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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 79 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1414 1160 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.82% 2.19% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.72% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 700 667
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 141 76
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £32.50 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £52.17 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +0.47%
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
41713 42607 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.44% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27776 28210 25375
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 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1151 1119
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +28 655 £500 +11.11% 471
South East +3 240 £400 +8.10% 184
South West -13 107 £438 +20.68% 116
West Midlands +13 99 £415 +22.05% 33
North West +52 92 £425 +16.04% 58
East of England +26 87 £400 +6.73% 95
Yorkshire +3 68 £394 +21.15% 64
East Midlands +4 35 £350 - 34
North East -2 28 £460 +8.23% 12
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1490 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1075 (37.64%) Java
3 735 (25.74%) TDD
4 668 (23.39%) JavaScript
5 622 (21.78%) Scrum
6 598 (20.94%) Linux
7 588 (20.59%) SQL
8 524 (18.35%) C#
8 524 (18.35%) HTML
9 517 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
10 500 (17.51%) C++
11 474 (16.60%) .NET
12 435 (15.23%) CSS
13 419 (14.67%) Finance
14 416 (14.57%) OO
15 392 (13.73%) C
16 391 (13.69%) Web Services
17 377 (13.20%) DevOps
18 371 (12.99%) BDD
19 369 (12.92%) Git (software)
20 352 (12.32%) Degree
21 342 (11.97%) Python
22 339 (11.87%) Oracle
23 320 (11.20%) Security Cleared
24 294 (10.29%) REST
25 293 (10.26%) Windows
26 292 (10.22%) Jenkins
27 284 (9.94%) Spring
28 279 (9.77%) AngularJS
29 277 (9.70%) Unit Testing

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 96 (3.36%) Confluence
2 95 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 93 (3.26%) OpenStack
4 87 (3.05%) Apache
5 79 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
6 72 (2.52%) Apache Spark
7 59 (2.07%) WebSphere
8 53 (1.86%) JBoss
9 47 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 44 (1.54%) WebLogic
11 38 (1.33%) nginx
12 35 (1.23%) SharePoint
13 27 (0.95%) CMS
14 26 (0.91%) Skype for Business
15 25 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 20 (0.70%) Jetty
17 20 (0.70%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 139 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.44%) MS Office
3 30 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.91%) Simulink
5 21 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.49%) HipChat
9 12 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.18%) MS Project
11 2 (0.070%) InVision
12 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.035%) Revit
12 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.60%) Eloqua
3 14 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 11 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.25%) Beauchamp
7 5 (0.18%) Magento
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.11%) LabWindows
10 2 (0.070%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.035%) RMDS
11 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.035%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 268 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.59%) PaaS
4 48 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.47%) GitHub
6 40 (1.40%) SaaS
7 39 (1.37%) Heroku
8 35 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (0.60%) TestFlight
12 16 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.46%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.32%) Google Play
16 8 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.25%) IaaS
18 6 (0.21%) Bluemix
18 6 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.34%) HTTP
2 86 (3.01%) Internet
3 70 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.19%) SSL
4 34 (1.19%) Wireless
5 31 (1.09%) Bluetooth
6 30 (1.05%) DNS
7 26 (0.91%) Ethernet
8 23 (0.81%) Skype
9 22 (0.77%) Firewall
10 20 (0.70%) LDAP
10 20 (0.70%) SNMP
11 18 (0.63%) AMQP
12 17 (0.60%) SAN
12 17 (0.60%) SSH
13 14 (0.49%) DHCP
13 14 (0.49%) LTE
13 14 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
13 14 (0.49%) OpenVPN
14 13 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 213 (7.46%) MongoDB
3 204 (7.14%) MySQL
4 202 (7.07%) NoSQL
5 174 (6.09%) Relational Database
6 143 (5.01%) Hadoop
7 140 (4.90%) Big Data
8 102 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
9 90 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 68 (2.38%) Redis
11 67 (2.35%) RDBMS
12 56 (1.96%) Oracle Database
13 38 (1.33%) Neo4j
14 34 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (1.12%) OLTP
16 29 (1.02%) Data Mining
17 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
18 26 (0.91%) CouchDB
19 25 (0.88%) Apache Hive
19 25 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 369 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 292 (10.22%) Jenkins
3 174 (6.09%) JIRA
4 160 (5.60%) JUnit
5 148 (5.18%) Subversion
6 132 (4.62%) Maven
7 118 (4.13%) Selenium
8 114 (3.99%) Visual Studio
9 79 (2.77%) Cucumber
10 78 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 74 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 69 (2.42%) Gradle
13 65 (2.28%) ClearCase
14 62 (2.17%) Ant
15 61 (2.14%) Mockito
16 59 (2.07%) Bitbucket
17 54 (1.89%) Eclipse
18 50 (1.75%) Vagrant
19 47 (1.65%) Grunt
19 47 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
General
1 419 (14.67%) Finance
2 143 (5.01%) Banking
3 97 (3.40%) Marketing
4 88 (3.08%) Retail
5 61 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 60 (2.10%) Electronics
7 58 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.82%) Publishing
9 50 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 38 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.30%) Front Office
13 28 (0.98%) Automotive
14 26 (0.91%) Legal
15 22 (0.77%) Games
16 19 (0.67%) Avionics
16 19 (0.67%) Back Office
16 19 (0.67%) Military
17 14 (0.49%) Advertising
18 12 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1260 (44.12%) Developer
2 915 (32.04%) Software Engineer
3 387 (13.55%) Java Developer
4 203 (7.11%) Java Engineer
5 197 (6.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 178 (6.23%) Software Developer
7 172 (6.02%) .NET Developer
8 160 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
9 155 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 152 (5.32%) Architect
11 149 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
12 137 (4.80%) Agile Developer
13 133 (4.66%) C# Developer
14 128 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
15 125 (4.38%) Embedded Engineer
16 121 (4.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 116 (4.06%) C++ Software Engineer
18 107 (3.75%) C++ Developer
19 96 (3.36%) Java Software Developer
20 85 (2.98%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (18.35%) HTML
2 474 (16.60%) .NET
3 435 (15.23%) CSS
4 391 (13.69%) Web Services
5 294 (10.29%) REST
6 284 (9.94%) Spring
7 279 (9.77%) AngularJS
8 249 (8.72%) Node.js
9 247 (8.65%) XML
10 245 (8.58%) HTML5
11 187 (6.55%) JSON
12 186 (6.51%) RESTful
13 156 (5.46%) ASP.NET
13 156 (5.46%) SOAP
14 142 (4.97%) jQuery
15 137 (4.80%) J2EE
16 131 (4.59%) .NET Framework
17 118 (4.13%) CSS3
18 101 (3.54%) React
19 99 (3.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 207 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (6.27%) User Experience
4 110 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 76 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
7 64 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 64 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 62 (2.17%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.61%) Derivative
10 42 (1.47%) Fixed Income
11 38 (1.33%) Hedge funds
12 37 (1.30%) Device Driver
13 32 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.98%) Mathematics
14 28 (0.98%) Statistics
15 27 (0.95%) Equities
16 25 (0.88%) Data Centre
16 25 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 25 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 598 (20.94%) Linux
2 293 (10.26%) Windows
3 256 (8.96%) Unix
4 87 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 66 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 63 (2.21%) Android
7 49 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
10 33 (1.16%) CentOS
11 27 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.77%) VxWorks
13 18 (0.63%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.60%) Fedora
14 17 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.42%) AIX
16 8 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.21%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1490 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (25.74%) TDD
3 622 (21.78%) Scrum
4 517 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
5 416 (14.57%) OO
6 377 (13.20%) DevOps
7 371 (12.99%) BDD
8 277 (9.70%) Unit Testing
9 235 (8.23%) MVC
10 234 (8.19%) UML
11 225 (7.88%) Open Source
12 218 (7.63%) E-Commerce
13 192 (6.72%) Web Development
14 186 (6.51%) Microservices
15 176 (6.16%) Test Automation
16 168 (5.88%) Automated Testing
17 164 (5.74%) Mentoring
17 164 (5.74%) SDLC
18 158 (5.53%) Project Management
19 152 (5.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1075 (37.64%) Java
2 668 (23.39%) JavaScript
3 588 (20.59%) SQL
4 524 (18.35%) C#
5 500 (17.51%) C++
6 392 (13.73%) C
7 342 (11.97%) Python
8 222 (7.77%) Ruby
9 192 (6.72%) Scala
10 156 (5.46%) Perl
11 100 (3.50%) Embedded C
12 92 (3.22%) Shell Script
13 82 (2.87%) PowerShell
14 78 (2.73%) PHP
15 69 (2.42%) Objective-C
16 61 (2.14%) Go
17 58 (2.03%) Bash Shell
18 53 (1.86%) Ada
18 53 (1.86%) PL/SQL
19 48 (1.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 352 (12.32%) Degree
2 320 (11.20%) Security Cleared
3 214 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (0.88%) PhD
6 25 (0.88%) PMP
7 24 (0.84%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.25%) HND
13 6 (0.21%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.21%) ISEB
14 5 (0.18%) CCEA
14 5 (0.18%) CCNA
14 5 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (5.53%) QA
2 29 (1.02%) DO-178B
3 28 (0.98%) MISRA
4 25 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.42%) MISRA C
5 12 (0.42%) SLA
6 9 (0.32%) SDET
7 7 (0.25%) JTAG
7 7 (0.25%) MiFID
8 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.18%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.18%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.14%) GxP
9 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.11%) DO-254
10 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.11%) TickIT
11 2 (0.070%) ISO26262
System Software
1 134 (4.69%) Docker
2 59 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.58%) vSphere
4 40 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.74%) HDFS
6 20 (0.70%) Apache Flume
7 19 (0.67%) Firmware
8 16 (0.56%) vCloud
8 16 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.49%) Postfix
9 14 (0.49%) Squid
10 8 (0.28%) iptables
10 8 (0.28%) OpenSSH
11 5 (0.18%) oVirt
11 5 (0.18%) XenApp
12 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.14%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.14%) Snort
13 3 (0.11%) KVM
13 3 (0.11%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 172 (6.02%) Puppet
2 91 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (2.84%) Ansible
4 42 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.47%) SCCM
5 41 (1.44%) SCOM
6 39 (1.37%) Kibana
7 33 (1.16%) Terraform
8 26 (0.91%) Packer
9 20 (0.70%) logstash
10 19 (0.67%) Graphite
11 18 (0.63%) Mesos
12 17 (0.60%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.56%) Salt
14 15 (0.53%) Uchiwa
15 14 (0.49%) Rancher
16 13 (0.46%) Tivoli
17 12 (0.42%) Consul
17 12 (0.42%) Oozie
18 9 (0.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 339 (11.87%) Oracle
2 259 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 87 (3.05%) IBM
4 77 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 72 (2.52%) Atlassian
5 72 (2.52%) Google
6 69 (2.42%) VMware
7 48 (1.68%) Adobe
8 35 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (0.95%) Cloudera
10 26 (0.91%) MuleSoft
11 25 (0.88%) HP
12 24 (0.84%) New Relic
13 23 (0.81%) Cisco
13 23 (0.81%) Pega
14 22 (0.77%) SAP
15 21 (0.74%) ForgeRock
15 21 (0.74%) webMethods
16 17 (0.60%) BMC
17 16 (0.56%) Hyperion
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
ISL
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day for 6 Months rolling
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market leading rates - Dependant upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 3 days ago