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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 81 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1352 1170 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.73% 2.34% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 2.93% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 730 726
Median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 114 109
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £35.00 £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
40834 39914 38314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 79.72% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27442 26221 24456
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
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 936 1059 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +14 560 £500 +5.26% 408
South East -8 265 £398 +13.57% 207
North West +38 106 £425 +13.33% 66
West Midlands +27 103 £415 +22.05% 31
South West -13 100 £400 +6.66% 86
Yorkshire 0 95 £400 +21.21% 50
East of England +19 62 £425 +24.63% 89
North East -28 32 £495 +32.00% 16
East Midlands -2 20 £450 +34.32% 39
Midlands -7 2 - - 2
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1352 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1011 (35.18%) Java
3 754 (26.24%) TDD
4 659 (22.93%) JavaScript
5 654 (22.76%) Linux
6 564 (19.62%) SQL
7 561 (19.52%) C++
8 559 (19.45%) C#
9 550 (19.14%) Scrum
10 500 (17.40%) HTML
11 497 (17.29%) .NET
12 472 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
13 424 (14.75%) C
14 417 (14.51%) CSS
14 417 (14.51%) OO
15 403 (14.02%) Finance
16 363 (12.63%) Web Services
17 359 (12.49%) BDD
18 358 (12.46%) Security Cleared
19 347 (12.07%) DevOps
20 343 (11.93%) Degree
20 343 (11.93%) Python
21 323 (11.24%) Git (software)
22 309 (10.75%) Unit Testing
23 301 (10.47%) Windows
24 300 (10.44%) Oracle
25 290 (10.09%) REST
26 287 (9.99%) Unix
27 269 (9.36%) Spring
28 260 (9.05%) SC Cleared

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
1 112 (3.90%) OpenStack
2 92 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 82 (2.85%) Confluence
4 76 (2.64%) Apache
5 61 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 55 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 48 (1.67%) Apache Spark
8 45 (1.57%) JBoss
9 42 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.29%) Jetty
11 33 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (0.87%) nginx
14 24 (0.84%) CMS
15 23 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
16 22 (0.77%) Skype for Business
17 20 (0.70%) MS Exchange
18 17 (0.59%) Mule
19 16 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 120 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.60%) MS Office
3 31 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (0.84%) Simulink
6 11 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.21%) MS Project
9 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.14%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.10%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.035%) Revit
13 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.35%) Eloqua
2 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.24%) Beauchamp
4 6 (0.21%) Magento
5 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.070%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.035%) Primavera
8 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.035%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.035%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 236 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (2.64%) PaaS
4 66 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (1.57%) Heroku
6 43 (1.50%) GitHub
7 42 (1.46%) SaaS
8 25 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.49%) IaaS
11 12 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.35%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.35%) Google Play
13 10 (0.35%) TestFlight
14 7 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.21%) Bluemix
15 6 (0.21%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 154 (5.36%) HTTP
2 87 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 81 (2.82%) Internet
4 43 (1.50%) Wireless
5 38 (1.32%) SSL
6 31 (1.08%) LTE
7 24 (0.84%) Bluetooth
7 24 (0.84%) DNS
7 24 (0.84%) Ethernet
8 23 (0.80%) Skype
8 23 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (0.66%) DVB
9 19 (0.66%) Firewall
9 19 (0.66%) LDAP
10 17 (0.59%) SNMP
11 15 (0.52%) SAN
12 14 (0.49%) RS-232
13 13 (0.45%) AMQP
14 12 (0.42%) 3G
15 11 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 201 (6.99%) MySQL
3 178 (6.19%) MongoDB
3 178 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 141 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 118 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 114 (3.97%) Hadoop
7 94 (3.27%) Big Data
8 93 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
9 87 (3.03%) Redis
10 70 (2.44%) Oracle Database
11 41 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 39 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (1.25%) Neo4j
14 31 (1.08%) Data Mining
15 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (0.90%) OLTP
16 26 (0.90%) Pentaho
17 22 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 323 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 248 (8.63%) Jenkins
3 193 (6.72%) Subversion
4 152 (5.29%) JIRA
5 146 (5.08%) JUnit
6 129 (4.49%) Maven
7 120 (4.18%) Selenium
7 120 (4.18%) Visual Studio
8 104 (3.62%) Cucumber
9 86 (2.99%) ClearCase
10 83 (2.89%) Mockito
10 83 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 77 (2.68%) Gradle
12 69 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
13 65 (2.26%) NUnit
14 56 (1.95%) Ant
14 56 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (1.91%) Vagrant
16 49 (1.70%) GoogleTest
16 49 (1.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 403 (14.02%) Finance
2 143 (4.98%) Banking
3 92 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 80 (2.78%) Marketing
5 70 (2.44%) Electronics
6 66 (2.30%) Aerospace
7 65 (2.26%) Retail
8 44 (1.53%) Publishing
9 42 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.32%) Automotive
11 36 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 35 (1.22%) Avionics
13 34 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 33 (1.15%) Front Office
15 30 (1.04%) Legal
16 27 (0.94%) Games
17 24 (0.84%) Military
18 20 (0.70%) Back Office
19 14 (0.49%) Local Government
19 14 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1336 (46.49%) Developer
2 983 (34.20%) Software Engineer
3 382 (13.29%) Java Developer
4 234 (8.14%) Software Developer
5 211 (7.34%) .NET Developer
6 196 (6.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 192 (6.68%) Java Engineer
8 171 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 162 (5.64%) Java Software Engineer
10 161 (5.60%) C# Developer
11 152 (5.29%) Architect
12 151 (5.25%) Embedded Engineer
13 149 (5.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 149 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
14 134 (4.66%) Agile Developer
15 130 (4.52%) C++ Software Engineer
16 112 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
16 112 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
17 111 (3.86%) C++ Developer
18 92 (3.20%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (17.40%) HTML
2 497 (17.29%) .NET
3 417 (14.51%) CSS
4 363 (12.63%) Web Services
5 290 (10.09%) REST
6 269 (9.36%) Spring
7 250 (8.70%) XML
8 230 (8.00%) HTML5
9 220 (7.65%) AngularJS
10 210 (7.31%) Node.js
11 182 (6.33%) ASP.NET
12 162 (5.64%) jQuery
13 161 (5.60%) RESTful
14 154 (5.36%) JSON
15 150 (5.22%) SOAP
16 149 (5.18%) .NET Framework
17 125 (4.35%) J2EE
18 119 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 119 (4.14%) CSS3
19 96 (3.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 187 (6.51%) Computer Science
2 174 (6.05%) User Experience
3 156 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 66 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
6 60 (2.09%) Mobile App
7 54 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (1.74%) Derivative
9 46 (1.60%) Device Driver
10 42 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 39 (1.36%) Hedge funds
12 34 (1.18%) Fixed Income
13 33 (1.15%) RIA
13 33 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 32 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 32 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 30 (1.04%) Psychology
15 30 (1.04%) Statistics
16 25 (0.87%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 654 (22.76%) Linux
2 301 (10.47%) Windows
3 287 (9.99%) Unix
4 80 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 72 (2.51%) Android
6 69 (2.40%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
9 38 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (1.01%) VxWorks
11 24 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.73%) CentOS
13 18 (0.63%) AIX
13 18 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.59%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (0.42%) Fedora
18 11 (0.38%) Solaris
19 7 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1352 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 754 (26.24%) TDD
3 550 (19.14%) Scrum
4 472 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
5 417 (14.51%) OO
6 359 (12.49%) BDD
7 347 (12.07%) DevOps
8 309 (10.75%) Unit Testing
9 239 (8.32%) UML
10 219 (7.62%) Multithreading
11 215 (7.48%) MVC
12 191 (6.65%) Web Development
13 186 (6.47%) E-Commerce
14 172 (5.98%) Open Source
15 171 (5.95%) SDLC
16 164 (5.71%) Test Automation
17 160 (5.57%) Pair Programming
18 157 (5.46%) Project Management
19 154 (5.36%) Microservices
20 148 (5.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1011 (35.18%) Java
2 659 (22.93%) JavaScript
3 564 (19.62%) SQL
4 561 (19.52%) C++
5 559 (19.45%) C#
6 424 (14.75%) C
7 343 (11.93%) Python
8 254 (8.84%) Ruby
9 162 (5.64%) Scala
10 142 (4.94%) Perl
11 127 (4.42%) Embedded C
12 96 (3.34%) Shell Script
13 83 (2.89%) PHP
14 70 (2.44%) Go
15 67 (2.33%) PL/SQL
16 66 (2.30%) Bash Shell
17 59 (2.05%) Ada
18 57 (1.98%) Embedded C++
19 56 (1.95%) PowerShell
20 52 (1.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 358 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 343 (11.93%) Degree
3 260 (9.05%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 27 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (0.84%) PhD
7 20 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.66%) PMP
9 10 (0.35%) HND
9 10 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.28%) CCEA
10 8 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.17%) CCNA
12 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.17%) ISEB
13 3 (0.10%) CISSP
14 2 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.93%) QA
2 32 (1.11%) DO-178B
3 30 (1.04%) MISRA
4 25 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.63%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.24%) SLA
8 6 (0.21%) GxP
8 6 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.21%) SDET
9 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.17%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.17%) ISO26262
9 5 (0.17%) SEPA
10 4 (0.14%) MiFID
10 4 (0.14%) TickIT
11 3 (0.10%) COBIT
11 3 (0.10%) ECSS
System Software
1 117 (4.07%) Docker
2 61 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 53 (1.84%) vSphere
4 50 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.59%) Firmware
6 14 (0.49%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.31%) HDFS
9 5 (0.17%) iptables
9 5 (0.17%) OpenSSH
10 4 (0.14%) Cygwin
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.14%) XenServer
11 3 (0.10%) GPFS
11 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.10%) Xen
12 2 (0.070%) RHEV
12 2 (0.070%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 152 (5.29%) Puppet
2 66 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.77%) SCCM
4 48 (1.67%) Graphite
4 48 (1.67%) Packer
5 46 (1.60%) Ansible
6 45 (1.57%) SCOM
7 33 (1.15%) Kibana
7 33 (1.15%) Terraform
8 31 (1.08%) Consul
8 31 (1.08%) Kubernetes
9 28 (0.97%) Uchiwa
10 17 (0.59%) logstash
10 17 (0.59%) Mesos
11 16 (0.56%) Grafana
12 15 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.42%) Salt
14 11 (0.38%) StatsD
15 6 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 300 (10.44%) Oracle
2 258 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 87 (3.03%) IBM
4 76 (2.64%) Google
5 72 (2.51%) Atlassian
6 68 (2.37%) VMware
7 66 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 51 (1.77%) Adobe
9 42 (1.46%) MuleSoft
10 34 (1.18%) HP
11 32 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.08%) ForgeRock
13 23 (0.80%) SAP
14 22 (0.77%) webMethods
15 20 (0.70%) BMC
15 20 (0.70%) Cloudera
15 20 (0.70%) Informatica
16 18 (0.63%) Apple
17 16 (0.56%) Cisco
17 16 (0.56%) Perforce
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £36 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago