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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 71 82 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1331 1097 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.82% 2.33% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 2.99% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 662 558
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 123 130
Average hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.88 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 496 £500 +17.64% 336
South East +3 276 £350 - 194
South West +20 149 £395 -1.25% 109
East of England +25 132 £370 -22.10% 66
North West -10 106 £390 +11.42% 78
West Midlands +27 73 £375 -24.05% 45
Yorkshire -20 59 £350 - 59
East Midlands 0 31 £450 +25.00% 32
North East -18 8 £320 +28.00% 18
Midlands - 3 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1127 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 817 (30.69%) Java
3 661 (24.83%) C++
4 628 (23.59%) C#
5 613 (23.03%) TDD
6 605 (22.73%) Linux
7 579 (21.75%) JavaScript
8 542 (20.36%) SQL
9 499 (18.75%) .NET
10 495 (18.60%) Scrum
11 451 (16.94%) Python
12 429 (16.12%) HTML
13 420 (15.78%) C
14 399 (14.99%) OO
15 384 (14.43%) Degree
16 360 (13.52%) Web Services
17 355 (13.34%) Finance
18 346 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
19 321 (12.06%) Unix
19 321 (12.06%) Git (software)
20 314 (11.80%) CSS
21 306 (11.50%) BDD
22 303 (11.38%) Unit Testing
23 302 (11.34%) Security Cleared
24 286 (10.74%) Subversion
24 286 (10.74%) Windows
25 284 (10.67%) SQL Server
25 284 (10.67%) REST
26 272 (10.22%) Multithreading
27 262 (9.84%) Computer Science

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 151 (5.67%) Node.js
2 138 (5.18%) Apache
3 120 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 53 (1.99%) Jetty
5 51 (1.92%) Confluence
6 50 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 45 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 40 (1.50%) JBoss
9 36 (1.35%) IIS
9 36 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 31 (1.16%) CMS
10 31 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (0.90%) nginx
11 24 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.64%) Mule
14 12 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.45%) SAS
15 10 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 97 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.95%) MS Office
3 28 (1.05%) Simulink
4 24 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.34%) SPSS
8 8 (0.30%) MS Project
9 6 (0.23%) Doxygen
10 5 (0.19%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.19%) TargetLink
11 4 (0.15%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.53%) SAP CRM
3 10 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.23%) LabWindows
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.15%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.15%) Primavera
6 4 (0.15%) Sage X3
7 3 (0.11%) Magento
8 2 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.075%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.038%) BASE24
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.038%) HFM
9 1 (0.038%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 171 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.69%) GitHub
4 35 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 22 (0.83%) SaaS
7 20 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (0.71%) PaaS
9 16 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (0.53%) Heroku
12 13 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.49%) IaaS
13 10 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.11%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.075%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 153 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 150 (5.63%) HTTP
3 118 (4.43%) Internet
4 36 (1.35%) DNS
5 33 (1.24%) SSL
6 32 (1.20%) Bluetooth
6 32 (1.20%) Wireless
7 29 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.90%) DVB
8 24 (0.90%) Firewall
9 21 (0.79%) LDAP
10 18 (0.68%) LTE
11 15 (0.56%) GSM
11 15 (0.56%) Modbus
11 15 (0.56%) ZigBee
12 14 (0.53%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.38%) BGP
14 9 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
14 9 (0.34%) UMTS
15 8 (0.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 176 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 143 (5.37%) MySQL
4 112 (4.21%) Big Data
5 104 (3.91%) MongoDB
6 103 (3.87%) Hadoop
7 98 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 97 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 85 (3.19%) Oracle Database
9 85 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
10 71 (2.67%) Redis
11 45 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 37 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 35 (1.31%) OLTP
15 33 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.98%) Apache Hive
17 26 (0.98%) KDB
18 25 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 321 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 286 (10.74%) Subversion
3 211 (7.93%) Jenkins
4 164 (6.16%) Visual Studio
5 146 (5.48%) Cucumber
5 146 (5.48%) JUnit
6 140 (5.26%) JIRA
7 134 (5.03%) Maven
8 114 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 100 (3.76%) Selenium
10 95 (3.57%) Mockito
11 91 (3.42%) Gradle
12 88 (3.31%) NUnit
13 85 (3.19%) ClearCase
13 85 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
14 83 (3.12%) Eclipse
15 71 (2.67%) Ant
16 60 (2.25%) GoogleTest
17 53 (1.99%) SpecFlow
18 48 (1.80%) CppUnit
General
1 355 (13.34%) Finance
2 192 (7.21%) Banking
3 91 (3.42%) Investment Banking
4 71 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.55%) Electronics
6 64 (2.40%) Front Office
7 55 (2.07%) Automotive
8 51 (1.92%) Retail
9 50 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.62%) Marketing
11 42 (1.58%) Aerospace
12 40 (1.50%) Games
13 32 (1.20%) Avionics
14 28 (1.05%) Military
15 25 (0.94%) Publishing
16 23 (0.86%) Legal
17 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.41%) Back Office
19 8 (0.30%) Retail Banking
20 6 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1255 (47.15%) Developer
2 999 (37.53%) Software Engineer
3 337 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 192 (7.21%) Software Developer
5 177 (6.65%) .NET Developer
6 160 (6.01%) Java Engineer
7 159 (5.97%) C# Developer
8 150 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
9 144 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 144 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
9 144 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 142 (5.33%) Senior Developer
11 141 (5.30%) C++ Software Engineer
12 132 (4.96%) Architect
13 114 (4.28%) C++ Developer
14 107 (4.02%) Agile Developer
15 106 (3.98%) Senior Software Engineer
16 104 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 102 (3.83%) C# Software Engineer
17 102 (3.83%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (18.75%) .NET
2 429 (16.12%) HTML
3 360 (13.52%) Web Services
4 314 (11.80%) CSS
5 284 (10.67%) REST
6 226 (8.49%) ASP.NET
7 217 (8.15%) XML
8 211 (7.93%) Spring
9 208 (7.81%) AngularJS
10 207 (7.78%) HTML5
11 189 (7.10%) jQuery
12 140 (5.26%) .NET Framework
13 135 (5.07%) RESTful
14 129 (4.85%) JSON
15 118 (4.43%) SOAP
16 116 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 114 (4.28%) WPF
18 109 (4.09%) WCF
19 94 (3.53%) Hibernate
20 87 (3.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 262 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 220 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.58%) User Experience
4 67 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 65 (2.44%) Derivative
6 63 (2.37%) Algorithms
7 58 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 56 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
9 44 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 42 (1.58%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.28%) Device Driver
12 32 (1.20%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 29 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 28 (1.05%) Equities
16 26 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.98%) IPTV
17 25 (0.94%) iPad
17 25 (0.94%) MPEG
18 24 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 605 (22.73%) Linux
2 321 (12.06%) Unix
3 286 (10.74%) Windows
4 94 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 93 (3.49%) Android
6 47 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.69%) Solaris
8 34 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
10 25 (0.94%) VxWorks
11 24 (0.90%) AIX
11 24 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 24 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (0.79%) CentOS
13 19 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.56%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.53%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.49%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1127 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (23.03%) TDD
3 495 (18.60%) Scrum
4 399 (14.99%) OO
5 346 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
6 306 (11.50%) BDD
7 303 (11.38%) Unit Testing
8 272 (10.22%) Multithreading
9 258 (9.69%) UML
10 219 (8.23%) SDLC
11 217 (8.15%) MVC
12 155 (5.82%) Open Source
13 140 (5.26%) DevOps
14 139 (5.22%) Pair Programming
15 131 (4.92%) Automated Testing
16 126 (4.73%) Configuration Management
17 121 (4.55%) Integration Testing
17 121 (4.55%) Project Management
18 120 (4.51%) Low Latency
19 118 (4.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 817 (30.69%) Java
2 661 (24.83%) C++
3 628 (23.59%) C#
4 579 (21.75%) JavaScript
5 542 (20.36%) SQL
6 451 (16.94%) Python
7 420 (15.78%) C
8 172 (6.46%) Ruby
9 153 (5.75%) Scala
10 111 (4.17%) Perl
11 110 (4.13%) Embedded C
12 85 (3.19%) PHP
13 77 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 74 (2.78%) Objective-C
15 69 (2.59%) PL/SQL
16 67 (2.52%) Ada
17 63 (2.37%) T-SQL
18 56 (2.10%) Groovy
19 45 (1.69%) Shell Script
20 44 (1.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 384 (14.43%) Degree
2 302 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 211 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.49%) ISEB
7 10 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.30%) HND
9 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.19%) OCA
9 5 (0.19%) OCP
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.19%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.15%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) APMP
11 3 (0.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.31%) QA
2 33 (1.24%) MISRA
3 27 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.94%) DO-178B
5 18 (0.68%) TickIT
6 17 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.64%) MISRA C
7 16 (0.60%) ISO26262
8 9 (0.34%) SLA
9 7 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.23%) MiFID
11 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.19%) SDET
12 4 (0.15%) OIPF
12 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.11%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.075%) JTAG
14 2 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 102 (3.83%) Docker
2 30 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (0.71%) Firmware
5 12 (0.45%) vSphere
6 9 (0.34%) HDFS
6 9 (0.34%) iptables
7 8 (0.30%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.19%) Cygwin
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.075%) zsh
11 1 (0.038%) GPFS
11 1 (0.038%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (1.84%) Puppet
2 42 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.35%) Graphite
4 13 (0.49%) Packer
5 9 (0.34%) Terraform
6 8 (0.30%) Mesos
7 7 (0.26%) Oozie
8 6 (0.23%) Ansible
8 6 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.23%) Uchiwa
9 5 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.19%) SCCM
9 5 (0.19%) Wonderware InTouch
10 4 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.15%) Grafana
10 4 (0.15%) Kibana
10 4 (0.15%) Nagios
11 3 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 256 (9.62%) Oracle
2 224 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 65 (2.44%) IBM
4 49 (1.84%) VMware
5 40 (1.50%) SAP
6 36 (1.35%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.13%) Google
7 30 (1.13%) SOASTA, Inc
8 29 (1.09%) Adobe
9 28 (1.05%) Tableau
10 25 (0.94%) HP
11 23 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 21 (0.79%) Perforce
13 20 (0.75%) Apple
14 18 (0.68%) Informatica
15 17 (0.64%) Splunk
16 15 (0.56%) Serena
17 14 (0.53%) Cisco
17 14 (0.53%) WSO2
18 13 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £448.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago