The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 17 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.74% 3.19% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 3.69% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £41.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £39.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £40.00 £43.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Software Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
211 217 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 86.48% 86.45% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 121 110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £35.80 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 28 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 22 (75.86%) Linux
3 21 (72.41%) UML
4 16 (55.17%) C++
5 14 (48.28%) C
6 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
7 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
7 10 (34.48%) ClearCase
7 10 (34.48%) DTV
8 9 (31.03%) DVB
8 9 (31.03%) Electronics
8 9 (31.03%) Military
8 9 (31.03%) POSIX
8 9 (31.03%) Java
8 9 (31.03%) Software Architecture
9 8 (27.59%) STB
9 8 (27.59%) OO
9 8 (27.59%) Validation
10 7 (24.14%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
12 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
12 3 (10.34%) Device Driver
12 3 (10.34%) STL
12 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
12 3 (10.34%) Degree
13 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
13 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
13 2 (6.90%) Android
13 2 (6.90%) Debian
13 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (31.03%) DVB
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) ClearCase
2 7 (24.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (6.90%) Automake
3 2 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (31.03%) Electronics
1 9 (31.03%) Military
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) POSIX
2 3 (10.34%) STL
3 2 (6.90%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) Swing
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) XHTML
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) DOM
4 1 (3.45%) XSL
4 1 (3.45%) CSS3
4 1 (3.45%) WebKit
4 1 (3.45%) OpenCL
4 1 (3.45%) DirectCompute
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) DTV
2 8 (27.59%) STB
3 3 (10.34%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) W3C
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) CUDA
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Physics
5 1 (3.45%) IPTV
5 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Debian
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 21 (72.41%) UML
3 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
4 9 (31.03%) Software Architecture
5 8 (27.59%) OO
5 8 (27.59%) Validation
6 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C++
2 14 (48.28%) C
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) MATLAB
5 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) IBM
1 2 (6.90%) Intel
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce