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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 218 189 169
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 505 547 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.23% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 301 240
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 105 94
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.57 £30.00 £26.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 182 £330 -8.96% 121
London -4 116 £465 +9.41% 102
South West +16 78 £409 +16.78% 63
East of England -48 34 £328 +2.34% 70
Yorkshire -42 30 £338 +3.84% 24
West Midlands -11 23 £300 +14.28% 29
North West -5 22 £363 +3.57% 19
East Midlands -11 11 £338 +16.37% 28
North East -10 5 £200 -20.00% 10
Midlands -4 1 £250 - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 856 (89.26%) Software Engineering
2 307 (32.01%) C++
3 294 (30.66%) Java
4 292 (30.45%) C
5 265 (27.63%) Linux
6 254 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
7 183 (19.08%) C#
8 177 (18.46%) Security Cleared
9 173 (18.04%) JavaScript
10 160 (16.68%) HTML
11 142 (14.81%) Python
12 138 (14.39%) SQL
13 136 (14.18%) TDD
14 133 (13.87%) .NET
14 133 (13.87%) UML
15 129 (13.45%) SC Cleared
16 123 (12.83%) OO
17 122 (12.72%) Windows
18 107 (11.16%) Embedded C
19 106 (11.05%) Scrum
20 102 (10.64%) Web Services
20 102 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
21 98 (10.22%) HTML5
22 92 (9.59%) CSS
23 90 (9.38%) Configuration Management
23 90 (9.38%) Git (software)
24 89 (9.28%) XML
24 89 (9.28%) Oracle
25 81 (8.45%) Degree
26 77 (8.03%) UNIX

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 37 (3.86%) Apache
2 36 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.02%) WebLogic
4 27 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.50%) Node.js
6 23 (2.40%) JBoss
7 21 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.56%) MQSeries
9 14 (1.46%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.83%) IIS
11 7 (0.73%) nginx
12 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.52%) Zope
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.42%) Jetty
15 3 (0.31%) Confluence
15 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (2.19%) Simulink
2 17 (1.77%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.36%) MS Office
4 6 (0.63%) Doxygen
4 6 (0.63%) TargetLink
5 5 (0.52%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) Windchill
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.73%) Route 53
6 7 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Office 365
9 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.31%) IaaS
10 2 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 41 (4.28%) Internet
3 32 (3.34%) HTTP
4 19 (1.98%) Wireless
5 17 (1.77%) Bluetooth
6 12 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 12 (1.25%) DNS
6 12 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.04%) 3G
8 9 (0.94%) GSM
8 9 (0.94%) ZigBee
9 8 (0.83%) IPsec
9 8 (0.83%) DVB
9 8 (0.83%) SAN
10 7 (0.73%) DHCP
10 7 (0.73%) SNMP
10 7 (0.73%) ASN.1
10 7 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.63%) Network Security
11 6 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.74%) MySQL
3 39 (4.07%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 30 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.77%) Big Data
9 16 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.46%) CouchDB
12 13 (1.36%) Redis
13 11 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (0.83%) SimpleDB
16 7 (0.73%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 90 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 68 (7.09%) Subversion
3 58 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 54 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
5 50 (5.21%) Jenkins
6 46 (4.80%) JIRA
7 44 (4.59%) ClearCase
8 37 (3.86%) Ant
9 34 (3.55%) Selenium
10 30 (3.13%) JUnit
11 25 (2.61%) Eclipse
12 21 (2.19%) Cucumber
13 20 (2.09%) GoogleTest
14 19 (1.98%) Rational Rhapsody
14 19 (1.98%) Maven
14 19 (1.98%) NUnit
15 15 (1.56%) ClearQuest
15 15 (1.56%) CppUnit
16 14 (1.46%) LabVIEW
16 14 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (5.32%) Automotive
2 49 (5.11%) Electronics
3 44 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.59%) Finance
4 33 (3.44%) Aerospace
5 24 (2.50%) Military
6 22 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.77%) Games
7 17 (1.77%) Avionics
8 13 (1.36%) Banking
9 9 (0.94%) Front Office
10 8 (0.83%) Publishing
11 7 (0.73%) Retail
12 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.42%) Legal
14 3 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.31%) Marketing
14 3 (0.31%) German Language
15 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.10%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (16.68%) HTML
2 133 (13.87%) .NET
3 102 (10.64%) Web Services
4 98 (10.22%) HTML5
5 92 (9.59%) CSS
6 89 (9.28%) XML
7 66 (6.88%) jQuery
8 63 (6.57%) JSON
9 61 (6.36%) REST
10 56 (5.84%) AngularJS
11 54 (5.63%) Spring
11 54 (5.63%) ASP.NET
12 45 (4.69%) RESTful
13 37 (3.86%) .NET Framework
14 31 (3.23%) J2EE
14 31 (3.23%) CSS3
15 27 (2.82%) Entity Framework
16 25 (2.61%) WPF
17 24 (2.50%) Apache Camel
18 22 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
4 28 (2.92%) Device Driver
5 21 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 19 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.56%) Derivative
8 15 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.46%) STB
10 13 (1.36%) CAN bus
10 13 (1.36%) Digital Media
11 12 (1.25%) User Experience
12 10 (1.04%) IPTV
13 9 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.94%) DTV
14 8 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.83%) Physics
15 7 (0.73%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 265 (27.63%) Linux
2 122 (12.72%) Windows
3 77 (8.03%) UNIX
4 43 (4.48%) Android
5 29 (3.02%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.56%) CentOS
8 9 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.94%) AIX
9 8 (0.83%) Solaris
9 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.73%) HPUX
10 7 (0.73%) NetWare
10 7 (0.73%) Windows CE
11 6 (0.63%) VxWorks
11 6 (0.63%) ThreadX
12 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (89.26%) Software Engineering
2 254 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (14.18%) TDD
4 133 (13.87%) UML
5 123 (12.83%) OO
6 106 (11.05%) Scrum
7 102 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 76 (7.92%) Multithreading
10 71 (7.40%) MVC
11 53 (5.53%) SDLC
12 47 (4.90%) SOA
13 46 (4.80%) Unit Testing
13 46 (4.80%) Requirements Analysis
14 44 (4.59%) OOD
15 43 (4.48%) BDD
16 42 (4.38%) Embedded Software Development
17 41 (4.28%) Integration Testing
17 41 (4.28%) OOP
18 40 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 307 (32.01%) C++
2 294 (30.66%) Java
3 292 (30.45%) C
4 183 (19.08%) C#
5 173 (18.04%) JavaScript
6 142 (14.81%) Python
7 138 (14.39%) SQL
8 107 (11.16%) Embedded C
9 54 (5.63%) Ruby
10 45 (4.69%) PHP
11 43 (4.48%) Perl
12 34 (3.55%) Embedded C++
12 34 (3.55%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.23%) Scala
14 29 (3.02%) Ada
15 28 (2.92%) MATLAB
16 21 (2.19%) Objective-C
16 21 (2.19%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.67%) VC++
18 15 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 129 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 81 (8.45%) Degree
4 13 (1.36%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 7 (0.73%) PhD
6 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.52%) CCNP
7 5 (0.52%) ISEB
7 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.42%) MCP
8 4 (0.42%) HND
8 4 (0.42%) MCSE
8 4 (0.42%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.31%) MCSA
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.10%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.10%) HNC
11 1 (0.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.71%) QA
2 24 (2.50%) DO-178B
3 8 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.63%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.31%) TickIT
6 2 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.94%) Firmware
3 8 (0.83%) GPFS
4 7 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.31%) UAG
6 3 (0.31%) Docker
7 2 (0.21%) vCloud
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.10%) Ceph
8 1 (0.10%) iptables
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (1.56%) Puppet
1 15 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 10 (1.04%) Ansible
5 9 (0.94%) Salt
5 9 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.83%) Zenoss
7 7 (0.73%) SCCM
7 7 (0.73%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.31%) Nagios
10 2 (0.21%) WMI
10 2 (0.21%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.21%) Netcool
10 2 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.21%) Kibana
11 1 (0.10%) Mesos
11 1 (0.10%) Graphite
Vendors
1 89 (9.28%) Oracle
2 58 (6.05%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.90%) VMware
4 22 (2.29%) Serena
5 19 (1.98%) IBM
6 18 (1.88%) HP
7 16 (1.67%) Google
8 15 (1.56%) Zend
9 14 (1.46%) Talend
10 12 (1.25%) Cisco
11 11 (1.15%) EMC
12 9 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.83%) Informatica
14 7 (0.73%) Veritas
14 7 (0.73%) Adobe
14 7 (0.73%) hybris
15 6 (0.63%) New Relic
15 6 (0.63%) Perforce
15 6 (0.63%) Citrix
15 6 (0.63%) Compaq
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.5 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 hours ago
Templecombe, Somerset
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: Up to £55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Rate: £340 - £395 per day + extensions
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Aylesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 35-40 Per Hour call for details
Posted: 13 days ago