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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 232 226 270
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 429 503 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.05% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.11% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 221 166
Median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 130 87
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.42 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.63 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.57% +14.80%

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
39661 45341 45243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26048 29636 28290
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1520 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +36 133 £450 -5.26% 111
South East -14 97 £375 +4.89% 74
South West -1 67 £425 +25.92% 54
East of England -10 52 £425 +22.30% 65
Yorkshire +26 23 £400 -4.76% 32
North West -8 22 £425 +4.29% 37
East Midlands +14 18 £325 +8.33% 13
West Midlands +7 13 £450 +4.65% 15
North East -13 5 £450 - 5
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 899 (95.13%) Software Engineering
2 381 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (35.34%) Java
4 317 (33.54%) C++
5 242 (25.61%) Linux
6 240 (25.40%) C
7 222 (23.49%) TDD
8 207 (21.90%) C#
9 191 (20.21%) SQL
10 180 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 163 (17.25%) Security Cleared
12 162 (17.14%) Scrum
13 159 (16.83%) BDD
14 147 (15.56%) Python
15 133 (14.07%) Web Services
16 132 (13.97%) OO
17 121 (12.80%) HTML
18 120 (12.70%) .NET
18 120 (12.70%) Git (software)
19 115 (12.17%) UML
20 114 (12.06%) SC Cleared
21 104 (11.01%) REST
22 102 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
23 101 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
24 97 (10.26%) Node.js
25 93 (9.84%) Spring
26 92 (9.74%) CSS
27 87 (9.21%) Windows
28 86 (9.10%) Jenkins
29 84 (8.89%) RESTful

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 47 (4.97%) Confluence
2 46 (4.87%) Apache
3 41 (4.34%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.07%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.96%) JBoss
6 27 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 24 (2.54%) nginx
8 21 (2.22%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.38%) NServiceBus
12 12 (1.27%) Apache Pig
13 11 (1.16%) WebSphere Process Server
14 10 (1.06%) Alfresco
14 10 (1.06%) CMS
14 10 (1.06%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.63%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (4.02%) Simulink
2 20 (2.12%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.85%) MS Office
4 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
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
1 102 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.86%) GitHub
4 17 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (1.80%) Heroku
5 16 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 15 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (1.16%) PaaS
7 11 (1.16%) Slack
8 9 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.63%) IaaS
9 6 (0.63%) SaaS
10 4 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle CX
13 1 (0.11%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.41%) HTTP
2 50 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.13%) Internet
4 24 (2.54%) LTE
4 24 (2.54%) VoIP
5 23 (2.43%) Asterisk PBX
5 23 (2.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 23 (2.43%) GSM
5 23 (2.43%) PBX
5 23 (2.43%) RANAP
5 23 (2.43%) RTP
5 23 (2.43%) UMTS
6 22 (2.33%) SSL
7 16 (1.69%) Bluetooth
8 13 (1.38%) Wireshark
9 12 (1.27%) Wireless
10 11 (1.16%) Broadband
11 9 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.85%) DNS
12 8 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 61 (6.46%) MongoDB
3 51 (5.40%) SQL Server
4 50 (5.29%) MySQL
5 46 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.60%) Big Data
7 28 (2.96%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.43%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.16%) Redis
13 8 (0.85%) Neo4j
14 6 (0.63%) HBase
14 6 (0.63%) MarkLogic
14 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.63%) OrientDB
15 5 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 120 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 86 (9.10%) Jenkins
3 80 (8.47%) JIRA
4 64 (6.77%) Visual Studio
5 60 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 60 (6.35%) JUnit
6 55 (5.82%) Subversion
7 53 (5.61%) Maven
8 46 (4.87%) Rational DOORS
9 36 (3.81%) Eclipse
10 34 (3.60%) Rational Rhapsody
11 33 (3.49%) GDB
12 30 (3.17%) Selenium
13 28 (2.96%) GCC
14 27 (2.86%) Ant
15 26 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (2.54%) Trac
17 22 (2.33%) Mockito
18 16 (1.69%) Mercurial
19 13 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (6.35%) Finance
2 46 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 35 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 32 (3.39%) Automotive
5 27 (2.86%) Publishing
6 25 (2.65%) Electronics
7 20 (2.12%) Military
8 19 (2.01%) Retail
9 13 (1.38%) Games
10 11 (1.16%) Avionics
11 8 (0.85%) Marketing
12 7 (0.74%) Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.07%) Web Services
2 121 (12.80%) HTML
3 120 (12.70%) .NET
4 104 (11.01%) REST
5 97 (10.26%) Node.js
6 93 (9.84%) Spring
7 92 (9.74%) CSS
8 84 (8.89%) RESTful
9 79 (8.36%) XML
10 59 (6.24%) AngularJS
11 51 (5.40%) HTML5
12 45 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 43 (4.55%) JSON
13 43 (4.55%) STL
14 39 (4.13%) jQuery
14 39 (4.13%) React
15 35 (3.70%) ASP.NET
15 35 (3.70%) SOAP
16 23 (2.43%) Hibernate
16 23 (2.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.87%) Computer Science
2 41 (4.34%) Embedded Systems
3 36 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.86%) User Experience
5 19 (2.01%) Device Driver
6 17 (1.80%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.27%) RIA
8 11 (1.16%) Wiki
9 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.85%) STB
11 7 (0.74%) Derivative
11 7 (0.74%) Digital TV
12 6 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (0.63%) MPEG
12 6 (0.63%) PKI
13 5 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 242 (25.61%) Linux
2 87 (9.21%) Windows
3 76 (8.04%) Unix
4 29 (3.07%) Android
5 24 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.06%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (0.85%) CentOS
11 5 (0.53%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.42%) VME
12 4 (0.42%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) OpenWrt
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (95.13%) Software Engineering
2 381 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (23.49%) TDD
4 162 (17.14%) Scrum
5 159 (16.83%) BDD
6 132 (13.97%) OO
7 115 (12.17%) UML
8 101 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (8.68%) Open Source
10 79 (8.36%) Unit Testing
11 75 (7.94%) DevOps
12 66 (6.98%) Multithreading
13 62 (6.56%) MVC
14 57 (6.03%) Configuration Management
14 57 (6.03%) SDLC
15 53 (5.61%) High Availability
15 53 (5.61%) Integration Testing
16 51 (5.40%) Microservices
17 50 (5.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 44 (4.66%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 334 (35.34%) Java
2 317 (33.54%) C++
3 240 (25.40%) C
4 207 (21.90%) C#
5 191 (20.21%) SQL
6 180 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 147 (15.56%) Python
8 76 (8.04%) Embedded C
9 62 (6.56%) Scala
10 57 (6.03%) Ruby
11 56 (5.93%) Perl
12 52 (5.50%) Ada
13 45 (4.76%) MATLAB
14 36 (3.81%) Embedded C++
15 34 (3.60%) Bash Shell
16 32 (3.39%) PHP
17 28 (2.96%) PowerShell
18 19 (2.01%) Ada 95
18 19 (2.01%) Shell Script
19 15 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 163 (17.25%) Security Cleared
2 114 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.61%) Degree
4 18 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.63%) MCTS
6 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.32%) HND
7 3 (0.32%) ISEB
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.49%) QA
2 26 (2.75%) MISRA
3 16 (1.69%) MISRA C
4 14 (1.48%) SDET
5 9 (0.95%) DO-178B
5 9 (0.95%) ISO26262
6 7 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.42%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.32%) TickIT
9 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 51 (5.40%) Docker
2 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.06%) Firmware
4 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.53%) vSphere
6 4 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.32%) HDFS
8 2 (0.21%) KVM
8 2 (0.21%) LXC
9 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) BusyBox
9 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 23 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (2.12%) Puppet
3 13 (1.38%) Graphite
4 12 (1.27%) Ansible
5 8 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.74%) Mesos
7 5 (0.53%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.53%) Terraform
8 4 (0.42%) Kibana
9 3 (0.32%) Grafana
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.11%) logstash
10 1 (0.11%) Nagios
10 1 (0.11%) Oozie
10 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.11%) Sun Identity Manager
10 1 (0.11%) vRealize
10 1 (0.11%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 62 (6.56%) Oracle
2 59 (6.24%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.54%) Cisco
4 13 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 10 (1.06%) IBM
5 10 (1.06%) VMware
6 9 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 9 (0.95%) Google
6 9 (0.95%) HP
7 8 (0.85%) hybris
8 7 (0.74%) Serena
8 7 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.63%) Twitter
10 5 (0.53%) Adobe
10 5 (0.53%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.53%) SAP
11 4 (0.42%) Freescale
11 4 (0.42%) ICL
12 3 (0.32%) QNX
12 3 (0.32%) Xamarin
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £37 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wiltshire
MRL Group
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour + Onsite Parking, Flexitime
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Montash
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £40 to £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
New Malden
aap3
Rate: £35.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
LA International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £505 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago