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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 78 85 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1412 1225 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.83% 2.37% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.97% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 779 680
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 £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 134 77
Median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £33.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.50%
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
41428 41257 37860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 79.94% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27601 27254 23966
Median daily rate £450 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1077 1095
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +17 600 £500 +11.11% 446
South East -12 257 £400 +14.28% 185
West Midlands +38 117 £415 +22.05% 38
South West -14 103 £400 +6.66% 105
North West +35 101 £425 +15.64% 73
Yorkshire +6 100 £416 +26.13% 63
East of England +15 67 £400 +6.66% 105
East Midlands +16 31 £375 +7.14% 40
North East -19 30 £478 +27.33% 13
Midlands -7 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1452 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1058 (35.95%) Java
3 761 (25.86%) TDD
4 681 (23.14%) JavaScript
5 659 (22.39%) Linux
6 580 (19.71%) SQL
7 578 (19.64%) Scrum
8 544 (18.48%) C#
9 526 (17.87%) C++
10 524 (17.80%) HTML
11 503 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
12 488 (16.58%) .NET
13 435 (14.78%) CSS
14 423 (14.37%) Finance
15 415 (14.10%) OO
16 405 (13.76%) C
17 384 (13.05%) DevOps
18 359 (12.20%) Web Services
19 357 (12.13%) BDD
20 350 (11.89%) Degree
21 348 (11.82%) Git (software)
22 346 (11.76%) Security Cleared
23 328 (11.15%) Oracle
24 325 (11.04%) Python
25 307 (10.43%) Windows
26 295 (10.02%) REST
27 284 (9.65%) Unit Testing
28 273 (9.28%) Spring
29 272 (9.24%) Unix
30 270 (9.17%) Jenkins

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
1 115 (3.91%) OpenStack
2 91 (3.09%) Confluence
3 89 (3.02%) Apache
4 84 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 75 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 62 (2.11%) Apache Spark
7 56 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 54 (1.83%) JBoss
9 49 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
10 48 (1.63%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.09%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.88%) nginx
12 26 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (0.85%) Skype for Business
14 24 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (0.75%) CMS
15 22 (0.75%) Jetty
16 20 (0.68%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.51%) Mule
18 13 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 130 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.36%) MS Office
3 36 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 27 (0.92%) Simulink
6 14 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.31%) HipChat
10 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.17%) MS Project
12 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.068%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.068%) InVision
14 1 (0.034%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.034%) Revit
14 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.41%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.24%) Beauchamp
6 5 (0.17%) Magento
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.068%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.034%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.034%) RMDS
10 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.034%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 248 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.48%) PaaS
4 70 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (1.36%) GitHub
5 40 (1.36%) SaaS
6 37 (1.26%) Heroku
7 31 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.48%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.44%) TestFlight
11 12 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.37%) IaaS
13 10 (0.34%) Google Play
14 8 (0.27%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.20%) Bluemix
17 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 142 (4.83%) HTTP
2 84 (2.85%) Internet
3 76 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 44 (1.50%) SSL
5 42 (1.43%) Wireless
6 34 (1.16%) DNS
7 27 (0.92%) LTE
8 23 (0.78%) Bluetooth
8 23 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 23 (0.78%) Skype
9 21 (0.71%) Firewall
10 20 (0.68%) LDAP
10 20 (0.68%) SNMP
10 20 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (0.61%) SAN
12 14 (0.48%) AMQP
12 14 (0.48%) DHCP
12 14 (0.48%) RS-232
13 13 (0.44%) DVB
14 12 (0.41%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.00%) MongoDB
3 198 (6.73%) MySQL
4 176 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 158 (5.37%) Relational Database
6 127 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 109 (3.70%) Big Data
8 103 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 96 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (2.45%) Redis
11 67 (2.28%) Oracle Database
12 57 (1.94%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.43%) Neo4j
14 33 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (1.09%) OLTP
16 30 (1.02%) Data Mining
17 23 (0.78%) CouchDB
17 23 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (0.78%) DB2
17 23 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 348 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 270 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 166 (5.64%) Subversion
4 157 (5.33%) JIRA
5 151 (5.13%) JUnit
6 129 (4.38%) Selenium
7 118 (4.01%) Visual Studio
8 116 (3.94%) Maven
9 91 (3.09%) Cucumber
10 83 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 73 (2.48%) ClearCase
12 69 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 69 (2.34%) Gradle
13 68 (2.31%) Mockito
14 63 (2.14%) Eclipse
15 61 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
16 59 (2.00%) Vagrant
17 57 (1.94%) Ant
17 57 (1.94%) Bitbucket
18 52 (1.77%) NUnit
General
1 423 (14.37%) Finance
2 162 (5.50%) Banking
3 93 (3.16%) Marketing
4 86 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 79 (2.68%) Retail
6 67 (2.28%) Aerospace
7 64 (2.17%) Electronics
8 50 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.46%) Front Office
9 43 (1.46%) Publishing
10 40 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.26%) Automotive
12 34 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 31 (1.05%) Legal
14 30 (1.02%) Avionics
15 25 (0.85%) Games
16 23 (0.78%) Back Office
17 22 (0.75%) Military
18 14 (0.48%) Local Government
19 12 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1329 (45.16%) Developer
2 963 (32.72%) Software Engineer
3 381 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 205 (6.97%) .NET Developer
5 204 (6.93%) Software Developer
6 201 (6.83%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 198 (6.73%) Java Engineer
8 170 (5.78%) Senior Developer
9 163 (5.54%) Java Software Engineer
10 162 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
11 158 (5.37%) C# Developer
12 157 (5.33%) Architect
13 147 (4.99%) Embedded Engineer
14 145 (4.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 132 (4.49%) Agile Developer
16 129 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 120 (4.08%) C++ Software Engineer
18 119 (4.04%) C++ Developer
19 110 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
20 93 (3.16%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (17.80%) HTML
2 488 (16.58%) .NET
3 435 (14.78%) CSS
4 359 (12.20%) Web Services
5 295 (10.02%) REST
6 273 (9.28%) Spring
7 255 (8.66%) AngularJS
8 253 (8.60%) HTML5
8 253 (8.60%) XML
9 229 (7.78%) Node.js
10 173 (5.88%) JSON
11 168 (5.71%) ASP.NET
12 163 (5.54%) SOAP
13 161 (5.47%) RESTful
14 148 (5.03%) jQuery
15 145 (4.93%) .NET Framework
16 136 (4.62%) J2EE
17 129 (4.38%) CSS3
18 109 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
19 105 (3.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 204 (6.93%) Computer Science
2 190 (6.46%) User Experience
3 165 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (3.26%) Algorithms
5 69 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 69 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
7 65 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 47 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 47 (1.60%) Derivative
9 44 (1.50%) Hedge funds
10 42 (1.43%) Device Driver
11 40 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 35 (1.19%) Statistics
12 35 (1.19%) Visualisation
13 33 (1.12%) Data Centre
14 32 (1.09%) RIA
15 29 (0.99%) Equities
15 29 (0.99%) Psychology
16 26 (0.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 659 (22.39%) Linux
2 307 (10.43%) Windows
3 272 (9.24%) Unix
4 91 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 72 (2.45%) Android
6 71 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
10 33 (1.12%) CentOS
11 27 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.75%) VxWorks
13 19 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.58%) AIX
14 17 (0.58%) Fedora
14 17 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.34%) Solaris
17 9 (0.31%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1452 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (25.86%) TDD
3 578 (19.64%) Scrum
4 503 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
5 415 (14.10%) OO
6 384 (13.05%) DevOps
7 357 (12.13%) BDD
8 284 (9.65%) Unit Testing
9 240 (8.15%) UML
10 228 (7.75%) MVC
11 202 (6.86%) Open Source
12 195 (6.63%) E-Commerce
12 195 (6.63%) Web Development
13 185 (6.29%) Multithreading
14 181 (6.15%) Microservices
15 173 (5.88%) SDLC
16 171 (5.81%) Test Automation
17 164 (5.57%) Mentoring
18 161 (5.47%) Project Management
19 157 (5.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1058 (35.95%) Java
2 681 (23.14%) JavaScript
3 580 (19.71%) SQL
4 544 (18.48%) C#
5 526 (17.87%) C++
6 405 (13.76%) C
7 325 (11.04%) Python
8 249 (8.46%) Ruby
9 186 (6.32%) Scala
10 150 (5.10%) Perl
11 117 (3.98%) Embedded C
12 113 (3.84%) Shell Script
13 74 (2.51%) PHP
14 67 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 65 (2.21%) Go
16 60 (2.04%) Bash Shell
17 59 (2.00%) PL/SQL
18 58 (1.97%) Ada
19 53 (1.80%) Embedded C++
20 51 (1.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 350 (11.89%) Degree
2 346 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 240 (8.15%) SC Cleared
4 59 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.82%) PhD
7 22 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 21 (0.71%) PMP
9 10 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.31%) HND
11 8 (0.27%) CCEA
11 8 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.20%) ISEB
13 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.17%) CCNA
14 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.17%) HNC
14 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (4.62%) QA
2 33 (1.12%) DO-178B
3 30 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 28 (0.95%) MISRA
5 15 (0.51%) MISRA C
6 14 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.27%) SLA
8 7 (0.24%) SDET
9 6 (0.20%) GxP
10 5 (0.17%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.17%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.17%) ISO26262
10 5 (0.17%) MiFID
10 5 (0.17%) SEPA
11 4 (0.14%) COBIT
11 4 (0.14%) JTAG
12 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.10%) ECSS
13 2 (0.068%) TickIT
System Software
1 133 (4.52%) Docker
2 65 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.63%) vSphere
4 47 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (0.61%) Firmware
6 14 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 11 (0.37%) vCloud
7 11 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.31%) HDFS
8 9 (0.31%) Postfix
8 9 (0.31%) Squid
9 6 (0.20%) iptables
9 6 (0.20%) OpenSSH
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.14%) XenApp
10 4 (0.14%) XenServer
11 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.10%) Snort
11 3 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 183 (6.22%) Puppet
2 81 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (2.48%) Ansible
4 48 (1.63%) Packer
5 47 (1.60%) SCCM
5 47 (1.60%) SCOM
6 45 (1.53%) Terraform
7 42 (1.43%) Kibana
8 41 (1.39%) Graphite
8 41 (1.39%) Kubernetes
9 31 (1.05%) Consul
10 28 (0.95%) Uchiwa
11 25 (0.85%) logstash
12 18 (0.61%) Mesos
13 16 (0.54%) Grafana
13 16 (0.54%) Salt
14 14 (0.48%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.37%) StatsD
16 10 (0.34%) ZABBIX
17 9 (0.31%) Oozie
Vendors
1 328 (11.15%) Oracle
2 267 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 87 (2.96%) Google
4 86 (2.92%) IBM
5 77 (2.62%) Atlassian
6 76 (2.58%) VMware
7 75 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.80%) Adobe
9 43 (1.46%) MuleSoft
10 34 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 32 (1.09%) ForgeRock
11 32 (1.09%) HP
12 25 (0.85%) webMethods
13 21 (0.71%) SAP
14 18 (0.61%) Apple
14 18 (0.61%) BMC
14 18 (0.61%) Cisco
14 18 (0.61%) Cloudera
14 18 (0.61%) New Relic
15 16 (0.54%) WSO2
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + permanent considered
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £20,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £43,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago