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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 18 18 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.41% 3.46% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 3.98% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 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 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £41.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 - £39.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 - £43.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
202 201 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.99% 87.01% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 104
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 28 July 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 27 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 20 (71.43%) Linux
2 20 (71.43%) UML
3 19 (67.86%) C++
4 13 (46.43%) Multithreading
5 12 (42.86%) C
6 11 (39.29%) Validation
6 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Military
7 10 (35.71%) Rational Rhapsody
7 10 (35.71%) OO
8 9 (32.14%) Java
8 9 (32.14%) Electronics
9 8 (28.57%) ClearCase
10 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
10 7 (25.00%) POSIX
10 7 (25.00%) DTV
10 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
11 6 (21.43%) DVB
11 6 (21.43%) STB
12 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Device Driver
12 3 (10.71%) STL
13 2 (7.14%) IBM
13 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
13 2 (7.14%) Intel
13 2 (7.14%) Debian
13 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
13 2 (7.14%) Android
13 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (21.43%) DVB
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (28.57%) ClearCase
3 2 (7.14%) Automake
3 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (35.71%) Military
2 9 (32.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) POSIX
2 3 (10.71%) STL
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) DOM
3 1 (3.57%) XSL
3 1 (3.57%) XHTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) WebKit
3 1 (3.57%) OpenCL
3 1 (3.57%) DirectCompute
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) DTV
2 6 (21.43%) STB
3 3 (10.71%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.57%) W3C
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) CUDA
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Debian
2 2 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 20 (71.43%) UML
3 13 (46.43%) Multithreading
4 11 (39.29%) Validation
5 10 (35.71%) OO
6 7 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (3.57%) Web Development
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C++
2 12 (42.86%) C
3 9 (32.14%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) IBM
1 2 (7.14%) Intel
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