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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 81 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1050 974 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.30% 2.18% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.92% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 564 451
Average daily rate
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£392 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 132 152
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £25.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -1.38%
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +4 387 £425 - 296
South East +2 264 £350 - 214
South West +28 101 £425 +30.76% 106
North West +17 95 £350 - 71
East of England -1 83 £475 +22.58% 171
Yorkshire -23 52 £350 +16.66% 51
West Midlands -12 34 £333 +6.40% 36
East Midlands +15 17 £360 +8.27% 46
North East -25 6 £250 -23.07% 6
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 922 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 759 (35.58%) Java
3 558 (26.16%) Linux
4 475 (22.27%) TDD
5 466 (21.85%) JavaScript
6 457 (21.43%) SQL
7 448 (21.00%) C++
8 425 (19.92%) C#
9 411 (19.27%) C
10 409 (19.17%) HTML
11 372 (17.44%) OO
12 358 (16.78%) .NET
13 354 (16.60%) Scrum
14 353 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
15 336 (15.75%) Degree
16 330 (15.47%) Python
17 303 (14.21%) XML
18 289 (13.55%) Oracle
19 277 (12.99%) CSS
20 276 (12.94%) Web Services
21 258 (12.10%) UNIX
22 244 (11.44%) Windows
23 240 (11.25%) Git (software)
24 233 (10.92%) Security Cleared
24 233 (10.92%) UML
25 231 (10.83%) Finance
26 227 (10.64%) Computer Science
27 216 (10.13%) HTML5
28 212 (9.94%) jQuery
29 203 (9.52%) PHP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 117 (5.49%) Apache
2 108 (5.06%) Node.js
3 82 (3.84%) Tomcat
4 69 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 56 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 45 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 39 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 38 (1.78%) JBoss
9 30 (1.41%) CMS
10 22 (1.03%) IIS
11 21 (0.98%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.75%) SAS
13 15 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.66%) Confluence
15 13 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.56%) ArcGIS
17 10 (0.47%) Jetty
18 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 90 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.92%) MS Office
3 37 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.47%) MS Project
7 9 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.33%) Simulink
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.28%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.094%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.047%) Maya
12 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.047%) SPSS
12 1 (0.047%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.094%) BASE24
6 2 (0.094%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.094%) Magento
6 2 (0.094%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.094%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.047%) SyteLine
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.047%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) assyst
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.75%) Amazon S3
3 16 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.56%) GitHub
6 11 (0.52%) SaaS
7 8 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (0.28%) ElastiCache
9 4 (0.19%) IaaS
9 4 (0.19%) PaaS
10 3 (0.14%) Route 53
11 2 (0.094%) Heroku
11 2 (0.094%) Force.com
11 2 (0.094%) Office 365
12 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (5.25%) HTTP
2 66 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 54 (2.53%) Internet
4 42 (1.97%) SSL
5 32 (1.50%) Ethernet
6 26 (1.22%) Firewall
7 24 (1.13%) Wireless
8 20 (0.94%) Bluetooth
9 18 (0.84%) DNS
9 18 (0.84%) DVB
10 16 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (0.75%) Wireshark
11 15 (0.70%) MPLS
11 15 (0.70%) SAN
12 14 (0.66%) 3G
13 13 (0.61%) ZigBee
13 13 (0.61%) Network Security
14 11 (0.52%) LTE
14 11 (0.52%) GSM
15 10 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 164 (7.69%) MySQL
3 94 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 90 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 69 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 61 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.11%) Big Data
9 44 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 40 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.22%) CouchDB
13 25 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.03%) Riak
17 20 (0.94%) Ingres
18 19 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (0.89%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 240 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 173 (8.11%) Subversion
3 138 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 84 (3.94%) Cucumber
5 80 (3.75%) Selenium
6 79 (3.70%) JIRA
7 73 (3.42%) Ant
8 72 (3.38%) JUnit
9 71 (3.33%) Visual Studio
10 70 (3.28%) Maven
10 70 (3.28%) ClearCase
11 63 (2.95%) Eclipse
11 63 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 59 (2.77%) NUnit
13 51 (2.39%) GoogleTest
14 45 (2.11%) Grunt
14 45 (2.11%) PHPUnit
15 44 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
16 43 (2.02%) CppUnit
17 37 (1.73%) CruiseControl
General
1 231 (10.83%) Finance
2 93 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 80 (3.75%) Banking
4 78 (3.66%) Electronics
5 47 (2.20%) Aerospace
6 42 (1.97%) Marketing
6 42 (1.97%) Automotive
6 42 (1.97%) Publishing
7 40 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.50%) Games
9 28 (1.31%) Retail
9 28 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.08%) Front Office
11 22 (1.03%) Avionics
12 18 (0.84%) Military
13 13 (0.61%) Billing
13 13 (0.61%) Legal
14 9 (0.42%) Advertising
15 7 (0.33%) Back Office
16 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 934 (43.79%) Developer
2 767 (35.96%) Software Engineer
3 211 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 130 (6.09%) Software Developer
5 103 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 83 (3.89%) Senior Developer
6 83 (3.89%) .NET Developer
7 80 (3.75%) Senior Software Engineer
8 79 (3.70%) Architect
9 76 (3.56%) Analyst
10 69 (3.23%) C++ Developer
10 69 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
11 66 (3.09%) PHP Developer
12 60 (2.81%) Web Developer
13 51 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
14 45 (2.11%) Programmer
14 45 (2.11%) C# Developer
14 45 (2.11%) Front-End Developer
14 45 (2.11%) Agile Coach
15 43 (2.02%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (19.17%) HTML
2 358 (16.78%) .NET
3 303 (14.21%) XML
4 277 (12.99%) CSS
5 276 (12.94%) Web Services
6 216 (10.13%) HTML5
7 212 (9.94%) jQuery
8 145 (6.80%) Spring
9 142 (6.66%) REST
10 137 (6.42%) JSON
11 115 (5.39%) ASP.NET
12 109 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 109 (5.11%) CSS3
13 105 (4.92%) SOAP
14 93 (4.36%) Hibernate
15 86 (4.03%) J2EE
16 84 (3.94%) RESTful
17 79 (3.70%) .NET Framework
18 77 (3.61%) Ajax
19 76 (3.56%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 227 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 186 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.59%) Open Source
4 90 (4.22%) User Experience
5 65 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.77%) Algorithms
7 58 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 54 (2.53%) Mathematics
9 49 (2.30%) Digital Media
10 44 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.97%) Device Driver
12 40 (1.88%) Embedded Systems
13 36 (1.69%) DTV
14 34 (1.59%) Derivative
15 32 (1.50%) Data Integration
16 27 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (1.22%) Data Structures
18 21 (0.98%) Physics
19 20 (0.94%) Client/Server
20 18 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 558 (26.16%) Linux
2 258 (12.10%) UNIX
3 244 (11.44%) Windows
4 95 (4.45%) Apple iOS
4 95 (4.45%) Android
5 56 (2.63%) CentOS
6 37 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
7 36 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.80%) VxWorks
9 17 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.75%) Debian
11 13 (0.61%) AIX
12 12 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.33%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (22.27%) TDD
3 372 (17.44%) OO
4 354 (16.60%) Scrum
5 353 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
6 233 (10.92%) UML
7 192 (9.00%) MVC
8 175 (8.20%) BDD
9 140 (6.56%) Project Management
10 134 (6.28%) Configuration Management
11 133 (6.24%) Refactoring
12 125 (5.86%) Unit Testing
13 124 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 122 (5.72%) Test Automation
15 119 (5.58%) Multithreading
16 108 (5.06%) SOA
17 106 (4.97%) OOP
18 102 (4.78%) OOD
19 89 (4.17%) DevOps
20 87 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 759 (35.58%) Java
2 466 (21.85%) JavaScript
3 457 (21.43%) SQL
4 448 (21.00%) C++
5 425 (19.92%) C#
6 411 (19.27%) C
7 330 (15.47%) Python
8 203 (9.52%) PHP
9 178 (8.35%) Ruby
10 114 (5.34%) Embedded C
11 95 (4.45%) Perl
12 62 (2.91%) Shell Script
13 57 (2.67%) PL/SQL
14 55 (2.58%) Bash Shell
15 54 (2.53%) Scala
16 50 (2.34%) Embedded C++
17 43 (2.02%) Objective-C
18 42 (1.97%) T-SQL
19 39 (1.83%) XPath
20 38 (1.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 336 (15.75%) Degree
2 233 (10.92%) Security Cleared
3 140 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.73%) ISEB
6 25 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (1.13%) HND
8 15 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.47%) PhD
11 8 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 7 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 6 (0.28%) MCTS
13 6 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (0.19%) CCNP
14 4 (0.19%) CCNA
14 4 (0.19%) JNCIP
15 3 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.16%) QA
2 26 (1.22%) DO-178B
3 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.19%) TickIT
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.047%) BS25999
6 1 (0.047%) JTAG
6 1 (0.047%) WAI
6 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.047%) SLA
6 1 (0.047%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 24 (1.13%) Firmware
1 24 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.80%) Docker
3 12 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.33%) Xen
5 6 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.23%) Varnish
7 4 (0.19%) vSphere
8 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.094%) GPFS
9 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.094%) vCloud
9 2 (0.094%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.094%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.047%) XenApp
10 1 (0.047%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.047%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.047%) NFS
Systems Management
1 80 (3.75%) Puppet
2 53 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.69%) Nagios
4 26 (1.22%) Ansible
5 20 (0.94%) Graphite
6 16 (0.75%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
7 15 (0.70%) CFEngine
8 9 (0.42%) Salt
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.23%) Mesos
11 4 (0.19%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.14%) WSUS
12 3 (0.14%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.14%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.14%) yum
13 2 (0.094%) Icinga
13 2 (0.094%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 289 (13.55%) Oracle
2 163 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.23%) Zend
4 44 (2.06%) IBM
5 38 (1.78%) Google
5 38 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 36 (1.69%) VMware
7 35 (1.64%) SAP
8 29 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.27%) Adobe
10 23 (1.08%) Splunk
11 15 (0.70%) SaltStack
12 14 (0.66%) Cisco
12 14 (0.66%) HP
13 13 (0.61%) Serena
14 12 (0.56%) Sun
14 12 (0.56%) Cognos
15 11 (0.52%) ESRI
15 11 (0.52%) EMC
15 11 (0.52%) Apple
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £413 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday