The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 52 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.98% 2.77% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 3.65% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £250 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
516 493 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.07% 75.96% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 311 85
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £23.75 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% +25.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -3 5 - - 5
Durham - - - - 2
Northumberland - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (84.62%) C
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Electronics
4 3 (23.08%) Automotive
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
5 2 (15.38%) Rational Rose
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Ant
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) CppUnit
5 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
5 2 (15.38%) NUnit

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Rose
1 2 (15.38%) NUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) CppUnit
1 2 (15.38%) GoogleTest
1 2 (15.38%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) PVCS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C++ Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Real Time Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Real Time Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Derivative
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
1 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) RUP
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Signal Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
3 4 (30.77%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) IEC 61508
1 1 (7.69%) DO-178B