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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 80 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1185 1073 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.38% 2.24% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.93% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 702 550
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 96
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.81 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
38588 36620 34046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.62% 76.48% 75.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25416 23196 20943
Average daily rate £420 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1112 1039
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.83 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
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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 +13 497 £475 +8.57% 363
South East +14 289 £350 -3.44% 200
South West +4 140 £375 +7.14% 123
Yorkshire -17 86 £330 +1.53% 62
East of England -17 62 £375 +7.14% 140
North West -6 46 £375 +9.09% 55
West Midlands +14 37 £340 +13.33% 59
East Midlands -11 14 £320 -1.53% 47
North East -27 5 £495 +121.68% 18
Midlands - 1 £320 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 979 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (34.29%) Java
3 574 (24.24%) Linux
4 572 (24.16%) TDD
5 541 (22.85%) JavaScript
6 532 (22.47%) C++
7 521 (22.00%) C#
8 507 (21.41%) HTML
9 427 (18.03%) C
10 426 (17.99%) SQL
11 418 (17.65%) OO
12 414 (17.48%) .NET
13 390 (16.47%) Scrum
14 351 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
15 333 (14.06%) CSS
16 324 (13.68%) Web Services
17 309 (13.05%) Security Cleared
18 297 (12.54%) Finance
19 292 (12.33%) HTML5
20 291 (12.29%) Python
21 286 (12.08%) UML
22 283 (11.95%) Git (software)
23 277 (11.70%) Degree
24 265 (11.19%) Windows
25 264 (11.15%) Oracle
26 256 (10.81%) XML
27 241 (10.18%) SQL Server
27 241 (10.18%) jQuery
28 214 (9.04%) Multithreading
29 213 (8.99%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 123 (5.19%) Node.js
2 111 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 107 (4.52%) Apache
4 70 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 47 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 42 (1.77%) JBoss
7 37 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 23 (0.97%) Confluence
9 21 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
10 20 (0.84%) CMS
10 20 (0.84%) Jetty
11 19 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 18 (0.76%) IIS
12 18 (0.76%) MQSeries
13 17 (0.72%) nginx
14 13 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.38%) Zope
Applications
1 76 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.22%) MS Office
3 23 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.89%) Simulink
5 19 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.46%) MS Project
6 11 (0.46%) Doxygen
7 10 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.25%) TargetLink
8 6 (0.25%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) HipChat
10 2 (0.084%) Maya
10 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.042%) SPSS
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.042%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.25%) Primavera
4 6 (0.25%) BASE24
4 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.084%) AWD
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.042%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Magento
8 1 (0.042%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.042%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 116 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.84%) SaaS
5 18 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 16 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
7 15 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.46%) GitHub
10 9 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (0.30%) Route 53
12 6 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.25%) Force.com
13 5 (0.21%) Office 365
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.17%) PaaS
15 2 (0.084%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.084%) IaaS
15 2 (0.084%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.31%) HTTP
2 87 (3.67%) Internet
3 72 (3.04%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.18%) Wireless
5 21 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (0.76%) LTE
6 18 (0.76%) 3G
6 18 (0.76%) SAN
7 16 (0.68%) DNS
7 16 (0.68%) Bluetooth
7 16 (0.68%) GSM
8 14 (0.59%) Firewall
9 13 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (0.55%) AMQP
9 13 (0.55%) ATM
9 13 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 13 (0.55%) SSL
9 13 (0.55%) Intranet
9 13 (0.55%) IPv6
10 12 (0.51%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.04%) MySQL
3 103 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 92 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 86 (3.63%) NoSQL
6 77 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 59 (2.49%) Big Data
8 52 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 45 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 36 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 27 (1.14%) Redis
15 25 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (1.01%) CouchDB
17 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 283 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 186 (7.85%) Subversion
3 148 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 103 (4.35%) JUnit
5 102 (4.31%) JIRA
6 99 (4.18%) Selenium
7 98 (4.14%) Visual Studio
8 95 (4.01%) Cucumber
9 78 (3.29%) Maven
10 71 (3.00%) Eclipse
11 66 (2.79%) Ant
12 56 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
13 55 (2.32%) NUnit
14 54 (2.28%) ClearCase
15 47 (1.98%) Grunt
16 42 (1.77%) GoogleTest
17 40 (1.69%) WebDriver
18 37 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
19 34 (1.44%) TeamCity
20 27 (1.14%) CppUnit
General
1 297 (12.54%) Finance
2 100 (4.22%) Banking
3 92 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.21%) Electronics
5 64 (2.70%) Games
6 55 (2.32%) Marketing
7 53 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 49 (2.07%) Retail
8 49 (2.07%) Automotive
9 47 (1.98%) Aerospace
10 44 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.69%) Front Office
12 38 (1.60%) Military
13 20 (0.84%) Publishing
14 18 (0.76%) Avionics
15 15 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.59%) Legal
17 12 (0.51%) Back Office
18 6 (0.25%) Billing
19 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1053 (44.47%) Developer
2 939 (39.65%) Software Engineer
3 286 (12.08%) Java Developer
4 140 (5.91%) Software Developer
5 120 (5.07%) Senior Developer
6 112 (4.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 111 (4.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 104 (4.39%) C# Developer
9 103 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 98 (4.14%) .NET Developer
11 88 (3.72%) Architect
12 72 (3.04%) Analyst
13 67 (2.83%) C++ Software Engineer
14 63 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
15 62 (2.62%) Senior Java Developer
16 61 (2.58%) C++ Developer
17 59 (2.49%) JavaScript Developer
18 50 (2.11%) PHP Developer
19 48 (2.03%) Front-End Developer
20 47 (1.98%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 507 (21.41%) HTML
2 414 (17.48%) .NET
3 333 (14.06%) CSS
4 324 (13.68%) Web Services
5 292 (12.33%) HTML5
6 256 (10.81%) XML
7 241 (10.18%) jQuery
8 204 (8.61%) REST
9 191 (8.07%) Spring
10 179 (7.56%) JSON
11 156 (6.59%) ASP.NET
12 151 (6.38%) AngularJS
13 139 (5.87%) CSS3
14 118 (4.98%) SOAP
15 117 (4.94%) RESTful
16 116 (4.90%) J2EE
17 89 (3.76%) .NET Framework
18 84 (3.55%) WCF
19 80 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
20 73 (3.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 189 (7.98%) Computer Science
2 168 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 83 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 81 (3.42%) User Experience
6 56 (2.36%) Derivative
7 55 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
8 54 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 54 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (1.82%) Device Driver
10 41 (1.73%) Data Structures
11 35 (1.48%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.06%) N-Tier
13 25 (1.06%) STB
14 24 (1.01%) iPhone
15 23 (0.97%) IPTV
15 23 (0.97%) Equities
16 19 (0.80%) DTV
16 19 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 574 (24.24%) Linux
2 265 (11.19%) Windows
3 213 (8.99%) UNIX
4 126 (5.32%) Android
5 125 (5.28%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (1.14%) AIX
9 23 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.84%) CentOS
11 15 (0.63%) Windows CE
12 12 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.46%) VxWorks
14 10 (0.42%) Solaris
15 9 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.30%) HPUX
17 7 (0.30%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (24.16%) TDD
3 418 (17.65%) OO
4 390 (16.47%) Scrum
5 351 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
6 286 (12.08%) UML
7 214 (9.04%) Multithreading
8 210 (8.87%) MVC
8 210 (8.87%) SDLC
9 193 (8.15%) BDD
10 191 (8.07%) Unit Testing
11 157 (6.63%) Configuration Management
12 134 (5.66%) OOD
13 123 (5.19%) OOP
14 122 (5.15%) E-Commerce
15 119 (5.03%) Project Management
16 117 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 106 (4.48%) Automated Testing
18 104 (4.39%) Open Source
19 92 (3.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 812 (34.29%) Java
2 541 (22.85%) JavaScript
3 532 (22.47%) C++
4 521 (22.00%) C#
5 427 (18.03%) C
6 426 (17.99%) SQL
7 291 (12.29%) Python
8 157 (6.63%) Ruby
9 143 (6.04%) PHP
10 130 (5.49%) Embedded C
11 87 (3.67%) Perl
12 82 (3.46%) Objective-C
13 81 (3.42%) Scala
14 62 (2.62%) Embedded C++
14 62 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 62 (2.62%) T-SQL
15 47 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.52%) VB.NET
18 32 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 309 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 277 (11.70%) Degree
3 205 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.93%) ISEB
6 14 (0.59%) HND
7 13 (0.55%) PhD
8 12 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.25%) PMP
11 6 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.13%) APMP
13 3 (0.13%) CISM
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
13 3 (0.13%) MCSE
14 2 (0.084%) MCSA
14 2 (0.084%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.34%) QA
2 25 (1.06%) DO-178B
3 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.17%) EMIR
5 4 (0.17%) TickIT
6 3 (0.13%) SLA
6 3 (0.13%) WAI
6 3 (0.13%) JTAG
7 1 (0.042%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 36 (1.52%) Docker
2 33 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.80%) Firmware
4 9 (0.38%) GPFS
5 7 (0.30%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.25%) KVM
7 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.17%) Snort
8 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.13%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.084%) Ceph
9 2 (0.084%) UAG
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.084%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.042%) HDFS
10 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 88 (3.72%) Puppet
2 51 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.01%) Vagrant
3 24 (1.01%) Ansible
3 24 (1.01%) Nagios
4 16 (0.68%) Zenoss
5 13 (0.55%) Graphite
6 12 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.42%) Kibana
8 9 (0.38%) Salt
9 7 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.25%) logstash
11 5 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.21%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.21%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.13%) Graylog
12 3 (0.13%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 264 (11.15%) Oracle
2 188 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 66 (2.79%) VMware
4 42 (1.77%) IBM
5 35 (1.48%) Google
6 31 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 31 (1.31%) HP
7 29 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 25 (1.06%) Zend
9 24 (1.01%) Serena
10 20 (0.84%) Adobe
10 20 (0.84%) Splunk
11 18 (0.76%) Apple
12 17 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.72%) Talend
13 16 (0.68%) Sybase
14 15 (0.63%) Veritas
14 15 (0.63%) Perforce
14 15 (0.63%) Luciad
15 14 (0.59%) SAP
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