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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 216 289 225
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 498 333 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.72% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.76% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 148 190
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 85 94
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 139 £350 -3.44% 124
London +56 120 £500 +25.00% 117
East of England +32 76 £370 +5.71% 53
South West +22 74 £340 +0.74% 71
North West +9 48 £425 +41.66% 39
West Midlands -18 16 £400 +45.45% 22
Yorkshire -6 12 £350 - 27
East Midlands +1 10 £300 - 13
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 986 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 371 (36.48%) C++
3 285 (28.02%) Linux
4 284 (27.93%) Java
5 278 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
6 260 (25.57%) C
7 259 (25.47%) C#
8 181 (17.80%) SQL
9 165 (16.22%) OO
10 164 (16.13%) Python
11 163 (16.03%) .NET
12 136 (13.37%) JavaScript
13 132 (12.98%) Security Cleared
14 130 (12.78%) UML
14 130 (12.78%) Scrum
15 122 (12.00%) TDD
16 120 (11.80%) HTML
17 117 (11.50%) Finance
18 110 (10.82%) Windows
19 109 (10.72%) Unix
19 109 (10.72%) Web Services
20 107 (10.52%) SC Cleared
21 99 (9.73%) Degree
21 99 (9.73%) Git (software)
22 96 (9.44%) Multithreading
23 94 (9.24%) SQL Server
24 92 (9.05%) Embedded C
25 91 (8.95%) Subversion
26 86 (8.46%) Visual Studio
27 83 (8.16%) Continuous Integration

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.34%) Apache
2 33 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.05%) Node.js
4 23 (2.26%) JBoss
5 20 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.38%) Apache Spark
8 13 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.98%) Confluence
9 10 (0.98%) IIS
10 9 (0.88%) CMS
10 9 (0.88%) nginx
11 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.39%) Documentum
14 3 (0.29%) Captiva
14 3 (0.29%) Drupal
14 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.24%) MS Office
3 22 (2.16%) Simulink
4 17 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.69%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.39%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.39%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.39%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.39%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.59%) LabWindows
3 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.098%) BASE24
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 53 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (0.69%) PaaS
6 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.59%) GitHub
7 5 (0.49%) SaaS
8 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.20%) Heroku
10 2 (0.20%) IaaS
11 1 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.098%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.098%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.60%) TCP/IP
2 41 (4.03%) HTTP
3 38 (3.74%) Internet
4 22 (2.16%) Wireless
5 21 (2.06%) DVB
6 18 (1.77%) Bluetooth
6 18 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (1.67%) LTE
8 13 (1.28%) GSM
9 12 (1.18%) Ethernet
10 11 (1.08%) Modbus
11 10 (0.98%) SSL
12 9 (0.88%) DNS
12 9 (0.88%) ZigBee
13 8 (0.79%) LDAP
13 8 (0.79%) SSH
13 8 (0.79%) UMTS
14 7 (0.69%) FTP
14 7 (0.69%) Intranet
14 7 (0.69%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 30 (2.95%) Hadoop
4 26 (2.56%) Big Data
5 25 (2.46%) KDB
6 24 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (1.97%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.67%) MySQL
10 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.18%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.08%) OLTP
14 10 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.88%) HBase
15 9 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.69%) Redis
17 6 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 99 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 91 (8.95%) Subversion
3 86 (8.46%) Visual Studio
4 71 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
5 66 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 53 (5.21%) Eclipse
7 46 (4.52%) JUnit
8 39 (3.83%) Cucumber
9 37 (3.64%) NUnit
10 34 (3.34%) ClearCase
10 34 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (3.24%) JIRA
11 33 (3.24%) Rational Rhapsody
12 32 (3.15%) Maven
13 30 (2.95%) Gradle
14 29 (2.85%) Ant
14 29 (2.85%) SpecFlow
15 24 (2.36%) VTune
16 22 (2.16%) Moq
16 22 (2.16%) Selenium
General
1 117 (11.50%) Finance
2 54 (5.31%) Banking
3 53 (5.21%) Electronics
4 45 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.64%) Automotive
7 34 (3.34%) Aerospace
8 33 (3.24%) Manufacturing
9 26 (2.56%) Avionics
10 20 (1.97%) Military
11 11 (1.08%) Front Office
12 10 (0.98%) Games
13 9 (0.88%) Marketing
13 9 (0.88%) Publishing
14 6 (0.59%) Legal
15 5 (0.49%) Retail
16 2 (0.20%) Back Office
16 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.098%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.098%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (16.03%) .NET
2 120 (11.80%) HTML
3 109 (10.72%) Web Services
4 82 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 78 (7.67%) CSS
6 66 (6.49%) WPF
7 61 (6.00%) REST
8 58 (5.70%) Spring
9 54 (5.31%) HTML5
10 51 (5.01%) XML
11 49 (4.82%) .NET Framework
11 49 (4.82%) RESTful
12 36 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (3.44%) AngularJS
14 34 (3.34%) WCF
15 31 (3.05%) Qt
16 30 (2.95%) JSON
17 29 (2.85%) jQuery
18 28 (2.75%) STL
19 27 (2.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.52%) Embedded Systems
4 28 (2.75%) Device Driver
5 24 (2.36%) Derivative
6 23 (2.26%) DTV
7 22 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 22 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.16%) User Experience
8 21 (2.06%) Grid Computing
9 18 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.77%) STB
10 15 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.28%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.28%) MPEG
13 12 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (1.18%) SCADA
14 10 (0.98%) VHDL
15 9 (0.88%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 285 (28.02%) Linux
2 110 (10.82%) Windows
3 109 (10.72%) Unix
4 33 (3.24%) Solaris
5 32 (3.15%) Android
6 27 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (2.06%) VxWorks
8 14 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.18%) Windows Server
10 11 (1.08%) CentOS
10 11 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.49%) AIX
13 5 (0.49%) Nucleus RTOS
13 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.29%) HPUX
14 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 278 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (16.22%) OO
4 130 (12.78%) Scrum
4 130 (12.78%) UML
5 122 (12.00%) TDD
6 96 (9.44%) Multithreading
7 83 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (7.57%) Unit Testing
9 75 (7.37%) SDLC
10 65 (6.39%) BDD
11 64 (6.29%) Integration Testing
12 63 (6.19%) MVC
13 60 (5.90%) Configuration Management
14 59 (5.80%) Open Source
15 56 (5.51%) Automated Testing
16 47 (4.62%) Electronic Trading
16 47 (4.62%) Low Latency
17 44 (4.33%) OOD
17 44 (4.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 371 (36.48%) C++
2 284 (27.93%) Java
3 260 (25.57%) C
4 259 (25.47%) C#
5 181 (17.80%) SQL
6 164 (16.13%) Python
7 136 (13.37%) JavaScript
8 92 (9.05%) Embedded C
9 78 (7.67%) Scala
10 61 (6.00%) Ada
11 45 (4.42%) Ruby
12 38 (3.74%) Bash Shell
13 37 (3.64%) Embedded C++
14 33 (3.24%) Perl
15 30 (2.95%) MATLAB
16 22 (2.16%) Ada 95
17 17 (1.67%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.57%) PHP
19 12 (1.18%) Objective-C
19 12 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 107 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 99 (9.73%) Degree
4 16 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.59%) HND
7 4 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.20%) Server+ Certification
9 1 (0.098%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.56%) MISRA
2 22 (2.16%) DO-178B
3 14 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.28%) TickIT
5 12 (1.18%) MISRA C
6 11 (1.08%) QA
7 10 (0.98%) ISO26262
8 5 (0.49%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.39%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.39%) OIPF
10 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.20%) SDET
12 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.098%) ECSS
12 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
12 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (2.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 12 (1.18%) Docker
2 12 (1.18%) Firmware
3 8 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.59%) vSphere
5 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.29%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.098%) GPFS
6 1 (0.098%) iptables
6 1 (0.098%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (0.79%) Puppet
2 7 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.59%) Oozie
4 5 (0.49%) Mesos
5 3 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.20%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.20%) Wonderware InTouch
7 1 (0.098%) Nagios
7 1 (0.098%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.098%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.00%) Oracle
3 27 (2.65%) IBM
4 15 (1.47%) VMware
5 14 (1.38%) Serena
6 11 (1.08%) Perforce
7 10 (0.98%) Google
8 9 (0.88%) Informatica
8 9 (0.88%) SAP
9 7 (0.69%) Cisco
9 7 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.59%) CA
10 6 (0.59%) HP
10 6 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.49%) BEA
11 5 (0.49%) ESRI
11 5 (0.49%) Luciad
12 4 (0.39%) Fidessa
13 3 (0.29%) Borland
13 3 (0.29%) webMethods
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £40 to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £25.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £50 - £50.78 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Capitol International Services Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £48 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago