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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 119 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 128 148 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.76% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.89% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 28
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£328 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 45 74
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £23.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
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 £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -4 53 £325 -1.51% 8
Surrey -35 16 £363 +11.53% 3
Berkshire +2 14 £300 -25.00% 16
Middlesex +4 13 £363 +16.93%
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £325 - 4
Oxfordshire -5 9 £270 -30.32% 13
East Sussex -9 6 £295 -41.00% 5
West Sussex -1 5 £220 - 4
Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 5
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 263 (92.61%) Software Engineering
2 130 (45.77%) C
3 116 (40.85%) Linux
4 96 (33.80%) C++
5 61 (21.48%) C#
6 56 (19.72%) UML
7 55 (19.37%) Scrum
8 52 (18.31%) Java
9 48 (16.90%) .NET
9 48 (16.90%) Windows
10 43 (15.14%) ClearCase
10 43 (15.14%) Security Cleared
11 37 (13.03%) Telecoms
11 37 (13.03%) SQL Server
12 36 (12.68%) Multithreading
13 35 (12.32%) Visual Studio
13 35 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (11.62%) OO
15 31 (10.92%) Web Services
15 31 (10.92%) DTV
16 30 (10.56%) SC Cleared
16 30 (10.56%) WCF
16 30 (10.56%) WPF
17 29 (10.21%) POSIX
17 29 (10.21%) UNIX
18 28 (9.86%) Python
19 27 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server
20 25 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (8.45%) Embedded C
22 23 (8.10%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.06%) Simulink
2 2 (0.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.52%) Office 365
2 9 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) DVB
2 11 (3.87%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.46%) SAN
4 6 (2.11%) Internet
4 6 (2.11%) HTTP
4 6 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (1.41%) Wireless
5 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.06%) LTE
6 3 (1.06%) SMS
7 2 (0.70%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.70%) UMTS
7 2 (0.70%) NAS
7 2 (0.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.70%) NFC
7 2 (0.70%) ASN.1
7 2 (0.70%) IPv4
7 2 (0.70%) IPv6
7 2 (0.70%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.70%) MySQL
6 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (15.14%) ClearCase
2 35 (12.32%) Visual Studio
3 27 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (6.69%) Subversion
5 14 (4.93%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 12 (4.23%) NUnit
7 11 (3.87%) Ant
7 11 (3.87%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.17%) GoogleTest
8 9 (3.17%) Rational Rose
8 9 (3.17%) CppUnit
9 7 (2.46%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.11%) Maven
10 6 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (1.76%) GDB
11 5 (1.76%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.76%) Selenium
General
1 37 (13.03%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.75%) Electronics
3 13 (4.58%) Military
4 5 (1.76%) Automotive
5 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.41%) Avionics
6 3 (1.06%) Publishing
6 3 (1.06%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.70%) Finance
7 2 (0.70%) Marketing
7 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.90%) .NET
2 31 (10.92%) Web Services
3 30 (10.56%) WCF
3 30 (10.56%) WPF
4 29 (10.21%) POSIX
5 23 (8.10%) LINQ
6 12 (4.23%) XML
6 12 (4.23%) HTML
7 9 (3.17%) Motif
7 9 (3.17%) Spring
8 8 (2.82%) SOAP
8 8 (2.82%) XSLT
9 7 (2.46%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.11%) CSS
10 6 (2.11%) HTML5
11 5 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.41%) jQuery
12 4 (1.41%) Java EE
12 4 (1.41%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.92%) DTV
2 21 (7.39%) Device Driver
2 21 (7.39%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.87%) STB
5 7 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.46%) Derivative
5 7 (2.46%) Robotics
6 6 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.11%) Physics
6 6 (2.11%) Firmware
7 4 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.41%) Clustering
7 4 (1.41%) Open Source
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.06%) VHDL
8 3 (1.06%) HACMP
8 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.70%) Handset
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 116 (40.85%) Linux
2 48 (16.90%) Windows
3 29 (10.21%) UNIX
4 15 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.87%) Android
6 10 (3.52%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.41%) HPUX
7 4 (1.41%) Solaris
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.06%) AIX
8 3 (1.06%) NetWare
8 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.06%) Debian
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (92.61%) Software Engineering
2 56 (19.72%) UML
3 55 (19.37%) Scrum
4 36 (12.68%) Multithreading
5 35 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (11.62%) OO
7 25 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (8.10%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.99%) Embedded Software Development
10 16 (5.63%) Validation
11 15 (5.28%) Software Architecture
12 13 (4.58%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.23%) Content Management
13 12 (4.23%) OOD
14 11 (3.87%) Project Management
14 11 (3.87%) Unit Testing
14 11 (3.87%) Integration Testing
15 10 (3.52%) MVC
16 9 (3.17%) Unified Process
16 9 (3.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 130 (45.77%) C
2 96 (33.80%) C++
3 61 (21.48%) C#
4 52 (18.31%) Java
5 28 (9.86%) Python
6 24 (8.45%) Embedded C
7 22 (7.75%) Perl
8 21 (7.39%) SQL
9 16 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 15 (5.28%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.87%) MATLAB
11 11 (3.87%) Ruby
12 8 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.46%) PHP
13 7 (2.46%) VC++
14 5 (1.76%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.76%) VBScript
14 5 (1.76%) VB
14 5 (1.76%) Korn
15 4 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.10%) Degree
4 6 (2.11%) PhD
5 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) QA
2 5 (1.76%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.06%) vCloud
2 3 (1.06%) GPFS
3 2 (0.70%) KVM
3 2 (0.70%) Xen
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.46%) Tivoli
3 6 (2.11%) Puppet
3 6 (2.11%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.06%) Netcool/Webtop
4 3 (1.06%) Netcool
4 3 (1.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (1.06%) Ionix
5 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.70%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (3.52%) Microsoft
1 10 (3.52%) VMware
2 8 (2.82%) HP
2 8 (2.82%) EMC
2 8 (2.82%) Oracle
2 8 (2.82%) IBM
3 7 (2.46%) Cisco
4 5 (1.76%) Intel
4 5 (1.76%) Perforce
5 4 (1.41%) QNX
5 4 (1.41%) ESRI
6 3 (1.06%) McAfee
6 3 (1.06%) Hitachi
6 3 (1.06%) Veritas
6 3 (1.06%) Compaq
6 3 (1.06%) Atomikos
6 3 (1.06%) Xilinx
7 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.70%) MKS
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
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