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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 259 186 159
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 406 509 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 1.09% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.17% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 250 174
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£375 £345 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 101 179
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £28.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -0.68%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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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 -36 142 £350 +6.87% 97
South West +12 78 £400 +26.98% 35
London -46 72 £425 +2.53% 56
East of England +7 50 £350 -1.40% 60
West Midlands -9 21 £275 - 20
Yorkshire -36 13 £320 +6.66% 17
North West -50 12 £400 +14.35% 23
East Midlands -3 6 £350 +16.66% 19
North East -33 5 £425 +37.09% 4
Midlands - - - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 784 (86.44%) Software Engineering
2 300 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (32.64%) Linux
4 290 (31.97%) C++
5 283 (31.20%) Java
6 280 (30.87%) C
7 180 (19.85%) Python
8 164 (18.08%) JavaScript
9 162 (17.86%) SQL
10 147 (16.21%) HTML
10 147 (16.21%) OO
11 144 (15.88%) C#
12 134 (14.77%) Scrum
13 130 (14.33%) TDD
14 124 (13.67%) UML
15 121 (13.34%) Security Cleared
16 116 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
17 114 (12.57%) .NET
18 108 (11.91%) Windows
19 104 (11.47%) Degree
20 98 (10.80%) UNIX
21 97 (10.69%) XML
22 96 (10.58%) Web Services
23 95 (10.47%) CSS
24 87 (9.59%) SC Cleared
25 82 (9.04%) Oracle
25 82 (9.04%) Embedded C
26 81 (8.93%) Git (software)
27 79 (8.71%) PHP
28 74 (8.16%) MySQL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 58 (6.39%) Apache
2 36 (3.97%) WebLogic
3 27 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.32%) Node.js
4 21 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.65%) IIS
7 11 (1.21%) Confluence
8 10 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.99%) CMS
9 9 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
10 8 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.77%) SAS
12 6 (0.66%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.66%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.44%) nginx
14 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.99%) Simulink
3 8 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.55%) MS Office
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
8 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 14 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.11%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.10%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.55%) GitHub
6 4 (0.44%) Heroku
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
7 3 (0.33%) Route 53
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.28%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.85%) HTTP
3 36 (3.97%) SSL
4 25 (2.76%) Internet
5 17 (1.87%) DVB
6 16 (1.76%) ZigBee
7 15 (1.65%) DNS
8 14 (1.54%) Firewall
8 14 (1.54%) Ethernet
9 13 (1.43%) Wireless
10 11 (1.21%) Network Security
10 11 (1.21%) 3G
11 9 (0.99%) SSH
12 8 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.88%) SAN
13 7 (0.77%) MPLS
13 7 (0.77%) BGP
13 7 (0.77%) DHCP
13 7 (0.77%) Bluetooth
13 7 (0.77%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.16%) MySQL
2 47 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.32%) Big Data
4 21 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.10%) Redis
8 10 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.66%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 66 (7.28%) Subversion
3 58 (6.39%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
5 44 (4.85%) JIRA
6 41 (4.52%) ClearCase
7 35 (3.86%) Maven
8 30 (3.31%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.87%) JUnit
10 25 (2.76%) Eclipse
11 24 (2.65%) Ant
11 24 (2.65%) Selenium
12 21 (2.32%) NUnit
12 21 (2.32%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.32%) Mockito
12 21 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (2.21%) PHPUnit
14 19 (2.09%) Rational Rhapsody
15 18 (1.98%) GoogleTest
16 17 (1.87%) LabVIEW
General
1 64 (7.06%) Electronics
2 53 (5.84%) Finance
3 38 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.86%) Automotive
5 34 (3.75%) Aerospace
6 31 (3.42%) Banking
7 25 (2.76%) Avionics
8 23 (2.54%) Publishing
9 18 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.76%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.32%) Military
12 8 (0.88%) Retail
13 7 (0.77%) Front Office
13 7 (0.77%) Marketing
14 5 (0.55%) Games
15 4 (0.44%) Billing
16 2 (0.22%) Legal
16 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.21%) HTML
2 114 (12.57%) .NET
3 97 (10.69%) XML
4 96 (10.58%) Web Services
5 95 (10.47%) CSS
6 72 (7.94%) HTML5
7 64 (7.06%) jQuery
8 62 (6.84%) Spring
9 54 (5.95%) REST
10 45 (4.96%) Hibernate
10 45 (4.96%) SOAP
11 40 (4.41%) JSON
12 39 (4.30%) Middleware
13 36 (3.97%) ASP.NET
13 36 (3.97%) Ajax
14 32 (3.53%) AngularJS
15 30 (3.31%) .NET Framework
16 29 (3.20%) J2EE
17 27 (2.98%) JMS
18 24 (2.65%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.39%) Computer Science
2 53 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.74%) Algorithms
4 38 (4.19%) Open Source
5 37 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
6 35 (3.86%) Device Driver
7 29 (3.20%) DTV
8 23 (2.54%) Mathematics
9 22 (2.43%) Mobile App
10 20 (2.21%) User Experience
10 20 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.21%) Digital Media
11 15 (1.65%) Physics
12 14 (1.54%) STB
13 13 (1.43%) CAN bus
13 13 (1.43%) Video on Demand
14 12 (1.32%) Data Integration
14 12 (1.32%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.10%) IPTV
15 10 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 296 (32.64%) Linux
2 108 (11.91%) Windows
3 98 (10.80%) UNIX
4 39 (4.30%) Embedded Linux
5 36 (3.97%) Android
6 25 (2.76%) CentOS
7 19 (2.09%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.43%) VxWorks
9 10 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.77%) AIX
10 7 (0.77%) HPUX
11 6 (0.66%) Solaris
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.66%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (86.44%) Software Engineering
2 300 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (16.21%) OO
4 134 (14.77%) Scrum
5 130 (14.33%) TDD
6 124 (13.67%) UML
7 116 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (7.17%) Configuration Management
9 59 (6.50%) MVC
10 55 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 49 (5.40%) Multithreading
12 48 (5.29%) BDD
13 45 (4.96%) SOA
14 44 (4.85%) Unit Testing
15 43 (4.74%) Web Development
16 41 (4.52%) OOD
16 41 (4.52%) OOP
17 40 (4.41%) Embedded Software Development
18 34 (3.75%) Integration Testing
19 32 (3.53%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 290 (31.97%) C++
2 283 (31.20%) Java
3 280 (30.87%) C
4 180 (19.85%) Python
5 164 (18.08%) JavaScript
6 162 (17.86%) SQL
7 144 (15.88%) C#
8 82 (9.04%) Embedded C
9 79 (8.71%) PHP
10 65 (7.17%) Ruby
11 46 (5.07%) Perl
12 40 (4.41%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.54%) Embedded C++
14 21 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.32%) PL/SQL
15 20 (2.21%) VB
16 19 (2.09%) XQuery
17 18 (1.98%) Ada
18 16 (1.76%) XPath
18 16 (1.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 104 (11.47%) Degree
3 87 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.43%) ISEB
6 8 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.77%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.22%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.22%) CCNP
10 2 (0.22%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) MCSA
11 1 (0.11%) PhD
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.19%) QA
2 29 (3.20%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.55%) TickIT
5 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 12 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.21%) Firmware
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.77%) Varnish
5 6 (0.66%) Xen
6 5 (0.55%) Docker
7 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) GPFS
8 2 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) UAG
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (3.31%) Puppet
2 22 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (0.99%) Salt
5 7 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.55%) Ansible
7 4 (0.44%) Mesos
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.33%) Graphite
8 3 (0.33%) yum
8 3 (0.33%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.22%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.22%) Oozie
10 1 (0.11%) Nagios
10 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (9.04%) Oracle
2 36 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.98%) Google
4 26 (2.87%) Zend
5 21 (2.32%) IBM
6 19 (2.09%) VMware
7 11 (1.21%) HP
8 9 (0.99%) ESRI
9 8 (0.88%) EMC
9 8 (0.88%) Software AG
9 8 (0.88%) Hitachi
10 7 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.77%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.77%) Rackspace
11 5 (0.55%) Cognizant
11 5 (0.55%) Borland
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco
11 5 (0.55%) SAP
12 4 (0.44%) Citrix
12 4 (0.44%) Wind River
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30-40 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago