The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 112 105 115
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 143 149 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.68% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.81% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 26
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £168 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 60
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8553 8234 9061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.18% 92.81% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4750 4342 4208
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 512 624
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 57 £331 +1.92% 12
Berkshire +3 20 £325 +1.96% 14
Surrey -14 19 £356 +14.00% 16
Oxfordshire +8 14 £318 -18.06% 18
Middlesex +2 12 £363 +16.93% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £320 - 2
East Sussex -9 6 £240 -52.00% 1
Kent -4 1 - - 1
West Sussex -13 1 - - 5
Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 282 (91.86%) Software Engineering
2 142 (46.25%) C
3 125 (40.72%) Linux
4 103 (33.55%) C++
5 73 (23.78%) C#
6 63 (20.52%) Java
7 58 (18.89%) Windows
8 54 (17.59%) .NET
9 53 (17.26%) Scrum
10 50 (16.29%) UML
11 44 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (13.68%) ClearCase
13 41 (13.36%) Security Cleared
14 38 (12.38%) Python
14 38 (12.38%) SQL Server
15 37 (12.05%) Web Services
16 36 (11.73%) Visual Studio
16 36 (11.73%) Embedded C
17 34 (11.07%) OO
18 33 (10.75%) Telecoms
19 32 (10.42%) DTV
20 31 (10.10%) UNIX
20 31 (10.10%) Multithreading
20 31 (10.10%) WCF
21 30 (9.77%) WPF
21 30 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (9.12%) POSIX
22 28 (9.12%) SC Cleared
23 27 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
23 27 (8.79%) SQL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.98%) IIS
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.30%) Simulink
3 2 (0.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.26%) Office 365
1 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
1 17 (5.54%) DVB
2 8 (2.61%) SAN
3 6 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (1.95%) Wireless
3 6 (1.95%) HTTP
4 5 (1.63%) Internet
5 4 (1.30%) MQTT
5 4 (1.30%) Modbus
5 4 (1.30%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.98%) MPLS
6 3 (0.98%) OSPF
6 3 (0.98%) BGP
6 3 (0.98%) SMS
6 3 (0.98%) UPnP
6 3 (0.98%) Network Security
6 3 (0.98%) NFC
6 3 (0.98%) LTE
6 3 (0.98%) NAS
7 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.98%) MySQL
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.98%) Big Data
5 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.65%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) DB2
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (13.68%) ClearCase
2 36 (11.73%) Visual Studio
3 27 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (7.82%) Subversion
5 16 (5.21%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.23%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.91%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (3.58%) NUnit
9 10 (3.26%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.93%) Ant
10 9 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.61%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.28%) Rational Rose
12 7 (2.28%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.28%) CppUnit
12 7 (2.28%) GoogleTest
12 7 (2.28%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (2.28%) GDB
13 6 (1.95%) Selenium
14 5 (1.63%) JUnit
General
1 33 (10.75%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.17%) Electronics
3 12 (3.91%) Military
4 8 (2.61%) Automotive
5 6 (1.95%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.95%) Publishing
6 4 (1.30%) Avionics
6 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.98%) Games
7 3 (0.98%) Finance
8 2 (0.65%) German Language
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.59%) .NET
2 37 (12.05%) Web Services
3 31 (10.10%) WCF
4 30 (9.77%) WPF
5 28 (9.12%) POSIX
6 23 (7.49%) LINQ
7 18 (5.86%) HTML
8 16 (5.21%) XML
9 12 (3.91%) SOAP
10 10 (3.26%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.26%) Spring
10 10 (3.26%) XSLT
11 9 (2.93%) CSS
12 7 (2.28%) Motif
12 7 (2.28%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.95%) HTML5
13 6 (1.95%) Swing
13 6 (1.95%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.95%) STL
14 5 (1.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.42%) DTV
2 26 (8.47%) Device Driver
3 22 (7.17%) Embedded Systems
4 19 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.56%) STB
6 9 (2.93%) Firmware
7 7 (2.28%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.28%) Robotics
8 6 (1.95%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.95%) Physics
9 5 (1.63%) Derivative
9 5 (1.63%) Open Source
10 4 (1.30%) Clustering
10 4 (1.30%) VHDL
10 4 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.98%) HACMP
11 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Wiki
11 3 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 125 (40.72%) Linux
2 58 (18.89%) Windows
3 31 (10.10%) UNIX
4 15 (4.89%) Embedded Linux
4 15 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.91%) Android
6 7 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.30%) HPUX
7 4 (1.30%) Solaris
8 3 (0.98%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.98%) NetWare
8 3 (0.98%) AIX
8 3 (0.98%) Debian
8 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (91.86%) Software Engineering
2 53 (17.26%) Scrum
3 50 (16.29%) UML
4 44 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (11.07%) OO
6 31 (10.10%) Multithreading
7 30 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (7.49%) Configuration Management
9 19 (6.19%) Embedded Software Development
10 16 (5.21%) Software Architecture
10 16 (5.21%) Test Automation
11 15 (4.89%) OOD
11 15 (4.89%) TDD
11 15 (4.89%) Validation
12 12 (3.91%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.91%) Content Management
12 12 (3.91%) MVC
13 11 (3.58%) Integration Testing
14 9 (2.93%) SOA
14 9 (2.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (46.25%) C
2 103 (33.55%) C++
3 73 (23.78%) C#
4 63 (20.52%) Java
5 38 (12.38%) Python
6 36 (11.73%) Embedded C
7 27 (8.79%) SQL
8 22 (7.17%) JavaScript
9 18 (5.86%) Perl
10 13 (4.23%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.91%) Ruby
12 10 (3.26%) MATLAB
13 9 (2.93%) PHP
13 9 (2.93%) Embedded C++
13 9 (2.93%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.63%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.63%) VBScript
14 5 (1.63%) VC++
14 5 (1.63%) Korn
15 4 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.51%) Degree
4 6 (1.95%) PhD
5 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.28%) QA
2 5 (1.63%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.98%) vCloud
2 3 (0.98%) GPFS
3 2 (0.65%) KVM
3 2 (0.65%) Xen
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.95%) Vagrant
2 6 (1.95%) Puppet
3 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.65%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (5.21%) Oracle
2 14 (4.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.26%) VMware
4 8 (2.61%) HP
5 7 (2.28%) Cisco
6 5 (1.63%) EMC
6 5 (1.63%) Intel
6 5 (1.63%) IBM
6 5 (1.63%) Perforce
6 5 (1.63%) QNX
7 4 (1.30%) ESRI
7 4 (1.30%) Hitachi
8 3 (0.98%) Veritas
8 3 (0.98%) Compaq
8 3 (0.98%) Green Hills
8 3 (0.98%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.65%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.65%) Atomikos
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) McAfee
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £24 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Whiteley, Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago