.50%) TDD
4 131 (13.29%) Scrum
5 128 (12.98%) OO
6 119 (12.07%) DevOps
7 112 (11.36%) UML
8 111 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (8.72%) BDD
10 80 (8.11%) Multithreading
10 80 (8.11%) Unit Testing
11 79 (8.01%) Microservices
11 79 (8.01%) Open Source
12 60 (6.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (5.48%) Configuration Management
14 48 (4.87%) Embedded Software Development
15 42 (4.26%) Integration Testing
15 42 (4.26%) SDLC
16 41 (4.16%) MVC
17 35 (3.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 359 (36.41%) Java
2 314 (31.85%) C++
3 289 (29.31%) C
4 198 (20.08%) C#
5 177 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 175 (17.75%) SQL
7 98 (9.94%) Embedded C
7 98 (9.94%) Python
8 91 (9.23%) Scala
9 67 (6.80%) Ruby
10 57 (5.78%) Perl
11 50 (5.07%) Ada
12 35 (3.55%) MATLAB
13 32 (3.25%) Go
14 29 (2.94%) Bash Shell
15 27 (2.74%) Embedded C++
15 27 (2.74%) PHP
16 22 (2.23%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.72%) Assembly Language
18 16 (1.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 119 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 75 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.90%) Degree
4 28 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.41%) PhD
7 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.10%) HND
7 1 (0.10%) MCSE
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.94%) QA
2 21 (2.13%) MISRA
3 19 (1.93%) DO-178B
4 14 (1.42%) MISRA C
5 12 (1.22%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.61%) SDET
8 3 (0.30%) ISO26262
8 3 (0.30%) JTAG
9 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 2 (0.20%) SLA
10 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.10%) ECSS
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.10%) OIPF
10 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 74 (7.51%) Docker
2 14 (1.42%) vSphere
3 13 (1.32%) Firmware
4 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.41%) GPFS
4 4 (0.41%) iptables
4 4 (0.41%) OpenSSH
5 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.20%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.20%) etcd
6 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.20%) Xen
6 2 (0.20%) XenServer
7 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (5.07%) Puppet
2 20 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.83%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.62%) Ansible
5 10 (1.01%) Kibana
6 8 (0.81%) logstash
7 7 (0.71%) Graphite
7 7 (0.71%) StatsD
8 6 (0.61%) Mesos
9 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.30%) Grafana
9 3 (0.30%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.20%) Consul
10 2 (0.20%) everRun
10 2 (0.20%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.20%) Salt
10 2 (0.20%) Sun Identity Manager
11 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.10%) Terraform
11 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (7.91%) Oracle
2 49 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.54%) webMethods
4 21 (2.13%) IBM
5 18 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.72%) Adobe
7 16 (1.62%) Google
8 10 (1.01%) Perforce
9 8 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.81%) Serena
9 8 (0.81%) Telelogic
10 7 (0.71%) DevExpress
10 7 (0.71%) Freescale
10 7 (0.71%) QNX
10 7 (0.71%) VMware
11 6 (0.61%) Siemens
11 6 (0.61%) Syncfusion
12 5 (0.51%) Wind River
13 4 (0.41%) CA
13 4 (0.41%) Veritas
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + permanent considered
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £43,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £20,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + 8hr working day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 18 days ago