The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 19 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.59% 2.78% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 3.61% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £625 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
Software Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
152 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.55% 76.85% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 107 83
Average daily rate £420 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £570 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £30.25 £42.50 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.82% +105.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £19.50 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 23 (74.19%) UML
2 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 15 (48.39%) C
4 13 (41.94%) ClearCase
5 12 (38.71%) DTV
5 12 (38.71%) DVB
6 10 (32.26%) POSIX
6 10 (32.26%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Software Architecture
7 9 (29.03%) STB
8 7 (22.58%) C++
8 7 (22.58%) Use Case
8 7 (22.58%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (19.35%) Electronics
10 5 (16.13%) Firmware
10 5 (16.13%) Logistics
10 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
10 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (16.13%) V-Model
11 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.90%) Degree
11 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (12.90%) OO
12 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
12 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
12 3 (9.68%) Swing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) DVB
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) ClearCase
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (19.35%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.45%) Military
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Software Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Software Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Principal Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) POSIX
2 5 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (9.68%) Swing
4 2 (6.45%) HTML5
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.23%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) DTV
2 9 (29.03%) STB
3 6 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Physics
5 3 (9.68%) IPTV
6 2 (6.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.23%) Interactive TV
7 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) UML
2 10 (32.26%) Software Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Use Case
4 5 (16.13%) V-Model
4 5 (16.13%) Logistics
4 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
4 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) OO
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.45%) OOD
7 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.23%) Android Development
8 1 (3.23%) Validation
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C
2 10 (32.26%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Perforce