The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 108 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 147 158 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.64% 1.89% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.04% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 76
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £24.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.90% -2.66%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8253 7745 8944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 92.81% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3985 4072
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 570 660
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Software Engineer
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -1 54 £313 -5.30% 9
Surrey -20 35 £413 +26.92% 8
Berkshire -3 15 £306 +2.08% 13
Middlesex 0 13 £363 +17.88%
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £325 -7.14% 7
Oxfordshire +4 8 £280 -27.74% 13
West Sussex -5 4 £220 - 6
East Sussex -12 4 £400 -20.00% 5
Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 6
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 272 (93.47%) Software Engineering
2 130 (44.67%) C
3 120 (41.24%) Linux
4 97 (33.33%) C++
5 62 (21.31%) C#
6 56 (19.24%) .NET
6 56 (19.24%) Scrum
7 55 (18.90%) UML
8 53 (18.21%) Java
9 46 (15.81%) Security Cleared
10 45 (15.46%) Windows
10 45 (15.46%) ClearCase
11 42 (14.43%) OO
12 40 (13.75%) Telecoms
12 40 (13.75%) Multithreading
13 39 (13.40%) SQL Server
14 37 (12.71%) Visual Studio
15 36 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (11.68%) Web Services
17 33 (11.34%) DTV
18 32 (11.00%) POSIX
19 31 (10.65%) WCF
19 31 (10.65%) SC Cleared
20 30 (10.31%) WPF
21 28 (9.62%) Python
21 28 (9.62%) UNIX
22 27 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
23 25 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (8.25%) Degree
24 24 (8.25%) Embedded Systems

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 7 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.69%) IIS
4 2 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Simulink
2 3 (1.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.44%) Office 365
3 9 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.03%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.15%) DVB
2 8 (2.75%) Internet
2 8 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.41%) HTTP
4 5 (1.72%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.72%) SAN
5 4 (1.37%) Wireless
5 4 (1.37%) 3GPP
5 4 (1.37%) LTE
5 4 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.03%) SMS
7 2 (0.69%) IPv4
7 2 (0.69%) IPv6
7 2 (0.69%) UMTS
7 2 (0.69%) GSM
7 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.69%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.69%) NFC
7 2 (0.69%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.34%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 45 (15.46%) ClearCase
2 37 (12.71%) Visual Studio
3 27 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (7.22%) Subversion
5 14 (4.81%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.47%) NUnit
7 12 (4.12%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (3.78%) Ant
8 11 (3.78%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.44%) GoogleTest
9 10 (3.44%) Rational Rose
9 10 (3.44%) CppUnit
10 8 (2.75%) Selenium
11 7 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.06%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (2.06%) Maven
13 5 (1.72%) JUnit
13 5 (1.72%) GDB
General
1 40 (13.75%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.56%) Electronics
3 13 (4.47%) Military
4 6 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.72%) Automotive
6 4 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.37%) Avionics
7 3 (1.03%) German Language
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
7 3 (1.03%) Games
8 2 (0.69%) Finance
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.24%) .NET
2 34 (11.68%) Web Services
3 32 (11.00%) POSIX
4 31 (10.65%) WCF
5 30 (10.31%) WPF
6 23 (7.90%) LINQ
7 14 (4.81%) XML
8 13 (4.47%) HTML
9 10 (3.44%) ASP.NET
9 10 (3.44%) Motif
10 9 (3.09%) SOAP
10 9 (3.09%) XSLT
11 8 (2.75%) Spring
11 8 (2.75%) Java EE
12 7 (2.41%) HTML5
13 6 (2.06%) REST
13 6 (2.06%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.06%) CSS
14 5 (1.72%) ActiveX
14 5 (1.72%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.34%) DTV
2 24 (8.25%) Embedded Systems
3 21 (7.22%) Device Driver
4 19 (6.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.44%) STB
6 8 (2.75%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.75%) Derivative
7 6 (2.06%) Robotics
7 6 (2.06%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.06%) Physics
7 6 (2.06%) Firmware
8 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.37%) Open Source
9 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.03%) IPTV
9 3 (1.03%) VHDL
9 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) Handset
10 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 120 (41.24%) Linux
2 45 (15.46%) Windows
3 28 (9.62%) UNIX
4 15 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.78%) Android
6 10 (3.44%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Debian
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.69%) HPUX
9 2 (0.69%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) AIX
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) NetWare
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.34%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (93.47%) Software Engineering
2 56 (19.24%) Scrum
3 55 (18.90%) UML
4 42 (14.43%) OO
5 40 (13.75%) Multithreading
6 36 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (8.25%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.84%) OOD
9 17 (5.84%) Embedded Software Development
10 15 (5.15%) Validation
11 14 (4.81%) Test Automation
11 14 (4.81%) Software Architecture
12 13 (4.47%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.47%) Integration Testing
13 12 (4.12%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (4.12%) Content Management
14 11 (3.78%) Project Management
14 11 (3.78%) MVC
15 10 (3.44%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 130 (44.67%) C
2 97 (33.33%) C++
3 62 (21.31%) C#
4 53 (18.21%) Java
5 28 (9.62%) Python
6 24 (8.25%) Embedded C
7 23 (7.90%) SQL
8 20 (6.87%) Perl
9 16 (5.50%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.78%) MATLAB
11 11 (3.78%) Ruby
12 7 (2.41%) PHP
13 6 (2.06%) VB
13 6 (2.06%) VC++
13 6 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.72%) VB6
14 5 (1.72%) VBScript
14 5 (1.72%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.37%) Ada
Qualifications
1 46 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.25%) Degree
4 6 (2.06%) PhD
5 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.06%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) DICOM
3 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.03%) vCloud
3 2 (0.69%) KVM
3 2 (0.69%) Xen
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.41%) Puppet
3 6 (2.06%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.03%) Netcool
5 3 (1.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (1.03%) Netcool/Webtop
5 3 (1.03%) Ionix
6 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.69%) SCCM
6 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (3.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.75%) Oracle
2 8 (2.75%) VMware
3 7 (2.41%) Cisco
4 6 (2.06%) IBM
4 6 (2.06%) Intel
4 6 (2.06%) HP
5 5 (1.72%) EMC
5 5 (1.72%) Perforce
6 4 (1.37%) QNX
6 4 (1.37%) ESRI
7 3 (1.03%) McAfee
7 3 (1.03%) Atomikos
7 3 (1.03%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.69%) Green Hills
8 2 (0.69%) MKS
8 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.34%) Compaq
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix
9 1 (0.34%) Hitachi
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Posted: 4 days ago
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