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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 93 93 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1149 1052 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.16% 2.09% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.73% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 654 645
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 83 102
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.30 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -8 465 £460 +8.23% 289
South East -1 244 £370 +5.71% 185
South West +8 146 £356 -5.00% 108
East of England +7 75 £375 - 144
Yorkshire -36 59 £325 - 54
West Midlands +24 53 £345 +46.80% 45
North West -37 51 £368 +5.00% 54
East Midlands +7 31 £350 +12.90% 43
North East -29 6 £425 +54.54% 9
Midlands +5 3 £320 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 967 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (32.94%) Java
3 560 (24.69%) TDD
4 534 (23.54%) C++
5 533 (23.50%) C#
6 532 (23.46%) JavaScript
7 511 (22.53%) Linux
8 476 (20.99%) HTML
9 432 (19.05%) SQL
10 410 (18.08%) .NET
11 389 (17.15%) OO
12 373 (16.45%) Scrum
13 368 (16.23%) C
14 349 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
15 316 (13.93%) CSS
16 314 (13.84%) Web Services
17 290 (12.79%) Finance
18 281 (12.39%) Security Cleared
19 274 (12.08%) Degree
20 269 (11.86%) Git (software)
20 269 (11.86%) HTML5
21 264 (11.64%) UML
22 259 (11.42%) Windows
23 258 (11.38%) Oracle
24 255 (11.24%) Python
25 251 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 241 (10.63%) jQuery
27 230 (10.14%) XML
28 227 (10.01%) MVC
29 223 (9.83%) REST

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 115 (5.07%) Node.js
2 108 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 96 (4.23%) Apache
4 61 (2.69%) WebSphere
5 48 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 32 (1.41%) JBoss
7 30 (1.32%) Confluence
8 28 (1.23%) Jetty
9 27 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 27 (1.19%) IIS
10 25 (1.10%) CMS
11 17 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.71%) nginx
13 15 (0.66%) Drupal
14 9 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
14 9 (0.40%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.35%) Zope
Applications
1 76 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.25%) MS Office
3 31 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.88%) Simulink
5 15 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.53%) MS Project
7 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.31%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.22%) TargetLink
10 4 (0.18%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.13%) HipChat
11 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.088%) Maya
13 1 (0.044%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.26%) BASE24
4 6 (0.26%) Primavera
4 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.088%) AWD
7 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.088%) Sage ERP X3
7 2 (0.088%) Magento
8 1 (0.044%) Odoo
8 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.044%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (0.88%) SaaS
5 15 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.57%) GitHub
7 12 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.26%) Route 53
9 6 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.18%) PaaS
11 3 (0.13%) Force.com
11 3 (0.13%) Office 365
12 2 (0.088%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.088%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.044%) Google Checkout
13 1 (0.044%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 113 (4.98%) HTTP
2 95 (4.19%) Internet
3 84 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.84%) SSL
4 19 (0.84%) Wireless
5 18 (0.79%) Firewall
6 16 (0.71%) DNS
6 16 (0.71%) LDAP
7 15 (0.66%) ATM
8 14 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (0.57%) Intranet
9 13 (0.57%) LTE
10 12 (0.53%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.49%) FTP
11 11 (0.49%) SAN
12 10 (0.44%) SNMP
12 10 (0.44%) DVB
12 10 (0.44%) AMQP
13 9 (0.40%) SSH
13 9 (0.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.42%) MySQL
3 102 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 94 (4.14%) MongoDB
5 92 (4.06%) NoSQL
6 89 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.69%) Big Data
8 50 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 47 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 38 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (1.23%) Redis
16 22 (0.97%) SQLite
17 19 (0.84%) CouchDB
18 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 269 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 186 (8.20%) Subversion
3 142 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 127 (5.60%) Visual Studio
5 108 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 96 (4.23%) Selenium
7 94 (4.14%) JUnit
8 88 (3.88%) Maven
9 86 (3.79%) JIRA
10 65 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
11 60 (2.65%) Eclipse
12 53 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (2.03%) TeamCity
14 42 (1.85%) NUnit
14 42 (1.85%) Grunt
15 38 (1.68%) Gradle
15 38 (1.68%) Ant
16 36 (1.59%) Mockito
17 35 (1.54%) WebDriver
18 34 (1.50%) ClearCase
General
1 290 (12.79%) Finance
2 98 (4.32%) Banking
3 88 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.31%) Electronics
5 60 (2.65%) Games
6 59 (2.60%) Marketing
7 54 (2.38%) Automotive
8 48 (2.12%) Retail
9 44 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.94%) Aerospace
10 42 (1.85%) Military
10 42 (1.85%) Investment Banking
11 33 (1.46%) Front Office
12 24 (1.06%) Avionics
13 21 (0.93%) Publishing
14 17 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.57%) Legal
16 12 (0.53%) Back Office
17 10 (0.44%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 984 (43.39%) Developer
2 935 (41.23%) Software Engineer
3 267 (11.77%) Java Developer
4 133 (5.86%) Software Developer
5 118 (5.20%) Senior Developer
6 109 (4.81%) .NET Developer
7 103 (4.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 100 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
9 99 (4.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 97 (4.28%) C# Developer
11 94 (4.14%) Architect
12 82 (3.62%) C++ Software Engineer
13 74 (3.26%) C++ Developer
14 61 (2.69%) Analyst
15 59 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
17 51 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
18 47 (2.07%) Project Manager
18 47 (2.07%) Web Developer
19 46 (2.03%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (20.99%) HTML
2 410 (18.08%) .NET
3 316 (13.93%) CSS
4 314 (13.84%) Web Services
5 269 (11.86%) HTML5
6 241 (10.63%) jQuery
7 230 (10.14%) XML
8 223 (9.83%) REST
9 190 (8.38%) ASP.NET
10 182 (8.02%) Spring
11 152 (6.70%) AngularJS
12 148 (6.53%) JSON
13 118 (5.20%) CSS3
14 114 (5.03%) SOAP
15 102 (4.50%) J2EE
16 91 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 90 (3.97%) .NET Framework
18 89 (3.92%) RESTful
19 77 (3.40%) WCF
19 77 (3.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 167 (7.36%) Computer Science
2 146 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 87 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 81 (3.57%) User Experience
6 55 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
7 45 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 45 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 42 (1.85%) Derivative
9 38 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 35 (1.54%) Device Driver
11 27 (1.19%) N-Tier
12 26 (1.15%) DTV
13 25 (1.10%) Streaming Video
13 25 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 22 (0.97%) STB
15 21 (0.93%) Digital Media
16 20 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (0.84%) Visualisation
17 19 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 511 (22.53%) Linux
2 259 (11.42%) Windows
3 177 (7.80%) UNIX
4 117 (5.16%) Android
5 102 (4.50%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
7 45 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 22 (0.97%) CentOS
10 19 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.75%) Windows CE
11 17 (0.75%) AIX
12 13 (0.57%) VxWorks
13 12 (0.53%) Solaris
14 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.18%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (24.69%) TDD
3 389 (17.15%) OO
4 373 (16.45%) Scrum
5 349 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
6 264 (11.64%) UML
7 227 (10.01%) MVC
8 212 (9.35%) BDD
9 206 (9.08%) SDLC
10 205 (9.04%) Multithreading
11 198 (8.73%) Unit Testing
12 133 (5.86%) E-Commerce
13 123 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 116 (5.11%) OOD
15 115 (5.07%) Open Source
16 110 (4.85%) Automated Testing
17 107 (4.72%) Web Development
18 103 (4.54%) Mentoring
19 95 (4.19%) Test Automation
20 93 (4.10%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 747 (32.94%) Java
2 534 (23.54%) C++
3 533 (23.50%) C#
4 532 (23.46%) JavaScript
5 432 (19.05%) SQL
6 368 (16.23%) C
7 255 (11.24%) Python
8 141 (6.22%) Ruby
9 99 (4.37%) PHP
10 97 (4.28%) Embedded C
11 80 (3.53%) Scala
12 77 (3.40%) Perl
13 74 (3.26%) Objective-C
14 64 (2.82%) PL/SQL
15 61 (2.69%) T-SQL
16 54 (2.38%) Embedded C++
17 44 (1.94%) Bash Shell
18 35 (1.54%) Apple Swift
19 32 (1.41%) Groovy
19 32 (1.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 281 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 274 (12.08%) Degree
3 195 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 21 (0.93%) ISEB
6 8 (0.35%) HND
7 6 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.22%) PhD
8 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.18%) PMP
9 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.18%) APMP
10 3 (0.13%) CISM
10 3 (0.13%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.13%) CISSP
10 3 (0.13%) OCP
10 3 (0.13%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.45%) QA
2 25 (1.10%) DO-178B
3 21 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 21 (0.93%) TickIT
4 11 (0.49%) IEC 61508
5 7 (0.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.13%) JTAG
7 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.088%) EMIR
8 1 (0.044%) DO-254
8 1 (0.044%) GMP
8 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 50 (2.20%) Docker
2 40 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.79%) Firmware
4 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.26%) KVM
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.18%) GPFS
8 4 (0.18%) Snort
9 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.088%) Ceph
10 2 (0.088%) HDFS
10 2 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.088%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.044%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.044%) LXC
11 1 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (3.09%) Puppet
2 46 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.06%) Vagrant
4 17 (0.75%) Nagios
5 16 (0.71%) Ansible
6 15 (0.66%) Zenoss
7 12 (0.53%) Graphite
8 8 (0.35%) Kibana
9 7 (0.31%) Salt
9 7 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.26%) Apache Shiro
10 6 (0.26%) logstash
10 6 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
10 6 (0.26%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 258 (11.38%) Oracle
2 190 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 66 (2.91%) VMware
4 48 (2.12%) IBM
5 38 (1.68%) Google
6 30 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.19%) HP
8 26 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.01%) Apple
10 20 (0.88%) New Relic
11 19 (0.84%) Sybase
12 18 (0.79%) Adobe
13 16 (0.71%) Luciad
14 15 (0.66%) Perforce
14 15 (0.66%) SAP
14 15 (0.66%) SOASTA, Inc
15 13 (0.57%) Splunk
15 13 (0.57%) Metastorm
15 13 (0.57%) OpenText
15 13 (0.57%) Zend
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Month contract initially
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £457.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group
Rate: £40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £675 to £700 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago