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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK / England
Rank 72 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1246 1363 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.03% 2.87% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.47% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 764 679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 194 126
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.59 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%

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
33904 39232 37671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.52% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22608 25992 24260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 1055 1023
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +18 558 £500 - 455
South East -17 199 £400 +14.28% 165
South West -4 129 £441 +11.51% 82
East of England +2 109 £400 +8.10% 98
North West -9 69 £400 - 67
Yorkshire +32 67 £375 +7.14% 80
East Midlands +18 48 £350 -20.00% 26
West Midlands -27 39 £468 +24.66% 31
North East +8 29 £350 +9.37% 15
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 1463 (53.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1010 (36.89%) Java
3 741 (27.06%) TDD
4 709 (25.89%) JavaScript
5 685 (25.02%) Scrum
6 539 (19.69%) Linux
7 514 (18.77%) C#
7 514 (18.77%) HTML
8 511 (18.66%) SQL
9 485 (17.71%) C++
10 465 (16.98%) BDD
11 459 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
12 453 (16.54%) CSS
13 431 (15.74%) Web Services
14 411 (15.01%) Python
15 398 (14.54%) .NET
16 382 (13.95%) Git (software)
17 377 (13.77%) OO
18 371 (13.55%) C
19 334 (12.20%) Security Cleared
20 331 (12.09%) DevOps
21 318 (11.61%) Finance
22 317 (11.58%) REST
23 308 (11.25%) Node.js
24 294 (10.74%) Degree
25 289 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
26 283 (10.34%) HTML5
26 283 (10.34%) AngularJS
27 274 (10.01%) Oracle
28 269 (9.82%) 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
1 145 (5.30%) Confluence
2 111 (4.05%) Apache
3 105 (3.83%) Apache Spark
4 57 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 56 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (2.05%) JBoss
6 47 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 40 (1.46%) CMS
8 34 (1.24%) nginx
9 33 (1.21%) OpenStack
10 29 (1.06%) NServiceBus
11 26 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 25 (0.91%) Apache Pig
13 23 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 20 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 19 (0.69%) SharePoint
16 19 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 91 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.35%) Simulink
3 28 (1.02%) MS Office
4 14 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) MS Project
8 3 (0.11%) HipChat
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
8 3 (0.11%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.073%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.11%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.073%) Primavera
7 2 (0.073%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.073%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.073%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.037%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.037%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 289 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.75%) SaaS
4 44 (1.61%) PaaS
5 43 (1.57%) GitHub
6 37 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 35 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 34 (1.24%) Heroku
9 29 (1.06%) Slack
10 26 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
10 26 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (0.73%) IaaS
12 19 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (0.33%) TestFlight
16 8 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
17 6 (0.22%) Bluemix
17 6 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (5.19%) HTTP
2 113 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 94 (3.43%) Internet
4 47 (1.72%) SSL
5 28 (1.02%) LTE
6 27 (0.99%) GSM
6 27 (0.99%) UMTS
7 25 (0.91%) VoIP
8 24 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
8 24 (0.88%) RTP
9 23 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
9 23 (0.84%) PBX
9 23 (0.84%) RANAP
10 22 (0.80%) Bluetooth
11 19 (0.69%) Firewall
12 18 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (0.58%) Ethernet
14 15 (0.55%) Wireless
15 14 (0.51%) DNS
16 13 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 182 (6.65%) MongoDB
3 179 (6.54%) NoSQL
4 155 (5.66%) Big Data
5 154 (5.62%) MySQL
6 133 (4.86%) Relational Database
7 113 (4.13%) Hadoop
8 112 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
9 92 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 67 (2.45%) Oracle Database
11 38 (1.39%) Apache Hive
12 37 (1.35%) Redis
13 33 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.06%) OLTP
15 25 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (0.88%) HBase
16 24 (0.88%) Neo4j
17 21 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 382 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 255 (9.31%) Jenkins
3 254 (9.28%) JIRA
4 135 (4.93%) Cucumber
4 135 (4.93%) JUnit
5 126 (4.60%) Selenium
6 112 (4.09%) Subversion
7 109 (3.98%) Visual Studio
8 108 (3.94%) Maven
9 76 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (2.45%) Jasmine
11 58 (2.12%) Eclipse
12 55 (2.01%) Grunt
13 54 (1.97%) Gradle
14 50 (1.83%) Ant
14 50 (1.83%) gulp
15 49 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
16 45 (1.64%) SoapUI
17 41 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 40 (1.46%) webpack
General
1 318 (11.61%) Finance
2 165 (6.03%) Banking
3 80 (2.92%) Retail
4 78 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 63 (2.30%) Games
5 63 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 59 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 51 (1.86%) Aerospace
8 48 (1.75%) Electronics
9 44 (1.61%) Marketing
10 42 (1.53%) Publishing
11 40 (1.46%) Front Office
12 37 (1.35%) Automotive
13 24 (0.88%) Back Office
14 22 (0.80%) Military
15 14 (0.51%) Advertising
16 12 (0.44%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.29%) Avionics
17 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1287 (47.01%) Developer
2 885 (32.32%) Software Engineer
3 389 (14.21%) Java Developer
4 162 (5.92%) Java Engineer
5 153 (5.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 149 (5.44%) Senior Developer
7 147 (5.37%) Software Developer
8 145 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 141 (5.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 138 (5.04%) Java Software Engineer
11 131 (4.78%) .NET Developer
11 131 (4.78%) Agile Developer
12 117 (4.27%) C# Developer
13 116 (4.24%) Embedded Engineer
14 114 (4.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 112 (4.09%) Senior Software Engineer
16 104 (3.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 96 (3.51%) C++ Developer
18 94 (3.43%) Architect
19 79 (2.89%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (18.77%) HTML
2 453 (16.54%) CSS
3 431 (15.74%) Web Services
4 398 (14.54%) .NET
5 317 (11.58%) REST
6 308 (11.25%) Node.js
7 283 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 283 (10.34%) HTML5
8 269 (9.82%) Spring
9 256 (9.35%) RESTful
10 230 (8.40%) XML
11 179 (6.54%) React
12 161 (5.88%) CSS3
12 161 (5.88%) jQuery
13 146 (5.33%) JSON
14 140 (5.11%) ASP.NET
15 138 (5.04%) Hibernate
16 106 (3.87%) SOAP
17 103 (3.76%) J2EE
18 93 (3.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 228 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 205 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (3.87%) User Experience
4 81 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 69 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 55 (2.01%) Mathematics
7 50 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 44 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
9 41 (1.50%) Derivative
10 40 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 36 (1.31%) Economics
12 30 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 26 (0.95%) Fintech
14 26 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 23 (0.84%) Physics
17 22 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
18 21 (0.77%) Client/Server
19 20 (0.73%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 539 (19.69%) Linux
2 230 (8.40%) Unix
3 210 (7.67%) Windows
4 107 (3.91%) Android
5 105 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 72 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 25 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
9 21 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.66%) VME
11 17 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.47%) CentOS
14 13 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 9 (0.33%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.33%) Solaris
16 6 (0.22%) VxWorks
17 5 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1463 (53.43%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (27.06%) TDD
3 685 (25.02%) Scrum
4 465 (16.98%) BDD
5 459 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
6 377 (13.77%) OO
7 331 (12.09%) DevOps
8 253 (9.24%) Unit Testing
9 249 (9.09%) Kanban
10 240 (8.77%) MVC
10 240 (8.77%) SDLC
11 222 (8.11%) Microservices
12 220 (8.04%) Open Source
13 183 (6.68%) E-Commerce
14 182 (6.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 175 (6.39%) UML
16 173 (6.32%) Pair Programming
17 160 (5.84%) Front End Development
18 158 (5.77%) Automated Testing
18 158 (5.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1010 (36.89%) Java
2 709 (25.89%) JavaScript
3 514 (18.77%) C#
4 511 (18.66%) SQL
5 485 (17.71%) C++
6 411 (15.01%) Python
7 371 (13.55%) C
8 243 (8.88%) Scala
9 158 (5.77%) Ruby
10 144 (5.26%) Perl
11 100 (3.65%) Embedded C
12 77 (2.81%) PHP
13 68 (2.48%) Bash Shell
14 60 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 59 (2.15%) Groovy
16 56 (2.05%) Ada
17 51 (1.86%) MATLAB
18 46 (1.68%) T-SQL
19 45 (1.64%) Objective-C
20 42 (1.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 334 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 294 (10.74%) Degree
3 202 (7.38%) SC Cleared
4 80 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.44%) PhD
8 10 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.33%) HND
10 7 (0.26%) ISEB
10 7 (0.26%) MCTS
11 6 (0.22%) HNC
11 6 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.22%) MBA
11 6 (0.22%) PMP
12 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.18%) MCP
12 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (7.38%) QA
2 28 (1.02%) MISRA
3 27 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.55%) MISRA C
6 14 (0.51%) SDET
7 11 (0.40%) ISO26262
8 10 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.37%) SLA
9 9 (0.33%) DO-178B
9 9 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.26%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.18%) MiFID
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.15%) ISO13485
12 4 (0.15%) JTAG
13 3 (0.11%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.11%) TickIT
14 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 195 (7.12%) Docker
2 36 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.73%) HDFS
5 19 (0.69%) Active Directory
6 15 (0.55%) Firmware
7 10 (0.37%) vSphere
8 8 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.15%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.15%) Snort
12 3 (0.11%) LXC
13 2 (0.073%) KVM
13 2 (0.073%) Postfix
13 2 (0.073%) Squid
13 2 (0.073%) vCloud
14 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 100 (3.65%) Ansible
2 89 (3.25%) Puppet
3 79 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.91%) Mesos
5 24 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 22 (0.80%) Terraform
7 17 (0.62%) Kibana
8 16 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
9 13 (0.47%) Graphite
9 13 (0.47%) Oozie
10 6 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.22%) logstash
10 6 (0.22%) Nagios
10 6 (0.22%) Salt
10 6 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.15%) HockeyApp
11 4 (0.15%) Marathon
11 4 (0.15%) Packer
12 3 (0.11%) Grafana
12 3 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 274 (10.01%) Oracle
2 175 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 70 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 60 (2.19%) Atlassian
5 44 (1.61%) VMware
6 43 (1.57%) Google
7 42 (1.53%) IBM
8 38 (1.39%) Cisco
9 36 (1.31%) Sitecore
10 29 (1.06%) HP
11 28 (1.02%) SAP
12 27 (0.99%) Adobe
13 23 (0.84%) WorldPay
14 21 (0.77%) New Relic
15 19 (0.69%) Cloudera
16 18 (0.66%) ICL
16 18 (0.66%) Xamarin
17 17 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (0.58%) Sybase
19 14 (0.51%) WSO2
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago