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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 109 110 123
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 146 143 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.57% 1.66% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.78% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 28
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £168 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
8537 8019 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.98% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4779 4262 4249
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 496 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +18 60 £338 +3.84% 22
Surrey +1 19 £356 +48.43% 14
Oxfordshire -1 19 £388 - 13
Berkshire -5 18 £325 -5.45% 17
Middlesex +5 8 £375 - 4
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £320 +16.36% 5
East Sussex -15 6 £240 -52.00%
Kent -4 1 - - 6
West Sussex -24 1 - - 6
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 278 (92.36%) Software Engineering
2 147 (48.84%) C
3 128 (42.52%) Linux
4 93 (30.90%) C++
5 72 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (21.93%) Java
7 65 (21.59%) C#
8 53 (17.61%) Windows
9 52 (17.28%) .NET
10 50 (16.61%) UML
11 49 (16.28%) Scrum
12 45 (14.95%) Python
13 41 (13.62%) ClearCase
14 38 (12.62%) Security Cleared
15 37 (12.29%) Web Services
15 37 (12.29%) SQL
15 37 (12.29%) SQL Server
16 36 (11.96%) UNIX
17 35 (11.63%) Embedded C
18 34 (11.30%) Visual Studio
18 34 (11.30%) DTV
19 32 (10.63%) Telecoms
20 31 (10.30%) WPF
21 30 (9.97%) WCF
21 30 (9.97%) OO
22 28 (9.30%) POSIX
23 27 (8.97%) SC Cleared
24 26 (8.64%) XML
25 25 (8.31%) JavaScript
25 25 (8.31%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (3.32%) WebLogic
1 10 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.33%) Simulink
3 1 (0.33%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.32%) Office 365
2 9 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.64%) DVB
2 18 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.99%) Network Security
4 8 (2.66%) Ethernet
5 7 (2.33%) HTTP
6 6 (1.99%) SAN
7 5 (1.66%) Internet
7 5 (1.66%) Wireless
7 5 (1.66%) MPLS
7 5 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.33%) Modbus
8 4 (1.33%) MQTT
8 4 (1.33%) LTE
8 4 (1.33%) SSL
9 3 (1.00%) IPv4
9 3 (1.00%) IPv6
9 3 (1.00%) OSPF
9 3 (1.00%) BGP
9 3 (1.00%) UPnP
9 3 (1.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) Big Data
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.66%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) DB2
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (13.62%) ClearCase
2 34 (11.30%) Visual Studio
3 25 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (7.64%) Subversion
5 17 (5.65%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.32%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.65%) Ant
8 10 (3.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.99%) Maven
9 9 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (2.66%) NUnit
10 8 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.66%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.33%) GDB
12 6 (1.99%) JIRA
13 5 (1.66%) Selenium
13 5 (1.66%) NetBeans
13 5 (1.66%) JUnit
General
1 32 (10.63%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.64%) Electronics
3 9 (2.99%) Military
4 8 (2.66%) Automotive
4 8 (2.66%) Publishing
5 5 (1.66%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.33%) Games
6 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Avionics
7 3 (1.00%) Finance
8 2 (0.66%) Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.28%) .NET
2 37 (12.29%) Web Services
3 31 (10.30%) WPF
4 30 (9.97%) WCF
5 28 (9.30%) POSIX
6 26 (8.64%) XML
7 23 (7.64%) LINQ
8 21 (6.98%) HTML
9 17 (5.65%) SOAP
10 15 (4.98%) XSLT
11 14 (4.65%) JMS
11 14 (4.65%) Spring
12 11 (3.65%) CSS
13 10 (3.32%) Middleware
14 9 (2.99%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.66%) Ajax
15 8 (2.66%) J2EE
16 7 (2.33%) STL
16 7 (2.33%) Hibernate
16 7 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.30%) DTV
2 24 (7.97%) Device Driver
3 21 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.64%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (5.32%) STB
6 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.32%) Firmware
8 9 (2.99%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.66%) Physics
10 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.99%) Open Source
12 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.66%) VHDL
13 4 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.33%) Derivative
14 3 (1.00%) IPTV
14 3 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (1.00%) Wiki
14 3 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 128 (42.52%) Linux
2 53 (17.61%) Windows
3 36 (11.96%) UNIX
4 18 (5.98%) Android
5 15 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.32%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (2.66%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.00%) Debian
10 3 (1.00%) VxWorks
10 3 (1.00%) HPUX
10 3 (1.00%) Solaris
11 2 (0.66%) AIX
11 2 (0.66%) NetWare
11 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (92.36%) Software Engineering
2 72 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (16.61%) UML
4 49 (16.28%) Scrum
5 30 (9.97%) OO
6 25 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (7.97%) Multithreading
8 22 (7.31%) Embedded Software Development
9 21 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 20 (6.64%) Test Automation
10 20 (6.64%) Software Architecture
11 15 (4.98%) TDD
12 13 (4.32%) MVC
12 13 (4.32%) OOD
12 13 (4.32%) SOA
13 12 (3.99%) Validation
13 12 (3.99%) Content Management
13 12 (3.99%) Integration Testing
14 10 (3.32%) Unit Testing
15 9 (2.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (48.84%) C
2 93 (30.90%) C++
3 66 (21.93%) Java
4 65 (21.59%) C#
5 45 (14.95%) Python
6 37 (12.29%) SQL
7 35 (11.63%) Embedded C
8 25 (8.31%) JavaScript
9 16 (5.32%) Perl
10 11 (3.65%) Ruby
11 10 (3.32%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.99%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.99%) PHP
13 8 (2.66%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.33%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.99%) Ada
16 5 (1.66%) XQuery
16 5 (1.66%) Assembly Language
17 4 (1.33%) VBScript
17 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.31%) Degree
4 11 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.66%) PhD
6 1 (0.33%) HND
6 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.33%) TickIT
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.00%) Xen
3 2 (0.66%) KVM
3 2 (0.66%) GPFS
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) UAG
4 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.99%) Puppet
2 6 (1.99%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (7.31%) Oracle
2 13 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.99%) VMware
4 7 (2.33%) Cisco
4 7 (2.33%) IBM
5 6 (1.99%) QNX
6 5 (1.66%) Perforce
6 5 (1.66%) HP
6 5 (1.66%) Intel
7 4 (1.33%) ESRI
8 3 (1.00%) Green Hills
8 3 (1.00%) Xilinx
8 3 (1.00%) EMC
8 3 (1.00%) Hitachi
9 2 (0.66%) Veritas
9 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.66%) BEA
9 2 (0.66%) Software AG
9 2 (0.66%) Compaq
9 2 (0.66%) Cramer
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