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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 106 118 102
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 174 129 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.82% 1.40% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.53% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 69 42
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£346 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 45
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.11 £35.20 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +9.02%
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
8835 8451 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.27% 92.02% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5209 4594 4023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £200
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 415 412 553
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -4.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -5 48 £326 +0.30% 30
Berkshire +19 28 £263 -12.50% 20
Oxfordshire -11 20 £425 +57.40% 35
Surrey +2 15 £346 -4.48% 16
East Sussex +4 14 £340 +15.25% 5
West Sussex -3 13 £288 +30.68%
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £288 -11.53% 14
Middlesex +1 10 £350 -3.44%
Kent - 7 £338 - 6
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 318 (90.08%) Software Engineering
2 158 (44.76%) C++
3 122 (34.56%) C
4 120 (33.99%) Linux
5 94 (26.63%) Java
6 89 (25.21%) Security Cleared
7 82 (23.23%) C#
8 66 (18.70%) SC Cleared
9 65 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (18.13%) Windows
11 58 (16.43%) UML
12 52 (14.73%) Python
13 51 (14.45%) Multithreading
14 48 (13.60%) .NET
15 47 (13.31%) Scrum
16 41 (11.61%) OO
17 40 (11.33%) TDD
18 38 (10.76%) SQL
19 37 (10.48%) HTML
19 37 (10.48%) UNIX
20 34 (9.63%) JavaScript
21 33 (9.35%) Degree
22 31 (8.78%) Configuration Management
23 30 (8.50%) OOD
24 28 (7.93%) Embedded C
24 28 (7.93%) CSS
25 27 (7.65%) XML
25 27 (7.65%) SQL Server
25 27 (7.65%) ClearCase
25 27 (7.65%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 10 (2.83%) JBoss
1 10 (2.83%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (0.85%) IIS
7 3 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.57%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) MS Office
1 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.57%) Simulink
2 2 (0.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.55%) HTTP
3 7 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.70%) Network Security
4 6 (1.70%) SAN
4 6 (1.70%) Internet
4 6 (1.70%) DVB
4 6 (1.70%) LTE
5 5 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.42%) ATM
5 5 (1.42%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.42%) VoIP
6 4 (1.13%) Wireless
7 3 (0.85%) VLAN
7 3 (0.85%) DHCP
7 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.85%) IPv6
7 3 (0.85%) DNS
8 2 (0.57%) IPv4
8 2 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.55%) MySQL
2 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.28%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (7.65%) ClearCase
1 27 (7.65%) Subversion
2 23 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.82%) Ant
4 16 (4.53%) Eclipse
5 15 (4.25%) JUnit
6 14 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (3.97%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.40%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.12%) CppUnit
8 11 (3.12%) NUnit
8 11 (3.12%) GoogleTest
9 10 (2.83%) Selenium
10 9 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.27%) Maven
12 7 (1.98%) ClearQuest
13 6 (1.70%) ReSharper
13 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.42%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (7.08%) Electronics
2 14 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.40%) Military
4 10 (2.83%) Finance
4 10 (2.83%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.27%) Avionics
6 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.42%) Games
7 4 (1.13%) Automotive
8 3 (0.85%) Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.60%) .NET
2 37 (10.48%) HTML
3 28 (7.93%) CSS
4 27 (7.65%) XML
5 24 (6.80%) WPF
6 21 (5.95%) Web Services
7 20 (5.67%) HTML5
8 18 (5.10%) Spring
9 15 (4.25%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.40%) jQuery
10 12 (3.40%) AngularJS
11 11 (3.12%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.83%) CSS3
12 10 (2.83%) SOAP
12 10 (2.83%) STL
12 10 (2.83%) Ajax
12 10 (2.83%) WinForms
13 9 (2.55%) J2EE
14 8 (2.27%) Motif
14 8 (2.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.65%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
3 19 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.68%) Device Driver
5 10 (2.83%) DTV
6 9 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.55%) Derivative
7 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.98%) Clustering
9 6 (1.70%) STB
9 6 (1.70%) HACMP
9 6 (1.70%) Human Factors
10 5 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.13%) MPEG
11 4 (1.13%) GIS
11 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.13%) Informatics
11 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (33.99%) Linux
2 64 (18.13%) Windows
3 37 (10.48%) UNIX
4 18 (5.10%) Android
5 10 (2.83%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (2.55%) Solaris
7 7 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.70%) AIX
8 6 (1.70%) HPUX
8 6 (1.70%) NetWare
9 5 (1.42%) VxWorks
9 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.85%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.85%) CentOS
11 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (90.08%) Software Engineering
2 65 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (16.43%) UML
4 51 (14.45%) Multithreading
5 47 (13.31%) Scrum
6 41 (11.61%) OO
7 40 (11.33%) TDD
8 31 (8.78%) Configuration Management
9 30 (8.50%) OOD
10 24 (6.80%) SDLC
11 23 (6.52%) Unit Testing
12 22 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.95%) MVC
14 19 (5.38%) BDD
15 18 (5.10%) Requirements Analysis
16 16 (4.53%) OOP
17 15 (4.25%) Validation
17 15 (4.25%) Integration Testing
18 12 (3.40%) Automation Testing
19 11 (3.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.76%) C++
2 122 (34.56%) C
3 94 (26.63%) Java
4 82 (23.23%) C#
5 52 (14.73%) Python
6 38 (10.76%) SQL
7 34 (9.63%) JavaScript
8 28 (7.93%) Embedded C
9 17 (4.82%) Perl
10 14 (3.97%) Ada
11 11 (3.12%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.83%) Embedded C++
12 10 (2.83%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.55%) VC++
13 9 (2.55%) Ruby
14 8 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.98%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.70%) PHP
16 6 (1.70%) Korn
16 6 (1.70%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 89 (25.21%) Security Cleared
2 66 (18.70%) SC Cleared
3 33 (9.35%) Degree
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.13%) HND
4 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.85%) MCP
6 2 (0.57%) MCSE
6 2 (0.57%) MCSA
7 1 (0.28%) PhD
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
7 1 (0.28%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.55%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.98%) QA
3 4 (1.13%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.57%) TickIT
5 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.28%) GCP
5 1 (0.28%) DO-254
System Software
1 10 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.70%) GPFS
3 4 (1.13%) Snort
3 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.57%) UAG
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (1.98%) SCCM
3 6 (1.70%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.57%) WMI
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (7.65%) VMware
2 25 (7.08%) Oracle
2 25 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.40%) HP
3 12 (3.40%) IBM
4 8 (2.27%) Serena
5 7 (1.98%) Informatica
6 6 (1.70%) Veritas
6 6 (1.70%) EMC
6 6 (1.70%) Cisco
6 6 (1.70%) Compaq
6 6 (1.70%) Perforce
7 5 (1.42%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.13%) AppSense
8 4 (1.13%) Altiris
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.85%) McAfee
9 3 (0.85%) ESRI
9 3 (0.85%) Citrix
10 2 (0.57%) QNX
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