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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 18 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.28% 4.35% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 5.41% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Average daily rate £345 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +5.46%
Software Engineering
South East

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
121 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 80.13% 80.43% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 87
Average daily rate £351 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) C
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (40.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
6 4 (26.67%) SOA
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (13.33%) JIRA
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (13.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (13.33%) Twisted
8 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
8 2 (13.33%) Python
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) Perl
8 2 (13.33%) STL
9 1 (6.67%) JUnit
9 1 (6.67%) J2EE
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) OpenGL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) DVB
1 1 (6.67%) UPnP
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.67%) Gerrit
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) C Software Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) C++ Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Linux Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (13.33%) STL
1 2 (13.33%) Twisted
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
2 1 (6.67%) Dojo
2 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
2 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded C++
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sencha