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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 71 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1446 1119 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.93% 2.27% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.87% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 653 689
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 109 130
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £34.57 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £52.17 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
40456 39044 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.11% 79.32% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27087 25129 24044
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 1122 1153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +22 542 £488 +4.83% 378
South East -5 313 £375 +9.09% 184
North West +43 143 £425 +13.33% 66
South West +3 125 £400 +3.22% 68
West Midlands +52 112 £415 +27.69% 37
Yorkshire -5 78 £413 +17.85% 66
East of England +21 75 £450 +28.57% 106
North East -19 30 £400 +6.66% 13
East Midlands +17 27 £413 +23.13% 30
Midlands -2 3 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1270 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 967 (34.65%) Java
3 728 (26.08%) TDD
4 648 (23.22%) Linux
5 625 (22.39%) JavaScript
6 585 (20.96%) C++
7 550 (19.71%) C#
8 544 (19.49%) SQL
9 537 (19.24%) Scrum
10 482 (17.27%) .NET
11 467 (16.73%) HTML
12 433 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
13 407 (14.58%) C
14 401 (14.37%) OO
15 386 (13.83%) CSS
16 364 (13.04%) Finance
16 364 (13.04%) Security Cleared
17 360 (12.90%) Python
18 353 (12.65%) Degree
19 350 (12.54%) Web Services
20 348 (12.47%) BDD
21 326 (11.68%) Git (software)
22 311 (11.14%) Unit Testing
22 311 (11.14%) DevOps
23 293 (10.50%) Windows
24 290 (10.39%) REST
25 289 (10.35%) Unix
26 278 (9.96%) Oracle
27 258 (9.24%) SC Cleared
28 256 (9.17%) 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
1 204 (7.31%) Node.js
2 103 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 101 (3.62%) OpenStack
4 91 (3.26%) Apache
5 84 (3.01%) Confluence
6 55 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 53 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 47 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 41 (1.47%) JBoss
9 41 (1.47%) Jetty
10 40 (1.43%) Apache Spark
10 40 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 34 (1.22%) SharePoint
12 28 (1.00%) CMS
13 26 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (0.79%) Skype for Business
15 21 (0.75%) MS Exchange
15 21 (0.75%) nginx
16 19 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 102 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.61%) MS Office
3 33 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 33 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.79%) Simulink
5 12 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.14%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.072%) MS Project
12 1 (0.036%) Revit
12 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.18%) Beauchamp
3 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.036%) HFM
6 1 (0.036%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.036%) Primavera
6 1 (0.036%) SAP hybris
6 1 (0.036%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 224 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 62 (2.22%) PaaS
5 47 (1.68%) Heroku
6 41 (1.47%) GitHub
7 38 (1.36%) SaaS
8 24 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.54%) IaaS
11 13 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.36%) Google Play
13 7 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.25%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.21%) Bluemix
14 6 (0.21%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 160 (5.73%) HTTP
2 100 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 81 (2.90%) Internet
4 46 (1.65%) Wireless
5 44 (1.58%) SSL
6 30 (1.07%) LTE
7 29 (1.04%) Bluetooth
8 26 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (0.86%) DNS
10 23 (0.82%) DVB
10 23 (0.82%) Skype
11 22 (0.79%) Ethernet
12 21 (0.75%) Firewall
13 16 (0.57%) LDAP
14 15 (0.54%) SAN
15 13 (0.47%) 3G
15 13 (0.47%) AMQP
15 13 (0.47%) GSM
16 12 (0.43%) VPN
17 11 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 184 (6.59%) MySQL
3 156 (5.59%) NoSQL
4 138 (4.94%) MongoDB
5 127 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 120 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 102 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 90 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 88 (3.15%) Redis
10 82 (2.94%) Big Data
11 66 (2.36%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.25%) Neo4j
13 33 (1.18%) OLTP
14 31 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (1.04%) Data Mining
16 28 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (0.93%) Pentaho
18 20 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (0.72%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 326 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 249 (8.92%) Jenkins
3 208 (7.45%) Subversion
4 153 (5.48%) JIRA
5 145 (5.20%) JUnit
6 129 (4.62%) Maven
7 127 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 115 (4.12%) Selenium
9 112 (4.01%) Cucumber
10 91 (3.26%) Mockito
11 86 (3.08%) ClearCase
12 82 (2.94%) Gradle
12 82 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 72 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
14 60 (2.15%) NUnit
15 58 (2.08%) Ant
15 58 (2.08%) Eclipse
16 57 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 53 (1.90%) Vagrant
18 51 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 364 (13.04%) Finance
2 144 (5.16%) Banking
3 88 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 72 (2.58%) Electronics
5 68 (2.44%) Marketing
6 67 (2.40%) Aerospace
7 58 (2.08%) Retail
8 46 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.50%) Front Office
10 41 (1.47%) Automotive
11 40 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.36%) Avionics
12 38 (1.36%) Publishing
13 31 (1.11%) Legal
14 30 (1.07%) Games
15 26 (0.93%) Military
16 22 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.57%) Back Office
18 15 (0.54%) Retail Banking
19 14 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1301 (46.61%) Developer
2 987 (35.36%) Software Engineer
3 370 (13.26%) Java Developer
4 232 (8.31%) Software Developer
5 196 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 192 (6.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 178 (6.38%) Java Engineer
8 163 (5.84%) Senior Developer
9 158 (5.66%) Embedded Engineer
10 157 (5.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 155 (5.55%) C# Developer
12 149 (5.34%) Java Software Engineer
13 139 (4.98%) C++ Software Engineer
14 135 (4.84%) Architect
15 128 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
16 119 (4.26%) Agile Developer
17 111 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
18 107 (3.83%) C++ Developer
19 95 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
20 88 (3.15%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (17.27%) .NET
2 467 (16.73%) HTML
3 386 (13.83%) CSS
4 350 (12.54%) Web Services
5 290 (10.39%) REST
6 256 (9.17%) Spring
7 231 (8.28%) XML
8 222 (7.95%) HTML5
9 207 (7.42%) AngularJS
10 178 (6.38%) ASP.NET
11 165 (5.91%) jQuery
12 156 (5.59%) RESTful
13 139 (4.98%) SOAP
14 134 (4.80%) .NET Framework
15 131 (4.69%) JSON
16 123 (4.41%) CSS3
17 116 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
18 114 (4.08%) J2EE
19 101 (3.62%) Hibernate
20 93 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 195 (6.99%) Computer Science
2 169 (6.06%) User Experience
3 153 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (2.51%) Algorithms
5 59 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 57 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 45 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.54%) Derivative
9 41 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 39 (1.40%) Device Driver
11 37 (1.33%) Visualisation
12 36 (1.29%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.25%) Mathematics
14 34 (1.22%) RIA
15 33 (1.18%) Psychology
16 31 (1.11%) Statistics
17 30 (1.07%) DTV
18 29 (1.04%) Hedge funds
18 29 (1.04%) iPhone
19 28 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 648 (23.22%) Linux
2 293 (10.50%) Windows
3 289 (10.35%) Unix
4 85 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 79 (2.83%) Android
6 65 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 47 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (1.15%) VxWorks
10 29 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
11 23 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.68%) AIX
12 19 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.64%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.61%) CentOS
15 15 (0.54%) Solaris
16 14 (0.50%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
19 6 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1270 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 728 (26.08%) TDD
3 537 (19.24%) Scrum
4 433 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
5 401 (14.37%) OO
6 348 (12.47%) BDD
7 311 (11.14%) DevOps
7 311 (11.14%) Unit Testing
8 223 (7.99%) Multithreading
9 210 (7.52%) UML
10 202 (7.24%) MVC
11 179 (6.41%) Web Development
12 178 (6.38%) SDLC
13 160 (5.73%) E-Commerce
13 160 (5.73%) Test Automation
14 156 (5.59%) Pair Programming
15 147 (5.27%) Open Source
16 143 (5.12%) Project Management
17 135 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
17 135 (4.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 967 (34.65%) Java
2 625 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 585 (20.96%) C++
4 550 (19.71%) C#
5 544 (19.49%) SQL
6 407 (14.58%) C
7 360 (12.90%) Python
8 252 (9.03%) Ruby
9 154 (5.52%) Scala
10 135 (4.84%) Perl
11 131 (4.69%) Embedded C
12 88 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 87 (3.12%) PHP
14 81 (2.90%) Bash Shell
15 70 (2.51%) PL/SQL
16 62 (2.22%) Ada
17 61 (2.19%) Go
18 55 (1.97%) Groovy
18 55 (1.97%) PowerShell
19 54 (1.93%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 364 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 353 (12.65%) Degree
3 258 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.72%) PhD
7 16 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.54%) PMP
9 14 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.32%) HND
12 7 (0.25%) CCEA
12 7 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.25%) ISEB
13 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.18%) CCNA
14 5 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.11%) CISSP
16 2 (0.072%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (4.08%) QA
2 31 (1.11%) DO-178B
2 31 (1.11%) MISRA
3 21 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.72%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.25%) SLA
7 6 (0.21%) GxP
7 6 (0.21%) TickIT
8 5 (0.18%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.18%) ISO26262
8 5 (0.18%) MiFID
8 5 (0.18%) SEPA
9 4 (0.14%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.14%) SDET
10 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.11%) ECSS
10 3 (0.11%) OIPF
System Software
1 126 (4.51%) Docker
2 55 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.90%) vSphere
5 17 (0.61%) Firmware
6 13 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.25%) HDFS
8 6 (0.21%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.14%) iptables
9 4 (0.14%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.11%) GPFS
10 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) Xen
10 3 (0.11%) XenServer
11 2 (0.072%) NFS
11 2 (0.072%) Snort
11 2 (0.072%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 133 (4.77%) Puppet
2 59 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (1.90%) Graphite
4 51 (1.83%) Packer
5 49 (1.76%) SCCM
6 44 (1.58%) SCOM
7 31 (1.11%) Ansible
7 31 (1.11%) Terraform
8 28 (1.00%) Kibana
8 28 (1.00%) Uchiwa
9 27 (0.97%) Kubernetes
10 18 (0.64%) Mesos
11 15 (0.54%) logstash
12 14 (0.50%) Grafana
13 11 (0.39%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.36%) StatsD
15 7 (0.25%) Nagios
16 6 (0.21%) Capistrano
16 6 (0.21%) vRealize
17 5 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 278 (9.96%) Oracle
2 246 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 81 (2.90%) IBM
4 75 (2.69%) Atlassian
4 75 (2.69%) VMware
5 73 (2.62%) Google
6 57 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 53 (1.90%) Adobe
8 38 (1.36%) MuleSoft
9 36 (1.29%) HP
10 27 (0.97%) ForgeRock
11 21 (0.75%) Apple
11 21 (0.75%) Informatica
11 21 (0.75%) SAP
12 20 (0.72%) BMC
12 20 (0.72%) Cloudera
13 19 (0.68%) Perforce
13 19 (0.68%) webMethods
14 16 (0.57%) Cisco
14 16 (0.57%) Serena
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £80 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £53 to £55 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: Yesterday
East of England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
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Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £550+ p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Penna Plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
DCM Select
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Jenkins Jacob
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £415 to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550+ p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago