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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / England
Rank 67 74 90
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1334 1257 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.22% 2.70% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 3.29% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 748 676
Median daily rate £474 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 115
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.68 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
34140 38185 36546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 82.04% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22792 25048 24013
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1104 987
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the England region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
London +26 628 £500 - 440
South East -10 190 £400 +14.28% 183
East of England +8 141 £400 - 105
South West +10 123 £440 +10.00% 91
North West +16 85 £425 +9.32% 69
Yorkshire +20 61 £400 +14.28% 75
East Midlands +18 49 £375 -16.66% 31
West Midlands -24 42 £443 +18.00% 48
North East +6 22 £425 +19.71% 14
Midlands -1 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 1549 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (37.26%) Java
3 755 (26.54%) TDD
4 721 (25.34%) JavaScript
5 715 (25.13%) Scrum
6 546 (19.19%) SQL
6 546 (19.19%) Linux
7 535 (18.80%) HTML
8 521 (18.31%) C#
9 495 (17.40%) BDD
10 489 (17.19%) C++
11 474 (16.66%) Continuous Integration
12 467 (16.41%) CSS
13 457 (16.06%) Web Services
14 445 (15.64%) Python
15 411 (14.45%) Git (software)
16 406 (14.27%) .NET
17 390 (13.71%) C
18 389 (13.67%) OO
19 350 (12.30%) REST
20 348 (12.23%) Security Cleared
21 332 (11.67%) Node.js
22 329 (11.56%) Finance
23 325 (11.42%) DevOps
24 321 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
25 316 (11.11%) Degree
26 304 (10.69%) AngularJS
27 294 (10.33%) Oracle
28 283 (9.95%) Spring
28 283 (9.95%) Jenkins

Software Engineering
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
1 149 (5.24%) Confluence
2 121 (4.25%) Apache
3 109 (3.83%) Apache Spark
4 85 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 70 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (2.04%) JBoss
7 49 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 45 (1.58%) nginx
9 42 (1.48%) CMS
10 41 (1.44%) OpenStack
11 29 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.98%) Apache Pig
13 27 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
14 23 (0.81%) NServiceBus
15 22 (0.77%) SharePoint
15 22 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
16 20 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.63%) Umbraco
18 16 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 99 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.23%) Simulink
3 33 (1.16%) MS Office
4 17 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.28%) HipChat
9 5 (0.18%) MS Project
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.070%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.035%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 17 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 13 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.070%) Primavera
9 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.070%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.035%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 321 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.79%) GitHub
4 47 (1.65%) PaaS
5 44 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 40 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (1.34%) Heroku
8 34 (1.20%) SaaS
9 31 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
10 28 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (0.81%) Slack
13 18 (0.63%) IaaS
14 14 (0.49%) TestFlight
15 11 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
17 6 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
18 5 (0.18%) Bluemix
18 5 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (5.17%) HTTP
2 112 (3.94%) TCP/IP
3 108 (3.80%) Internet
4 45 (1.58%) SSL
5 27 (0.95%) LTE
6 26 (0.91%) GSM
6 26 (0.91%) UMTS
7 24 (0.84%) VoIP
8 23 (0.81%) Asterisk PBX
8 23 (0.81%) DNS
8 23 (0.81%) RTP
9 22 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
9 22 (0.77%) PBX
9 22 (0.77%) RANAP
10 21 (0.74%) Firewall
11 20 (0.70%) Wireless
12 19 (0.67%) Bluetooth
12 19 (0.67%) Ethernet
13 18 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 212 (7.45%) NoSQL
3 205 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 182 (6.40%) Big Data
5 171 (6.01%) MySQL
6 155 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 134 (4.71%) Hadoop
8 124 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
9 97 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (2.39%) Oracle Database
11 51 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 46 (1.62%) Apache Hive
13 41 (1.44%) Redis
14 34 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.09%) HBase
15 31 (1.09%) OLTP
16 29 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (0.95%) Neo4j
18 25 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (0.81%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 411 (14.45%) Git (software)
2 283 (9.95%) Jenkins
3 268 (9.42%) JIRA
4 157 (5.52%) JUnit
5 144 (5.06%) Cucumber
6 137 (4.82%) Maven
7 132 (4.64%) Selenium
8 120 (4.22%) Subversion
9 112 (3.94%) Visual Studio
10 70 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 61 (2.14%) Ant
11 61 (2.14%) Jasmine
12 60 (2.11%) Gradle
13 54 (1.90%) Eclipse
14 53 (1.86%) Grunt
15 48 (1.69%) webpack
16 47 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 44 (1.55%) gulp
17 44 (1.55%) Vagrant
18 42 (1.48%) SoapUI
General
1 329 (11.56%) Finance
2 166 (5.83%) Banking
3 100 (3.51%) Retail
4 76 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 65 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 63 (2.21%) Games
8 53 (1.86%) Marketing
9 52 (1.83%) Aerospace
10 49 (1.72%) Publishing
11 45 (1.58%) Electronics
12 37 (1.30%) Front Office
13 34 (1.20%) Automotive
14 21 (0.74%) Military
15 19 (0.67%) Back Office
16 14 (0.49%) Advertising
17 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.42%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1308 (45.98%) Developer
2 905 (31.81%) Software Engineer
3 397 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 175 (6.15%) Java Engineer
5 151 (5.31%) Senior Developer
6 149 (5.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 144 (5.06%) C++ Software Engineer
7 144 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 143 (5.03%) Java Software Engineer
9 142 (4.99%) Software Developer
10 141 (4.96%) Agile Developer
11 115 (4.04%) .NET Developer
11 115 (4.04%) Embedded Engineer
12 112 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
13 111 (3.90%) Architect
14 106 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 100 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 98 (3.44%) C# Developer
17 94 (3.30%) C++ Developer
18 81 (2.85%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (18.80%) HTML
2 467 (16.41%) CSS
3 457 (16.06%) Web Services
4 406 (14.27%) .NET
5 350 (12.30%) REST
6 332 (11.67%) Node.js
7 304 (10.69%) AngularJS
8 283 (9.95%) Spring
9 275 (9.67%) HTML5
10 259 (9.10%) RESTful
11 234 (8.22%) XML
12 174 (6.12%) JSON
13 171 (6.01%) React
14 155 (5.45%) jQuery
15 147 (5.17%) CSS3
16 145 (5.10%) ASP.NET
17 130 (4.57%) Hibernate
18 119 (4.18%) SOAP
19 104 (3.66%) J2EE
20 97 (3.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 115 (4.04%) User Experience
4 90 (3.16%) Algorithms
5 77 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 59 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 54 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 54 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 52 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
9 42 (1.48%) Economics
10 39 (1.37%) Derivative
11 38 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.02%) Fintech
14 27 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.91%) Physics
16 22 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.74%) Statistics
18 20 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 546 (19.19%) Linux
2 235 (8.26%) Unix
3 212 (7.45%) Windows
4 103 (3.62%) Apple iOS
5 95 (3.34%) Android
6 69 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
9 20 (0.70%) CentOS
9 20 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.63%) VME
11 16 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.39%) Windows CE
15 9 (0.32%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.32%) Solaris
15 9 (0.32%) VxWorks
16 6 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1549 (54.45%) Agile Software Development
2 755 (26.54%) TDD
3 715 (25.13%) Scrum
4 495 (17.40%) BDD
5 474 (16.66%) Continuous Integration
6 389 (13.67%) OO
7 325 (11.42%) DevOps
8 267 (9.38%) Unit Testing
9 262 (9.21%) Kanban
10 255 (8.96%) MVC
11 247 (8.68%) Open Source
12 238 (8.37%) SDLC
13 219 (7.70%) Microservices
14 209 (7.35%) E-Commerce
15 192 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 190 (6.68%) UML
17 170 (5.98%) Front End Development
18 169 (5.94%) Automated Testing
19 168 (5.91%) Pair Programming
20 155 (5.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1060 (37.26%) Java
2 721 (25.34%) JavaScript
3 546 (19.19%) SQL
4 521 (18.31%) C#
5 489 (17.19%) C++
6 445 (15.64%) Python
7 390 (13.71%) C
8 247 (8.68%) Scala
9 171 (6.01%) Ruby
10 160 (5.62%) Perl
11 107 (3.76%) Embedded C
12 79 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 75 (2.64%) PHP
14 59 (2.07%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.97%) Ada
15 56 (1.97%) Objective-C
16 54 (1.90%) MATLAB
17 51 (1.79%) Groovy
18 48 (1.69%) Shell Script
19 47 (1.65%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 348 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 316 (11.11%) Degree
3 209 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 91 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 40 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.56%) PhD
7 14 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.32%) PMP
10 7 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.25%) HND
10 7 (0.25%) ISEB
10 7 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.21%) HNC
11 6 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.21%) MCTS
11 6 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.18%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (7.24%) QA
2 35 (1.23%) MISRA
3 27 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.60%) MISRA C
6 15 (0.53%) SDET
7 14 (0.49%) SLA
8 13 (0.46%) DO-178B
9 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.25%) JTAG
10 7 (0.25%) MiFID
10 7 (0.25%) PA-DSS
11 6 (0.21%) ISO26262
11 6 (0.21%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.14%) TickIT
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 3 (0.11%) ISO13485
14 2 (0.070%) DO-254
14 2 (0.070%) WAI
System Software
1 199 (6.99%) Docker
2 41 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.02%) HDFS
5 19 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 15 (0.53%) Firmware
7 11 (0.39%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.35%) vSphere
9 8 (0.28%) Postfix
9 8 (0.28%) Squid
9 8 (0.28%) vCloud
9 8 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.18%) oVirt
11 5 (0.18%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.18%) Snort
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.11%) LXC
14 2 (0.070%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 108 (3.80%) Puppet
2 99 (3.48%) Ansible
3 84 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 29 (1.02%) Terraform
6 23 (0.81%) Mesos
7 21 (0.74%) Kibana
8 18 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (0.60%) Oozie
10 15 (0.53%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.46%) Graphite
11 13 (0.46%) logstash
12 8 (0.28%) Rancher
12 8 (0.28%) Salt
13 7 (0.25%) Grafana
13 7 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.25%) Nagios
14 5 (0.18%) SCCM
15 4 (0.14%) Nessus
15 4 (0.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 294 (10.33%) Oracle
2 198 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 69 (2.43%) Atlassian
4 67 (2.36%) Red Hat
5 58 (2.04%) IBM
6 44 (1.55%) VMware
7 41 (1.44%) Google
8 40 (1.41%) Cisco
9 37 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 31 (1.09%) HP
11 28 (0.98%) Cloudera
11 28 (0.98%) SAP
12 27 (0.95%) Adobe
13 24 (0.84%) New Relic
14 23 (0.81%) WorldPay
15 22 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.67%) Xamarin
17 18 (0.63%) ICL
18 15 (0.53%) Pega
19 14 (0.49%) Tableau
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 7.5hr working day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago