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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 248 193 178
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 383 474 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 1.08% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.16% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 217 135
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 101 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £28.20 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -0.66%
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -35 129 £373 +14.61% 110
London -57 66 £400 -1.53% 93
South West +20 64 £350 +22.80% 67
East of England +8 51 £350 -12.50% 85
West Midlands -1 23 £275 - 19
North West -33 23 £310 -11.42% 36
Yorkshire -26 9 £338 +12.50% 15
North East -21 6 £250 -16.66% 6
East Midlands +6 2 - - 25
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 761 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 284 (32.35%) Linux
3 283 (32.23%) C++
4 281 (32.00%) C
4 281 (32.00%) Java
5 270 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (20.16%) Python
7 156 (17.77%) JavaScript
8 149 (16.97%) SQL
9 145 (16.51%) Security Cleared
10 143 (16.29%) HTML
11 141 (16.06%) OO
12 134 (15.26%) UML
13 132 (15.03%) C#
14 112 (12.76%) TDD
15 109 (12.41%) Scrum
15 109 (12.41%) XML
16 102 (11.62%) Windows
16 102 (11.62%) .NET
16 102 (11.62%) SC Cleared
17 101 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
18 100 (11.39%) UNIX
19 92 (10.48%) Degree
20 90 (10.25%) CSS
20 90 (10.25%) Embedded C
21 88 (10.02%) Oracle
22 84 (9.57%) Git (software)
23 80 (9.11%) Web Services
24 76 (8.66%) PHP
24 76 (8.66%) Configuration Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 47 (5.35%) Apache
2 45 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 31 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.05%) Node.js
7 15 (1.71%) JBoss
8 13 (1.48%) IIS
9 10 (1.14%) MQSeries
9 10 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.91%) Confluence
11 7 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
11 7 (0.80%) CMS
11 7 (0.80%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.68%) SAS
12 6 (0.68%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.14%) Simulink
3 6 (0.68%) MS Office
3 6 (0.68%) Doxygen
4 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.34%) Route 53
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.23%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 40 (4.56%) HTTP
3 34 (3.87%) SSL
4 25 (2.85%) Internet
5 17 (1.94%) Ethernet
6 15 (1.71%) Wireless
7 14 (1.59%) DNS
7 14 (1.59%) DVB
8 13 (1.48%) ZigBee
8 13 (1.48%) Firewall
8 13 (1.48%) Network Security
9 11 (1.25%) Bluetooth
10 9 (1.03%) 3G
11 8 (0.91%) MPLS
11 8 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.80%) ASN.1
12 7 (0.80%) 2G
12 7 (0.80%) SAN
12 7 (0.80%) DHCP
12 7 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.74%) MySQL
2 39 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.16%) Big Data
6 18 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.14%) Redis
11 9 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 84 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 68 (7.74%) Subversion
3 60 (6.83%) Jenkins
4 53 (6.04%) JIRA
5 46 (5.24%) Rational DOORS
6 41 (4.67%) ClearCase
7 39 (4.44%) Ant
8 38 (4.33%) Selenium
9 34 (3.87%) JUnit
10 30 (3.42%) Maven
11 26 (2.96%) GoogleTest
11 26 (2.96%) Eclipse
12 25 (2.85%) Visual Studio
13 21 (2.39%) Cucumber
14 20 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (2.28%) Rational Rhapsody
14 20 (2.28%) PHPUnit
15 18 (2.05%) NUnit
16 17 (1.94%) Mockito
17 14 (1.59%) LabVIEW
General
1 60 (6.83%) Electronics
2 50 (5.69%) Finance
3 43 (4.90%) Automotive
4 37 (4.21%) Aerospace
4 37 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.85%) Publishing
6 23 (2.62%) Avionics
6 23 (2.62%) Banking
7 15 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.48%) Military
9 7 (0.80%) Billing
10 5 (0.57%) Games
10 5 (0.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.57%) Front Office
11 4 (0.46%) Retail
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (16.29%) HTML
2 109 (12.41%) XML
3 102 (11.62%) .NET
4 90 (10.25%) CSS
5 80 (9.11%) Web Services
6 73 (8.31%) jQuery
7 68 (7.74%) HTML5
8 55 (6.26%) Spring
9 52 (5.92%) JSON
10 46 (5.24%) REST
11 40 (4.56%) Hibernate
12 36 (4.10%) SOAP
13 34 (3.87%) AngularJS
14 33 (3.76%) Middleware
15 32 (3.64%) J2EE
16 28 (3.19%) CSS3
16 28 (3.19%) Ajax
17 24 (2.73%) JMS
18 23 (2.62%) Zend Framework
18 23 (2.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.58%) Computer Science
3 34 (3.87%) Device Driver
4 32 (3.64%) Open Source
5 31 (3.53%) Algorithms
6 29 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
7 21 (2.39%) DTV
8 20 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.28%) Digital Media
8 20 (2.28%) Mathematics
9 18 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.71%) User Experience
11 14 (1.59%) Physics
12 13 (1.48%) CAN bus
12 13 (1.48%) Data Integration
12 13 (1.48%) Video on Demand
13 12 (1.37%) STB
14 10 (1.14%) Derivative
15 9 (1.03%) Mechatronics
15 9 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 284 (32.35%) Linux
2 102 (11.62%) Windows
3 100 (11.39%) UNIX
4 38 (4.33%) Embedded Linux
5 28 (3.19%) Android
6 24 (2.73%) CentOS
7 18 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.37%) VxWorks
9 11 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.80%) AIX
11 7 (0.80%) HPUX
11 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.68%) ThreadX
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.57%) Solaris
13 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 761 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 270 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (16.06%) OO
4 134 (15.26%) UML
5 112 (12.76%) TDD
6 109 (12.41%) Scrum
7 101 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (8.66%) Configuration Management
9 57 (6.49%) MVC
10 55 (6.26%) SOA
11 51 (5.81%) Multithreading
12 49 (5.58%) Test Automation
13 47 (5.35%) Unit Testing
13 47 (5.35%) OOD
14 45 (5.13%) OOP
15 43 (4.90%) Embedded Software Development
16 40 (4.56%) Web Development
16 40 (4.56%) BDD
17 33 (3.76%) Requirements Analysis
18 32 (3.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (32.23%) C++
2 281 (32.00%) C
2 281 (32.00%) Java
3 177 (20.16%) Python
4 156 (17.77%) JavaScript
5 149 (16.97%) SQL
6 132 (15.03%) C#
7 90 (10.25%) Embedded C
8 76 (8.66%) PHP
9 66 (7.52%) Ruby
10 46 (5.24%) Perl
11 37 (4.21%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.85%) PL/SQL
12 25 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.73%) Ada
14 23 (2.62%) Embedded C++
15 21 (2.39%) Scala
16 16 (1.82%) XQuery
17 15 (1.71%) XPath
17 15 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 102 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 92 (10.48%) Degree
4 26 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.48%) ISEB
6 8 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 6 (0.68%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.68%) PhD
9 4 (0.46%) CCNP
9 4 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.46%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.23%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) MCSA
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.56%) QA
2 27 (3.08%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.57%) TickIT
5 2 (0.23%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.14%) Firmware
3 8 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.68%) Xen
5 5 (0.57%) Docker
6 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.34%) Varnish
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
7 2 (0.23%) GPFS
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) UAG
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (3.08%) Puppet
2 17 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 8 (0.91%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.68%) Ansible
6 5 (0.57%) Salt
6 5 (0.57%) Mesos
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.34%) Graphite
8 3 (0.34%) Zenoss
8 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.34%) yum
9 2 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.11%) Nagios
10 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.11%) Oozie
10 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (10.02%) Oracle
2 40 (4.56%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.76%) Google
4 26 (2.96%) Zend
5 20 (2.28%) VMware
6 14 (1.59%) IBM
7 11 (1.25%) Serena
8 10 (1.14%) Talend
8 10 (1.14%) HP
9 8 (0.91%) EMC
10 7 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.80%) Hitachi
11 6 (0.68%) Rackspace
11 6 (0.68%) ESRI
11 6 (0.68%) Software AG
11 6 (0.68%) Cisco
11 6 (0.68%) Adobe
12 5 (0.57%) Borland
12 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.57%) Juniper
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £39 to £42 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to 2 year contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 375 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 5 days ago