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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 261 252 203
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 455 474 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.93% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.98% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 244 311
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 88
Median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £34.61 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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
London -7 120 £450 -8.16% 82
South East -27 119 £360 +2.85% 82
South West -24 50 £338 -18.18% 33
West Midlands -5 42 £415 +38.33% 11
East of England +20 36 £350 +5.26% 42
North West -4 28 £405 +9.83% 27
North East -32 24 £495 - 10
Yorkshire -4 21 £325 -1.51% 25
East Midlands +7 10 £500 +49.25% 15
Midlands -4 2 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 978 (97.80%) Software Engineering
2 369 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (35.20%) Java
4 330 (33.00%) C++
5 303 (30.30%) C
5 303 (30.30%) Linux
6 209 (20.90%) TDD
7 197 (19.70%) C#
8 177 (17.70%) JavaScript
9 174 (17.40%) SQL
10 138 (13.80%) OO
11 137 (13.70%) Scrum
12 132 (13.20%) HTML
12 132 (13.20%) Security Cleared
13 115 (11.50%) .NET
14 114 (11.40%) UML
15 112 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (11.20%) DevOps
16 103 (10.30%) Windows
16 103 (10.30%) CSS
16 103 (10.30%) Python
17 102 (10.20%) Embedded C
18 98 (9.80%) Web Services
19 97 (9.70%) Spring
20 96 (9.60%) Git (software)
21 95 (9.50%) Multithreading
22 91 (9.10%) Unix
23 88 (8.80%) SC Cleared
24 87 (8.70%) Unit Testing
24 87 (8.70%) Finance

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 31 (3.10%) WebLogic
2 28 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.70%) JBoss
4 26 (2.60%) Apache
5 24 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (2.40%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.10%) Confluence
7 19 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (0.50%) CMS
10 5 (0.50%) nginx
11 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.30%) IIS
12 3 (0.30%) Jetty
12 3 (0.30%) Mule
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.20%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 18 (1.80%) Simulink
2 12 (1.20%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.70%) MS Office
4 4 (0.40%) FrameMaker
4 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.30%) LabWindows
1 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) Magento
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.40%) PaaS
4 16 (1.60%) Heroku
5 11 (1.10%) Google App Engine
5 11 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.90%) GitHub
8 7 (0.70%) SaaS
9 6 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.20%) Force.com
13 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.10%) HTTP
2 45 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.30%) Wireless
4 30 (3.00%) LTE
5 26 (2.60%) Internet
6 23 (2.30%) Ethernet
7 17 (1.70%) SSL
8 15 (1.50%) DVB
9 14 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (1.30%) RS-232
11 12 (1.20%) 3G
11 12 (1.20%) SNMP
12 11 (1.10%) RS-422
13 10 (1.00%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.90%) 3GPP
14 9 (0.90%) AMQP
14 9 (0.90%) Broadband
14 9 (0.90%) PPP
15 8 (0.80%) Modbus
15 8 (0.80%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.60%) MongoDB
2 57 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.20%) MySQL
3 42 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 42 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 40 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 33 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 25 (2.50%) Big Data
7 21 (2.10%) Redis
8 17 (1.70%) Neo4j
9 15 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.80%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.80%) OrientDB
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.60%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.60%) DataStage
13 6 (0.60%) HBase
14 5 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 96 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 68 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 65 (6.50%) Subversion
4 58 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 57 (5.70%) Rational DOORS
6 45 (4.50%) JUnit
7 42 (4.20%) Rational Rhapsody
8 38 (3.80%) Eclipse
8 38 (3.80%) Selenium
9 36 (3.60%) JIRA
10 31 (3.10%) Maven
11 29 (2.90%) ClearCase
12 23 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (2.00%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.90%) Mockito
15 17 (1.70%) NUnit
16 15 (1.50%) Ant
16 15 (1.50%) CppUnit
16 15 (1.50%) GoogleTest
17 14 (1.40%) Gradle
General
1 87 (8.70%) Finance
2 62 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 54 (5.40%) Electronics
4 47 (4.70%) Aerospace
5 28 (2.80%) Avionics
6 26 (2.60%) Automotive
7 22 (2.20%) Banking
8 19 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.50%) Military
11 14 (1.40%) Publishing
12 10 (1.00%) Games
12 10 (1.00%) Retail
13 7 (0.70%) Legal
13 7 (0.70%) Marketing
14 5 (0.50%) Back Office
14 5 (0.50%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (13.20%) HTML
2 115 (11.50%) .NET
3 103 (10.30%) CSS
4 98 (9.80%) Web Services
5 97 (9.70%) Spring
6 82 (8.20%) REST
7 79 (7.90%) Node.js
8 75 (7.50%) XML
9 72 (7.20%) HTML5
10 64 (6.40%) AngularJS
11 54 (5.40%) Hibernate
11 54 (5.40%) JSON
12 48 (4.80%) RESTful
12 48 (4.80%) SOAP
13 47 (4.70%) WPF
14 44 (4.40%) J2EE
15 42 (4.20%) .NET Framework
16 41 (4.10%) STL
17 36 (3.60%) ASP.NET
17 36 (3.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.70%) Embedded Systems
2 45 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 37 (3.70%) User Experience
5 36 (3.60%) Device Driver
6 31 (3.10%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.40%) DTV
8 20 (2.00%) VHDL
9 17 (1.70%) Derivative
9 17 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 17 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.70%) STB
10 15 (1.50%) MPEG
11 14 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.10%) Visualisation
14 11 (1.10%) Wiki
15 10 (1.00%) Mathematics
15 10 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 303 (30.30%) Linux
2 103 (10.30%) Windows
3 91 (9.10%) Unix
4 34 (3.40%) Embedded Linux
5 26 (2.60%) VxWorks
6 19 (1.90%) Android
7 16 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.70%) Nucleus RTOS
11 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.50%) AIX
12 5 (0.50%) CentOS
13 4 (0.40%) HPUX
13 4 (0.40%) NetWare
13 4 (0.40%) Solaris
13 4 (0.40%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) IRIX
14 3 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (97.80%) Software Engineering
2 369 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (20.90%) TDD
4 138 (13.80%) OO
5 137 (13.70%) Scrum
6 114 (11.40%) UML
7 112 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (11.20%) DevOps
8 95 (9.50%) Multithreading
9 87 (8.70%) Unit Testing
10 82 (8.20%) BDD
11 76 (7.60%) Open Source
12 71 (7.10%) Microservices
13 58 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 54 (5.40%) Configuration Management
14 54 (5.40%) Embedded Software Development
15 50 (5.00%) Integration Testing
15 50 (5.00%) SDLC
16 45 (4.50%) OOD
17 42 (4.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 352 (35.20%) Java
2 330 (33.00%) C++
3 303 (30.30%) C
4 197 (19.70%) C#
5 177 (17.70%) JavaScript
6 174 (17.40%) SQL
7 103 (10.30%) Python
8 102 (10.20%) Embedded C
9 84 (8.40%) Scala
10 69 (6.90%) Ruby
11 57 (5.70%) Perl
12 49 (4.90%) Ada
13 34 (3.40%) Go
14 33 (3.30%) Bash Shell
15 32 (3.20%) MATLAB
16 30 (3.00%) Embedded C++
17 27 (2.70%) PHP
17 27 (2.70%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.90%) Ada 95
19 17 (1.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 132 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.90%) Degree
4 30 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.40%) PhD
7 3 (0.30%) HND
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.60%) QA
2 21 (2.10%) DO-178B
2 21 (2.10%) MISRA
3 14 (1.40%) MISRA C
4 11 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.40%) SDET
7 3 (0.30%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.30%) SLA
8 2 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.20%) OIPF
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.10%) ECSS
9 1 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.10%) JTAG
9 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 61 (6.10%) Docker
2 16 (1.60%) vSphere
3 13 (1.30%) Firmware
4 4 (0.40%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.40%) GPFS
4 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.30%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.30%) iptables
5 3 (0.30%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.20%) etcd
6 2 (0.20%) Xen
6 2 (0.20%) XenServer
7 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) vCloud
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (4.20%) Puppet
2 19 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.20%) Ansible
5 10 (1.00%) Kibana
6 8 (0.80%) logstash
7 7 (0.70%) Graphite
7 7 (0.70%) StatsD
8 6 (0.60%) Mesos
9 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.30%) Grafana
10 2 (0.20%) Consul
10 2 (0.20%) everRun
10 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.20%) Salt
11 1 (0.10%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.10%) Oozie
11 1 (0.10%) OpenSSO
11 1 (0.10%) Sun Identity Manager
11 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (8.00%) Oracle
2 46 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.30%) webMethods
4 22 (2.20%) IBM
5 17 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.50%) Adobe
6 15 (1.50%) Google
7 10 (1.00%) Perforce
8 9 (0.90%) Serena
8 9 (0.90%) VMware
9 8 (0.80%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.80%) Telelogic
10 7 (0.70%) QNX
11 6 (0.60%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.60%) Freescale
11 6 (0.60%) Luciad
11 6 (0.60%) Siemens
11 6 (0.60%) Syncfusion
12 5 (0.50%) Informatica
12 5 (0.50%) Wind River
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Posted: 19 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £36 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
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Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
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North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: DOE
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