The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 73 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 220 221 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.37% 2.49% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.47% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 99 72
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £232 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6781 6361 6926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.93% 71.80% 70.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3822 3490 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 249 324
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the South East region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 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 0 89 £338 -11.76% 31
Surrey -1 36 £350 +12.00% 29
Berkshire +19 28 £325 +1.96% 28
Middlesex +15 27 £363 +16.93% 4
Oxfordshire -3 16 £338 -12.90% 35
Buckinghamshire -9 13 £320 -28.88% 9
Kent -8 3 £375 +33.92% 5
East Sussex -18 1 £350 -30.00% 7
West Sussex -21 1 - - 13
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 180 (38.14%) Linux
2 178 (37.71%) C
3 102 (21.61%) C++
3 102 (21.61%) Java
4 95 (20.13%) C#
5 91 (19.28%) Scrum
6 88 (18.64%) .NET
7 87 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (17.37%) Windows
9 81 (17.16%) UML
10 80 (16.95%) Security Cleared
11 70 (14.83%) OO
12 68 (14.41%) SQL
13 66 (13.98%) SQL Server
14 60 (12.71%) Web Services
15 59 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 58 (12.29%) ClearCase
17 56 (11.86%) UNIX
18 55 (11.65%) Degree
19 50 (10.59%) SC Cleared
19 50 (10.59%) Visual Studio
19 50 (10.59%) Python
20 47 (9.96%) WCF
21 46 (9.75%) Multithreading
22 44 (9.32%) Oracle
23 43 (9.11%) Telecoms
23 43 (9.11%) DTV
24 42 (8.90%) Embedded C
25 41 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
25 41 (8.69%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.97%) Apache
2 11 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.69%) CMS
3 8 (1.69%) Node.js
3 8 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.06%) Confluence
7 4 (0.85%) IIS
7 4 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.85%) Mule
8 3 (0.64%) WordPress
8 3 (0.64%) Drupal
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) Simulink
3 3 (0.64%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Office
5 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
3 1 (0.21%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.12%) Office 365
3 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.64%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.93%) DVB
2 25 (5.30%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.54%) Internet
3 12 (2.54%) Network Security
3 12 (2.54%) LTE
4 9 (1.91%) Wireless
4 9 (1.91%) 3GPP
5 8 (1.69%) GPRS
6 7 (1.48%) GSM
6 7 (1.48%) HTTP
6 7 (1.48%) SAN
7 6 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.27%) WCDMA
7 6 (1.27%) 4G
8 5 (1.06%) IPv4
9 4 (0.85%) IPv6
9 4 (0.85%) DNS
9 4 (0.85%) 3G
9 4 (0.85%) 2G
9 4 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.60%) MySQL
5 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.48%) Big Data
9 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.42%) JasperReports
13 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (12.29%) ClearCase
2 50 (10.59%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (6.57%) Subversion
5 28 (5.93%) Git (software)
6 20 (4.24%) NUnit
6 20 (4.24%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.39%) JIRA
8 15 (3.18%) SoapUI
9 12 (2.54%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.54%) Ant
9 12 (2.54%) Eclipse
10 11 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
10 11 (2.33%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.12%) GoogleTest
11 10 (2.12%) CppUnit
12 9 (1.91%) Maven
12 9 (1.91%) JUnit
12 9 (1.91%) Rational Rose
12 9 (1.91%) GDB
General
1 43 (9.11%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.99%) Electronics
3 27 (5.72%) Military
4 20 (4.24%) Finance
5 9 (1.91%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.69%) Automotive
6 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.48%) Publishing
8 5 (1.06%) Banking
8 5 (1.06%) Marketing
9 4 (0.85%) Avionics
9 4 (0.85%) Retail
10 3 (0.64%) Billing
10 3 (0.64%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 280 (59.32%) Software Engineer
2 142 (30.08%) Developer
3 56 (11.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 43 (9.11%) Software Developer
5 29 (6.14%) Java Developer
6 26 (5.51%) Senior Software Engineer
6 26 (5.51%) C# Developer
7 22 (4.66%) Java Software Engineer
8 21 (4.45%) .NET Developer
9 17 (3.60%) C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (3.60%) Architect
10 15 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (2.97%) Programmer
12 13 (2.75%) C# Software Engineer
13 12 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.33%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.12%) .NET Software Engineer
15 10 (2.12%) Linux Engineer
16 9 (1.91%) Analyst
17 8 (1.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.64%) .NET
2 60 (12.71%) Web Services
3 47 (9.96%) WCF
4 39 (8.26%) XML
5 37 (7.84%) HTML
5 37 (7.84%) WPF
6 36 (7.63%) POSIX
7 30 (6.36%) CSS
7 30 (6.36%) LINQ
8 28 (5.93%) jQuery
9 25 (5.30%) SOAP
10 24 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 21 (4.45%) Middleware
12 20 (4.24%) XSLT
13 19 (4.03%) Spring
14 16 (3.39%) ASP.NET
15 15 (3.18%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.54%) REST
16 12 (2.54%) Hibernate
17 11 (2.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.11%) DTV
2 30 (6.36%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (6.14%) Device Driver
4 27 (5.72%) Computer Science
5 26 (5.51%) STB
6 14 (2.97%) Firmware
7 12 (2.54%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.12%) Open Source
9 7 (1.48%) Physics
9 7 (1.48%) Derivative
9 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.48%) EPoS
10 6 (1.27%) Wiki
11 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.06%) VHDL
12 4 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.64%) Clustering
13 3 (0.64%) Kindle
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 180 (38.14%) Linux
2 82 (17.37%) Windows
3 56 (11.86%) UNIX
4 22 (4.66%) Android
5 20 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.24%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.48%) Debian
9 6 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.64%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.64%) Solaris
12 2 (0.42%) AIX
12 2 (0.42%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (19.28%) Scrum
2 87 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (17.16%) UML
4 70 (14.83%) OO
5 46 (9.75%) Multithreading
6 41 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (8.69%) TDD
7 34 (7.20%) OOD
7 34 (7.20%) Configuration Management
8 32 (6.78%) Software Architecture
9 30 (6.36%) MVC
10 29 (6.14%) SOA
10 29 (6.14%) Embedded Software Development
11 22 (4.66%) DevOps
12 19 (4.03%) Use Case
13 18 (3.81%) Project Management
13 18 (3.81%) Validation
13 18 (3.81%) BDD
13 18 (3.81%) Test Automation
14 17 (3.60%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (37.71%) C
2 102 (21.61%) C++
2 102 (21.61%) Java
3 95 (20.13%) C#
4 68 (14.41%) SQL
5 59 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 50 (10.59%) Python
7 42 (8.90%) Embedded C
8 25 (5.30%) Ruby
9 19 (4.03%) PHP
10 18 (3.81%) Perl
11 17 (3.60%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.33%) MATLAB
12 11 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.91%) Embedded C++
14 8 (1.69%) PHP5
14 8 (1.69%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.27%) Ada
16 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.65%) Degree
3 50 (10.59%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.27%) PhD
6 5 (1.06%) ISEB
7 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.64%) MCSE
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.64%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.42%) HND
9 2 (0.42%) PMP
9 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.42%) APMP
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.12%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 10 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.64%) vCloud
4 2 (0.42%) KVM
4 2 (0.42%) Xen
4 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) UAG
5 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.97%) Puppet
2 13 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.21%) Munin
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (9.32%) Oracle
2 36 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.60%) VMware
4 12 (2.54%) Cisco
5 10 (2.12%) ESRI
6 7 (1.48%) Green Hills
6 7 (1.48%) HP
6 7 (1.48%) Zend
7 6 (1.27%) Perforce
7 6 (1.27%) Intel
7 6 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.06%) IBM
8 5 (1.06%) QNX
9 4 (0.85%) Splunk
10 3 (0.64%) Xilinx
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe
10 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) SAP
11 2 (0.42%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.42%) Veritas
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: high profile release
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £36 - £37 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 100-150 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 20 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 27 days ago