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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 105 108 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 172 156 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.74% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.88% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 84 51
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £33.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +6.00%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 50 £327 +4.64% 27
Berkshire +26 24 £263 -16.00% 23
Oxfordshire -8 21 £410 +38.98% 30
West Sussex 0 15 £275 +25.00% 5
Surrey -32 14 £343 -16.96% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £325 - 9
East Sussex -4 10 £300 -25.00% 10
Middlesex -5 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Kent - 7 £338 - 3
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 313 (89.43%) Software Engineering
2 159 (45.43%) C++
3 121 (34.57%) C
4 119 (34.00%) Linux
5 96 (27.43%) Java
6 90 (25.71%) Security Cleared
7 77 (22.00%) C#
8 70 (20.00%) Windows
9 67 (19.14%) SC Cleared
10 62 (17.71%) UML
11 58 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (15.14%) Multithreading
12 53 (15.14%) Python
13 45 (12.86%) .NET
14 41 (11.71%) UNIX
15 40 (11.43%) OO
16 39 (11.14%) HTML
17 38 (10.86%) SQL
17 38 (10.86%) TDD
18 37 (10.57%) Scrum
19 36 (10.29%) OOD
20 34 (9.71%) JavaScript
21 32 (9.14%) Configuration Management
22 31 (8.86%) Microsoft
23 29 (8.29%) CSS
23 29 (8.29%) Subversion
23 29 (8.29%) Degree
24 28 (8.00%) XML
24 28 (8.00%) VMware
25 27 (7.71%) Embedded C

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.86%) JBoss
3 9 (2.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (2.29%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 3 (0.86%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Zope
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (1.43%) MS Office
2 4 (1.14%) Simulink
3 3 (0.86%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.29%) Amazon S3
2 8 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.57%) HTTP
3 7 (2.00%) SAN
4 6 (1.71%) Internet
4 6 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.71%) Network Security
4 6 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.43%) LTE
5 5 (1.43%) VoIP
6 4 (1.14%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.14%) ATM
6 4 (1.14%) Bluetooth
6 4 (1.14%) Wireless
6 4 (1.14%) DVB
7 3 (0.86%) VLAN
7 3 (0.86%) DHCP
7 3 (0.86%) DNS
7 3 (0.86%) IPv6
8 2 (0.57%) 4G
8 2 (0.57%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.57%) MySQL
2 9 (2.57%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.29%) SQLite
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (8.29%) Subversion
2 26 (7.43%) ClearCase
3 24 (6.86%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.71%) Ant
5 17 (4.86%) Eclipse
6 14 (4.00%) JUnit
6 14 (4.00%) NUnit
6 14 (4.00%) CppUnit
6 14 (4.00%) GoogleTest
7 13 (3.71%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (2.86%) Selenium
10 9 (2.57%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.29%) Rational Rose
12 7 (2.00%) ClearQuest
12 7 (2.00%) LabVIEW
12 7 (2.00%) Maven
13 6 (1.71%) ReSharper
13 6 (1.71%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (7.14%) Electronics
2 13 (3.71%) Military
3 10 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.86%) Finance
4 9 (2.57%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.71%) Automotive
6 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.14%) Games
6 4 (1.14%) Avionics
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.86%) .NET
2 39 (11.14%) HTML
3 29 (8.29%) CSS
4 28 (8.00%) XML
5 22 (6.29%) HTML5
6 21 (6.00%) Web Services
6 21 (6.00%) Spring
7 20 (5.71%) WPF
8 15 (4.29%) ASP.NET
9 14 (4.00%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.14%) .NET Framework
10 11 (3.14%) JSON
10 11 (3.14%) jQuery
10 11 (3.14%) CSS3
11 10 (2.86%) Ajax
11 10 (2.86%) WinForms
11 10 (2.86%) Motif
11 10 (2.86%) J2EE
12 9 (2.57%) SOAP
12 9 (2.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.86%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.86%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (4.00%) Device Driver
5 12 (3.43%) Derivative
6 8 (2.29%) Clustering
6 8 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.00%) HACMP
8 6 (1.71%) DTV
8 6 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.43%) Human Factors
10 4 (1.14%) STB
10 4 (1.14%) Informatics
10 4 (1.14%) GIS
10 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.86%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 119 (34.00%) Linux
2 70 (20.00%) Windows
3 41 (11.71%) UNIX
4 18 (5.14%) Android
5 8 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (2.29%) Solaris
6 7 (2.00%) AIX
6 7 (2.00%) HPUX
6 7 (2.00%) NetWare
6 7 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) CentOS
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.29%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (89.43%) Software Engineering
2 62 (17.71%) UML
3 58 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (15.14%) Multithreading
5 40 (11.43%) OO
6 38 (10.86%) TDD
7 37 (10.57%) Scrum
8 36 (10.29%) OOD
9 32 (9.14%) Configuration Management
10 22 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.00%) Unit Testing
12 19 (5.43%) Requirements Analysis
12 19 (5.43%) MVC
12 19 (5.43%) SDLC
13 17 (4.86%) Validation
14 16 (4.57%) Integration Testing
14 16 (4.57%) BDD
15 14 (4.00%) Project Management
16 13 (3.71%) Automation Testing
17 12 (3.43%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (45.43%) C++
2 121 (34.57%) C
3 96 (27.43%) Java
4 77 (22.00%) C#
5 53 (15.14%) Python
6 38 (10.86%) SQL
7 34 (9.71%) JavaScript
8 27 (7.71%) Embedded C
9 19 (5.43%) Perl
10 11 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.86%) Ada
11 10 (2.86%) VC++
11 10 (2.86%) Embedded C++
12 9 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.57%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.29%) Ruby
14 7 (2.00%) Korn
15 6 (1.71%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.71%) PHP
16 5 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 67 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.29%) Degree
4 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.14%) PhD
5 3 (0.86%) MCP
5 3 (0.86%) HND
6 2 (0.57%) MCSE
6 2 (0.57%) MCSA
7 1 (0.29%) HNC
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) CCNA
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.71%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.43%) QA
3 4 (1.14%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.57%) TickIT
5 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.00%) GPFS
3 4 (1.14%) Snort
3 4 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.86%) Firmware
5 2 (0.57%) UAG
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.00%) Tivoli
2 7 (2.00%) SCCM
3 3 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.57%) WMI
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (8.86%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.00%) VMware
3 25 (7.14%) Oracle
4 13 (3.71%) IBM
5 11 (3.14%) HP
6 8 (2.29%) Serena
7 7 (2.00%) Informatica
7 7 (2.00%) EMC
7 7 (2.00%) Veritas
8 6 (1.71%) Compaq
8 6 (1.71%) Cisco
8 6 (1.71%) Hitachi
9 4 (1.14%) AppSense
9 4 (1.14%) Altiris
10 3 (0.86%) Citrix
10 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.86%) McAfee
11 2 (0.57%) Cadence
11 2 (0.57%) Perforce
11 2 (0.57%) Talend
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