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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 78 93 103
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1466 1219 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.98% 2.31% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.85% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 714 637
Median daily rate £450 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 158 81
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.44 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £47.50 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 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
London +14 629 £500 +5.26% 456
South East +4 236 £425 +13.33% 169
South West +2 133 £410 +9.33% 71
West Midlands +23 108 £360 +2.85% 38
North West +40 98 £425 +9.67% 73
East of England +26 97 £403 +5.92% 137
North East +34 68 £475 +11.76% 14
Yorkshire +17 62 £430 +26.47% 66
East Midlands -2 37 £350 - 31
Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 1526 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1036 (37.07%) Java
3 757 (27.08%) TDD
4 679 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 612 (21.90%) Scrum
6 593 (21.22%) SQL
7 558 (19.96%) Linux
8 551 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
9 535 (19.14%) C#
10 524 (18.75%) HTML
11 491 (17.57%) C++
12 477 (17.07%) .NET
13 451 (16.14%) CSS
14 435 (15.56%) BDD
15 404 (14.45%) OO
16 399 (14.28%) Git (software)
17 391 (13.99%) Web Services
18 390 (13.95%) C
19 385 (13.77%) Finance
20 370 (13.24%) DevOps
21 365 (13.06%) Python
22 351 (12.56%) Oracle
23 345 (12.34%) Degree
24 326 (11.66%) REST
25 325 (11.63%) AngularJS
26 318 (11.38%) Unit Testing
27 296 (10.59%) Spring
28 288 (10.30%) Security Cleared
28 288 (10.30%) Jenkins
28 288 (10.30%) Node.js

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
1 110 (3.94%) Confluence
2 106 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 105 (3.76%) Apache
4 84 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 75 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 74 (2.65%) OpenStack
7 54 (1.93%) JBoss
8 52 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 50 (1.79%) nginx
10 45 (1.61%) WebLogic
11 41 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
12 40 (1.43%) CMS
13 24 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (0.68%) IIS
14 19 (0.68%) Jetty
15 16 (0.57%) SharePoint
15 16 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.54%) Apache Pig
17 13 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 137 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.14%) Simulink
3 29 (1.04%) MS Office
4 28 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.54%) HipChat
7 13 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.18%) MS Project
11 1 (0.036%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.036%) InVision
11 1 (0.036%) Revit
11 1 (0.036%) SPSS
11 1 (0.036%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.036%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 30 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.61%) Eloqua
3 16 (0.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 12 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.21%) Beauchamp
9 5 (0.18%) Magento
10 3 (0.11%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.072%) OpenText MBPM
12 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.036%) RMDS
12 1 (0.036%) SAP R/3
12 1 (0.036%) SAP SD
12 1 (0.036%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 265 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.40%) PaaS
4 43 (1.54%) GitHub
5 39 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (1.40%) Heroku
6 37 (1.32%) Amazon S3
7 35 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (1.22%) SaaS
9 22 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
10 20 (0.72%) TestFlight
11 18 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.47%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.29%) Google Play
15 8 (0.29%) IaaS
16 7 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 5 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 129 (4.62%) HTTP
2 95 (3.40%) Internet
3 78 (2.79%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.29%) SSL
5 29 (1.04%) Bluetooth
6 24 (0.86%) DNS
7 21 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 19 (0.68%) SNMP
8 19 (0.68%) Wireless
9 17 (0.61%) Firewall
9 17 (0.61%) LDAP
10 16 (0.57%) SSH
11 15 (0.54%) AMQP
11 15 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
11 15 (0.54%) OpenVPN
12 11 (0.39%) Intranet
12 11 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.36%) SAN
14 9 (0.32%) RS-232
14 9 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 241 (8.62%) MongoDB
3 230 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 199 (7.12%) MySQL
5 190 (6.80%) Relational Database
6 157 (5.62%) Big Data
7 130 (4.65%) Hadoop
8 103 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
9 76 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 70 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 68 (2.43%) Oracle Database
12 57 (2.04%) Redis
13 35 (1.25%) Neo4j
14 31 (1.11%) Data Mining
15 30 (1.07%) CouchDB
16 29 (1.04%) Apache Hive
16 29 (1.04%) OLTP
17 28 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 27 (0.97%) HBase
19 25 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 399 (14.28%) Git (software)
2 288 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 198 (7.08%) JIRA
4 156 (5.58%) JUnit
5 151 (5.40%) Subversion
6 131 (4.69%) Selenium
7 129 (4.62%) Maven
8 118 (4.22%) Visual Studio
9 82 (2.93%) Cucumber
10 78 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (2.43%) Ant
11 68 (2.43%) Gradle
12 67 (2.40%) Eclipse
13 62 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 57 (2.04%) ClearCase
15 49 (1.75%) Bitbucket
15 49 (1.75%) Grunt
16 47 (1.68%) GitLab
16 47 (1.68%) Jasmine
16 47 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 385 (13.77%) Finance
2 143 (5.12%) Banking
3 91 (3.26%) Retail
4 89 (3.18%) Marketing
5 58 (2.08%) Electronics
6 56 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 55 (1.97%) Aerospace
8 49 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.72%) Publishing
10 45 (1.61%) Investment Banking
11 39 (1.40%) Front Office
12 38 (1.36%) Automotive
13 35 (1.25%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.79%) Games
15 19 (0.68%) Military
16 18 (0.64%) Legal
17 16 (0.57%) Avionics
17 16 (0.57%) Back Office
18 14 (0.50%) Advertising
19 9 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1269 (45.40%) Developer
2 905 (32.38%) Software Engineer
3 387 (13.85%) Java Developer
4 194 (6.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 189 (6.76%) Java Engineer
6 167 (5.97%) Software Developer
7 166 (5.94%) .NET Developer
8 161 (5.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 149 (5.33%) Java Software Engineer
10 148 (5.30%) Senior Developer
11 138 (4.94%) Agile Developer
12 132 (4.72%) Architect
13 125 (4.47%) C# Developer
14 122 (4.36%) C++ Software Engineer
15 116 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
16 114 (4.08%) Embedded Engineer
17 109 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 93 (3.33%) C++ Developer
18 93 (3.33%) Java Software Developer
19 83 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (18.75%) HTML
2 477 (17.07%) .NET
3 451 (16.14%) CSS
4 391 (13.99%) Web Services
5 326 (11.66%) REST
6 325 (11.63%) AngularJS
7 296 (10.59%) Spring
8 288 (10.30%) Node.js
9 254 (9.09%) XML
10 237 (8.48%) HTML5
11 206 (7.37%) JSON
12 196 (7.01%) RESTful
13 153 (5.47%) ASP.NET
14 146 (5.22%) SOAP
15 140 (5.01%) jQuery
16 134 (4.79%) .NET Framework
17 127 (4.54%) J2EE
18 126 (4.51%) React
19 102 (3.65%) CSS3
20 100 (3.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 243 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 147 (5.26%) User Experience
4 104 (3.72%) Algorithms
5 71 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
5 71 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.36%) Data Structures
7 64 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 57 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 42 (1.50%) Derivative
10 39 (1.40%) Fixed Income
11 33 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.14%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.00%) Device Driver
13 28 (1.00%) Equities
14 27 (0.97%) Statistics
15 25 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (0.89%) Visualisation
16 21 (0.75%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 558 (19.96%) Linux
2 249 (8.91%) Windows
3 227 (8.12%) Unix
4 83 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.04%) Android
6 52 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (1.25%) CentOS
8 34 (1.22%) Windows Server
9 32 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
10 29 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 21 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 20 (0.72%) VxWorks
13 17 (0.61%) Fedora
13 17 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.32%) AIX
16 8 (0.29%) Windows CE
16 8 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.18%) Debian
17 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1526 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (27.08%) TDD
3 612 (21.90%) Scrum
4 551 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
5 435 (15.56%) BDD
6 404 (14.45%) OO
7 370 (13.24%) DevOps
8 318 (11.38%) Unit Testing
9 250 (8.94%) Open Source
10 245 (8.77%) MVC
11 234 (8.37%) E-Commerce
12 233 (8.34%) UML
13 207 (7.41%) Microservices
14 185 (6.62%) Web Development
15 182 (6.51%) Automated Testing
16 179 (6.40%) SDLC
17 165 (5.90%) Kanban
18 161 (5.76%) Mentoring
19 158 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
20 157 (5.62%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1036 (37.07%) Java
2 679 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 593 (21.22%) SQL
4 535 (19.14%) C#
5 491 (17.57%) C++
6 390 (13.95%) C
7 365 (13.06%) Python
8 198 (7.08%) Ruby
9 195 (6.98%) Scala
10 160 (5.72%) Perl
11 85 (3.04%) Embedded C
12 76 (2.72%) Shell Script
13 71 (2.54%) Objective-C
13 71 (2.54%) PHP
14 60 (2.15%) Bash Shell
15 56 (2.00%) PowerShell
16 54 (1.93%) Ada
17 50 (1.79%) Go
18 47 (1.68%) MATLAB
19 46 (1.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 345 (12.34%) Degree
2 288 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 188 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 41 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (0.82%) PMP
7 22 (0.79%) PhD
8 21 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.29%) HND
12 8 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.21%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.21%) HNC
13 6 (0.21%) ISEB
14 4 (0.14%) CCNA
14 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.14%) MCP
15 3 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (5.69%) QA
2 43 (1.54%) MISRA
3 34 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 29 (1.04%) DO-178B
5 18 (0.64%) MISRA C
6 15 (0.54%) SLA
7 9 (0.32%) SDET
8 8 (0.29%) JTAG
9 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.21%) MiFID
11 5 (0.18%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.18%) ISO26262
11 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
13 3 (0.11%) DO-254
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.11%) TickIT
14 2 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 163 (5.83%) Docker
2 26 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.93%) HDFS
3 25 (0.89%) vSphere
4 21 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 17 (0.61%) vCloud
6 16 (0.57%) Firmware
7 15 (0.54%) Postfix
7 15 (0.54%) Squid
8 12 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.29%) iptables
9 8 (0.29%) OpenSSH
10 6 (0.21%) oVirt
11 5 (0.18%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.18%) XenApp
12 3 (0.11%) KVM
12 3 (0.11%) RHEV
12 3 (0.11%) Snort
13 2 (0.072%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 163 (5.83%) Puppet
2 98 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (3.11%) Ansible
4 42 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 35 (1.25%) Kibana
6 25 (0.89%) Terraform
7 21 (0.75%) logstash
8 19 (0.68%) Mesos
9 18 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.57%) Salt
11 15 (0.54%) Rancher
12 13 (0.47%) Oozie
13 12 (0.43%) Packer
14 11 (0.39%) Graphite
14 11 (0.39%) SCCM
15 10 (0.36%) SCOM
15 10 (0.36%) Tivoli
16 9 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
16 9 (0.32%) Uchiwa
17 8 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 351 (12.56%) Oracle
2 226 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 75 (2.68%) IBM
4 72 (2.58%) Atlassian
5 65 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 59 (2.11%) Google
7 47 (1.68%) VMware
8 41 (1.47%) Adobe
9 35 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (1.04%) Cloudera
11 25 (0.89%) HP
11 25 (0.89%) SAP
12 24 (0.86%) New Relic
12 24 (0.86%) Sitecore
13 23 (0.82%) Cisco
14 22 (0.79%) Pega
15 20 (0.72%) webMethods
16 16 (0.57%) ForgeRock
16 16 (0.57%) Hyperion
16 16 (0.57%) MuleSoft
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