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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 65 75 95
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1526 1374 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.33% 2.73% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 3.35% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 860 706
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 140 94
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.80 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.47% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £35.30 £32.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +4.50%
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
37964 41054 39822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.51% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27018 26370
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1215 1133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +10 676 £500 - 482
South East +4 248 £425 +20.14% 142
South West +13 151 £425 +6.25% 81
East of England +16 138 £400 -17.94% 87
North West -1 112 £425 +9.67% 67
Yorkshire +51 72 £425 +21.42% 71
West Midlands -14 55 £360 +6.66% 36
East Midlands +18 43 £338 -3.57% 35
North East +8 39 £475 +33.80% 7
Midlands +2 2 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1627 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1072 (36.62%) Java
3 754 (25.76%) JavaScript
4 741 (25.32%) TDD
5 732 (25.01%) Scrum
6 608 (20.77%) SQL
7 575 (19.64%) HTML
8 566 (19.34%) Linux
9 560 (19.13%) C#
10 505 (17.25%) CSS
11 492 (16.81%) C++
12 488 (16.67%) BDD
13 487 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
14 453 (15.48%) .NET
14 453 (15.48%) Web Services
15 446 (15.24%) Git (software)
16 430 (14.69%) Python
17 409 (13.97%) OO
18 380 (12.98%) C
19 368 (12.57%) REST
20 363 (12.40%) Finance
21 347 (11.86%) Degree
22 341 (11.65%) Security Cleared
23 338 (11.55%) AngularJS
24 326 (11.14%) Node.js
25 322 (11.00%) DevOps
25 322 (11.00%) Oracle
26 308 (10.52%) Jenkins
27 295 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
28 287 (9.81%) Spring

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
1 150 (5.12%) Confluence
2 128 (4.37%) Apache
3 108 (3.69%) Apache Spark
4 86 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 85 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 57 (1.95%) JBoss
7 52 (1.78%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.64%) nginx
9 46 (1.57%) OpenStack
10 45 (1.54%) CMS
11 31 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 25 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
14 22 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.72%) NServiceBus
16 20 (0.68%) IIS
16 20 (0.68%) SharePoint
17 18 (0.61%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 112 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.30%) Simulink
3 29 (0.99%) MS Office
4 21 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.51%) HipChat
8 14 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.20%) MS Project
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.068%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.068%) SPSS
13 1 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.034%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.034%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 29 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.55%) Eloqua
2 16 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 15 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.10%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.068%) Primavera
10 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.068%) RMDS
11 1 (0.034%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.034%) Magento
11 1 (0.034%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 295 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (1.88%) PaaS
4 51 (1.74%) GitHub
5 39 (1.33%) Heroku
6 37 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 34 (1.16%) SaaS
8 29 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
9 25 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (0.72%) TestFlight
12 20 (0.68%) Slack
13 19 (0.65%) IaaS
14 11 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
15 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.24%) Google App Engine
17 5 (0.17%) Bluemix
17 5 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 145 (4.95%) HTTP
2 111 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 110 (3.76%) Internet
4 42 (1.43%) SSL
5 29 (0.99%) DNS
6 23 (0.79%) LTE
7 22 (0.75%) Wireless
8 21 (0.72%) GSM
8 21 (0.72%) UMTS
9 19 (0.65%) VoIP
10 18 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 18 (0.61%) RTP
11 17 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
11 17 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
11 17 (0.58%) PBX
11 17 (0.58%) RANAP
12 16 (0.55%) Bluetooth
12 16 (0.55%) Firewall
12 16 (0.55%) SSH
13 15 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 256 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 232 (7.93%) NoSQL
4 200 (6.83%) MySQL
5 183 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 176 (6.01%) Big Data
7 141 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 130 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
9 92 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 70 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 66 (2.25%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.40%) Redis
13 38 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (1.16%) CouchDB
14 34 (1.16%) HBase
15 33 (1.13%) OLTP
16 30 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 30 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (0.92%) Neo4j
17 27 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 446 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 308 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 258 (8.81%) JIRA
4 171 (5.84%) JUnit
5 142 (4.85%) Selenium
6 135 (4.61%) Maven
7 134 (4.58%) Cucumber
8 133 (4.54%) Subversion
9 119 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 76 (2.60%) Ant
11 74 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 70 (2.39%) Eclipse
13 61 (2.08%) Gradle
13 61 (2.08%) Jasmine
14 52 (1.78%) Grunt
15 48 (1.64%) Bitbucket
16 47 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (1.57%) webpack
18 44 (1.50%) IntelliJ
19 42 (1.43%) Protractor
General
1 363 (12.40%) Finance
2 183 (6.25%) Banking
3 103 (3.52%) Retail
4 79 (2.70%) Marketing
5 76 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 73 (2.49%) Investment Banking
7 65 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 60 (2.05%) Games
9 54 (1.84%) Aerospace
10 49 (1.67%) Electronics
10 49 (1.67%) Publishing
11 46 (1.57%) Front Office
12 32 (1.09%) Automotive
13 23 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.68%) Military
15 17 (0.58%) Advertising
15 17 (0.58%) Legal
16 16 (0.55%) Back Office
17 10 (0.34%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1332 (45.51%) Developer
2 897 (30.65%) Software Engineer
3 384 (13.12%) Java Developer
4 169 (5.77%) Java Engineer
5 164 (5.60%) JavaScript Developer
5 164 (5.60%) Senior Developer
6 154 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 151 (5.16%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 139 (4.75%) Software Developer
9 134 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 134 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
10 129 (4.41%) Architect
11 121 (4.13%) C++ Software Engineer
12 115 (3.93%) C# Developer
13 110 (3.76%) Embedded Engineer
14 104 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 100 (3.42%) C++ Developer
15 100 (3.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 100 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
16 85 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (19.64%) HTML
2 505 (17.25%) CSS
3 453 (15.48%) .NET
3 453 (15.48%) Web Services
4 368 (12.57%) REST
5 338 (11.55%) AngularJS
6 326 (11.14%) Node.js
7 287 (9.81%) Spring
8 278 (9.50%) HTML5
9 264 (9.02%) XML
10 247 (8.44%) RESTful
11 203 (6.94%) JSON
12 171 (5.84%) React
13 154 (5.26%) jQuery
14 150 (5.12%) ASP.NET
15 145 (4.95%) SOAP
16 144 (4.92%) CSS3
17 115 (3.93%) Hibernate
18 104 (3.55%) J2EE
19 103 (3.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 256 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 244 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (4.75%) User Experience
4 101 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 81 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 80 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 65 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 60 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
9 53 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.67%) Mathematics
11 47 (1.61%) Derivative
12 39 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 38 (1.30%) Economics
14 34 (1.16%) Fintech
15 29 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 29 (0.99%) Statistics
16 25 (0.85%) Fixed Income
16 25 (0.85%) Visualisation
17 23 (0.79%) Physics
18 21 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 566 (19.34%) Linux
2 241 (8.23%) Unix
3 228 (7.79%) Windows
4 105 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 81 (2.77%) Android
6 64 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 26 (0.89%) CentOS
9 24 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
10 21 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.31%) Windows CE
15 7 (0.24%) VxWorks
16 6 (0.20%) AIX
16 6 (0.20%) Solaris
17 5 (0.17%) Debian
17 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1627 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (25.32%) TDD
3 732 (25.01%) Scrum
4 488 (16.67%) BDD
5 487 (16.64%) Continuous Integration
6 409 (13.97%) OO
7 322 (11.00%) DevOps
8 276 (9.43%) Unit Testing
9 270 (9.22%) Open Source
10 266 (9.09%) MVC
11 250 (8.54%) Kanban
12 239 (8.17%) SDLC
13 227 (7.76%) UML
14 222 (7.58%) E-Commerce
15 209 (7.14%) Microservices
16 189 (6.46%) Automated Testing
17 187 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
18 173 (5.91%) Front End Development
19 172 (5.88%) Web Development
20 169 (5.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1072 (36.62%) Java
2 754 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 608 (20.77%) SQL
4 560 (19.13%) C#
5 492 (16.81%) C++
6 430 (14.69%) Python
7 380 (12.98%) C
8 248 (8.47%) Scala
9 181 (6.18%) Ruby
10 152 (5.19%) Perl
11 97 (3.31%) Embedded C
12 70 (2.39%) Objective-C
12 70 (2.39%) PHP
13 68 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 61 (2.08%) PowerShell
15 59 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 56 (1.91%) Ada
17 51 (1.74%) Groovy
17 51 (1.74%) MATLAB
18 50 (1.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 347 (11.86%) Degree
2 341 (11.65%) Security Cleared
3 213 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 80 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 41 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (0.48%) PhD
8 12 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 12 (0.41%) PMP
9 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.27%) ISEB
11 7 (0.24%) CREST Certified
11 7 (0.24%) HND
11 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.20%) HNC
12 6 (0.20%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.14%) MCTS
14 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (7.00%) QA
2 40 (1.37%) MISRA
3 28 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.68%) DO-178B
5 20 (0.68%) MISRA C
6 14 (0.48%) SLA
7 13 (0.44%) SDET
8 9 (0.31%) JTAG
8 9 (0.31%) MiFID
9 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.20%) ISO26262
10 6 (0.20%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 4 (0.14%) TickIT
13 3 (0.10%) DO-254
13 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 189 (6.46%) Docker
2 23 (0.79%) HDFS
2 23 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.55%) Firmware
6 15 (0.51%) Postfix
6 15 (0.51%) Squid
6 15 (0.51%) vCloud
7 12 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.34%) vSphere
9 7 (0.24%) Shibboleth
9 7 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.20%) oVirt
10 6 (0.20%) Snort
11 5 (0.17%) XenApp
12 4 (0.14%) KVM
12 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.10%) iptables
13 3 (0.10%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 126 (4.30%) Puppet
2 95 (3.25%) Ansible
3 85 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 31 (1.06%) Kibana
6 25 (0.85%) Terraform
7 22 (0.75%) logstash
8 20 (0.68%) ZABBIX
9 18 (0.61%) Mesos
9 18 (0.61%) Oozie
10 15 (0.51%) Rancher
11 10 (0.34%) Graphite
12 9 (0.31%) Grafana
12 9 (0.31%) Salt
13 8 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.17%) Nagios
15 5 (0.17%) Nessus
15 5 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 322 (11.00%) Oracle
2 231 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 73 (2.49%) Atlassian
4 67 (2.29%) Red Hat
5 57 (1.95%) IBM
6 44 (1.50%) VMware
7 42 (1.43%) Google
8 38 (1.30%) Sitecore
9 37 (1.26%) Cisco
10 36 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (1.13%) Adobe
12 30 (1.02%) SAP
13 29 (0.99%) Cloudera
14 24 (0.82%) New Relic
15 19 (0.65%) Pega
15 19 (0.65%) Xamarin
16 17 (0.58%) WorldPay
17 16 (0.55%) Hyperion
17 16 (0.55%) SaltStack
17 16 (0.55%) Sonatype
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Mayson Hunt
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months contract initial
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Within IR35
Posted: 3 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
printed.com
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Net Talent
Rate: competitive rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago