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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 100 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 174 156 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.91% 1.77% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 51
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£330 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 47
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.57 £33.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
8376 8106 7337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 91.80% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4762 4436 3725
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £207 £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 391 422 571
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +24 65 £327 +5.48% 27
Oxfordshire -3 27 £410 +37.81% 24
Berkshire +11 20 £240 -23.20% 29
East Sussex -1 13 £300 -25.00% 19
Surrey -26 12 £363 -13.69% 18
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £325 -18.75% 12
West Sussex -15 8 £275 +25.00% 13
Kent - 6 £338 - 8
Middlesex -8 2 £175 -51.72%
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 2 June 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.

1 306 (90.27%) Software Engineering
2 146 (43.07%) C++
3 118 (34.81%) C
4 116 (34.22%) Linux
5 87 (25.66%) Java
5 87 (25.66%) Security Cleared
6 76 (22.42%) C#
7 67 (19.76%) Windows
8 64 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (18.58%) SC Cleared
10 61 (17.99%) Python
11 59 (17.40%) UML
12 47 (13.86%) Multithreading
13 40 (11.80%) .NET
14 38 (11.21%) TDD
15 36 (10.62%) Configuration Management
16 35 (10.32%) Scrum
16 35 (10.32%) OO
16 35 (10.32%) UNIX
17 34 (10.03%) SQL
17 34 (10.03%) JavaScript
17 34 (10.03%) Microsoft
18 33 (9.73%) OOD
19 32 (9.44%) HTML
20 30 (8.85%) Subversion
21 29 (8.55%) Embedded C
21 29 (8.55%) Degree
22 28 (8.26%) ClearCase
22 28 (8.26%) VMware
23 27 (7.96%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (3.24%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.65%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (2.06%) JBoss
5 6 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.88%) IIS
8 2 (0.59%) Apache
8 2 (0.59%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.29%) Zope
Applications
1 6 (1.77%) MS Office
2 5 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.18%) Simulink
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.06%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.88%) Office 365
3 3 (0.88%) IaaS
3 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.36%) Internet
3 7 (2.06%) SAN
3 7 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.47%) LTE
5 5 (1.47%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.47%) HTTP
6 4 (1.18%) Wireless
6 4 (1.18%) DVB
6 4 (1.18%) DNS
6 4 (1.18%) DHCP
6 4 (1.18%) Modbus
6 4 (1.18%) MQTT
7 3 (0.88%) VLAN
7 3 (0.88%) IPv6
8 2 (0.59%) Firewall
8 2 (0.59%) RTP
8 2 (0.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.65%) MySQL
3 8 (2.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) SQLite
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (8.85%) Subversion
2 28 (8.26%) ClearCase
3 21 (6.19%) Ant
4 19 (5.60%) Visual Studio
5 15 (4.42%) GoogleTest
5 15 (4.42%) CppUnit
5 15 (4.42%) NUnit
6 12 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (3.24%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.24%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.65%) Rational Rose
8 9 (2.65%) JUnit
9 8 (2.36%) LabVIEW
9 8 (2.36%) Selenium
10 7 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.77%) ClearQuest
11 6 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.77%) ReSharper
12 5 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 20 (5.90%) Electronics
2 11 (3.24%) Military
3 8 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.06%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.77%) Finance
6 5 (1.47%) Avionics
6 5 (1.47%) Automotive
6 5 (1.47%) Publishing
7 4 (1.18%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.80%) .NET
2 32 (9.44%) HTML
3 27 (7.96%) XML
4 22 (6.49%) CSS
5 21 (6.19%) HTML5
6 20 (5.90%) WPF
7 19 (5.60%) Web Services
8 17 (5.01%) Spring
9 16 (4.72%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.13%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.24%) CSS3
11 11 (3.24%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.24%) jQuery
11 11 (3.24%) Motif
12 10 (2.95%) WinForms
13 9 (2.65%) Ajax
13 9 (2.65%) JSON
14 8 (2.36%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.36%) XSLT
14 8 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.08%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.42%) Device Driver
4 13 (3.83%) Derivative
5 12 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.06%) HACMP
7 7 (2.06%) Clustering
7 7 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.77%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.47%) STB
9 5 (1.47%) Human Factors
9 5 (1.47%) DTV
10 4 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.18%) Informatics
11 3 (0.88%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.88%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 116 (34.22%) Linux
2 67 (19.76%) Windows
3 35 (10.32%) UNIX
4 20 (5.90%) Android
5 9 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (2.36%) Solaris
7 7 (2.06%) NetWare
7 7 (2.06%) AIX
7 7 (2.06%) HPUX
8 6 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.18%) CentOS
9 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (90.27%) Software Engineering
2 64 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (17.40%) UML
4 47 (13.86%) Multithreading
5 38 (11.21%) TDD
6 36 (10.62%) Configuration Management
7 35 (10.32%) Scrum
7 35 (10.32%) OO
8 33 (9.73%) OOD
9 24 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.19%) Requirements Analysis
11 19 (5.60%) Validation
11 19 (5.60%) Unit Testing
11 19 (5.60%) SDLC
12 17 (5.01%) Integration Testing
12 17 (5.01%) MVC
12 17 (5.01%) Project Management
13 15 (4.42%) Automation Testing
13 15 (4.42%) BDD
14 13 (3.83%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (43.07%) C++
2 118 (34.81%) C
3 87 (25.66%) Java
4 76 (22.42%) C#
5 61 (17.99%) Python
6 34 (10.03%) SQL
6 34 (10.03%) JavaScript
7 29 (8.55%) Embedded C
8 19 (5.60%) Perl
9 14 (4.13%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.54%) VC++
11 10 (2.95%) Ada
11 10 (2.95%) Ruby
12 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.36%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.06%) Korn
15 6 (1.77%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.77%) PHP
16 5 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 63 (18.58%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.55%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.18%) MCP
6 3 (0.88%) HND
6 3 (0.88%) PhD
6 3 (0.88%) MCSE
6 3 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) CCNA
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.77%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.18%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.88%) QA
4 2 (0.59%) TickIT
5 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.06%) GPFS
3 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) UAG
4 3 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) iptables
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.29%) Snort
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.06%) SCCM
2 7 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.59%) WMI
4 2 (0.59%) Puppet
4 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.29%) Salt
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.26%) VMware
3 21 (6.19%) Oracle
4 12 (3.54%) IBM
5 11 (3.24%) HP
6 8 (2.36%) Serena
7 7 (2.06%) EMC
7 7 (2.06%) Informatica
7 7 (2.06%) Veritas
8 6 (1.77%) Hitachi
8 6 (1.77%) Compaq
9 5 (1.47%) Cisco
10 4 (1.18%) Citrix
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.88%) McAfee
11 3 (0.88%) Altiris
11 3 (0.88%) AppSense
12 2 (0.59%) Cadence
12 2 (0.59%) Perforce
12 2 (0.59%) Talend
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