The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Portsmouth 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 17 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.94% 1.61% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 1.67% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95 60 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 93.14% 96.77% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 65
Average daily rate £300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £426 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 23
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.98 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.29% +24.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £26.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
Hampshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) Process Management
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) SQL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx