The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 190 173 158
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 526 556 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 1.20% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.29% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 270 232
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £160 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £458 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 94 208
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Software Engineer
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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 July 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 July 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 July 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
London -1 174 £425 +13.33% 93
South East -17 129 £328 +0.76% 63
South West +3 69 £350 +7.69% 35
East of England -12 64 £334 +5.11% 91
Yorkshire +9 46 £325 +8.33% 26
North West -24 14 £323 +7.50% 19
East Midlands -7 9 £275 +10.00% 20
North East -26 9 £249 -23.34% 6
West Midlands -29 8 £275 +37.50% 16
Midlands - - - -
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 947 (92.12%) Software Engineering
2 303 (29.47%) C++
3 294 (28.60%) C
4 278 (27.04%) Linux
5 270 (26.26%) Java
6 219 (21.30%) C#
7 184 (17.90%) .NET
8 166 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
9 161 (15.66%) Scrum
10 157 (15.27%) OO
11 151 (14.69%) JavaScript
12 136 (13.23%) Web Services
13 135 (13.13%) TDD
14 127 (12.35%) Windows
14 127 (12.35%) SQL
15 126 (12.26%) UML
16 124 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
17 111 (10.80%) HTML
17 111 (10.80%) Python
18 110 (10.70%) Degree
19 109 (10.60%) SQL Server
20 104 (10.12%) Security Cleared
21 95 (9.24%) CSS
22 93 (9.05%) Embedded C
23 91 (8.85%) PHP
24 89 (8.66%) MVC
25 87 (8.46%) XML
26 77 (7.49%) Git (software)
27 75 (7.30%) UNIX
28 72 (7.00%) SC Cleared

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (2.92%) Node.js
1 30 (2.92%) Apache
2 20 (1.95%) WebLogic
3 16 (1.56%) IIS
4 14 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.88%) CMS
6 7 (0.68%) Mule
6 7 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 7 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.58%) LiveCycle
7 6 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.39%) Confluence
8 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.39%) SAS
9 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.29%) Drupal
9 3 (0.29%) nginx
9 3 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 23 (2.24%) Simulink
2 15 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.88%) MS Office
4 8 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.097%) MS Project
5 1 (0.097%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.29%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) RMDS
5 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.97%) Office 365
3 10 (0.97%) SaaS
3 10 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.39%) IaaS
5 4 (0.39%) GitHub
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.29%) Heroku
6 3 (0.29%) PaaS
6 3 (0.29%) ElastiCache
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.097%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.097%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.57%) TCP/IP
2 41 (3.99%) HTTP
3 37 (3.60%) Internet
4 18 (1.75%) DVB
5 16 (1.56%) DNS
6 14 (1.36%) Wireless
7 11 (1.07%) Ethernet
7 11 (1.07%) SSL
8 10 (0.97%) LTE
9 8 (0.78%) SSH
9 8 (0.78%) RTP
9 8 (0.78%) BGP
10 7 (0.68%) LDAP
10 7 (0.68%) FTP
10 7 (0.68%) UMTS
10 7 (0.68%) Broadband
10 7 (0.68%) GSM
10 7 (0.68%) 3G
10 7 (0.68%) SAN
11 6 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.47%) MySQL
3 42 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.36%) Big Data
9 11 (1.07%) Redis
9 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.88%) DB2
10 9 (0.88%) Couchbase
10 9 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.49%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 77 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 70 (6.81%) Subversion
3 60 (5.84%) Visual Studio
4 51 (4.96%) ClearCase
5 50 (4.86%) Rational DOORS
6 47 (4.57%) Jenkins
7 46 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (3.60%) Maven
9 36 (3.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 31 (3.02%) Cucumber
11 29 (2.82%) Eclipse
12 26 (2.53%) JUnit
13 25 (2.43%) NUnit
13 25 (2.43%) Selenium
14 20 (1.95%) JIRA
15 16 (1.56%) Ant
16 14 (1.36%) Mockito
17 13 (1.26%) TeamCity
17 13 (1.26%) WebDriver
17 13 (1.26%) Hudson
General
1 71 (6.91%) Finance
2 64 (6.23%) Electronics
3 57 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.70%) Banking
5 35 (3.40%) Automotive
6 24 (2.33%) Avionics
7 23 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 21 (2.04%) Games
10 18 (1.75%) Military
11 13 (1.26%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.97%) Marketing
13 6 (0.58%) Retail
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
14 5 (0.49%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.39%) Legal
15 4 (0.39%) Front Office
16 3 (0.29%) Advertising
17 2 (0.19%) German Language
17 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (17.90%) .NET
2 136 (13.23%) Web Services
3 111 (10.80%) HTML
4 95 (9.24%) CSS
5 87 (8.46%) XML
6 70 (6.81%) ASP.NET
7 66 (6.42%) jQuery
8 63 (6.13%) .NET Framework
9 60 (5.84%) WPF
10 56 (5.45%) Spring
11 53 (5.16%) REST
12 52 (5.06%) WCF
12 52 (5.06%) HTML5
13 42 (4.09%) JSON
14 36 (3.50%) Ajax
15 35 (3.40%) Hibernate
16 34 (3.31%) SOAP
17 32 (3.11%) POSIX
18 31 (3.02%) LINQ
19 30 (2.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.00%) Embedded Systems
2 67 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.18%) Device Driver
4 42 (4.09%) DTV
5 40 (3.89%) Open Source
5 40 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.63%) Mathematics
7 20 (1.95%) STB
8 18 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.65%) Firmware
9 17 (1.65%) IPTV
9 17 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.56%) Physics
11 14 (1.36%) Streaming Video
11 14 (1.36%) MPEG
12 13 (1.26%) CAN bus
13 12 (1.17%) Derivative
14 9 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.88%) CUDA
15 8 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 278 (27.04%) Linux
2 127 (12.35%) Windows
3 75 (7.30%) UNIX
4 41 (3.99%) Android
4 41 (3.99%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.17%) CentOS
8 9 (0.88%) VxWorks
8 9 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.68%) Debian
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.39%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.39%) AIX
11 4 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (92.12%) Software Engineering
2 166 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (15.66%) Scrum
4 157 (15.27%) OO
5 135 (13.13%) TDD
6 126 (12.26%) UML
7 124 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (8.66%) MVC
9 72 (7.00%) Multithreading
10 63 (6.13%) Configuration Management
11 48 (4.67%) BDD
12 45 (4.38%) Unit Testing
13 44 (4.28%) OOP
13 44 (4.28%) Validation
14 38 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
15 37 (3.60%) Automated Testing
15 37 (3.60%) DevOps
16 36 (3.50%) Test Automation
17 31 (3.02%) Integration Testing
18 27 (2.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 303 (29.47%) C++
2 294 (28.60%) C
3 270 (26.26%) Java
4 219 (21.30%) C#
5 151 (14.69%) JavaScript
6 127 (12.35%) SQL
7 111 (10.80%) Python
8 93 (9.05%) Embedded C
9 91 (8.85%) PHP
10 67 (6.52%) Ruby
11 44 (4.28%) Perl
12 36 (3.50%) MATLAB
13 27 (2.63%) Scala
14 26 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 24 (2.33%) Embedded C++
16 19 (1.85%) PHP5
17 18 (1.75%) VB
17 18 (1.75%) Assembly Language
18 17 (1.65%) Ada
18 17 (1.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (10.70%) Degree
2 104 (10.12%) Security Cleared
3 72 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.97%) PhD
6 5 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (0.39%) MCTS
7 4 (0.39%) ISEB
7 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.29%) MCP
8 3 (0.29%) MCPD
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.097%) MCSE
10 1 (0.097%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.097%) MCITP
10 1 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.097%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.40%) DO-178B
2 32 (3.11%) QA
3 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.097%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 14 (1.36%) Varnish
2 11 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) Docker
4 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.29%) vCloud
5 3 (0.29%) GPFS
6 2 (0.19%) KVM
6 2 (0.19%) XenApp
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.19%) Xen
7 1 (0.097%) Nmap
7 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.097%) UAG
7 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (2.92%) Puppet
3 14 (1.36%) Salt
4 7 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.39%) SCCM
7 3 (0.29%) Netcool
7 3 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (0.29%) Netcool/Webtop
7 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.29%) Ionix
8 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.097%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.097%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.097%) Nessus
9 1 (0.097%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.097%) Oozie
Vendors
1 55 (5.35%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.16%) Oracle
3 28 (2.72%) JBoss
4 27 (2.63%) Zend
5 25 (2.43%) IBM
6 15 (1.46%) Perforce
7 14 (1.36%) Serena
8 10 (0.97%) VMware
8 10 (0.97%) HP
8 10 (0.97%) Intel
9 9 (0.88%) EMC
9 9 (0.88%) Adobe
9 9 (0.88%) Google
10 8 (0.78%) Rackspace
10 8 (0.78%) Sybase
11 7 (0.68%) Cisco
11 7 (0.68%) WSO2
12 6 (0.58%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.58%) QNX
13 5 (0.49%) Business Objects
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Day rate flexible depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Street, Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + (Potentially higher)
Posted: 2 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago