The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 9 12 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.97% 5.56% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 7.98% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 0
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£363 £309 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
180 163 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 80.72% 69.66% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 101 82
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.03 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Software Engineering
South East

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 11 July 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 26 (70.27%) Linux
2 24 (64.86%) C++
3 23 (62.16%) UML
4 18 (48.65%) C
5 15 (40.54%) Java
6 14 (37.84%) Electronics
6 14 (37.84%) Multithreading
6 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) Military
8 11 (29.73%) Validation
8 11 (29.73%) OO
9 10 (27.03%) ClearCase
10 9 (24.32%) POSIX
10 9 (24.32%) DTV
10 9 (24.32%) Software Architecture
10 9 (24.32%) Rational Rhapsody
11 8 (21.62%) DVB
11 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
11 8 (21.62%) STB
12 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Degree
12 5 (13.51%) Android
13 4 (10.81%) Device Driver
13 4 (10.81%) Open Source
13 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
13 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
13 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.81%) Embedded Software Development
14 3 (8.11%) Automake

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (21.62%) DVB
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) ClearCase
2 9 (24.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (8.11%) Automake
4 1 (2.70%) RequisitePro
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (37.84%) Electronics
2 13 (35.14%) Military
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Software Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) POSIX
2 3 (8.11%) STL
3 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.41%) Android NDK
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) WebKit
4 1 (2.70%) OpenCL
4 1 (2.70%) DirectCompute
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) DOM
4 1 (2.70%) XSL
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
4 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) DTV
2 8 (21.62%) STB
3 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Open Source
3 4 (10.81%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.41%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.70%) W3C
5 1 (2.70%) Firmware
5 1 (2.70%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Android
3 3 (8.11%) Debian
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) UML
2 14 (37.84%) Multithreading
3 11 (29.73%) OO
3 11 (29.73%) Validation
4 9 (24.32%) Software Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.41%) Logistics
8 2 (5.41%) Android Development
9 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.70%) V-Model
9 1 (2.70%) Project Management
9 1 (2.70%) Web Development
9 1 (2.70%) Use Case
9 1 (2.70%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C++
2 18 (48.65%) C
3 15 (40.54%) Java
4 8 (21.62%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Intel
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
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