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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 105 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 174 131 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.43% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 44 26
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£350 £310 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £39.70 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.78 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.38 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
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
9070 8358 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.50% 91.32% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4935 4518 3555
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 468 591
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +10 70 £350 +16.66% 37
Surrey +2 22 £365 +4.28% 33
Oxfordshire -16 16 £340 +21.42% 33
West Sussex -21 12 £375 +33.92% 6
East Sussex +4 11 £300 - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £325 -18.75% 4
Berkshire -10 10 £400 +23.07% 24
Middlesex -3 7 £301 -
Kent - 6 - - 4
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 287 (89.97%) Software Engineering
2 145 (45.45%) C++
3 125 (39.18%) C
4 109 (34.17%) Linux
5 82 (25.71%) Security Cleared
6 78 (24.45%) Java
7 72 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (20.06%) UML
9 62 (19.44%) Python
9 62 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 53 (16.61%) Windows
11 48 (15.05%) Configuration Management
12 47 (14.73%) C#
12 47 (14.73%) SQL
13 43 (13.48%) Subversion
14 40 (12.54%) UNIX
14 40 (12.54%) Multithreading
15 39 (12.23%) OO
16 35 (10.97%) ClearCase
16 35 (10.97%) OOD
17 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
17 33 (10.34%) Scrum
18 31 (9.72%) Oracle
19 30 (9.40%) Embedded C
19 30 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (8.78%) .NET
21 28 (8.78%) TDD
22 27 (8.46%) Project Management
22 27 (8.46%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 20 (6.27%) WebLogic
2 19 (5.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.25%) IIS
4 3 (0.94%) JBoss
4 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Zope
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) Simulink
3 4 (1.25%) MS Office
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.94%) Office 365
2 3 (0.94%) IaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.13%) SAN
3 8 (2.51%) DVB
4 7 (2.19%) Firewall
4 7 (2.19%) Internet
5 6 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (1.57%) NAS
6 5 (1.57%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.57%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.25%) Modbus
7 4 (1.25%) MQTT
8 3 (0.94%) VLAN
8 3 (0.94%) DHCP
8 3 (0.94%) HTTP
8 3 (0.94%) DNS
9 2 (0.63%) ATM
9 2 (0.63%) LTE
10 1 (0.31%) 4G
10 1 (0.31%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (2.19%) MySQL
2 7 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.63%) Ingres
6 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.63%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (13.48%) Subversion
2 35 (10.97%) ClearCase
3 24 (7.52%) Ant
4 20 (6.27%) NUnit
4 20 (6.27%) CppUnit
4 20 (6.27%) GoogleTest
5 19 (5.96%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.02%) Rational Rose
7 13 (4.08%) Git (software)
7 13 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (3.76%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.19%) ClearQuest
10 6 (1.88%) LabVIEW
10 6 (1.88%) Selenium
11 5 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.57%) JIRA
12 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.25%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.94%) Trac
13 3 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 17 (5.33%) Electronics
2 13 (4.08%) Aerospace
2 13 (4.08%) Publishing
3 10 (3.13%) Military
4 8 (2.51%) Avionics
5 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.88%) Finance
6 5 (1.57%) Automotive
6 5 (1.57%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.78%) .NET
2 27 (8.46%) XML
3 25 (7.84%) HTML
4 21 (6.58%) Web Services
5 18 (5.64%) Motif
6 14 (4.39%) XSLT
7 13 (4.08%) CSS
8 12 (3.76%) Ajax
9 11 (3.45%) SOAP
10 10 (3.13%) Oracle ADF
10 10 (3.13%) WPF
10 10 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (2.82%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.82%) OpenGL
11 9 (2.82%) Spring
11 9 (2.82%) JSON
12 8 (2.51%) HTML5
12 8 (2.51%) REST
13 7 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.46%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.02%) Device Driver
4 14 (4.39%) Derivative
4 14 (4.39%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (4.08%) Algorithms
6 12 (3.76%) Digital Media
7 10 (3.13%) DTV
8 8 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 7 (2.19%) STB
10 6 (1.88%) Clustering
10 6 (1.88%) HACMP
10 6 (1.88%) User Experience
11 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.57%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.25%) Physics
12 4 (1.25%) Informatics
12 4 (1.25%) Wiki
12 4 (1.25%) Open Source
12 4 (1.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 109 (34.17%) Linux
2 53 (16.61%) Windows
3 40 (12.54%) UNIX
4 9 (2.82%) Android
5 8 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.88%) AIX
7 6 (1.88%) HPUX
7 6 (1.88%) Solaris
7 6 (1.88%) NetWare
8 5 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.25%) CentOS
9 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.31%) VMS
11 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (89.97%) Software Engineering
2 72 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.06%) UML
4 48 (15.05%) Configuration Management
5 40 (12.54%) Multithreading
6 39 (12.23%) OO
7 35 (10.97%) OOD
8 33 (10.34%) Scrum
9 30 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.78%) TDD
11 27 (8.46%) Project Management
12 26 (8.15%) SOA
13 21 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
13 21 (6.58%) Use Case
14 18 (5.64%) Integration Testing
15 16 (5.02%) RUP
15 16 (5.02%) Unified Process
15 16 (5.02%) Embedded Software Development
16 15 (4.70%) Memory Management
17 14 (4.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (45.45%) C++
2 125 (39.18%) C
3 78 (24.45%) Java
4 62 (19.44%) Python
5 47 (14.73%) SQL
5 47 (14.73%) C#
6 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 30 (9.40%) Embedded C
8 24 (7.52%) Perl
9 19 (5.96%) Bash Shell
10 16 (5.02%) Ada
11 13 (4.08%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.76%) Ruby
13 10 (3.13%) XPath
13 10 (3.13%) XQuery
14 7 (2.19%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.19%) VC++
14 7 (2.19%) PHP
15 6 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 82 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 62 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.46%) Degree
4 6 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.57%) ISEB
6 4 (1.25%) PhD
6 4 (1.25%) MCP
6 4 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.94%) HND
7 3 (0.94%) MCSE
7 3 (0.94%) MCSA
8 1 (0.31%) HNC
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.45%) DO-178B
2 10 (3.13%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.25%) TickIT
5 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.31%) GCP
5 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.88%) GPFS
3 6 (1.88%) iptables
4 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.94%) Firmware
5 3 (0.94%) Xen
5 3 (0.94%) UAG
6 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.51%) Puppet
3 7 (2.19%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.88%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.57%) SCCM
6 3 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 31 (9.72%) Oracle
2 26 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.58%) VMware
4 10 (3.13%) Hitachi
5 8 (2.51%) Serena
6 7 (2.19%) Informatica
6 7 (2.19%) HP
6 7 (2.19%) IBM
7 6 (1.88%) Cisco
7 6 (1.88%) Compaq
7 6 (1.88%) EMC
7 6 (1.88%) Veritas
8 5 (1.57%) Citrix
9 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.94%) Xilinx
11 2 (0.63%) Talend
11 2 (0.63%) AppSense
11 2 (0.63%) Altiris
11 2 (0.63%) Cadence
11 2 (0.63%) 3Com
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