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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 95 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1049 1082 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 2.24% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.01% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 654 558
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 114 194
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 -7 437 £433 +4.96% 276
South East +7 235 £350 -8.49% 199
South West +11 126 £381 +17.30% 97
East of England -37 70 £393 +1.29% 148
Yorkshire -7 65 £350 +16.66% 55
North West -7 57 £325 - 68
West Midlands -6 31 £284 -5.41% 37
East Midlands -27 14 £315 -3.07% 33
North East -43 6 £325 - 15
Midlands -2 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 890 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (34.63%) Java
3 533 (24.38%) Linux
4 465 (21.27%) Scrum
5 456 (20.86%) C#
6 443 (20.27%) C++
7 431 (19.72%) SQL
7 431 (19.72%) TDD
8 426 (19.49%) JavaScript
9 420 (19.21%) OO
10 411 (18.80%) C
11 388 (17.75%) .NET
12 346 (15.83%) HTML
13 342 (15.65%) Degree
14 324 (14.82%) Web Services
15 312 (14.27%) Python
16 292 (13.36%) Oracle
17 275 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
18 260 (11.89%) XML
19 252 (11.53%) Computer Science
20 250 (11.44%) CSS
21 243 (11.12%) Windows
22 242 (11.07%) MVC
23 241 (11.02%) SQL Server
24 217 (9.93%) Git (software)
25 215 (9.84%) UML
26 211 (9.65%) Finance
27 208 (9.52%) UNIX
28 196 (8.97%) BDD
29 194 (8.87%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 97 (4.44%) Apache
2 94 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 68 (3.11%) Node.js
4 67 (3.06%) WebSphere
5 43 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 39 (1.78%) CMS
7 27 (1.24%) IIS
8 19 (0.87%) SAS
9 18 (0.82%) Confluence
10 17 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (0.73%) Umbraco
12 15 (0.69%) ArcGIS
13 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
15 11 (0.50%) WebSphere Process Server
16 10 (0.46%) Drupal
16 10 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 60 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.91%) Simulink
4 19 (0.87%) MS Project
4 19 (0.87%) MS Office
5 13 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.091%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.46%) RMDS
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.23%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.18%) BASE24
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.091%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.091%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.091%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.046%) Shopify
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.046%) Tridion
10 1 (0.046%) Summit
10 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.10%) SaaS
5 22 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 22 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.69%) GitHub
7 11 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (0.46%) Office 365
9 9 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.37%) PaaS
11 7 (0.32%) IaaS
12 6 (0.27%) Heroku
13 5 (0.23%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.14%) ElastiCache
15 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.57%) HTTP
2 77 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 54 (2.47%) Internet
4 44 (2.01%) SSL
5 32 (1.46%) DVB
6 27 (1.24%) Wireless
7 26 (1.19%) LTE
8 23 (1.05%) DNS
9 19 (0.87%) Firewall
10 18 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.78%) GSM
12 16 (0.73%) 3G
12 16 (0.73%) Network Security
13 13 (0.59%) ZigBee
13 13 (0.59%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.50%) GPRS
15 10 (0.46%) 3GPP
16 9 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.41%) SSH
16 9 (0.41%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.68%) MySQL
3 74 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 73 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 70 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 62 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 58 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 47 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.60%) Big Data
10 31 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 29 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (0.96%) DB2
13 21 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.78%) Redis
16 16 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.73%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 217 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 123 (5.63%) Subversion
3 105 (4.80%) Cucumber
3 105 (4.80%) Jenkins
4 92 (4.21%) Maven
5 88 (4.03%) Visual Studio
6 78 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 74 (3.39%) JUnit
8 65 (2.97%) ClearCase
8 65 (2.97%) Selenium
9 63 (2.88%) Eclipse
10 61 (2.79%) JIRA
11 56 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
12 36 (1.65%) NUnit
13 33 (1.51%) PHPUnit
14 32 (1.46%) Hudson
15 31 (1.42%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
17 29 (1.33%) Mockito
18 28 (1.28%) Ant
General
1 211 (9.65%) Finance
2 133 (6.08%) Banking
3 108 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 98 (4.48%) Electronics
5 78 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 76 (3.48%) Front Office
7 45 (2.06%) Automotive
8 40 (1.83%) Marketing
9 34 (1.56%) Military
10 31 (1.42%) Retail
11 30 (1.37%) Manufacturing
12 29 (1.33%) Aerospace
13 26 (1.19%) Games
14 25 (1.14%) Avionics
15 20 (0.91%) Legal
16 19 (0.87%) Publishing
17 18 (0.82%) Back Office
18 11 (0.50%) Advertising
19 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
19 10 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 980 (44.83%) Developer
2 967 (44.24%) Software Engineer
3 224 (10.25%) Java Developer
4 130 (5.95%) Software Developer
5 113 (5.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 111 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 109 (4.99%) .NET Developer
8 86 (3.93%) C# Developer
9 83 (3.80%) Senior Developer
10 82 (3.75%) C++ Developer
11 81 (3.71%) Java Software Engineer
12 70 (3.20%) Python Developer
13 68 (3.11%) Architect
14 66 (3.02%) Web Developer
15 57 (2.61%) Analyst
15 57 (2.61%) C++ Software Engineer
15 57 (2.61%) PHP Developer
16 52 (2.38%) Programmer
17 47 (2.15%) iOS Developer
18 45 (2.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (17.75%) .NET
2 346 (15.83%) HTML
3 324 (14.82%) Web Services
4 260 (11.89%) XML
5 250 (11.44%) CSS
6 194 (8.87%) Spring
7 189 (8.65%) jQuery
8 170 (7.78%) HTML5
9 155 (7.09%) REST
10 140 (6.40%) ASP.NET
11 111 (5.08%) SOAP
12 104 (4.76%) Hibernate
13 102 (4.67%) .NET Framework
13 102 (4.67%) WCF
14 88 (4.03%) J2EE
15 85 (3.89%) JSON
15 85 (3.89%) AngularJS
16 82 (3.75%) WPF
16 82 (3.75%) CSS3
17 74 (3.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 252 (11.53%) Computer Science
2 113 (5.17%) Open Source
3 111 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
5 72 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.84%) DTV
7 60 (2.74%) Mathematics
7 60 (2.74%) Derivative
7 60 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.65%) Device Driver
9 52 (2.38%) User Experience
10 47 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 44 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 37 (1.69%) STB
13 31 (1.42%) Equities
14 27 (1.24%) Data Integration
15 25 (1.14%) Digital Media
16 24 (1.10%) Firmware
17 23 (1.05%) Client/Server
17 23 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 533 (24.38%) Linux
2 243 (11.12%) Windows
3 208 (9.52%) UNIX
4 105 (4.80%) Android
5 97 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
7 29 (1.33%) CentOS
8 26 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.73%) Debian
12 14 (0.64%) Solaris
12 14 (0.64%) VxWorks
13 13 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.32%) VMS
15 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (21.27%) Scrum
3 431 (19.72%) TDD
4 420 (19.21%) OO
5 275 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
6 242 (11.07%) MVC
7 215 (9.84%) UML
8 196 (8.97%) BDD
9 139 (6.36%) Unit Testing
10 109 (4.99%) Configuration Management
11 108 (4.94%) Multithreading
12 105 (4.80%) Web Development
12 105 (4.80%) OOP
13 96 (4.39%) E-Commerce
14 93 (4.25%) Test Automation
15 90 (4.12%) OOD
16 88 (4.03%) Pair Programming
16 88 (4.03%) DevOps
17 84 (3.84%) SOA
17 84 (3.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 757 (34.63%) Java
2 456 (20.86%) C#
3 443 (20.27%) C++
4 431 (19.72%) SQL
5 426 (19.49%) JavaScript
6 411 (18.80%) C
7 312 (14.27%) Python
8 176 (8.05%) PHP
9 172 (7.87%) Ruby
10 130 (5.95%) Embedded C
11 92 (4.21%) Perl
12 58 (2.65%) Scala
13 55 (2.52%) Objective-C
14 47 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 41 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 41 (1.88%) VB
16 38 (1.74%) MATLAB
17 37 (1.69%) Embedded C++
18 36 (1.65%) Bash Shell
18 36 (1.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 342 (15.65%) Degree
2 189 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 118 (5.40%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.24%) ISEB
6 18 (0.82%) HND
7 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.41%) PhD
11 7 (0.32%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.18%) PMP
13 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.18%) MCSE
14 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.14%) APMP
14 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 2 (0.091%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.68%) QA
2 36 (1.65%) DO-178B
3 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
5 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.091%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.046%) EMIR
8 1 (0.046%) DO-160
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 19 (0.87%) Varnish
2 13 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.41%) Docker
4 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.23%) Xen
5 5 (0.23%) vCloud
6 4 (0.18%) KVM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.046%) vSphere
9 1 (0.046%) UAG
9 1 (0.046%) NFS
9 1 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (2.61%) Puppet
2 53 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.96%) Salt
4 12 (0.55%) Nagios
5 9 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.18%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.14%) YUM
8 3 (0.14%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.14%) Oozie
9 2 (0.091%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.091%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.091%) logstash
9 2 (0.091%) SCCM
9 2 (0.091%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 292 (13.36%) Oracle
2 134 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 60 (2.74%) IBM
3 60 (2.74%) Zend
4 55 (2.52%) JBoss
5 42 (1.92%) Google
6 27 (1.24%) Facebook
7 25 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.10%) SAP
8 24 (1.10%) VMware
9 18 (0.82%) ESRI
10 16 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.69%) Software AG
11 15 (0.69%) Rackspace
12 14 (0.64%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.55%) Cisco
13 12 (0.55%) Perforce
14 11 (0.50%) Serena
14 11 (0.50%) Teradata
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