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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 13 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.49% 1.63% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 1.80% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£327 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +9.02%
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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
84 111 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 92.31% 90.24% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 47
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £39.83 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.12% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £11.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £46.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Validation
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 6 (37.50%) C++
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 6 (37.50%) Human Factors
5 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Ada
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) LabVIEW
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (6.25%) Qt
7 1 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Signal Processing

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ATM
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Juju
2 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) Motif
1 1 (6.25%) Qt
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Human Factors
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) Validation
3 6 (37.50%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
6 1 (6.25%) SysML
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Content Management
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Ada
3 2 (12.50%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Snort
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Intel
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
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