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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 122 136 105
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 139 120 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.62% 1.29% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.38% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 63 48
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 34
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £32.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 47 £325 -13.33% 28
Surrey -1 24 £225 -33.33% 23
Berkshire +18 19 £420 +5.00% 29
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £425 +21.42% 6
Middlesex 0 9 £345 +6.15% 2
East Sussex +7 8 £370 +13.84% 11
West Sussex +7 5 £375 +29.31% 7
Kent -8 3 £515 - 5
Oxfordshire -12 2 £430 -16.90% 11
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 257 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 138 (51.49%) C++
3 112 (41.79%) Linux
4 111 (41.42%) C
5 68 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (20.90%) Java
6 56 (20.90%) Python
7 53 (19.78%) C#
7 53 (19.78%) Multithreading
8 51 (19.03%) OO
9 46 (17.16%) Subversion
10 44 (16.42%) Embedded C
11 40 (14.93%) SQL
12 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
12 38 (14.18%) UML
13 34 (12.69%) Scrum
13 34 (12.69%) Windows
14 32 (11.94%) Unix
15 31 (11.57%) Telecoms
16 29 (10.82%) ClearCase
16 29 (10.82%) .NET
17 28 (10.45%) Configuration Management
17 28 (10.45%) Git (software)
18 27 (10.07%) SC Cleared
18 27 (10.07%) OOD
19 24 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (8.58%) Integration Testing
20 23 (8.58%) Requirements Analysis
21 22 (8.21%) Degree
21 22 (8.21%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (4.85%) Tomcat
1 13 (4.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.61%) JBoss
2 7 (2.61%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.49%) Node.js
4 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.75%) CMS
5 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.37%) Zope
Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Simulink
2 4 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) BASE24
2 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon S3
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.97%) LTE
2 15 (5.60%) Wireless
3 14 (5.22%) DVB
4 12 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (4.10%) HTTP
6 8 (2.99%) SSH
6 8 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.99%) UMTS
7 7 (2.61%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (2.61%) FTP
7 7 (2.61%) GSM
7 7 (2.61%) RANAP
7 7 (2.61%) RTP
8 6 (2.24%) ATM
8 6 (2.24%) Internet
8 6 (2.24%) LDAP
8 6 (2.24%) SSL
9 5 (1.87%) H.323
9 5 (1.87%) Modbus
9 5 (1.87%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.87%) MySQL
4 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.75%) Big Data
4 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.75%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.37%) Redis
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (17.16%) Subversion
2 29 (10.82%) ClearCase
3 28 (10.45%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.09%) NUnit
5 18 (6.72%) Visual Studio
6 17 (6.34%) Jenkins
7 15 (5.60%) GoogleTest
8 14 (5.22%) Ant
8 14 (5.22%) CppUnit
8 14 (5.22%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.10%) Cucumber
9 11 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (2.99%) JIRA
11 7 (2.61%) JUnit
11 7 (2.61%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.61%) Trac
12 6 (2.24%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.87%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.87%) Maven
13 5 (1.87%) Selenium
General
1 31 (11.57%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.21%) Electronics
3 14 (5.22%) Finance
4 12 (4.48%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.73%) Avionics
6 9 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.99%) Military
8 6 (2.24%) Automotive
9 4 (1.49%) Games
10 3 (1.12%) Retail
11 2 (0.75%) Legal
11 2 (0.75%) Marketing
11 2 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.82%) .NET
2 22 (8.21%) HTML
3 18 (6.72%) Qt
4 17 (6.34%) REST
4 17 (6.34%) Web Services
5 14 (5.22%) HTML5
6 12 (4.48%) CSS
6 12 (4.48%) Middleware
6 12 (4.48%) STL
6 12 (4.48%) WPF
6 12 (4.48%) XML
7 11 (4.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (4.10%) Spring
8 10 (3.73%) Motif
9 8 (2.99%) SOAP
9 8 (2.99%) Twisted
10 7 (2.61%) jQuery
11 6 (2.24%) RESTful
11 6 (2.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (1.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (6.72%) Device Driver
4 15 (5.60%) Derivative
5 13 (4.85%) STB
6 10 (3.73%) DTV
7 9 (3.36%) VHDL
8 8 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (2.24%) DataPower
10 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.87%) Physics
12 4 (1.49%) CAN bus
12 4 (1.49%) User Experience
13 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.12%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.75%) MPEG
14 2 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 112 (41.79%) Linux
2 34 (12.69%) Windows
3 32 (11.94%) Unix
4 13 (4.85%) Android
4 13 (4.85%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.24%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.87%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.75%) AIX
9 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 2 (0.75%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) HPUX
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) NetWare
10 1 (0.37%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (95.90%) Software Engineering
2 68 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (19.78%) Multithreading
4 51 (19.03%) OO
5 38 (14.18%) UML
6 34 (12.69%) Scrum
7 28 (10.45%) Configuration Management
8 27 (10.07%) OOD
9 23 (8.58%) Integration Testing
9 23 (8.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 22 (8.21%) Project Management
10 22 (8.21%) TDD
11 20 (7.46%) SDLC
11 20 (7.46%) Unit Testing
12 19 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (7.09%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (6.72%) Automated Testing
13 18 (6.72%) BDD
14 17 (6.34%) Software Architecture
15 16 (5.97%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 138 (51.49%) C++
2 111 (41.42%) C
3 56 (20.90%) Java
3 56 (20.90%) Python
4 53 (19.78%) C#
5 44 (16.42%) Embedded C
6 40 (14.93%) SQL
7 18 (6.72%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.60%) Embedded C++
9 12 (4.48%) Ada
10 9 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.99%) Ada 95
12 7 (2.61%) MATLAB
12 7 (2.61%) Ruby
13 6 (2.24%) Erlang
13 6 (2.24%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.24%) Perl
13 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.49%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 38 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.21%) Degree
4 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.87%) MISRA
3 4 (1.49%) FedRAMP
3 4 (1.49%) ISO26262
4 2 (0.75%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.75%) SDET
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.12%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) GPFS
5 1 (0.37%) zsh
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (5.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.85%) Oracle
3 12 (4.48%) IBM
4 7 (2.61%) Cisco
5 6 (2.24%) CA
5 6 (2.24%) VMware
6 4 (1.49%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) Altera
7 2 (0.75%) BEA
7 2 (0.75%) Freescale
7 2 (0.75%) Wind River
8 1 (0.37%) Compaq
8 1 (0.37%) EMC
8 1 (0.37%) FairCom
8 1 (0.37%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.37%) HP
8 1 (0.37%) Informatica
8 1 (0.37%) Pega
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas
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