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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 128 86 120
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 130 166 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.97% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.15% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 51 17
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -18 46 £375 +15.38% 25
Surrey -3 20 £344 -1.78% 29
Oxfordshire -22 13 £518 +68.29% 15
East Sussex -1 11 £325 - 3
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £350 -12.50% 10
West Sussex -21 8 £260 - 3
Middlesex 0 7 £325 - 1
Kent -4 6 - - 6
Berkshire -28 6 £365 +12.30% 23
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 258 (90.21%) Software Engineering
2 130 (45.45%) C
3 121 (42.31%) C++
4 112 (39.16%) Linux
5 77 (26.92%) Java
6 73 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 59 (20.63%) UML
9 56 (19.58%) Python
10 49 (17.13%) SQL
11 48 (16.78%) SC Cleared
12 46 (16.08%) OO
13 41 (14.34%) UNIX
14 39 (13.64%) Configuration Management
14 39 (13.64%) Windows
15 38 (13.29%) Oracle
16 37 (12.94%) Subversion
17 36 (12.59%) C#
18 34 (11.89%) XML
19 31 (10.84%) Embedded C
19 31 (10.84%) TDD
20 30 (10.49%) Scrum
20 30 (10.49%) HTML
20 30 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
21 29 (10.14%) JavaScript
21 29 (10.14%) OOD
22 28 (9.79%) SOA
22 28 (9.79%) ClearCase
23 26 (9.09%) WebLogic
24 25 (8.74%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 26 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 21 (7.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.40%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) IIS
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.35%) WordPress
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.10%) Simulink
3 3 (1.05%) MS Office
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.35%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.35%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 14 (4.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.94%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.85%) Firewall
2 11 (3.85%) DVB
3 9 (3.15%) Ethernet
3 9 (3.15%) Network Security
4 7 (2.45%) SAN
5 6 (2.10%) HTTP
6 5 (1.75%) MPLS
6 5 (1.75%) NAS
7 4 (1.40%) Modbus
7 4 (1.40%) MQTT
7 4 (1.40%) SSL
8 3 (1.05%) Internet
8 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.70%) OSPF
9 2 (0.70%) BGP
9 2 (0.70%) UPnP
9 2 (0.70%) IPv6
9 2 (0.70%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (1.40%) MySQL
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.05%) Big Data
4 2 (0.70%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.70%) JasperReports
4 2 (0.70%) Ingres
4 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (12.94%) Subversion
2 28 (9.79%) ClearCase
3 19 (6.64%) Ant
4 16 (5.59%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.90%) NUnit
6 13 (4.55%) CppUnit
6 13 (4.55%) GoogleTest
7 12 (4.20%) Rational Rose
8 9 (3.15%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.45%) JIRA
10 6 (2.10%) LabVIEW
10 6 (2.10%) Maven
11 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.40%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.40%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.05%) JUnit
13 3 (1.05%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (6.64%) Electronics
2 18 (6.29%) Publishing
3 15 (5.24%) Aerospace
4 9 (3.15%) Automotive
5 8 (2.80%) Avionics
6 7 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.10%) Military
8 5 (1.75%) Finance
9 2 (0.70%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Retail
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.89%) XML
2 30 (10.49%) HTML
3 25 (8.74%) .NET
4 21 (7.34%) Web Services
4 21 (7.34%) XSLT
5 17 (5.94%) SOAP
6 15 (5.24%) Spring
7 14 (4.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (4.90%) Oracle ADF
8 13 (4.55%) CSS
8 13 (4.55%) Motif
8 13 (4.55%) Ajax
8 13 (4.55%) REST
9 12 (4.20%) Middleware
10 11 (3.85%) JMS
11 10 (3.50%) J2EE
12 9 (3.15%) Hibernate
12 9 (3.15%) JSON
12 9 (3.15%) HTML5
13 8 (2.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.99%) Device Driver
3 18 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.24%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.55%) DTV
6 12 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (3.85%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.80%) Derivative
8 8 (2.80%) STB
9 6 (2.10%) User Experience
9 6 (2.10%) Open Source
9 6 (2.10%) IPTV
9 6 (2.10%) Wiki
10 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.75%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.40%) Physics
12 3 (1.05%) MPEG
12 3 (1.05%) VHDL
13 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 112 (39.16%) Linux
2 41 (14.34%) UNIX
3 39 (13.64%) Windows
4 14 (4.90%) Android
5 13 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (2.80%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.80%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.05%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.05%) CentOS
8 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.70%) NetWare
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) HPUX
9 2 (0.70%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) VMS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.35%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (90.21%) Software Engineering
2 73 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (20.63%) UML
4 46 (16.08%) OO
5 39 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 31 (10.84%) TDD
7 30 (10.49%) Scrum
7 30 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (10.14%) OOD
9 28 (9.79%) SOA
10 22 (7.69%) Multithreading
11 21 (7.34%) Project Management
12 20 (6.99%) Embedded Software Development
13 17 (5.94%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (5.94%) Test Automation
14 16 (5.59%) Use Case
15 14 (4.90%) Integration Testing
16 13 (4.55%) Cyber Security
17 12 (4.20%) Unit Testing
17 12 (4.20%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 130 (45.45%) C
2 121 (42.31%) C++
3 77 (26.92%) Java
4 56 (19.58%) Python
5 49 (17.13%) SQL
6 36 (12.59%) C#
7 31 (10.84%) Embedded C
8 29 (10.14%) JavaScript
9 22 (7.69%) Perl
10 19 (6.64%) Bash Shell
11 16 (5.59%) Ada
12 14 (4.90%) XPath
12 14 (4.90%) XQuery
13 9 (3.15%) Embedded C++
13 9 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 9 (3.15%) Ruby
14 8 (2.80%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.10%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 4 (1.40%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 65 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 48 (16.78%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.69%) Degree
4 19 (6.64%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.10%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.10%) ISEB
6 4 (1.40%) PhD
7 2 (0.70%) HND
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) QA
2 10 (3.50%) DO-178B
3 6 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.75%) TickIT
5 2 (0.70%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.10%) Xen
4 5 (1.75%) Firmware
5 2 (0.70%) GPFS
6 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) UAG
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (4.90%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.80%) Puppet
3 7 (2.45%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) Oracle
2 18 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.55%) VMware
4 7 (2.45%) Hitachi
4 7 (2.45%) IBM
5 4 (1.40%) Serena
6 3 (1.05%) Informatica
6 3 (1.05%) Software AG
6 3 (1.05%) Xilinx
6 3 (1.05%) Green Hills
7 2 (0.70%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (0.70%) QNX
7 2 (0.70%) Cramer
7 2 (0.70%) Perforce
7 2 (0.70%) MetaSolv
7 2 (0.70%) BEA
7 2 (0.70%) Citrix
7 2 (0.70%) HP
7 2 (0.70%) Compaq
7 2 (0.70%) EMC
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Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: competitive
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