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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 229 250 215
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 499 456 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.91% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.96% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 224 293
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 80 98
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
46756 47408 46705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.70% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30937 29879 29302
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1327 1880 1986
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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
South East -12 159 £350 +3.70% 77
London +23 129 £450 -4.25% 81
South West -8 70 £338 -18.18% 37
West Midlands -2 29 £415 +38.33% 20
North West -8 28 £425 +15.25% 27
East of England +5 25 £360 +9.92% 53
Yorkshire -3 22 £435 +28.88% 23
North East -31 21 £495 - 5
East Midlands +9 14 £438 +29.62% 15
Midlands +1 2 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 979 (97.70%) Software Engineering
2 366 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 356 (35.53%) C++
4 337 (33.63%) Java
5 302 (30.14%) C
6 299 (29.84%) Linux
7 211 (21.06%) C#
8 199 (19.86%) TDD
9 178 (17.76%) SQL
10 166 (16.57%) JavaScript
11 150 (14.97%) Scrum
12 143 (14.27%) OO
13 141 (14.07%) Security Cleared
14 137 (13.67%) HTML
15 123 (12.28%) .NET
16 121 (12.08%) UML
17 120 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
18 117 (11.68%) Python
19 109 (10.88%) Embedded C
20 105 (10.48%) Windows
20 105 (10.48%) CSS
20 105 (10.48%) Web Services
21 97 (9.68%) Git (software)
22 96 (9.58%) SC Cleared
23 95 (9.48%) Unit Testing
24 94 (9.38%) Spring
25 93 (9.28%) DevOps
26 92 (9.18%) Finance
27 91 (9.08%) Multithreading
28 83 (8.28%) Unix

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 77 (7.68%) Node.js
2 32 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 28 (2.79%) Apache
4 26 (2.59%) JBoss
4 26 (2.59%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.30%) Confluence
6 22 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (2.00%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.80%) Apache Spark
9 17 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.70%) CMS
11 7 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.40%) nginx
13 3 (0.30%) Jetty
13 3 (0.30%) Mule
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.20%) IIS
14 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.100%) Zope
Applications
1 19 (1.90%) Simulink
2 13 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.80%) MS Office
4 5 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.40%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.100%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.100%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.30%) PaaS
4 16 (1.60%) Heroku
5 9 (0.90%) SaaS
6 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.70%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.30%) GitHub
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.20%) Force.com
11 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.100%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.100%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.79%) HTTP
2 43 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 36 (3.59%) Wireless
4 30 (2.99%) LTE
5 24 (2.40%) Internet
6 20 (2.00%) DVB
7 19 (1.90%) Ethernet
8 17 (1.70%) SSL
9 15 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (1.30%) Bluetooth
11 12 (1.20%) 3G
11 12 (1.20%) GSM
12 10 (1.00%) Broadband
12 10 (1.00%) RS-232
13 9 (0.90%) 3GPP
13 9 (0.90%) AMQP
13 9 (0.90%) Diameter Protocol
13 9 (0.90%) RANAP
13 9 (0.90%) RTP
13 9 (0.90%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.39%) MongoDB
3 41 (4.09%) Hadoop
3 41 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.39%) MySQL
5 33 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (2.50%) Big Data
8 20 (2.00%) Redis
9 15 (1.50%) Neo4j
10 14 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.90%) OrientDB
13 8 (0.80%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.70%) HBase
15 6 (0.60%) DataStage
16 5 (0.50%) DB2
16 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 97 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 74 (7.39%) Jenkins
3 69 (6.89%) Visual Studio
4 68 (6.79%) Subversion
5 61 (6.09%) Rational DOORS
6 47 (4.69%) Rational Rhapsody
7 43 (4.29%) JUnit
8 39 (3.89%) Eclipse
9 37 (3.69%) JIRA
10 34 (3.39%) Selenium
11 31 (3.09%) Maven
12 29 (2.89%) ClearCase
13 24 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (2.10%) Mockito
15 20 (2.00%) Ant
16 19 (1.90%) Cucumber
17 17 (1.70%) NUnit
18 16 (1.60%) CppUnit
19 15 (1.50%) Gradle
20 14 (1.40%) GoogleTest
General
1 92 (9.18%) Finance
2 61 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.59%) Electronics
4 49 (4.89%) Aerospace
5 30 (2.99%) Avionics
6 26 (2.59%) Automotive
7 24 (2.40%) Banking
8 21 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.00%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.70%) Military
11 14 (1.40%) Publishing
12 9 (0.90%) Retail
13 8 (0.80%) Games
13 8 (0.80%) Marketing
14 7 (0.70%) Legal
15 5 (0.50%) Local Government
16 4 (0.40%) Back Office
17 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.20%) Advertising
19 1 (0.100%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (13.67%) HTML
2 123 (12.28%) .NET
3 105 (10.48%) CSS
3 105 (10.48%) Web Services
4 94 (9.38%) Spring
5 78 (7.78%) REST
6 74 (7.39%) HTML5
7 72 (7.19%) XML
8 61 (6.09%) AngularJS
9 59 (5.89%) WPF
10 54 (5.39%) Hibernate
11 47 (4.69%) .NET Framework
12 44 (4.39%) JSON
13 43 (4.29%) RESTful
14 42 (4.19%) ASP.NET
14 42 (4.19%) SOAP
15 38 (3.79%) J2EE
15 38 (3.79%) STL
16 34 (3.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 33 (3.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
2 41 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.39%) User Experience
5 32 (3.19%) Device Driver
6 30 (2.99%) DTV
7 29 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 21 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 20 (2.00%) STB
10 19 (1.90%) VHDL
11 15 (1.50%) MPEG
11 15 (1.50%) Wiki
12 14 (1.40%) Visualisation
13 13 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
13 13 (1.30%) Derivative
13 13 (1.30%) Mathematics
14 12 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.10%) Data Integration
15 11 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 299 (29.84%) Linux
2 105 (10.48%) Windows
3 83 (8.28%) Unix
4 27 (2.69%) VxWorks
5 26 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
6 18 (1.80%) Android
7 15 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.70%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.60%) Solaris
11 5 (0.50%) AIX
11 5 (0.50%) CentOS
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.40%) HPUX
12 4 (0.40%) NetWare
13 3 (0.30%) IRIX
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (97.70%) Software Engineering
2 366 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (19.86%) TDD
4 150 (14.97%) Scrum
5 143 (14.27%) OO
6 121 (12.08%) UML
7 120 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (9.48%) Unit Testing
9 93 (9.28%) DevOps
10 91 (9.08%) Multithreading
11 77 (7.68%) BDD
12 60 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 58 (5.79%) Microservices
14 57 (5.69%) Integration Testing
15 56 (5.59%) Open Source
16 54 (5.39%) SDLC
17 51 (5.09%) Configuration Management
17 51 (5.09%) Embedded Software Development
18 47 (4.69%) SOA
19 46 (4.59%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 356 (35.53%) C++
2 337 (33.63%) Java
3 302 (30.14%) C
4 211 (21.06%) C#
5 178 (17.76%) SQL
6 166 (16.57%) JavaScript
7 117 (11.68%) Python
8 109 (10.88%) Embedded C
9 73 (7.29%) Scala
10 60 (5.99%) Ruby
11 57 (5.69%) Ada
12 52 (5.19%) Perl
13 39 (3.89%) Embedded C++
14 37 (3.69%) Bash Shell
15 34 (3.39%) MATLAB
16 29 (2.89%) PL/SQL
17 28 (2.79%) Go
18 23 (2.30%) PHP
19 21 (2.10%) Ada 95
20 18 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 141 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 96 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 76 (7.58%) Degree
4 33 (3.29%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.40%) HND
7 3 (0.30%) PhD
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.100%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.100%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.30%) MISRA
2 22 (2.20%) QA
3 21 (2.10%) DO-178B
4 16 (1.60%) MISRA C
5 9 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) OIPF
7 3 (0.30%) SDET
7 3 (0.30%) SLA
8 2 (0.20%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.100%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.100%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.100%) ECSS
9 1 (0.100%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.100%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.100%) JTAG
9 1 (0.100%) TickIT
System Software
1 56 (5.59%) Docker
2 16 (1.60%) vSphere
3 13 (1.30%) Firmware
4 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.40%) Cygwin
5 4 (0.40%) GPFS
6 3 (0.30%) iptables
6 3 (0.30%) OpenSSH
6 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.20%) etcd
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) Xen
7 2 (0.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.100%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.100%) zsh
Systems Management
1 34 (3.39%) Puppet
2 18 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.90%) Ansible
5 8 (0.80%) Kibana
5 8 (0.80%) Mesos
6 6 (0.60%) Graphite
6 6 (0.60%) logstash
6 6 (0.60%) StatsD
7 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.20%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.20%) Oozie
9 1 (0.100%) Grafana
9 1 (0.100%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.100%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.100%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 79 (7.88%) Oracle
2 48 (4.79%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.20%) IBM
4 18 (1.80%) webMethods
5 17 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.30%) VMware
7 12 (1.20%) Google
8 11 (1.10%) Adobe
9 10 (1.00%) Perforce
9 10 (1.00%) Serena
10 8 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.80%) Telelogic
11 7 (0.70%) Informatica
11 7 (0.70%) Luciad
11 7 (0.70%) QNX
11 7 (0.70%) SAP
12 6 (0.60%) Freescale
13 5 (0.50%) Wind River
14 4 (0.40%) DevExpress
14 4 (0.40%) Syncfusion
Yorkshire
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £80 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East of England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.78 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.7800 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ticketmaster
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago