The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 15 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.56% 4.52% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 5.00% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £330 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 180 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 94.84% 90.45% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 97 147
Average daily rate £396 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Middlesex region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Middlesex region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (90.91%) C++
3 18 (81.82%) Multithreading
4 16 (72.73%) Java
4 16 (72.73%) Linux
5 15 (68.18%) UML
6 13 (59.09%) Validation
6 13 (59.09%) OO
7 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
8 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (45.45%) Military
10 9 (40.91%) Electronics
11 7 (31.82%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (27.27%) C
13 3 (13.64%) Android
13 3 (13.64%) Device Driver
13 3 (13.64%) STL
14 2 (9.09%) Windows
14 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
14 2 (9.09%) Video Processing
14 2 (9.09%) Qt
14 2 (9.09%) GPGPU
14 2 (9.09%) Degree
14 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
14 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
14 2 (9.09%) GLSL
14 2 (9.09%) OpenCV
14 2 (9.09%) OpenGL ES
15 1 (4.55%) OpenCL
15 1 (4.55%) DirectCompute

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DVB
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (45.45%) Military
2 9 (40.91%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) STL
2 2 (9.09%) OpenGL
2 2 (9.09%) Qt
2 2 (9.09%) OpenCV
2 2 (9.09%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (4.55%) OpenCL
3 1 (4.55%) DirectCompute
3 1 (4.55%) Swing
3 1 (4.55%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.09%) GPGPU
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) CUDA
3 1 (4.55%) DTV
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (81.82%) Multithreading
3 15 (68.18%) UML
4 13 (59.09%) Validation
4 13 (59.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Video Processing
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C++
2 16 (72.73%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) MATLAB
4 6 (27.27%) C
5 2 (9.09%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree