The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 14 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.25% 2.54% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 4.05% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84 74 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 68.29% 62.71% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 38
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 5
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.11 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
Hampshire

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) MFC
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) ClearQuest
4 2 (25.00%) wxWidgets
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) ASN.1
4 2 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
1 2 (25.00%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (25.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) MFC
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) wxWidgets
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Process Management
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) UML
1 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco