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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 111 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 161 146 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.68% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.84% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 42 17
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £371 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 35
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 £30.35 £38.40 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +5 60 £370 +23.33% 27
Surrey +4 27 £363 +3.57% 27
West Sussex -25 13 £333 +18.75% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £333 +33.00% 10
Oxfordshire -21 11 £395 +32.77% 30
Middlesex 0 9 £350 - 2
Berkshire -18 9 £400 +23.07% 26
East Sussex +8 8 £325 - 6
Kent - 6 - - 3
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 270 (89.70%) Software Engineering
2 135 (44.85%) C++
3 123 (40.86%) C
4 108 (35.88%) Linux
5 80 (26.58%) Security Cleared
6 74 (24.58%) Java
7 67 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (21.93%) UML
9 58 (19.27%) Python
10 57 (18.94%) SC Cleared
11 46 (15.28%) SQL
12 45 (14.95%) Configuration Management
13 44 (14.62%) OO
13 44 (14.62%) Windows
14 38 (12.62%) Multithreading
15 37 (12.29%) Subversion
16 36 (11.96%) UNIX
17 35 (11.63%) C#
18 34 (11.30%) OOD
19 31 (10.30%) ClearCase
20 30 (9.97%) XML
20 30 (9.97%) JavaScript
20 30 (9.97%) Oracle
20 30 (9.97%) SOA
21 29 (9.63%) Scrum
21 29 (9.63%) Embedded C
22 28 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (8.97%) Degree
24 26 (8.64%) Perl
24 26 (8.64%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 22 (7.31%) WebLogic
2 20 (6.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (1.33%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) JBoss
6 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.99%) Simulink
3 4 (1.33%) MS Office
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.33%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) Office 365
3 3 (1.00%) IaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.65%) Firewall
3 10 (3.32%) SAN
4 8 (2.66%) Ethernet
5 7 (2.33%) HTTP
6 6 (1.99%) Internet
6 6 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.66%) NAS
7 5 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.66%) DVB
7 5 (1.66%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.33%) DNS
8 4 (1.33%) SSL
8 4 (1.33%) Modbus
8 4 (1.33%) MQTT
9 3 (1.00%) DHCP
10 2 (0.66%) IPv6
10 2 (0.66%) MPLS
10 2 (0.66%) Network Security
10 2 (0.66%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.66%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.33%) MySQL
4 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.66%) Ingres
6 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.66%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (12.29%) Subversion
2 31 (10.30%) ClearCase
3 23 (7.64%) Ant
4 18 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.65%) GoogleTest
5 17 (5.65%) NUnit
5 17 (5.65%) CppUnit
6 14 (4.65%) Rational Rose
7 13 (4.32%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (3.32%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.66%) Git (software)
10 6 (1.99%) ClearQuest
10 6 (1.99%) JIRA
10 6 (1.99%) Selenium
11 5 (1.66%) LabVIEW
11 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.66%) Maven
12 3 (1.00%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.00%) JUnit
12 3 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (4.98%) Electronics
2 14 (4.65%) Aerospace
3 13 (4.32%) Publishing
4 8 (2.66%) Military
4 8 (2.66%) Avionics
5 5 (1.66%) Games
5 5 (1.66%) Automotive
6 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.33%) Finance
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.97%) XML
2 22 (7.31%) HTML
2 22 (7.31%) .NET
3 16 (5.32%) SOAP
3 16 (5.32%) Web Services
4 15 (4.98%) XSLT
4 15 (4.98%) Motif
5 13 (4.32%) REST
6 12 (3.99%) Ajax
7 11 (3.65%) Spring
7 11 (3.65%) Oracle ADF
7 11 (3.65%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (3.32%) JSON
8 10 (3.32%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.99%) CSS
9 9 (2.99%) Middleware
9 9 (2.99%) WPF
10 8 (2.66%) OpenGL
11 7 (2.33%) JMS
11 7 (2.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.98%) Device Driver
4 12 (3.99%) Derivative
4 12 (3.99%) Algorithms
5 11 (3.65%) Digital Media
5 11 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.66%) DTV
6 8 (2.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.99%) User Experience
8 5 (1.66%) Clustering
8 5 (1.66%) HACMP
9 4 (1.33%) STB
9 4 (1.33%) IPTV
9 4 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.33%) Open Source
9 4 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.33%) Wiki
10 3 (1.00%) Physics
10 3 (1.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 108 (35.88%) Linux
2 44 (14.62%) Windows
3 36 (11.96%) UNIX
4 10 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (2.66%) Android
6 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (1.66%) CentOS
7 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.66%) AIX
7 5 (1.66%) HPUX
7 5 (1.66%) Solaris
7 5 (1.66%) NetWare
8 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (89.70%) Software Engineering
2 67 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (21.93%) UML
4 45 (14.95%) Configuration Management
5 44 (14.62%) OO
6 38 (12.62%) Multithreading
7 34 (11.30%) OOD
8 30 (9.97%) SOA
9 29 (9.63%) Scrum
10 26 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (8.31%) TDD
11 25 (8.31%) Project Management
12 21 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
13 19 (6.31%) Use Case
14 18 (5.98%) Embedded Software Development
15 15 (4.98%) Integration Testing
16 14 (4.65%) Test Automation
16 14 (4.65%) RUP
16 14 (4.65%) Unified Process
17 13 (4.32%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (44.85%) C++
2 123 (40.86%) C
3 74 (24.58%) Java
4 58 (19.27%) Python
5 46 (15.28%) SQL
6 35 (11.63%) C#
7 30 (9.97%) JavaScript
8 29 (9.63%) Embedded C
9 26 (8.64%) Perl
10 22 (7.31%) Bash Shell
11 16 (5.32%) Ada
12 13 (4.32%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.65%) Ruby
13 11 (3.65%) XQuery
13 11 (3.65%) XPath
14 7 (2.33%) Embedded C++
14 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.99%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.66%) Korn
17 4 (1.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 80 (26.58%) Security Cleared
2 57 (18.94%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.97%) Degree
4 12 (3.99%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.99%) VCP4
6 6 (1.99%) ISEB
6 6 (1.99%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.33%) PhD
9 3 (1.00%) MCP
9 3 (1.00%) HND
9 3 (1.00%) MCSE
9 3 (1.00%) MCSA
10 1 (0.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.32%) QA
2 11 (3.65%) DO-178B
3 6 (1.99%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.33%) TickIT
5 2 (0.66%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.99%) Xen
4 5 (1.66%) GPFS
5 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.00%) Firmware
5 3 (1.00%) UAG
6 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (2.66%) Puppet
3 7 (2.33%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.66%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.66%) SCCM
5 3 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) Salt
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (9.97%) Oracle
2 21 (6.98%) VMware
3 19 (6.31%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.65%) IBM
5 10 (3.32%) Hitachi
6 8 (2.66%) Serena
7 7 (2.33%) Informatica
8 6 (1.99%) HP
9 5 (1.66%) Compaq
9 5 (1.66%) Veritas
9 5 (1.66%) EMC
9 5 (1.66%) Citrix
10 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.00%) Xilinx
11 3 (1.00%) Software AG
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco
12 2 (0.66%) Dell
12 2 (0.66%) Talend
12 2 (0.66%) AppSense
12 2 (0.66%) Altiris
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