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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 233 246 237
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 530 459 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 0.91% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.96% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 202 236
Median daily rate £401 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 80 107
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.91 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £46.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.22%
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
48408 48020 46900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.73% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31915 29666 29143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1365 1919 1953
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +3 178 £360 +2.85% 80
London +13 124 £453 -2.68% 80
South West +11 93 £325 -21.21% 36
North West +4 30 £413 +15.78% 26
East of England +5 28 £355 +4.79% 66
West Midlands -9 26 £395 +31.66% 15
Yorkshire -6 22 £425 +32.81% 20
East Midlands +15 15 £375 +11.11% 18
North East -23 11 £385 - 5
Midlands -2 3 £500 +100.00% 2
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 1008 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 378 (36.63%) C++
3 354 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
4 330 (31.98%) Java
5 301 (29.17%) C
5 301 (29.17%) Linux
6 234 (22.67%) C#
7 174 (16.86%) SQL
8 172 (16.67%) TDD
9 169 (16.38%) JavaScript
10 161 (15.60%) OO
11 154 (14.92%) Security Cleared
12 152 (14.73%) Scrum
13 141 (13.66%) .NET
14 133 (12.89%) UML
15 128 (12.40%) Python
16 126 (12.21%) HTML
17 122 (11.82%) Windows
18 116 (11.24%) Embedded C
19 112 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
20 111 (10.76%) SC Cleared
21 106 (10.27%) Multithreading
21 106 (10.27%) Web Services
22 98 (9.50%) CSS
22 98 (9.50%) Finance
22 98 (9.50%) Git (software)
23 86 (8.33%) Degree
24 85 (8.24%) Unit Testing
25 83 (8.04%) Spring
25 83 (8.04%) SQL Server

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 62 (6.01%) Node.js
2 29 (2.81%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.62%) Apache
3 27 (2.62%) Confluence
4 22 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (1.94%) JBoss
6 19 (1.84%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.84%) OpenStack
7 16 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.48%) CMS
9 5 (0.48%) IIS
9 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.39%) Documentum
10 4 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.29%) Captiva
11 3 (0.29%) Jetty
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (1.74%) Simulink
2 15 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.78%) MS Office
4 5 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.39%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.097%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.097%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.39%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.33%) PaaS
4 16 (1.55%) Heroku
5 8 (0.78%) SaaS
6 6 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.39%) GitHub
7 4 (0.39%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.19%) Force.com
9 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.097%) AdWords
10 1 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.097%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.097%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.75%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.26%) HTTP
3 38 (3.68%) Wireless
4 30 (2.91%) LTE
5 27 (2.62%) Internet
6 23 (2.23%) Ethernet
7 20 (1.94%) DVB
8 19 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (1.65%) Bluetooth
10 16 (1.55%) SSL
11 14 (1.36%) GSM
12 13 (1.26%) 3G
13 11 (1.07%) Broadband
14 9 (0.87%) 3GPP
14 9 (0.87%) AMQP
14 9 (0.87%) Modbus
14 9 (0.87%) PPP
14 9 (0.87%) RANAP
14 9 (0.87%) RTP
14 9 (0.87%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.07%) Hadoop
3 41 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.49%) MySQL
6 35 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.42%) Big Data
9 19 (1.84%) Redis
10 13 (1.26%) Neo4j
11 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.87%) OrientDB
13 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.78%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.68%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.68%) HBase
Development Applications
1 98 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 82 (7.95%) Subversion
3 80 (7.75%) Jenkins
4 77 (7.46%) Visual Studio
5 72 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
6 52 (5.04%) Rational Rhapsody
7 45 (4.36%) JIRA
8 40 (3.88%) Eclipse
9 35 (3.39%) Maven
10 34 (3.29%) ClearCase
10 34 (3.29%) JUnit
11 31 (3.00%) Selenium
12 25 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 24 (2.33%) NUnit
14 23 (2.23%) Ant
15 21 (2.03%) Mockito
16 17 (1.65%) CppUnit
16 17 (1.65%) Gradle
17 16 (1.55%) VectorCAST
General
1 98 (9.50%) Finance
2 62 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 58 (5.62%) Electronics
4 49 (4.75%) Aerospace
5 36 (3.49%) Banking
6 32 (3.10%) Avionics
7 31 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 29 (2.81%) Automotive
9 24 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.74%) Military
11 13 (1.26%) Publishing
12 11 (1.07%) Marketing
13 9 (0.87%) Games
13 9 (0.87%) Retail
14 6 (0.58%) Legal
15 5 (0.48%) Front Office
15 5 (0.48%) Local Government
16 4 (0.39%) Back Office
17 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (13.66%) .NET
2 126 (12.21%) HTML
3 106 (10.27%) Web Services
4 98 (9.50%) CSS
5 83 (8.04%) Spring
6 70 (6.78%) REST
7 67 (6.49%) HTML5
8 66 (6.40%) WPF
9 65 (6.30%) XML
10 55 (5.33%) ASP.NET
11 53 (5.14%) AngularJS
12 48 (4.65%) .NET Framework
13 46 (4.46%) RESTful
14 43 (4.17%) Hibernate
15 36 (3.49%) JSON
15 36 (3.49%) SOAP
15 36 (3.49%) STL
16 33 (3.20%) CSS3
16 33 (3.20%) J2EE
17 30 (2.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.72%) Embedded Systems
2 40 (3.88%) User Experience
3 39 (3.78%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.00%) Device Driver
6 27 (2.62%) Algorithms
7 26 (2.52%) DTV
8 21 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 19 (1.84%) VHDL
10 18 (1.74%) STB
11 17 (1.65%) Derivative
12 16 (1.55%) Wiki
13 15 (1.45%) Visualisation
14 13 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
14 13 (1.26%) Mathematics
15 11 (1.07%) MPEG
16 10 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 301 (29.17%) Linux
2 122 (11.82%) Windows
3 82 (7.95%) Unix
4 32 (3.10%) VxWorks
5 24 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
6 21 (2.03%) Android
7 13 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.26%) Solaris
8 11 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.68%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.48%) AIX
10 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.39%) HPUX
11 4 (0.39%) NetWare
12 3 (0.29%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1008 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 354 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (16.67%) TDD
4 161 (15.60%) OO
5 152 (14.73%) Scrum
6 133 (12.89%) UML
7 112 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (10.27%) Multithreading
9 85 (8.24%) Unit Testing
10 82 (7.95%) DevOps
11 70 (6.78%) BDD
12 66 (6.40%) SDLC
13 63 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 63 (6.10%) Integration Testing
14 55 (5.33%) Configuration Management
15 54 (5.23%) MVC
16 52 (5.04%) OOD
16 52 (5.04%) Open Source
17 49 (4.75%) Embedded Software Development
18 48 (4.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 378 (36.63%) C++
2 330 (31.98%) Java
3 301 (29.17%) C
4 234 (22.67%) C#
5 174 (16.86%) SQL
6 169 (16.38%) JavaScript
7 128 (12.40%) Python
8 116 (11.24%) Embedded C
9 65 (6.30%) Scala
10 64 (6.20%) Ada
11 63 (6.10%) Ruby
12 47 (4.55%) Perl
13 42 (4.07%) Embedded C++
14 39 (3.78%) Bash Shell
15 33 (3.20%) MATLAB
16 30 (2.91%) PL/SQL
17 23 (2.23%) Go
18 21 (2.03%) Ada 95
19 20 (1.94%) PHP
20 19 (1.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (14.92%) Security Cleared
2 111 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 86 (8.33%) Degree
4 32 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.39%) HND
7 3 (0.29%) PhD
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.097%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.23%) DO-178B
2 22 (2.13%) MISRA
3 16 (1.55%) QA
4 14 (1.36%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.39%) OIPF
8 3 (0.29%) ISO26262
8 3 (0.29%) SDET
8 3 (0.29%) SLA
9 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.097%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.097%) ECSS
9 1 (0.097%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.097%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.097%) JTAG
9 1 (0.097%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (4.46%) Docker
2 16 (1.55%) Firmware
3 14 (1.36%) vSphere
4 7 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.48%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.39%) Cygwin
6 4 (0.39%) GPFS
7 3 (0.29%) iptables
7 3 (0.29%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.19%) Xen
8 2 (0.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.097%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.097%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (2.13%) Puppet
2 17 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.87%) Mesos
4 8 (0.78%) Ansible
5 7 (0.68%) Kibana
6 6 (0.58%) Graphite
6 6 (0.58%) logstash
6 6 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.58%) StatsD
7 3 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.19%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.097%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.097%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.097%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 77 (7.46%) Oracle
2 62 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.23%) IBM
4 15 (1.45%) Red Hat
5 12 (1.16%) Perforce
5 12 (1.16%) VMware
6 11 (1.07%) Serena
6 11 (1.07%) webMethods
7 10 (0.97%) SAP
8 9 (0.87%) Google
9 8 (0.78%) Adobe
9 8 (0.78%) Informatica
10 7 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.68%) Luciad
10 7 (0.68%) Telelogic
11 6 (0.58%) QNX
12 5 (0.48%) BEA
12 5 (0.48%) Freescale
12 5 (0.48%) Wind River
13 4 (0.39%) CA
Devon
WA Consultants
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Shropshire
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Computer People
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ISL
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
ISL
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: From £30 to £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment
Rate: D.O.E
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + loads of perks!
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £99 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Ipswich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago