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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 65 90 93
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1522 1136 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 2.24% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 2.84% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 635 631
Average daily rate £450 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 107 133
Average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.67 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +31 556 £500 +11.11% 422
South East -4 335 £375 +7.14% 203
South West +15 157 £400 - 77
North West +34 143 £425 +13.33% 62
West Midlands +55 120 £400 +33.33% 42
East of England +26 93 £450 +28.57% 100
Yorkshire -4 67 £389 +11.07% 51
East Midlands +14 26 £450 +35.33% 21
North East -13 25 £288 -23.33% 12
Midlands -2 4 £500 +100.00% 2
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1246 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
2 937 (33.58%) Java
3 691 (24.77%) TDD
4 636 (22.80%) Linux
5 622 (22.29%) C++
6 617 (22.11%) JavaScript
7 560 (20.07%) C#
8 541 (19.39%) Scrum
9 529 (18.96%) SQL
10 487 (17.46%) .NET
11 462 (16.56%) HTML
12 415 (14.87%) C
13 409 (14.66%) OO
14 398 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
15 395 (14.16%) Python
16 376 (13.48%) Security Cleared
17 372 (13.33%) CSS
18 366 (13.12%) Finance
19 361 (12.94%) Web Services
20 350 (12.54%) Degree
21 347 (12.44%) BDD
22 317 (11.36%) Git (software)
23 309 (11.08%) Unix
24 303 (10.86%) Windows
25 301 (10.79%) REST
26 299 (10.72%) Unit Testing
27 277 (9.93%) Oracle
28 269 (9.64%) SC Cleared
29 258 (9.25%) DevOps
30 255 (9.14%) Ruby

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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
1 180 (6.45%) Node.js
2 104 (3.73%) Tomcat
3 93 (3.33%) Apache
4 92 (3.30%) OpenStack
5 78 (2.80%) Confluence
6 52 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 48 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (1.68%) Jetty
8 47 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 42 (1.51%) Apache Spark
9 42 (1.51%) SharePoint
10 39 (1.40%) JBoss
11 30 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.93%) CMS
12 26 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (0.79%) Skype for Business
14 21 (0.75%) MS Exchange
15 19 (0.68%) IIS
16 15 (0.54%) nginx
16 15 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.61%) MS Office
3 32 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 21 (0.75%) Simulink
6 10 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.14%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.11%) MS Project
10 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.072%) SPSS
12 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.14%) Front Arena
3 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.072%) Beauchamp
5 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.036%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.036%) HFM
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
Cloud Services
1 219 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (2.08%) PaaS
5 46 (1.65%) Heroku
6 39 (1.40%) GitHub
6 39 (1.40%) SaaS
7 18 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.57%) IaaS
9 14 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.22%) Bluemix
12 6 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (5.91%) HTTP
2 117 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 87 (3.12%) Internet
4 48 (1.72%) Wireless
5 45 (1.61%) SSL
6 31 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (1.08%) LTE
8 28 (1.00%) Bluetooth
9 25 (0.90%) Ethernet
10 24 (0.86%) DNS
11 23 (0.82%) Skype
12 21 (0.75%) DVB
13 20 (0.72%) Firewall
14 16 (0.57%) LDAP
15 15 (0.54%) GSM
15 15 (0.54%) SAN
16 14 (0.50%) ZigBee
17 13 (0.47%) 3G
18 12 (0.43%) VPN
19 11 (0.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 184 (6.59%) MySQL
3 158 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 127 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 119 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 117 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 103 (3.69%) Hadoop
8 93 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (2.97%) Redis
10 79 (2.83%) Big Data
11 72 (2.58%) Oracle Database
12 38 (1.36%) OLTP
13 37 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 36 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (1.11%) Neo4j
15 31 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.00%) Data Mining
17 24 (0.86%) Pentaho
18 22 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
19 21 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 317 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 245 (8.78%) Jenkins
2 245 (8.78%) Subversion
3 152 (5.45%) JIRA
4 142 (5.09%) Maven
5 140 (5.02%) Cucumber
6 137 (4.91%) JUnit
7 122 (4.37%) Visual Studio
8 102 (3.66%) Selenium
9 99 (3.55%) Mockito
10 85 (3.05%) ClearCase
11 82 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 81 (2.90%) Gradle
12 81 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
13 68 (2.44%) NUnit
14 63 (2.26%) Ant
15 58 (2.08%) Eclipse
16 53 (1.90%) Rational Rhapsody
17 51 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 51 (1.83%) GoogleTest
General
1 366 (13.12%) Finance
2 171 (6.13%) Banking
3 87 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 69 (2.47%) Electronics
5 66 (2.37%) Aerospace
6 64 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 64 (2.29%) Marketing
7 57 (2.04%) Front Office
8 51 (1.83%) Retail
9 41 (1.47%) Automotive
10 39 (1.40%) Avionics
10 39 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.18%) Publishing
12 31 (1.11%) Games
12 31 (1.11%) Legal
13 25 (0.90%) Military
14 23 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.57%) Back Office
16 15 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1295 (46.42%) Developer
2 998 (35.77%) Software Engineer
3 366 (13.12%) Java Developer
4 225 (8.06%) Software Developer
5 196 (7.03%) .NET Developer
6 178 (6.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 166 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 165 (5.91%) Java Engineer
9 164 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
10 163 (5.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 148 (5.30%) C# Developer
12 145 (5.20%) C++ Software Engineer
13 137 (4.91%) Architect
13 137 (4.91%) Java Software Engineer
14 121 (4.34%) Agile Developer
15 120 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
16 118 (4.23%) C++ Developer
17 112 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
18 92 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
19 91 (3.26%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (17.46%) .NET
2 462 (16.56%) HTML
3 372 (13.33%) CSS
4 361 (12.94%) Web Services
5 301 (10.79%) REST
6 247 (8.85%) Spring
7 226 (8.10%) XML
8 212 (7.60%) AngularJS
8 212 (7.60%) HTML5
9 198 (7.10%) ASP.NET
10 177 (6.34%) jQuery
11 151 (5.41%) RESTful
12 140 (5.02%) SOAP
13 130 (4.66%) .NET Framework
14 126 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 126 (4.52%) JSON
15 121 (4.34%) CSS3
16 104 (3.73%) J2EE
17 99 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
18 98 (3.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 197 (7.06%) Computer Science
2 182 (6.52%) User Experience
3 149 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 64 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
6 59 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 55 (1.97%) Derivative
8 45 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 41 (1.47%) Device Driver
10 39 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 38 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.22%) Mathematics
13 31 (1.11%) RIA
14 30 (1.08%) iPad
14 30 (1.08%) iPhone
14 30 (1.08%) Psychology
15 27 (0.97%) Statistics
16 26 (0.93%) IPTV
16 26 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 636 (22.80%) Linux
2 309 (11.08%) Unix
3 303 (10.86%) Windows
4 89 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 78 (2.80%) Android
6 66 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 46 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.11%) VxWorks
9 30 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
11 27 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.86%) AIX
13 19 (0.68%) Solaris
14 18 (0.65%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.39%) CentOS
19 8 (0.29%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1246 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (24.77%) TDD
3 541 (19.39%) Scrum
4 409 (14.66%) OO
5 398 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
6 347 (12.44%) BDD
7 299 (10.72%) Unit Testing
8 258 (9.25%) DevOps
9 254 (9.10%) Multithreading
10 212 (7.60%) MVC
10 212 (7.60%) UML
11 207 (7.42%) SDLC
12 167 (5.99%) Web Development
13 160 (5.73%) Pair Programming
14 149 (5.34%) Test Automation
15 144 (5.16%) E-Commerce
16 138 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 138 (4.95%) Integration Testing
16 138 (4.95%) Project Management
17 132 (4.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 937 (33.58%) Java
2 622 (22.29%) C++
3 617 (22.11%) JavaScript
4 560 (20.07%) C#
5 529 (18.96%) SQL
6 415 (14.87%) C
7 395 (14.16%) Python
8 255 (9.14%) Ruby
9 136 (4.87%) Scala
10 132 (4.73%) Embedded C
11 130 (4.66%) Perl
12 88 (3.15%) PHP
13 85 (3.05%) Shell Script
14 82 (2.94%) Bash Shell
15 72 (2.58%) PL/SQL
16 65 (2.33%) Ada
16 65 (2.33%) Groovy
17 55 (1.97%) Go
18 54 (1.94%) PowerShell
19 53 (1.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 376 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 350 (12.54%) Degree
3 269 (9.64%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.50%) PhD
7 12 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.36%) PMP
10 7 (0.25%) ISEB
11 6 (0.22%) CCEA
11 6 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.22%) HND
11 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.14%) CCNA
13 4 (0.14%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.58%) QA
2 30 (1.08%) DO-178B
3 29 (1.04%) MISRA
4 20 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.72%) MISRA C
5 13 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.25%) ISO26262
6 7 (0.25%) MiFID
6 7 (0.25%) SLA
7 6 (0.22%) GxP
7 6 (0.22%) TickIT
8 5 (0.18%) SEPA
9 4 (0.14%) OIPF
9 4 (0.14%) SDET
10 3 (0.11%) COBIT
10 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.11%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.11%) ECSS
System Software
1 116 (4.16%) Docker
2 53 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.86%) vSphere
4 48 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.72%) Firmware
6 13 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.22%) Cygwin
7 6 (0.22%) HDFS
8 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.14%) iptables
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) GPFS
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.11%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.11%) Xen
10 3 (0.11%) XenServer
11 2 (0.072%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.072%) Snort
11 2 (0.072%) zsh
12 1 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 104 (3.73%) Puppet
2 63 (2.26%) Graphite
3 48 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.72%) Packer
3 48 (1.72%) SCCM
4 43 (1.54%) SCOM
5 30 (1.08%) Terraform
6 26 (0.93%) Uchiwa
7 25 (0.90%) Kibana
8 23 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 20 (0.72%) Ansible
10 16 (0.57%) Mesos
11 15 (0.54%) logstash
12 13 (0.47%) Grafana
13 10 (0.36%) StatsD
14 9 (0.32%) Tivoli
15 8 (0.29%) Nagios
16 7 (0.25%) Capistrano
17 6 (0.22%) Oozie
17 6 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 277 (9.93%) Oracle
2 243 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 75 (2.69%) IBM
4 71 (2.54%) VMware
5 64 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 58 (2.08%) Google
7 49 (1.76%) Adobe
8 48 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 36 (1.29%) HP
10 35 (1.25%) MuleSoft
11 25 (0.90%) ForgeRock
11 25 (0.90%) SOASTA, Inc
12 24 (0.86%) SAP
13 22 (0.79%) Apple
14 21 (0.75%) Perforce
15 19 (0.68%) Informatica
16 18 (0.65%) Cloudera
17 16 (0.57%) Cisco
17 16 (0.57%) Serena
18 15 (0.54%) BMC
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Search Point
Rate: £850 - £900 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ISL
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ISL
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 months contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: From £30 to £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Jenkins Jacob
Rate: £350 per day Immediate Start!
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 4 days ago