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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 139 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 146 149 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.60% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.74% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 46
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£360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
9275 8573 8245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.51% 92.20% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5602 4800 4366
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 424 427 503
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -23 35 £349 +3.25% 19
Berkshire +5 25 £313 -3.84% 16
Surrey -3 24 £343 -5.51% 14
East Sussex +8 13 £370 +54.16% 10
West Sussex -3 12 £350 - 1
Middlesex +1 11 £350 -3.44%
Buckinghamshire -5 11 - - 14
Oxfordshire -21 11 £413 +29.92% 21
Kent +4 3 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 290 (90.63%) Software Engineering
2 139 (43.44%) C++
3 113 (35.31%) C
4 108 (33.75%) Linux
5 89 (27.81%) C#
6 88 (27.50%) Java
7 68 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (20.63%) Security Cleared
9 57 (17.81%) Windows
10 51 (15.94%) UML
11 50 (15.63%) .NET
11 50 (15.63%) SC Cleared
12 48 (15.00%) Scrum
13 41 (12.81%) Multithreading
14 39 (12.19%) TDD
14 39 (12.19%) OO
15 38 (11.88%) Python
15 38 (11.88%) HTML
16 34 (10.63%) SQL
17 32 (10.00%) JavaScript
18 28 (8.75%) Configuration Management
19 27 (8.44%) CSS
19 27 (8.44%) Degree
20 26 (8.13%) Web Services
20 26 (8.13%) Microsoft
21 25 (7.81%) XML
21 25 (7.81%) UNIX
21 25 (7.81%) SQL Server
21 25 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
21 25 (7.81%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (4.38%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.13%) JBoss
4 7 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.94%) Apache
5 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) Zope
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
3 2 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.19%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.44%) HTTP
3 9 (2.81%) DVB
4 7 (2.19%) LTE
5 6 (1.88%) Network Security
5 6 (1.88%) UPnP
6 5 (1.56%) SSH
6 5 (1.56%) FTP
6 5 (1.56%) Wireless
6 5 (1.56%) SSL
6 5 (1.56%) ATM
6 5 (1.56%) VoIP
7 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.25%) Internet
8 3 (0.94%) VLAN
8 3 (0.94%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.94%) LDAP
8 3 (0.94%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.13%) MySQL
3 9 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.31%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 23 (7.19%) Subversion
2 22 (6.88%) ClearCase
3 21 (6.56%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.94%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (4.69%) JUnit
6 14 (4.38%) Eclipse
7 10 (3.13%) Ant
7 10 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.81%) Git (software)
8 9 (2.81%) Selenium
8 9 (2.81%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.50%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.19%) GoogleTest
10 7 (2.19%) CppUnit
10 7 (2.19%) ReSharper
10 7 (2.19%) LabVIEW
10 7 (2.19%) NUnit
11 6 (1.88%) Maven
11 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 24 (7.50%) Electronics
2 17 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.38%) Military
4 11 (3.44%) Finance
4 11 (3.44%) Avionics
5 10 (3.13%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.56%) Automotive
8 4 (1.25%) Games
9 3 (0.94%) Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.63%) .NET
2 38 (11.88%) HTML
3 27 (8.44%) CSS
4 26 (8.13%) Web Services
5 25 (7.81%) XML
6 23 (7.19%) WPF
7 19 (5.94%) HTML5
8 18 (5.63%) Spring
9 13 (4.06%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.75%) SOAP
10 12 (3.75%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.75%) WinForms
11 11 (3.44%) jQuery
12 10 (3.13%) CSS3
12 10 (3.13%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.13%) J2EE
13 9 (2.81%) Entity Framework
13 9 (2.81%) RESTful
14 8 (2.50%) Ajax
14 8 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
2 19 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.38%) Device Driver
5 9 (2.81%) DTV
5 9 (2.81%) STB
6 6 (1.88%) Human Factors
6 6 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.56%) Derivative
7 5 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.25%) MPEG
8 4 (1.25%) VAX
8 4 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.25%) GIS
8 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.25%) Informatics
8 4 (1.25%) DataPower
9 3 (0.94%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.75%) Linux
2 57 (17.81%) Windows
3 25 (7.81%) UNIX
4 17 (5.31%) Android
5 14 (4.38%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.19%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.88%) VxWorks
8 5 (1.56%) Solaris
8 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.25%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) NetWare
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.63%) AIX
11 2 (0.63%) HPUX
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.31%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (90.63%) Software Engineering
2 68 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (15.94%) UML
4 48 (15.00%) Scrum
5 41 (12.81%) Multithreading
6 39 (12.19%) TDD
6 39 (12.19%) OO
7 28 (8.75%) Configuration Management
8 25 (7.81%) SDLC
9 21 (6.56%) OOD
9 21 (6.56%) Unit Testing
10 19 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.94%) OOP
10 19 (5.94%) MVC
11 18 (5.63%) BDD
12 16 (5.00%) Migration
13 14 (4.38%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (3.75%) Validation
14 12 (3.75%) Automation Testing
15 11 (3.44%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (43.44%) C++
2 113 (35.31%) C
3 89 (27.81%) C#
4 88 (27.50%) Java
5 38 (11.88%) Python
6 34 (10.63%) SQL
7 32 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 22 (6.88%) Embedded C
9 14 (4.38%) Ada
10 12 (3.75%) Perl
11 11 (3.44%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.81%) VC++
12 9 (2.81%) Embedded C++
13 8 (2.50%) Assembly Language
14 7 (2.19%) PHP
14 7 (2.19%) VBScript
14 7 (2.19%) Ruby
15 6 (1.88%) C++/CLI
16 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.25%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 66 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.44%) Degree
4 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.94%) HND
6 1 (0.31%) PhD
6 1 (0.31%) CCNP
6 1 (0.31%) CCNA
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.44%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.56%) QA
3 4 (1.25%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.63%) TickIT
5 1 (0.31%) DO-254
System Software
1 13 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.25%) Snort
3 3 (0.94%) Firmware
4 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.63%) GPFS
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.94%) SCCM
4 2 (0.63%) Ansible
4 2 (0.63%) WMI
4 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.88%) VMware
3 21 (6.56%) Oracle
4 12 (3.75%) IBM
5 7 (2.19%) HP
6 6 (1.88%) Cisco
7 5 (1.56%) Perforce
8 4 (1.25%) CA
9 3 (0.94%) McAfee
9 3 (0.94%) Wind River
9 3 (0.94%) ESRI
10 2 (0.63%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.63%) AppSense
10 2 (0.63%) Altiris
10 2 (0.63%) QNX
10 2 (0.63%) Veritas
10 2 (0.63%) EMC
10 2 (0.63%) Intel
10 2 (0.63%) Compaq
11 1 (0.31%) Dell
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + homeworking
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 23 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford, South East, United Kingdom
Microsoft
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Zubito
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + home working
Posted: 19 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago