The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 86 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1116 1079 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 2.10% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.79% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 629 513
Average daily rate
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£376 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 136 90
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.77 £31.25 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineering
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the England region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the England region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
London -15 366 £450 - 294
South East +11 340 £350 -4.10% 234
South West +11 117 £375 +7.14% 120
North West +22 82 £370 +9.62% 58
Yorkshire -8 76 £350 +16.66% 59
East of England -10 67 £350 +6.87% 125
West Midlands -28 32 £300 -1.23% 38
East Midlands +10 18 £333 +15.65% 49
North East -6 7 - - 8
Midlands 0 1 £250 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 925 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (35.57%) Java
3 538 (24.76%) Linux
4 476 (21.91%) TDD
5 464 (21.35%) C++
6 458 (21.08%) JavaScript
7 436 (20.06%) SQL
8 432 (19.88%) HTML
9 422 (19.42%) C
10 414 (19.05%) C#
11 370 (17.03%) OO
12 344 (15.83%) .NET
12 344 (15.83%) Scrum
13 308 (14.17%) Python
14 304 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
15 294 (13.53%) Degree
16 291 (13.39%) Oracle
17 288 (13.25%) Web Services
18 280 (12.89%) CSS
19 275 (12.66%) XML
20 271 (12.47%) Security Cleared
21 264 (12.15%) UML
22 251 (11.55%) Finance
23 245 (11.27%) Git (software)
24 235 (10.81%) HTML5
25 226 (10.40%) Windows
26 220 (10.12%) UNIX
27 211 (9.71%) Computer Science
28 210 (9.66%) jQuery
29 192 (8.84%) SQL Server

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 128 (5.89%) Node.js
2 117 (5.38%) Apache
3 88 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 74 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 60 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.12%) JBoss
7 44 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 40 (1.84%) SharePoint
9 27 (1.24%) CMS
10 22 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 21 (0.97%) IIS
11 21 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (0.87%) MQSeries
13 18 (0.83%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.51%) Jetty
14 11 (0.51%) Confluence
15 10 (0.46%) nginx
16 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.37%) Adobe CQ
17 8 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 99 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.84%) MS Office
3 39 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.78%) Simulink
6 14 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.60%) MS Project
8 11 (0.51%) Doxygen
9 6 (0.28%) TargetLink
9 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.28%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.092%) HipChat
12 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.046%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.046%) Maya
12 1 (0.046%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.23%) Primavera
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.092%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.046%) Summit
10 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.74%) SaaS
4 14 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.37%) GitHub
9 7 (0.32%) Office 365
9 7 (0.32%) Force.com
10 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.14%) Route 53
11 3 (0.14%) IaaS
12 1 (0.046%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.046%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.046%) Google Checkout
12 1 (0.046%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.91%) HTTP
2 83 (3.82%) Internet
3 55 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.47%) Wireless
5 27 (1.24%) Ethernet
6 19 (0.87%) DNS
6 19 (0.87%) Firewall
7 17 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (0.78%) DVB
7 17 (0.78%) 3G
8 16 (0.74%) Bluetooth
8 16 (0.74%) GSM
9 15 (0.69%) SAN
10 12 (0.55%) Intranet
10 12 (0.55%) SSL
10 12 (0.55%) LTE
11 10 (0.46%) AMQP
11 10 (0.46%) Wireshark
11 10 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 127 (5.84%) MySQL
3 95 (4.37%) MongoDB
4 76 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 65 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 65 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 59 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 55 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (2.39%) Big Data
9 41 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 21 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (0.97%) CouchDB
14 20 (0.92%) Redis
15 18 (0.83%) Riak
15 18 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 245 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 181 (8.33%) Subversion
3 122 (5.61%) Jenkins
4 106 (4.88%) JIRA
5 99 (4.56%) Visual Studio
6 94 (4.33%) Selenium
7 89 (4.10%) JUnit
8 80 (3.68%) Ant
9 75 (3.45%) ClearCase
10 71 (3.27%) NUnit
11 69 (3.18%) Cucumber
12 65 (2.99%) Eclipse
13 59 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
14 57 (2.62%) Grunt
15 53 (2.44%) GoogleTest
15 53 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 48 (2.21%) Maven
17 46 (2.12%) CppUnit
18 34 (1.56%) ClearQuest
19 32 (1.47%) PHPUnit
General
1 251 (11.55%) Finance
2 95 (4.37%) Banking
3 89 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.54%) Electronics
5 57 (2.62%) Games
6 52 (2.39%) Investment Banking
7 48 (2.21%) Automotive
8 41 (1.89%) Retail
8 41 (1.89%) Marketing
9 38 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.70%) Aerospace
11 33 (1.52%) Publishing
12 30 (1.38%) Front Office
13 23 (1.06%) Military
14 18 (0.83%) Avionics
15 10 (0.46%) Legal
16 8 (0.37%) Back Office
16 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.28%) Billing
18 5 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 973 (44.78%) Developer
2 785 (36.13%) Software Engineer
3 259 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 128 (5.89%) Software Developer
5 107 (4.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 96 (4.42%) Senior Developer
7 86 (3.96%) Senior Software Engineer
8 85 (3.91%) Java Software Engineer
9 79 (3.64%) Analyst
10 78 (3.59%) Architect
11 70 (3.22%) .NET Developer
12 65 (2.99%) C# Developer
13 58 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (2.58%) C++ Developer
15 54 (2.49%) PHP Developer
16 52 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
16 52 (2.39%) iOS Developer
17 50 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
18 48 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
19 44 (2.02%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (19.88%) HTML
2 344 (15.83%) .NET
3 288 (13.25%) Web Services
4 280 (12.89%) CSS
5 275 (12.66%) XML
6 235 (10.81%) HTML5
7 210 (9.66%) jQuery
8 160 (7.36%) JSON
9 146 (6.72%) Spring
10 119 (5.48%) REST
10 119 (5.48%) CSS3
11 117 (5.38%) AngularJS
12 111 (5.11%) RESTful
13 110 (5.06%) ASP.NET
14 107 (4.92%) J2EE
15 95 (4.37%) SOAP
16 85 (3.91%) Hibernate
17 75 (3.45%) .NET Framework
18 69 (3.18%) WCF
19 68 (3.13%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 183 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.87%) User Experience
4 78 (3.59%) Open Source
5 65 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 59 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 57 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 49 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
9 46 (2.12%) Derivative
10 44 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 43 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.79%) Mathematics
13 35 (1.61%) Device Driver
14 32 (1.47%) Digital Media
15 27 (1.24%) STB
15 27 (1.24%) Physics
16 25 (1.15%) DTV
16 25 (1.15%) Data Structures
17 22 (1.01%) iPhone
18 21 (0.97%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 538 (24.76%) Linux
2 226 (10.40%) Windows
3 220 (10.12%) UNIX
4 112 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 100 (4.60%) Android
6 37 (1.70%) CentOS
7 33 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
8 29 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.97%) AIX
10 14 (0.64%) VxWorks
11 13 (0.60%) Windows CE
12 12 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.41%) HPUX
14 9 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.37%) Solaris
15 8 (0.37%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 925 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (21.91%) TDD
3 370 (17.03%) OO
4 344 (15.83%) Scrum
5 304 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
6 264 (12.15%) UML
7 172 (7.92%) BDD
8 167 (7.69%) Multithreading
9 151 (6.95%) Configuration Management
10 146 (6.72%) Unit Testing
11 145 (6.67%) MVC
12 136 (6.26%) Project Management
13 132 (6.07%) OOP
14 115 (5.29%) Mentoring
15 106 (4.88%) SOA
16 104 (4.79%) OOD
17 101 (4.65%) Refactoring
18 90 (4.14%) Test Automation
19 87 (4.00%) Automated Testing
20 80 (3.68%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 773 (35.57%) Java
2 464 (21.35%) C++
3 458 (21.08%) JavaScript
4 436 (20.06%) SQL
5 422 (19.42%) C
6 414 (19.05%) C#
7 308 (14.17%) Python
8 172 (7.92%) PHP
9 160 (7.36%) Ruby
10 127 (5.84%) Embedded C
11 70 (3.22%) Perl
11 70 (3.22%) Scala
12 60 (2.76%) Objective-C
13 55 (2.53%) PL/SQL
14 52 (2.39%) Embedded C++
15 47 (2.16%) T-SQL
15 47 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 45 (2.07%) VB.NET
17 41 (1.89%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 294 (13.53%) Degree
2 271 (12.47%) Security Cleared
3 176 (8.10%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.62%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.47%) ISEB
6 25 (1.15%) HND
7 24 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (0.64%) PhD
8 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (0.18%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.18%) PMP
11 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.18%) CCNP
11 4 (0.18%) MCP
12 3 (0.14%) MCSE
12 3 (0.14%) MCSA
12 3 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.62%) QA
2 28 (1.29%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.18%) WAI
4 4 (0.18%) EMIR
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) TickIT
6 2 (0.092%) JTAG
6 2 (0.092%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (0.046%) SLA
7 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.046%) BS25999
System Software
1 24 (1.10%) Firmware
2 19 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.64%) Docker
4 9 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.41%) GPFS
5 6 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.23%) iptables
7 3 (0.14%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 3 (0.14%) UAG
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.14%) Xen
8 2 (0.092%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.092%) Varnish
8 2 (0.092%) HDFS
8 2 (0.092%) Ceph
9 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.046%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (3.36%) Puppet
2 36 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.33%) Ansible
4 26 (1.20%) Nagios
5 19 (0.87%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.74%) CFEngine
6 16 (0.74%) Graphite
7 12 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
7 12 (0.55%) Zenoss
8 11 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.32%) Salt
9 7 (0.32%) Kibana
10 5 (0.23%) Mesos
11 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.14%) SCCM
11 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 291 (13.39%) Oracle
2 189 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 43 (1.98%) VMware
4 39 (1.79%) IBM
4 39 (1.79%) Zend
5 34 (1.56%) Google
6 29 (1.33%) Adobe
7 27 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.20%) Splunk
9 23 (1.06%) HP
10 22 (1.01%) SAP
10 22 (1.01%) Serena
11 18 (0.83%) Talend
11 18 (0.83%) SaltStack
12 14 (0.64%) Cisco
12 14 (0.64%) Sybase
13 12 (0.55%) Apple
14 11 (0.51%) Cognos
14 11 (0.51%) Veritas
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