The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 8 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 11.34% 2.83% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.09% 3.09% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£327 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 97 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 93.81% 91.51% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 48
Average daily rate £330 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £95 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 15
Average hourly rate £19.63 £21.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -22.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Validation
3 6 (46.15%) C++
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 5 (38.46%) Human Factors
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Ada
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (7.69%) Military
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) Subversion
7 1 (7.69%) Snort
7 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (7.69%) SysML
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) Qt

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Radio
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Qt
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Human Factors
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SysML
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Ada
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Snort
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