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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 215 196 162
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 508 537 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.11% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.20% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 271 246
Average daily rate
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£363 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 186
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
London 0 169 £425 +13.33% 84
South East +6 145 £330 +10.00% 86
South West -19 71 £375 +25.00% 47
East of England -5 54 £363 +22.88% 84
Yorkshire -17 19 £320 +6.66% 26
North West -22 16 £350 +8.52% 28
West Midlands -20 13 £506 +305.00% 18
East Midlands -10 10 £275 -8.33% 15
North East -39 5 £325 - 8
Midlands -2 4 £450 -10.00%
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 969 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 338 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (29.79%) C
3 319 (29.79%) Linux
4 314 (29.32%) Java
5 305 (28.48%) C++
6 208 (19.42%) C#
7 178 (16.62%) JavaScript
8 176 (16.43%) Scrum
9 175 (16.34%) .NET
10 166 (15.50%) OO
11 156 (14.57%) Web Services
12 150 (14.01%) SQL
12 150 (14.01%) Python
13 147 (13.73%) TDD
14 139 (12.98%) UML
15 137 (12.79%) HTML
15 137 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
16 131 (12.23%) Windows
17 119 (11.11%) XML
18 114 (10.64%) Degree
19 111 (10.36%) Embedded C
20 107 (9.99%) CSS
20 107 (9.99%) Security Cleared
21 98 (9.15%) SQL Server
22 95 (8.87%) UNIX
23 94 (8.78%) MVC
24 93 (8.68%) Git (software)
25 91 (8.50%) PHP
26 80 (7.47%) SC Cleared

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (4.20%) Apache
2 29 (2.71%) Node.js
3 28 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 28 (2.61%) WebLogic
4 22 (2.05%) IIS
5 20 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (1.21%) Confluence
8 12 (1.12%) CMS
9 10 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.56%) SAS
12 4 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.37%) nginx
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
13 3 (0.28%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 21 (1.96%) Simulink
2 12 (1.12%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.37%) MS Office
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.093%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.093%) MS Project
6 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.19%) RMDS
4 2 (0.19%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.093%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.93%) SaaS
4 10 (0.93%) Office 365
5 9 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.47%) GitHub
7 4 (0.37%) Heroku
7 4 (0.37%) IaaS
8 3 (0.28%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.28%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Route 53
10 1 (0.093%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.093%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 58 (5.42%) HTTP
3 35 (3.27%) SSL
4 26 (2.43%) Internet
5 23 (2.15%) DVB
6 17 (1.59%) DNS
7 16 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 12 (1.12%) Wireless
9 11 (1.03%) LTE
10 10 (0.93%) SSH
11 9 (0.84%) 3G
11 9 (0.84%) Network Security
12 8 (0.75%) ZigBee
12 8 (0.75%) Modbus
12 8 (0.75%) BGP
13 7 (0.65%) UMTS
14 6 (0.56%) SAN
14 6 (0.56%) RTP
14 6 (0.56%) SMS
14 6 (0.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.35%) MySQL
3 36 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 21 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.77%) Big Data
9 13 (1.21%) Redis
10 10 (0.93%) Couchbase
11 9 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.65%) DB2
12 7 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.65%) SimpleDB
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 93 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.07%) Subversion
3 58 (5.42%) Rational DOORS
4 56 (5.23%) Jenkins
4 56 (5.23%) Visual Studio
5 53 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (4.58%) ClearCase
7 45 (4.20%) Maven
8 43 (4.01%) JIRA
9 36 (3.36%) Cucumber
10 30 (2.80%) Selenium
11 29 (2.71%) Eclipse
11 29 (2.71%) JUnit
12 28 (2.61%) Rational Rhapsody
13 23 (2.15%) TeamCity
13 23 (2.15%) Mockito
14 18 (1.68%) NUnit
15 16 (1.49%) Ant
16 15 (1.40%) PHPUnit
17 14 (1.31%) LabVIEW
General
1 75 (7.00%) Finance
2 66 (6.16%) Electronics
3 56 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 43 (4.01%) Banking
5 42 (3.92%) Automotive
6 28 (2.61%) Avionics
7 24 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 23 (2.15%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.40%) Military
10 12 (1.12%) Marketing
10 12 (1.12%) Publishing
11 11 (1.03%) Games
12 8 (0.75%) Retail
13 6 (0.56%) Front Office
14 4 (0.37%) Legal
15 2 (0.19%) German Language
15 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.19%) Advertising
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (16.34%) .NET
2 156 (14.57%) Web Services
3 137 (12.79%) HTML
4 119 (11.11%) XML
5 107 (9.99%) CSS
6 75 (7.00%) jQuery
7 73 (6.82%) Spring
8 72 (6.72%) REST
9 71 (6.63%) ASP.NET
10 65 (6.07%) HTML5
11 59 (5.51%) .NET Framework
12 51 (4.76%) SOAP
13 47 (4.39%) Hibernate
14 46 (4.30%) WCF
14 46 (4.30%) WPF
15 43 (4.01%) JSON
16 41 (3.83%) Ajax
17 37 (3.45%) JMS
18 33 (3.08%) J2EE
19 32 (2.99%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.91%) Computer Science
2 64 (5.98%) Embedded Systems
3 50 (4.67%) Device Driver
4 47 (4.39%) DTV
5 45 (4.20%) Open Source
6 44 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (2.99%) Mathematics
9 24 (2.24%) STB
10 21 (1.96%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.77%) User Experience
12 18 (1.68%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.59%) Physics
14 16 (1.49%) Firmware
15 15 (1.40%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.40%) IPTV
15 15 (1.40%) CAN bus
16 11 (1.03%) Streaming Video
17 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 10 (0.93%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 319 (29.79%) Linux
2 131 (12.23%) Windows
3 95 (8.87%) UNIX
4 42 (3.92%) Android
5 39 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
6 22 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.40%) CentOS
9 13 (1.21%) VxWorks
10 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.75%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.75%) Debian
13 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.47%) AIX
14 5 (0.47%) HPUX
14 5 (0.47%) Solaris
14 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 338 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (16.43%) Scrum
4 166 (15.50%) OO
5 147 (13.73%) TDD
6 139 (12.98%) UML
7 137 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (8.78%) MVC
9 72 (6.72%) Configuration Management
10 62 (5.79%) Multithreading
11 58 (5.42%) BDD
12 54 (5.04%) OOP
13 46 (4.30%) Unit Testing
13 46 (4.30%) DevOps
13 46 (4.30%) Validation
14 45 (4.20%) Test Automation
15 39 (3.64%) Integration Testing
15 39 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
16 37 (3.45%) Web Development
17 34 (3.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 319 (29.79%) C
2 314 (29.32%) Java
3 305 (28.48%) C++
4 208 (19.42%) C#
5 178 (16.62%) JavaScript
6 150 (14.01%) SQL
6 150 (14.01%) Python
7 111 (10.36%) Embedded C
8 91 (8.50%) PHP
9 75 (7.00%) Ruby
10 39 (3.64%) Perl
11 29 (2.71%) MATLAB
12 28 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.52%) Scala
14 24 (2.24%) Embedded C++
15 23 (2.15%) VB
16 18 (1.68%) Ada
17 17 (1.59%) Assembly Language
18 16 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 15 (1.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (10.64%) Degree
2 107 (9.99%) Security Cleared
3 80 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.65%) PhD
6 5 (0.47%) ISEB
6 5 (0.47%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.093%) MCITP
9 1 (0.093%) MCTS
9 1 (0.093%) HND
9 1 (0.093%) MCSE
9 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.093%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.01%) DO-178B
2 35 (3.27%) QA
3 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.093%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.093%) TickIT
4 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 12 (1.12%) Varnish
2 8 (0.75%) Docker
3 6 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.28%) Xen
6 2 (0.19%) GPFS
6 2 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.093%) Nmap
7 1 (0.093%) NFS
7 1 (0.093%) vCloud
7 1 (0.093%) UAG
7 1 (0.093%) vSphere
7 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (3.17%) Puppet
3 17 (1.59%) Salt
4 6 (0.56%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.37%) SCCM
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.28%) YUM
7 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.19%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.093%) Nessus
9 1 (0.093%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.093%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.093%) Oozie
9 1 (0.093%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.093%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (7.00%) Oracle
2 41 (3.83%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.61%) IBM
4 22 (2.05%) Zend
5 20 (1.87%) JBoss
6 17 (1.59%) Google
7 12 (1.12%) Perforce
7 12 (1.12%) Serena
8 11 (1.03%) ESRI
8 11 (1.03%) VMware
9 10 (0.93%) Rackspace
9 10 (0.93%) Software AG
10 8 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.75%) QNX
11 7 (0.65%) SAP
11 7 (0.65%) Cisco
11 7 (0.65%) Intel
12 6 (0.56%) Wind River
12 6 (0.56%) HP
12 6 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 21 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £37 to £39 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago