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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 207 206 181
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 543 523 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 1.06% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.14% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 295 267
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 71 84
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +9.72%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +18 170 £343 +5.38% 115
London -34 133 £450 +5.88% 100
South West +15 106 £375 +7.14% 77
East of England -20 44 £350 +3.70% 80
Yorkshire -33 28 £375 +15.38% 39
West Midlands +18 24 £300 +9.09% 25
North West -23 16 £325 - 32
East Midlands +4 14 £290 +20.83% 26
North East -32 3 £325 +30.44% 6
Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 956 (89.93%) Software Engineering
2 356 (33.49%) C++
3 343 (32.27%) Java
4 324 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
5 299 (28.13%) Linux
6 286 (26.90%) C
7 230 (21.64%) C#
8 198 (18.63%) JavaScript
9 191 (17.97%) TDD
10 188 (17.69%) HTML
11 176 (16.56%) Security Cleared
12 175 (16.46%) SQL
13 165 (15.52%) Scrum
14 161 (15.15%) Windows
15 157 (14.77%) .NET
16 148 (13.92%) UML
17 141 (13.26%) OO
18 138 (12.98%) Python
19 136 (12.79%) Web Services
19 136 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
20 131 (12.32%) SC Cleared
21 117 (11.01%) Degree
21 117 (11.01%) CSS
22 110 (10.35%) HTML5
23 106 (9.97%) Git (software)
24 98 (9.22%) Embedded C
25 96 (9.03%) Multithreading
26 94 (8.84%) XML
26 94 (8.84%) Oracle
27 92 (8.65%) MVC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (5.74%) Tomcat
2 54 (5.08%) Apache
3 34 (3.20%) Node.js
4 28 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.88%) JBoss
6 16 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (0.85%) Jetty
8 8 (0.75%) Confluence
8 8 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.75%) IIS
8 8 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.66%) nginx
10 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.47%) Zope
10 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (2.07%) Simulink
2 20 (1.88%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.69%) MS Office
4 9 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) TargetLink
6 4 (0.38%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.19%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.094%) Windchill
9 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.094%) Odoo
2 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 12 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.66%) Route 53
6 7 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.56%) SaaS
8 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Office 365
9 3 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.19%) IaaS
11 1 (0.094%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.23%) HTTP
2 44 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 40 (3.76%) Internet
4 14 (1.32%) Wireless
5 13 (1.22%) VoIP
6 12 (1.13%) DVB
7 11 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.03%) Bluetooth
8 10 (0.94%) IPsec
9 9 (0.85%) ATM
9 9 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.85%) 3G
10 7 (0.66%) LDAP
10 7 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.66%) LTE
11 6 (0.56%) Network Security
11 6 (0.56%) FlexRay
11 6 (0.56%) FTP
11 6 (0.56%) SNMP
11 6 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.83%) MySQL
3 47 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.48%) MongoDB
5 34 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 27 (2.54%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.69%) Big Data
7 18 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.32%) CouchDB
10 13 (1.22%) Redis
11 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.75%) SimpleDB
14 7 (0.66%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 106 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.15%) Visual Studio
3 66 (6.21%) Subversion
4 62 (5.83%) Jenkins
5 60 (5.64%) Rational DOORS
6 39 (3.67%) ClearCase
7 37 (3.48%) Maven
8 33 (3.10%) JUnit
9 32 (3.01%) JIRA
10 31 (2.92%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.54%) Selenium
12 25 (2.35%) Ant
13 24 (2.26%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
14 17 (1.60%) NUnit
15 16 (1.51%) TeamCity
16 13 (1.22%) ClearQuest
17 12 (1.13%) Hudson
17 12 (1.13%) WebDriver
18 11 (1.03%) GoogleTest
General
1 61 (5.74%) Electronics
2 58 (5.46%) Automotive
3 56 (5.27%) Finance
4 50 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 43 (4.05%) Aerospace
6 29 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.45%) Military
8 18 (1.69%) Banking
8 18 (1.69%) Games
8 18 (1.69%) Avionics
9 12 (1.13%) Front Office
10 7 (0.66%) Retail
11 6 (0.56%) Marketing
12 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Publishing
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
13 4 (0.38%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 1 (0.094%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.094%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (17.69%) HTML
2 157 (14.77%) .NET
3 136 (12.79%) Web Services
4 117 (11.01%) CSS
5 110 (10.35%) HTML5
6 94 (8.84%) XML
7 86 (8.09%) REST
8 80 (7.53%) Spring
9 71 (6.68%) ASP.NET
10 67 (6.30%) jQuery
11 53 (4.99%) JSON
12 49 (4.61%) AngularJS
13 45 (4.23%) .NET Framework
14 43 (4.05%) WPF
15 41 (3.86%) RESTful
16 39 (3.67%) Entity Framework
17 33 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
18 32 (3.01%) J2EE
19 30 (2.82%) SOAP
20 26 (2.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 48 (4.52%) Embedded Systems
3 46 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.35%) Device Driver
6 23 (2.16%) DTV
7 20 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.51%) STB
10 14 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.32%) User Experience
11 13 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (1.13%) IPTV
12 12 (1.13%) Derivative
13 11 (1.03%) CAN bus
14 10 (0.94%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.94%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.94%) MPEG
15 8 (0.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 299 (28.13%) Linux
2 161 (15.15%) Windows
3 84 (7.90%) UNIX
4 47 (4.42%) Android
5 39 (3.67%) Embedded Linux
6 30 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.13%) CentOS
7 12 (1.13%) AIX
7 12 (1.13%) VxWorks
8 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.85%) Windows CE
9 9 (0.85%) Solaris
10 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.47%) HPUX
12 5 (0.47%) NetWare
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (89.93%) Software Engineering
2 324 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (17.97%) TDD
4 165 (15.52%) Scrum
5 148 (13.92%) UML
6 141 (13.26%) OO
7 136 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (9.03%) Multithreading
9 92 (8.65%) MVC
10 79 (7.43%) Configuration Management
11 72 (6.77%) SDLC
12 68 (6.40%) BDD
13 52 (4.89%) Requirements Analysis
13 52 (4.89%) Unit Testing
14 49 (4.61%) OOD
15 48 (4.52%) Web Development
16 46 (4.33%) SOA
16 46 (4.33%) E-Commerce
17 44 (4.14%) Validation
18 38 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 356 (33.49%) C++
2 343 (32.27%) Java
3 286 (26.90%) C
4 230 (21.64%) C#
5 198 (18.63%) JavaScript
6 175 (16.46%) SQL
7 138 (12.98%) Python
8 98 (9.22%) Embedded C
9 55 (5.17%) Ruby
10 50 (4.70%) PHP
11 49 (4.61%) Perl
12 46 (4.33%) Embedded C++
13 33 (3.10%) Ada
14 30 (2.82%) MATLAB
14 30 (2.82%) Bash Shell
15 28 (2.63%) Objective-C
16 27 (2.54%) Scala
17 24 (2.26%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.98%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 176 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 131 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 117 (11.01%) Degree
4 9 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.66%) HND
6 5 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.28%) MCSE
8 3 (0.28%) MCP
8 3 (0.28%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) ISEB
9 2 (0.19%) MCSA
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.094%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.094%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.094%) HNC
10 1 (0.094%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.094%) CCNP
10 1 (0.094%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.39%) QA
2 21 (1.98%) DO-178B
3 12 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.75%) TickIT
4 8 (0.75%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.38%) DO-254
6 2 (0.19%) JTAG
7 1 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.094%) GCP
7 1 (0.094%) GMP
System Software
1 21 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.32%) Firmware
3 6 (0.56%) Docker
3 6 (0.56%) GPFS
4 5 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.47%) KVM
4 5 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.38%) Snort
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.19%) UAG
6 2 (0.19%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.19%) vCloud
7 1 (0.094%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.094%) Ceph
7 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (1.98%) Puppet
2 20 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.85%) Ansible
6 8 (0.75%) Salt
6 8 (0.75%) SCCM
7 7 (0.66%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.47%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.47%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.38%) Nagios
9 4 (0.38%) Graphite
10 3 (0.28%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.19%) Kibana
11 2 (0.19%) Netcool
11 2 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 94 (8.84%) Oracle
2 60 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.08%) VMware
4 27 (2.54%) HP
5 22 (2.07%) IBM
6 15 (1.41%) Serena
7 14 (1.32%) Luciad
8 12 (1.13%) Zend
8 12 (1.13%) New Relic
9 10 (0.94%) Google
9 10 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.94%) Perforce
10 9 (0.85%) Cisco
11 8 (0.75%) EMC
12 7 (0.66%) BMC
12 7 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.66%) hybris
12 7 (0.66%) Talend
13 6 (0.56%) Dell
14 5 (0.47%) QNX
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