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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 113 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 136 136 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.60% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.73% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 39 25
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£325 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 71
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.79 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% -4.57%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8451 7861 9051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.73% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4612 4106 4135
Average daily rate £350 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +0.70%
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 402 530 637
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +12 57 £325 - 14
Surrey -32 18 £363 +11.53% 11
Berkshire +5 17 £300 -25.00% 16
Middlesex -1 12 £363 +16.93% 5
Oxfordshire +1 8 £270 -30.32% 13
East Sussex -8 7 £240 -52.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £313 - 6
West Sussex -7 4 £220 - 5
Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 266 (91.41%) Software Engineering
2 133 (45.70%) C
3 119 (40.89%) Linux
4 96 (32.99%) C++
5 65 (22.34%) C#
6 54 (18.56%) UML
6 54 (18.56%) Scrum
7 53 (18.21%) Windows
7 53 (18.21%) Java
8 48 (16.49%) .NET
9 43 (14.78%) ClearCase
10 42 (14.43%) Security Cleared
11 39 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (12.71%) SQL Server
13 36 (12.37%) Visual Studio
14 35 (12.03%) Telecoms
15 34 (11.68%) Multithreading
16 33 (11.34%) Python
16 33 (11.34%) Web Services
17 31 (10.65%) OO
17 31 (10.65%) DTV
18 30 (10.31%) WCF
19 29 (9.97%) WPF
19 29 (9.97%) SC Cleared
20 28 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (9.62%) POSIX
20 28 (9.62%) Embedded C
20 28 (9.62%) UNIX
21 27 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
22 24 (8.25%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (0.69%) IIS
3 2 (0.69%) CMS
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Simulink
2 2 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
3 1 (0.34%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.44%) Office 365
2 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.81%) DVB
3 8 (2.75%) SAN
4 6 (2.06%) Internet
4 6 (2.06%) HTTP
4 6 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.72%) Wireless
6 4 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.37%) Modbus
7 3 (1.03%) LTE
7 3 (1.03%) NAS
7 3 (1.03%) NFC
7 3 (1.03%) SMS
8 2 (0.69%) UMTS
8 2 (0.69%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.69%) ASN.1
8 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.69%) IPv4
8 2 (0.69%) IPv6
8 2 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
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 43 (14.78%) ClearCase
2 36 (12.37%) Visual Studio
3 27 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (7.56%) Subversion
5 16 (5.50%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.12%) Rational Rhapsody
6 12 (4.12%) NUnit
6 12 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.78%) Ant
8 9 (3.09%) Rational Rose
8 9 (3.09%) CppUnit
8 9 (3.09%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.09%) GoogleTest
9 8 (2.75%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.06%) GDB
11 6 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.72%) JUnit
12 5 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 35 (12.03%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.87%) Electronics
3 12 (4.12%) Military
4 5 (1.72%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.37%) Automotive
5 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.37%) Avionics
6 3 (1.03%) Publishing
6 3 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (0.69%) Finance
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.49%) .NET
2 33 (11.34%) Web Services
3 30 (10.31%) WCF
4 29 (9.97%) WPF
5 28 (9.62%) POSIX
6 23 (7.90%) LINQ
7 13 (4.47%) HTML
8 12 (4.12%) XML
9 11 (3.78%) SOAP
10 9 (3.09%) Motif
11 8 (2.75%) Spring
11 8 (2.75%) XSLT
11 8 (2.75%) CSS
11 8 (2.75%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.41%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.06%) HTML5
14 5 (1.72%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
15 4 (1.37%) STL
15 4 (1.37%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.65%) DTV
2 22 (7.56%) Device Driver
3 20 (6.87%) Embedded Systems
4 19 (6.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.78%) STB
6 7 (2.41%) Firmware
6 7 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.41%) Derivative
6 7 (2.41%) Robotics
7 6 (2.06%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.06%) Physics
8 4 (1.37%) Open Source
8 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.37%) Clustering
9 3 (1.03%) VHDL
9 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.03%) HACMP
9 3 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.69%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 119 (40.89%) Linux
2 53 (18.21%) Windows
3 28 (9.62%) UNIX
4 15 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.47%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (3.78%) Android
7 6 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.37%) HPUX
8 4 (1.37%) Solaris
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.03%) AIX
9 3 (1.03%) NetWare
9 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.03%) Debian
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (91.41%) Software Engineering
2 54 (18.56%) Scrum
2 54 (18.56%) UML
3 39 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.68%) Multithreading
5 31 (10.65%) OO
6 28 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.25%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.19%) Embedded Software Development
9 15 (5.15%) Validation
9 15 (5.15%) Software Architecture
10 13 (4.47%) Test Automation
10 13 (4.47%) Unit Testing
10 13 (4.47%) OOD
11 12 (4.12%) Content Management
12 11 (3.78%) Project Management
12 11 (3.78%) Integration Testing
12 11 (3.78%) TDD
13 10 (3.44%) MVC
14 9 (3.09%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 133 (45.70%) C
2 96 (32.99%) C++
3 65 (22.34%) C#
4 53 (18.21%) Java
5 33 (11.34%) Python
6 28 (9.62%) Embedded C
7 22 (7.56%) SQL
8 21 (7.22%) JavaScript
8 21 (7.22%) Perl
9 14 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 12 (4.12%) Ruby
11 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.75%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.41%) PHP
14 6 (2.06%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.72%) VBScript
15 5 (1.72%) VC++
15 5 (1.72%) Korn
16 4 (1.37%) VB
16 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.87%) Degree
4 6 (2.06%) PhD
5 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.03%) vCloud
2 3 (1.03%) GPFS
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 6 (2.06%) Puppet
2 6 (2.06%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.69%) SCCM
4 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Ionix
5 1 (0.34%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (0.34%) Netcool
5 1 (0.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 11 (3.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.44%) Oracle
2 10 (3.44%) VMware
3 8 (2.75%) HP
4 7 (2.41%) Cisco
5 6 (2.06%) IBM
5 6 (2.06%) EMC
6 5 (1.72%) Intel
6 5 (1.72%) Perforce
7 4 (1.37%) QNX
7 4 (1.37%) ESRI
7 4 (1.37%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.03%) Veritas
8 3 (1.03%) McAfee
8 3 (1.03%) Compaq
8 3 (1.03%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.69%) Atomikos
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.34%) Citrix
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