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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 227 235 289
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 441 473 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.02% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.07% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 230 161
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 104 75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +8.97%

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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +15 138 £451 -16.18% 85
South East -14 97 £400 +11.11% 81
South West +11 61 £425 +21.42% 58
East of England -2 61 £400 +15.31% 69
North West +12 34 £430 +1.17% 33
East Midlands +11 20 £338 +12.50% 12
West Midlands -2 13 £418 +4.37% 29
North East - 10 £438 - 8
Yorkshire +7 8 £335 -10.66% 41
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 909 (96.09%) Software Engineering
2 412 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (35.94%) Java
4 310 (32.77%) C++
5 248 (26.22%) C
6 241 (25.48%) Linux
7 236 (24.95%) TDD
8 197 (20.82%) C#
9 194 (20.51%) SQL
10 188 (19.87%) JavaScript
11 176 (18.60%) BDD
12 170 (17.97%) Scrum
13 148 (15.64%) Security Cleared
14 145 (15.33%) Web Services
15 141 (14.90%) OO
16 138 (14.59%) Python
17 126 (13.32%) HTML
18 117 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
19 116 (12.26%) .NET
20 112 (11.84%) UML
20 112 (11.84%) Git (software)
21 109 (11.52%) REST
22 105 (11.10%) Node.js
22 105 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
23 98 (10.36%) SC Cleared
24 96 (10.15%) Spring
25 93 (9.83%) Open Source
26 91 (9.62%) RESTful
27 90 (9.51%) Windows
28 89 (9.41%) CSS

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 52 (5.50%) Tomcat
2 51 (5.39%) Apache
3 46 (4.86%) Confluence
4 33 (3.49%) JBoss
5 30 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 29 (3.07%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.64%) nginx
8 24 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 18 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.27%) Apache Pig
11 11 (1.16%) Alfresco
11 11 (1.16%) WebSphere Process Server
12 10 (1.06%) CMS
12 10 (1.06%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.95%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.63%) Jetty
14 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (3.59%) Simulink
2 24 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.53%) MS Office
4 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.32%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 117 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.28%) GitHub
2 31 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.43%) Amazon S3
4 22 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
5 21 (2.22%) Heroku
6 18 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.16%) Slack
10 9 (0.95%) PaaS
11 6 (0.63%) SaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.32%) IaaS
12 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 74 (7.82%) HTTP
2 51 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.12%) Internet
4 23 (2.43%) LTE
4 23 (2.43%) VoIP
5 22 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 22 (2.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (2.33%) GSM
5 22 (2.33%) PBX
5 22 (2.33%) RANAP
5 22 (2.33%) RTP
5 22 (2.33%) UMTS
6 20 (2.11%) SSL
7 14 (1.48%) Bluetooth
7 14 (1.48%) Wireless
8 11 (1.16%) Broadband
9 10 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.85%) Firewall
11 8 (0.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.46%) NoSQL
2 71 (7.51%) MongoDB
3 59 (6.24%) MySQL
4 50 (5.29%) SQL Server
5 45 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (4.65%) Big Data
7 29 (3.07%) Hadoop
7 29 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.37%) Redis
12 12 (1.27%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.16%) Neo4j
14 10 (1.06%) HBase
15 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.85%) OrientDB
16 7 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.63%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 112 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 89 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 78 (8.25%) JIRA
3 78 (8.25%) JUnit
4 72 (7.61%) Cucumber
5 62 (6.55%) Maven
5 62 (6.55%) Subversion
6 60 (6.34%) Visual Studio
7 36 (3.81%) Selenium
8 34 (3.59%) Rational DOORS
9 31 (3.28%) Mockito
10 30 (3.17%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.85%) GDB
12 26 (2.75%) Ant
13 25 (2.64%) GCC
14 23 (2.43%) Rational Rhapsody
14 23 (2.43%) Trac
15 16 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (1.48%) Mercurial
17 13 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 53 (5.60%) Finance
2 42 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.23%) Aerospace
4 36 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 35 (3.70%) Publishing
6 29 (3.07%) Automotive
7 26 (2.75%) Electronics
8 23 (2.43%) Retail
9 18 (1.90%) Military
10 13 (1.37%) Games
11 8 (0.85%) Marketing
12 5 (0.53%) Avionics
12 5 (0.53%) Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (15.33%) Web Services
2 126 (13.32%) HTML
3 116 (12.26%) .NET
4 109 (11.52%) REST
5 105 (11.10%) Node.js
6 96 (10.15%) Spring
7 91 (9.62%) RESTful
8 89 (9.41%) CSS
9 82 (8.67%) XML
10 66 (6.98%) AngularJS
11 62 (6.55%) JSON
12 55 (5.81%) HTML5
13 43 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 43 (4.55%) React
14 42 (4.44%) STL
15 41 (4.33%) jQuery
16 34 (3.59%) ASP.NET
17 32 (3.38%) SOAP
18 30 (3.17%) J2EE
19 26 (2.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.03%) Computer Science
2 44 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
3 40 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.64%) User Experience
5 24 (2.54%) Algorithms
6 16 (1.69%) Wiki
7 15 (1.59%) Device Driver
8 14 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.85%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.74%) Derivative
12 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.63%) Digital TV
13 6 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.63%) MPEG
13 6 (0.63%) PKI
13 6 (0.63%) RIA
13 6 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 241 (25.48%) Linux
2 90 (9.51%) Windows
3 88 (9.30%) Unix
4 20 (2.11%) Android
5 18 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
6 17 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.95%) Windows CE
9 8 (0.85%) VxWorks
10 7 (0.74%) CentOS
11 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.42%) VME
12 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.42%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.21%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (96.09%) Software Engineering
2 412 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (24.95%) TDD
4 176 (18.60%) BDD
5 170 (17.97%) Scrum
6 141 (14.90%) OO
7 112 (11.84%) UML
8 105 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (9.83%) Open Source
10 77 (8.14%) Unit Testing
11 76 (8.03%) DevOps
12 64 (6.77%) Multithreading
13 61 (6.45%) High Availability
14 59 (6.24%) SDLC
15 52 (5.50%) Configuration Management
16 51 (5.39%) Microservices
16 51 (5.39%) MVC
17 50 (5.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 46 (4.86%) Web Development
19 40 (4.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 340 (35.94%) Java
2 310 (32.77%) C++
3 248 (26.22%) C
4 197 (20.82%) C#
5 194 (20.51%) SQL
6 188 (19.87%) JavaScript
7 138 (14.59%) Python
8 78 (8.25%) Embedded C
9 70 (7.40%) Scala
10 60 (6.34%) Ruby
11 55 (5.81%) Perl
12 51 (5.39%) Ada
13 42 (4.44%) MATLAB
14 39 (4.12%) Bash Shell
15 38 (4.02%) Embedded C++
16 28 (2.96%) PHP
17 19 (2.01%) PowerShell
17 19 (2.01%) Shell Script
18 17 (1.80%) Ada 95
19 13 (1.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 148 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 98 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 67 (7.08%) Degree
4 22 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.53%) MCTS
6 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.32%) ISEB
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.32%) PhD
8 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.49%) QA
2 27 (2.85%) MISRA
3 15 (1.59%) MISRA C
3 15 (1.59%) SDET
4 11 (1.16%) DO-178B
5 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.42%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.32%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (5.18%) Docker
2 14 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.85%) Firmware
4 6 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.53%) HDFS
5 5 (0.53%) vSphere
6 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.21%) iptables
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
7 2 (0.21%) LXC
7 2 (0.21%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.21%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) BusyBox
8 1 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 22 (2.33%) Puppet
2 21 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.37%) Ansible
4 11 (1.16%) Graphite
5 8 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.53%) Kibana
7 5 (0.53%) Terraform
8 4 (0.42%) Grafana
8 4 (0.42%) Mesos
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.21%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.21%) SCCM
10 2 (0.21%) Sun Identity Manager
11 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.11%) logstash
11 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 65 (6.87%) Oracle
2 64 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.33%) Cisco
4 14 (1.48%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.16%) IBM
6 9 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 9 (0.95%) HP
7 8 (0.85%) Cloudera
8 7 (0.74%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.74%) Twitter
9 6 (0.63%) Google
9 6 (0.63%) VMware
10 4 (0.42%) hybris
10 4 (0.42%) ICL
10 4 (0.42%) ILOG
10 4 (0.42%) Pega
10 4 (0.42%) Serena
11 3 (0.32%) Apigee
11 3 (0.32%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.32%) Xamarin
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £34.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Salary: a load of fun
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
zubito Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £441 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas international
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago