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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 86 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1119 1124 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.27% 2.34% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.12% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 690 507
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 130 97
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.57 £31.50 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.88 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 406 £465 +3.33% 332
South East +10 318 £344 -8.33% 219
South West +1 116 £388 +14.39% 81
Yorkshire -15 87 £350 +9.37% 52
North West +18 62 £375 +11.11% 46
East of England -19 60 £350 +7.69% 122
West Midlands -14 36 £325 +3.17% 51
East Midlands -4 23 £335 +3.07% 48
North East -12 3 £375 +50.00% 18
Midlands 0 1 £250 - 1
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 960 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (34.05%) Java
3 554 (24.37%) Linux
4 532 (23.41%) TDD
5 490 (21.56%) JavaScript
6 487 (21.43%) C#
7 469 (20.63%) C++
7 469 (20.63%) HTML
8 427 (18.79%) SQL
9 422 (18.57%) C
10 382 (16.81%) OO
11 381 (16.76%) .NET
12 363 (15.97%) Scrum
13 322 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
14 309 (13.59%) Web Services
15 304 (13.37%) CSS
16 302 (13.29%) Python
17 294 (12.93%) Security Cleared
18 279 (12.27%) Oracle
19 275 (12.10%) HTML5
20 272 (11.97%) Git (software)
21 271 (11.92%) UML
22 269 (11.83%) Degree
23 267 (11.75%) XML
24 265 (11.66%) Finance
25 235 (10.34%) Windows
26 226 (9.94%) jQuery
27 216 (9.50%) SQL Server
28 207 (9.11%) UNIX
29 195 (8.58%) SC Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.63%) Node.js
2 103 (4.53%) Apache
3 87 (3.83%) Tomcat
4 63 (2.77%) WebSphere
5 61 (2.68%) WebLogic
6 47 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 46 (2.02%) JBoss
8 34 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 22 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.92%) CMS
10 21 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 20 (0.88%) MQSeries
12 17 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.70%) IIS
14 15 (0.66%) Confluence
15 14 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.57%) nginx
17 10 (0.44%) Jetty
17 10 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 8 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 82 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.67%) MS Office
3 34 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.97%) Simulink
6 13 (0.57%) MS Project
7 11 (0.48%) Doxygen
8 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.26%) Stateflow
9 6 (0.26%) TargetLink
9 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.088%) HipChat
11 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.044%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.044%) Maya
11 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.26%) Primavera
6 4 (0.18%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.088%) BASE24
8 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.088%) AWD
9 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.044%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 108 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.92%) SaaS
4 21 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.31%) GitHub
10 7 (0.31%) Office 365
10 7 (0.31%) Force.com
11 6 (0.26%) Route 53
12 5 (0.22%) PaaS
13 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.13%) IaaS
13 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.088%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.27%) HTTP
2 87 (3.83%) Internet
3 66 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.32%) Wireless
5 21 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 18 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 18 (0.79%) SAN
6 18 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (0.66%) GSM
8 14 (0.62%) DNS
8 14 (0.62%) 3G
9 13 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (0.57%) LTE
9 13 (0.57%) SSL
10 12 (0.53%) DVB
10 12 (0.53%) Firewall
11 11 (0.48%) Intranet
12 10 (0.44%) AMQP
13 9 (0.40%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 142 (6.25%) MySQL
3 104 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 84 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 80 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 64 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 60 (2.64%) Hadoop
8 54 (2.38%) Big Data
9 52 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.28%) CouchDB
12 29 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (0.97%) Redis
15 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (0.79%) DB2
16 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 272 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 181 (7.96%) Subversion
3 127 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 108 (4.75%) JIRA
5 106 (4.66%) Visual Studio
6 103 (4.53%) Selenium
7 97 (4.27%) JUnit
8 83 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 77 (3.39%) Ant
10 67 (2.95%) Eclipse
11 66 (2.90%) ClearCase
12 63 (2.77%) NUnit
13 59 (2.60%) Grunt
14 54 (2.38%) Maven
15 53 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
16 52 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 49 (2.16%) GoogleTest
18 37 (1.63%) CppUnit
19 28 (1.23%) WebDriver
20 26 (1.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 265 (11.66%) Finance
2 91 (4.00%) Banking
3 87 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 74 (3.26%) Electronics
5 62 (2.73%) Games
6 49 (2.16%) Automotive
7 48 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 47 (2.07%) Marketing
9 46 (2.02%) Retail
10 40 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.54%) Aerospace
12 33 (1.45%) Military
13 32 (1.41%) Front Office
14 22 (0.97%) Publishing
15 16 (0.70%) Avionics
16 11 (0.48%) Legal
16 11 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.44%) Back Office
18 7 (0.31%) Billing
19 3 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1006 (44.26%) Developer
2 845 (37.18%) Software Engineer
3 263 (11.57%) Java Developer
4 126 (5.54%) Software Developer
5 109 (4.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 103 (4.53%) Senior Developer
7 95 (4.18%) Senior Software Engineer
8 90 (3.96%) Java Software Engineer
9 83 (3.65%) Architect
10 82 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 81 (3.56%) .NET Developer
12 76 (3.34%) Analyst
13 59 (2.60%) iOS Developer
14 57 (2.51%) JavaScript Developer
15 53 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
15 53 (2.33%) C++ Developer
15 53 (2.33%) C++ Software Engineer
15 53 (2.33%) PHP Developer
16 52 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
17 47 (2.07%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (20.63%) HTML
2 381 (16.76%) .NET
3 309 (13.59%) Web Services
4 304 (13.37%) CSS
5 275 (12.10%) HTML5
6 267 (11.75%) XML
7 226 (9.94%) jQuery
8 172 (7.57%) JSON
9 158 (6.95%) Spring
10 157 (6.91%) REST
11 144 (6.34%) AngularJS
12 142 (6.25%) ASP.NET
13 134 (5.90%) CSS3
14 122 (5.37%) RESTful
15 114 (5.02%) J2EE
16 112 (4.93%) SOAP
17 93 (4.09%) .NET Framework
18 77 (3.39%) WCF
19 74 (3.26%) Hibernate
20 67 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 190 (8.36%) Computer Science
2 172 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (3.96%) User Experience
4 88 (3.87%) Open Source
5 86 (3.78%) Mobile App
6 61 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 50 (2.20%) Derivative
9 49 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 45 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
11 39 (1.72%) Device Driver
12 36 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.50%) Mathematics
14 30 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.19%) STB
16 24 (1.06%) Equities
17 22 (0.97%) Physics
18 21 (0.92%) IPTV
18 21 (0.92%) N-Tier
19 20 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 554 (24.37%) Linux
2 235 (10.34%) Windows
3 207 (9.11%) UNIX
4 131 (5.76%) Apple iOS
5 121 (5.32%) Android
6 37 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
7 35 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (1.28%) CentOS
9 23 (1.01%) AIX
10 16 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.57%) Windows CE
12 12 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.44%) VxWorks
14 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.40%) Solaris
15 8 (0.35%) ThreadX
15 8 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.31%) HPUX
16 7 (0.31%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (23.41%) TDD
3 382 (16.81%) OO
4 363 (15.97%) Scrum
5 322 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
6 271 (11.92%) UML
7 187 (8.23%) Multithreading
8 184 (8.10%) MVC
8 184 (8.10%) BDD
9 163 (7.17%) Unit Testing
10 157 (6.91%) Configuration Management
11 126 (5.54%) Project Management
12 125 (5.50%) OOP
13 117 (5.15%) Mentoring
14 111 (4.88%) SOA
15 105 (4.62%) OOD
16 89 (3.92%) E-Commerce
16 89 (3.92%) Refactoring
16 89 (3.92%) Test Automation
17 87 (3.83%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 774 (34.05%) Java
2 490 (21.56%) JavaScript
3 487 (21.43%) C#
4 469 (20.63%) C++
5 427 (18.79%) SQL
6 422 (18.57%) C
7 302 (13.29%) Python
8 164 (7.22%) Ruby
9 154 (6.78%) PHP
10 129 (5.68%) Embedded C
11 80 (3.52%) Objective-C
12 77 (3.39%) Perl
13 75 (3.30%) Scala
14 61 (2.68%) PL/SQL
15 52 (2.29%) Embedded C++
16 49 (2.16%) Bash Shell
17 45 (1.98%) T-SQL
18 35 (1.54%) VB.NET
19 34 (1.50%) Shell Script
20 32 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 294 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 269 (11.83%) Degree
3 195 (8.58%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.41%) ISEB
6 25 (1.10%) HND
7 23 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.53%) PhD
9 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.26%) PMP
12 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.18%) CCNP
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.18%) MCP
13 4 (0.18%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.60%) QA
2 23 (1.01%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.22%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.18%) TickIT
5 4 (0.18%) WAI
5 4 (0.18%) EMIR
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) JTAG
7 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.044%) BS25999
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.044%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.01%) Docker
2 23 (1.01%) Firmware
3 9 (0.40%) GPFS
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.13%) UAG
7 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.088%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.088%) Varnish
8 2 (0.088%) Ceph
9 1 (0.044%) iptables
9 1 (0.044%) HDFS
9 1 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.044%) Snort
9 1 (0.044%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (3.34%) Puppet
2 43 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.28%) Ansible
4 23 (1.01%) Nagios
5 22 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 17 (0.75%) Zenoss
7 14 (0.62%) Graphite
8 11 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.44%) CFEngine
9 10 (0.44%) Salt
10 8 (0.35%) Kibana
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.13%) logstash
13 3 (0.13%) SCCM
13 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.088%) Netcool
14 2 (0.088%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 2 (0.088%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 279 (12.27%) Oracle
2 188 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 59 (2.60%) VMware
4 44 (1.94%) IBM
5 34 (1.50%) Google
5 34 (1.50%) Zend
6 27 (1.19%) Adobe
6 27 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 24 (1.06%) HP
7 24 (1.06%) Serena
8 22 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (0.97%) Splunk
9 21 (0.92%) Apple
10 19 (0.84%) Talend
11 18 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 16 (0.70%) SAP
13 15 (0.66%) Sybase
14 14 (0.62%) Veritas
15 13 (0.57%) Facebook
15 13 (0.57%) Perforce
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