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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 90 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1090 1088 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 2.32% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.13% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 648 549
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 139 182
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 414 £425 - 188
South East +1 265 £350 -3.44% 197
South West +14 121 £438 +34.61% 85
East of England -1 93 £475 +22.58% 101
North West -19 73 £375 +7.14% 53
Yorkshire -29 55 £363 +20.83% 36
West Midlands -3 40 £275 - 39
East Midlands -6 16 £360 +15.66% 29
North East -32 7 £450 +45.16% 8
Midlands - - - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 934 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (36.07%) Java
3 559 (26.22%) Linux
4 489 (22.94%) JavaScript
5 487 (22.84%) SQL
6 465 (21.81%) TDD
7 438 (20.54%) C++
8 422 (19.79%) C#
9 410 (19.23%) HTML
10 396 (18.57%) C
11 391 (18.34%) OO
12 386 (18.11%) Scrum
13 369 (17.31%) .NET
14 347 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
15 344 (16.14%) Degree
15 344 (16.14%) Python
16 318 (14.92%) Oracle
17 283 (13.27%) Web Services
18 282 (13.23%) XML
18 282 (13.23%) CSS
19 258 (12.10%) UNIX
20 235 (11.02%) Computer Science
21 233 (10.93%) Finance
22 232 (10.88%) Git (software)
23 228 (10.69%) Windows
23 228 (10.69%) HTML5
24 212 (9.94%) UML
25 207 (9.71%) jQuery
26 206 (9.66%) SQL Server
27 203 (9.52%) Security Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 126 (5.91%) Apache
2 108 (5.07%) Node.js
3 85 (3.99%) Tomcat
4 65 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 57 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 37 (1.74%) CMS
8 32 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 30 (1.41%) JBoss
10 29 (1.36%) IIS
11 18 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 17 (0.80%) SAS
13 16 (0.75%) Confluence
13 16 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.70%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.52%) ArcGIS
17 10 (0.47%) WebSphere Process Server
17 10 (0.47%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 84 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.64%) MS Office
3 29 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.61%) MS Project
8 11 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.33%) Simulink
9 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.094%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.047%) Maya
13 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 27 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.19%) BASE24
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.094%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.094%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.094%) Magento
9 2 (0.094%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.094%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.047%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.047%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.047%) Shopify
10 1 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.047%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.75%) GitHub
5 15 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.47%) SaaS
8 6 (0.28%) PaaS
9 5 (0.23%) Heroku
9 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.19%) IaaS
11 3 (0.14%) Route 53
12 2 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.094%) Office 365
13 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.11%) HTTP
2 70 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 48 (2.25%) Internet
4 45 (2.11%) SSL
5 31 (1.45%) Firewall
6 26 (1.22%) DVB
6 26 (1.22%) Ethernet
7 24 (1.13%) Wireless
8 21 (0.98%) DNS
9 18 (0.84%) Bluetooth
9 18 (0.84%) LTE
10 16 (0.75%) ZigBee
11 15 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.70%) 3G
12 13 (0.61%) MPLS
12 13 (0.61%) GSM
12 13 (0.61%) Wireshark
13 11 (0.52%) Network Security
13 11 (0.52%) NAS
13 11 (0.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 173 (8.11%) MySQL
3 99 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 88 (4.13%) MongoDB
5 74 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 74 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 68 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 43 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 43 (2.02%) Big Data
8 31 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.17%) CouchDB
12 20 (0.94%) Riak
13 19 (0.89%) DB2
14 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.80%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 232 (10.88%) Git (software)
2 159 (7.46%) Subversion
3 133 (6.24%) Jenkins
4 100 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 83 (3.89%) Maven
6 77 (3.61%) JIRA
7 72 (3.38%) ClearCase
8 71 (3.33%) Selenium
9 61 (2.86%) JUnit
10 59 (2.77%) Visual Studio
10 59 (2.77%) NUnit
11 58 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (2.67%) Eclipse
13 56 (2.63%) Ant
14 44 (2.06%) PHPUnit
15 43 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
16 37 (1.74%) Grunt
16 37 (1.74%) GoogleTest
17 36 (1.69%) Hudson
18 34 (1.59%) CppUnit
General
1 233 (10.93%) Finance
2 102 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 101 (4.74%) Banking
4 86 (4.03%) Electronics
5 51 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 41 (1.92%) Aerospace
7 40 (1.88%) Marketing
8 36 (1.69%) Automotive
9 35 (1.64%) Publishing
10 33 (1.55%) Games
11 31 (1.45%) Front Office
12 30 (1.41%) Retail
13 29 (1.36%) Manufacturing
14 22 (1.03%) Avionics
15 21 (0.98%) Legal
16 18 (0.84%) Military
17 13 (0.61%) Advertising
18 10 (0.47%) Billing
19 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
19 8 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 955 (44.79%) Developer
2 784 (36.77%) Software Engineer
3 215 (10.08%) Java Developer
4 136 (6.38%) Software Developer
5 105 (4.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 97 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 90 (4.22%) Senior Developer
8 84 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 80 (3.75%) C++ Developer
10 75 (3.52%) Architect
11 71 (3.33%) Analyst
12 68 (3.19%) Java Software Engineer
13 65 (3.05%) Web Developer
14 54 (2.53%) C# Developer
15 53 (2.49%) PHP Developer
15 53 (2.49%) Python Developer
16 48 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
17 46 (2.16%) Programmer
18 43 (2.02%) Front-End Developer
18 43 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (19.23%) HTML
2 369 (17.31%) .NET
3 283 (13.27%) Web Services
4 282 (13.23%) XML
4 282 (13.23%) CSS
5 228 (10.69%) HTML5
6 207 (9.71%) jQuery
7 154 (7.22%) Spring
8 150 (7.04%) REST
9 126 (5.91%) ASP.NET
10 120 (5.63%) JSON
11 115 (5.39%) AngularJS
12 107 (5.02%) CSS3
13 106 (4.97%) SOAP
14 97 (4.55%) Hibernate
15 90 (4.22%) .NET Framework
16 88 (4.13%) Ajax
17 86 (4.03%) J2EE
18 82 (3.85%) Backbone.js
19 78 (3.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 235 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 164 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (5.11%) Open Source
4 87 (4.08%) User Experience
5 77 (3.61%) Algorithms
6 68 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 51 (2.39%) Mathematics
9 49 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
10 48 (2.25%) DTV
11 47 (2.20%) Digital Media
12 41 (1.92%) Device Driver
13 40 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (1.74%) Derivative
15 34 (1.59%) Data Integration
16 30 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (1.17%) STB
18 23 (1.08%) Client/Server
19 21 (0.98%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 559 (26.22%) Linux
2 258 (12.10%) UNIX
3 228 (10.69%) Windows
4 96 (4.50%) Android
5 90 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.58%) CentOS
7 39 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
8 32 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.17%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.89%) Debian
11 17 (0.80%) VxWorks
12 14 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
16 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.33%) VMS
17 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (21.81%) TDD
3 391 (18.34%) OO
4 386 (18.11%) Scrum
5 347 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
6 212 (9.94%) UML
7 201 (9.43%) MVC
8 171 (8.02%) BDD
9 126 (5.91%) Unit Testing
10 124 (5.82%) Project Management
11 123 (5.77%) Refactoring
12 119 (5.58%) Test Automation
13 115 (5.39%) Mentoring
14 112 (5.25%) Multithreading
14 112 (5.25%) Configuration Management
15 102 (4.78%) OOD
15 102 (4.78%) SOA
16 96 (4.50%) OOP
16 96 (4.50%) Web Development
17 94 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 769 (36.07%) Java
2 489 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 487 (22.84%) SQL
4 438 (20.54%) C++
5 422 (19.79%) C#
6 396 (18.57%) C
7 344 (16.14%) Python
8 196 (9.19%) PHP
9 179 (8.40%) Ruby
10 104 (4.88%) Embedded C
11 97 (4.55%) Perl
12 58 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 58 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 58 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 50 (2.35%) Scala
14 48 (2.25%) Embedded C++
15 45 (2.11%) VB.NET
16 42 (1.97%) Objective-C
17 39 (1.83%) VB
18 34 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 344 (16.14%) Degree
2 203 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 121 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.64%) ISEB
6 22 (1.03%) HND
7 20 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.23%) PhD
12 5 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.23%) MCTS
12 5 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 4 (0.19%) CCNA
13 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.14%) PMP
14 3 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.19%) QA
2 22 (1.03%) DO-178B
3 10 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.19%) TickIT
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.094%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.047%) BS25999
7 1 (0.047%) DO-160
7 1 (0.047%) JTAG
7 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (1.13%) Firmware
2 20 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.75%) Docker
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.47%) Varnish
6 7 (0.33%) Xen
7 6 (0.28%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.19%) vSphere
9 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.094%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.094%) vCloud
12 1 (0.047%) KVM
12 1 (0.047%) UAG
12 1 (0.047%) HDFS
12 1 (0.047%) LXC
12 1 (0.047%) XenApp
12 1 (0.047%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.047%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 85 (3.99%) Puppet
2 59 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.64%) Nagios
4 23 (1.08%) Ansible
5 19 (0.89%) Graphite
6 16 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
7 15 (0.70%) Salt
8 13 (0.61%) CFEngine
9 12 (0.56%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.19%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.19%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.19%) Mesos
13 3 (0.14%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.14%) yum
13 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.14%) WSUS
14 2 (0.094%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 318 (14.92%) Oracle
2 159 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.24%) Zend
4 52 (2.44%) IBM
5 36 (1.69%) Google
6 34 (1.59%) SAP
7 33 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.45%) VMware
9 25 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.03%) Splunk
11 16 (0.75%) Adobe
12 15 (0.70%) ESRI
13 14 (0.66%) Cisco
13 14 (0.66%) SaltStack
14 13 (0.61%) Cognos
14 13 (0.61%) HP
15 12 (0.56%) Sun
15 12 (0.56%) Twitter
15 12 (0.56%) Rackspace
16 11 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 43 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maldon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 43 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Roc Search
Rate: £150 - £275 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago