The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 201 178 169
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 530 484 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.21% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 216 194
Average daily rate £350 £339 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 88 172
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Software Engineer
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 160 £341 +18.69% 118
London -44 127 £405 +1.25% 79
East of England +19 84 £313 -3.84% 113
South West -43 58 £350 +27.27% 69
Yorkshire -3 34 £320 - 28
West Midlands -15 31 £275 -50.00% 19
North West -17 20 £350 +8.52% 33
North East -12 16 £250 +5.26% 9
East Midlands -14 12 £270 - 26
Midlands - 2 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 881 (87.57%) Software Engineering
2 319 (31.71%) C++
3 288 (28.63%) C#
4 259 (25.75%) Linux
5 258 (25.65%) C
6 238 (23.66%) Java
7 225 (22.37%) .NET
8 202 (20.08%) OO
9 175 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (16.30%) Scrum
11 158 (15.71%) SQL
11 158 (15.71%) Windows
12 137 (13.62%) Degree
13 128 (12.72%) TDD
14 123 (12.23%) Multithreading
15 115 (11.43%) SQL Server
16 112 (11.13%) UML
17 111 (11.03%) Web Services
17 111 (11.03%) JavaScript
18 104 (10.34%) Security Cleared
19 103 (10.24%) HTML
20 102 (10.14%) PHP
21 93 (9.24%) Python
22 90 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
23 89 (8.85%) WPF
24 87 (8.65%) MVC
25 83 (8.25%) Microsoft
26 82 (8.15%) Computer Science
27 81 (8.05%) Embedded C
28 80 (7.95%) CSS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (3.88%) Node.js
2 12 (1.19%) IIS
3 11 (1.09%) Apache
4 10 (0.99%) Mule
5 9 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.89%) CMS
6 7 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.60%) LiveCycle
8 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.50%) Drupal
8 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.40%) Confluence
9 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.20%) Jetty
11 2 (0.20%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.39%) Simulink
3 13 (1.29%) MS Office
4 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.099%) DOC1
6 1 (0.099%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.099%) MS Project
6 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.50%) Magento
3 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) Endur
5 1 (0.099%) Findur
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.89%) Office 365
6 8 (0.80%) SaaS
7 6 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.30%) IaaS
9 3 (0.30%) PaaS
10 1 (0.099%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.86%) Internet
2 38 (3.78%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.88%) HTTP
4 23 (2.29%) Wireless
5 21 (2.09%) DNS
6 16 (1.59%) SSL
7 13 (1.29%) DVB
8 8 (0.80%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.70%) LDAP
9 7 (0.70%) Broadband
9 7 (0.70%) SMS
10 6 (0.60%) DDNS
11 5 (0.50%) RTP
11 5 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.40%) Modbus
12 4 (0.40%) LTE
12 4 (0.40%) Firewall
12 4 (0.40%) IPv4
12 4 (0.40%) IPv6
12 4 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.47%) MySQL
3 32 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.49%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.79%) Big Data
7 17 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.70%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.50%) DB2
14 5 (0.50%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (7.65%) Subversion
2 72 (7.16%) Visual Studio
3 62 (6.16%) Git (software)
4 49 (4.87%) ClearCase
5 41 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (3.98%) Rational DOORS
7 32 (3.18%) Selenium
8 30 (2.98%) Rational Rhapsody
8 30 (2.98%) Jenkins
9 29 (2.88%) Eclipse
10 28 (2.78%) Cucumber
11 21 (2.09%) JUnit
12 20 (1.99%) Maven
12 20 (1.99%) JIRA
13 19 (1.89%) NUnit
14 16 (1.59%) WebDriver
15 15 (1.49%) Ant
16 14 (1.39%) ClearQuest
17 13 (1.29%) FitNesse
18 10 (0.99%) LabVIEW
General
1 77 (7.65%) Telecoms
2 50 (4.97%) Finance
3 47 (4.67%) Electronics
4 38 (3.78%) Games
5 32 (3.18%) Automotive
6 21 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.59%) Banking
8 13 (1.29%) Military
8 13 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.19%) Retail
10 10 (0.99%) Avionics
11 9 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.80%) Publishing
12 8 (0.80%) Marketing
13 7 (0.70%) Legal
14 5 (0.50%) Front Office
15 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.30%) Advertising
16 3 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (22.37%) .NET
2 111 (11.03%) Web Services
3 103 (10.24%) HTML
4 89 (8.85%) WPF
5 80 (7.95%) CSS
6 79 (7.85%) XML
7 68 (6.76%) ASP.NET
8 62 (6.16%) WCF
9 57 (5.67%) jQuery
9 57 (5.67%) .NET Framework
10 46 (4.57%) Spring
11 45 (4.47%) HTML5
12 44 (4.37%) REST
13 40 (3.98%) JSON
14 39 (3.88%) POSIX
15 33 (3.28%) Hibernate
16 31 (3.08%) SOAP
16 31 (3.08%) LINQ
17 30 (2.98%) XSLT
18 27 (2.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.15%) Computer Science
2 68 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
3 42 (4.17%) DTV
4 35 (3.48%) Open Source
5 29 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 25 (2.49%) IPTV
8 21 (2.09%) Derivative
9 19 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 19 (1.89%) Device Driver
10 13 (1.29%) Firmware
10 13 (1.29%) Physics
11 12 (1.19%) N-Tier
12 11 (1.09%) MPEG
12 11 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
13 10 (0.99%) Streaming Video
13 10 (0.99%) STB
13 10 (0.99%) Statistics
13 10 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 259 (25.75%) Linux
2 158 (15.71%) Windows
3 47 (4.67%) Android
4 44 (4.37%) UNIX
5 37 (3.68%) Embedded Linux
6 30 (2.98%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.39%) CentOS
9 12 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.89%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.70%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.60%) LynxOS
14 5 (0.50%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.40%) Solaris
16 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (87.57%) Software Engineering
2 202 (20.08%) OO
3 175 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (16.30%) Scrum
5 128 (12.72%) TDD
6 123 (12.23%) Multithreading
7 112 (11.13%) UML
8 90 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (8.65%) MVC
10 76 (7.55%) OOP
11 62 (6.16%) Unit Testing
12 57 (5.67%) OOD
13 55 (5.47%) Configuration Management
13 55 (5.47%) Test Automation
14 39 (3.88%) Validation
15 37 (3.68%) BDD
16 36 (3.58%) Software Testing
17 34 (3.38%) Automated Testing
18 33 (3.28%) SOA
19 29 (2.88%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 319 (31.71%) C++
2 288 (28.63%) C#
3 258 (25.65%) C
4 238 (23.66%) Java
5 158 (15.71%) SQL
6 111 (11.03%) JavaScript
7 102 (10.14%) PHP
8 93 (9.24%) Python
9 81 (8.05%) Embedded C
10 71 (7.06%) Ruby
11 48 (4.77%) MATLAB
12 46 (4.57%) Perl
13 33 (3.28%) Embedded C++
14 30 (2.98%) VB
14 30 (2.98%) Bash Shell
15 29 (2.88%) VB.NET
16 26 (2.58%) Scala
17 18 (1.79%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.59%) Assembly Language
19 14 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 137 (13.62%) Degree
2 104 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 59 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.09%) PhD
5 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 6 (0.60%) ISEB
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.30%) MCPD
8 3 (0.30%) MCP
8 3 (0.30%) MCTS
9 1 (0.099%) OCP
9 1 (0.099%) OCA
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.099%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.099%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.27%) QA
2 19 (1.89%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.60%) DICOM
4 4 (0.40%) HL7
4 4 (0.40%) SLA
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.099%) JTAG
6 1 (0.099%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.099%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.60%) Varnish
3 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.30%) vCloud
5 2 (0.20%) KVM
5 2 (0.20%) UAG
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.20%) Xen
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.099%) Nmap
6 1 (0.099%) XenServer
6 1 (0.099%) vSphere
6 1 (0.099%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 27 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (2.29%) Puppet
3 7 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.50%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.40%) SCCM
7 3 (0.30%) Ionix
7 3 (0.30%) Netcool/Webtop
7 3 (0.30%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.30%) Netcool
7 3 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.099%) StatsD
9 1 (0.099%) Nagios
9 1 (0.099%) Nessus
9 1 (0.099%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.099%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.099%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 83 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.27%) Oracle
3 27 (2.68%) IBM
4 23 (2.29%) Zend
5 19 (1.89%) HP
6 17 (1.69%) Perforce
7 13 (1.29%) Intel
8 12 (1.19%) JBoss
8 12 (1.19%) Serena
9 11 (1.09%) DevExpress
10 10 (0.99%) VMware
11 8 (0.80%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.80%) Adobe
11 8 (0.80%) WSO2
12 6 (0.60%) Siemens
12 6 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.50%) EMC
13 5 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.50%) McAfee
13 5 (0.50%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £39 - £47 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago