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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 22 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.80% 3.85% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 4.26% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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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
114 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 91.20% 90.38% 98.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 42
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £675 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.38 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.48% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £35.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) wxWidgets
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ASN.1
2 2 (66.67%) MFC
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) ASN.1
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MFC
1 2 (66.67%) wxWidgets
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared