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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 56 71 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 317 224 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.23% 2.51% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 3.45% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 86 43
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 34
Average hourly rate £38.31 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £21.00 £33.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
7413 6501 5550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.57% 72.88% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4091 3480 2728
Average daily rate £396 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 269 308
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 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 +7 111 £355 +13.60% 58
Surrey +14 66 £338 -3.57% 60
Berkshire +5 29 £375 +11.11% 47
Buckinghamshire -2 29 £345 -0.71% 23
Oxfordshire -13 25 £328 -11.48% 37
West Sussex -16 17 £290 +3.57% 9
East Sussex +9 15 £325 -5.79% 9
Middlesex -1 10 £340 - 2
Kent -8 7 - - 19
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 216 (36.73%) Linux
2 197 (33.50%) C++
3 190 (32.31%) C
4 181 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (29.25%) Java
6 134 (22.79%) Security Cleared
7 123 (20.92%) SQL
8 117 (19.90%) Python
9 114 (19.39%) UML
10 112 (19.05%) UNIX
11 106 (18.03%) OO
12 101 (17.18%) JavaScript
12 101 (17.18%) SC Cleared
13 90 (15.31%) Scrum
14 85 (14.46%) HTML
15 83 (14.12%) TDD
16 82 (13.95%) Configuration Management
17 81 (13.78%) C#
17 81 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (13.44%) XML
19 78 (13.27%) Subversion
19 78 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
20 75 (12.76%) Oracle
21 73 (12.41%) Windows
22 72 (12.24%) .NET
23 71 (12.07%) Multithreading
24 69 (11.73%) OOD
25 62 (10.54%) ClearCase
25 62 (10.54%) Web Services
26 59 (10.03%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 45 (7.65%) WebLogic
2 34 (5.78%) Node.js
3 28 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.89%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.04%) Apache
7 8 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.36%) JBoss
8 6 (1.02%) CMS
9 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (0.68%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.51%) IIS
11 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.51%) Jetty
12 2 (0.34%) Drupal
12 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 30 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Simulink
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.68%) MS Office
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.17%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.19%) SaaS
2 6 (1.02%) IaaS
2 6 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.51%) PaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.51%) Office 365
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.40%) TCP/IP
1 20 (3.40%) Firewall
2 19 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 18 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (2.55%) SAN
5 13 (2.21%) LTE
6 12 (2.04%) Internet
7 11 (1.87%) 3G
7 11 (1.87%) Bluetooth
8 10 (1.70%) Wireshark
9 9 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (1.53%) MPLS
9 9 (1.53%) HTTP
10 8 (1.36%) WiMAX
11 7 (1.19%) Wireless
11 7 (1.19%) SDH
12 6 (1.02%) WPA2
12 6 (1.02%) DNS
12 6 (1.02%) SSL
12 6 (1.02%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (3.40%) Ingres
4 18 (3.06%) MySQL
5 15 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (1.70%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.02%) Big Data
9 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 78 (13.27%) Subversion
2 62 (10.54%) ClearCase
3 53 (9.01%) Ant
4 50 (8.50%) NUnit
5 49 (8.33%) GoogleTest
6 48 (8.16%) CppUnit
7 38 (6.46%) Git (software)
7 38 (6.46%) Jenkins
8 27 (4.59%) CruiseControl
9 23 (3.91%) ClearQuest
10 20 (3.40%) Rational Rose
11 18 (3.06%) JIRA
12 17 (2.89%) Maven
13 14 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
14 13 (2.21%) Visual Studio
15 10 (1.70%) Selenium
16 9 (1.53%) Eclipse
17 7 (1.19%) Toad
18 6 (1.02%) LabVIEW
18 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (4.42%) Telecoms
2 22 (3.74%) Publishing
3 21 (3.57%) Finance
3 21 (3.57%) Electronics
4 19 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 12 (2.04%) Marketing
6 10 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.53%) Avionics
8 7 (1.19%) Games
9 6 (1.02%) Retail
10 5 (0.85%) Military
11 4 (0.68%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 275 (46.77%) Software Engineer
2 214 (36.39%) Developer
3 58 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 47 (7.99%) Software Developer
5 30 (5.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 29 (4.93%) Senior Software Engineer
7 25 (4.25%) Java Software Engineer
8 23 (3.91%) Analyst
9 19 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 18 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (2.89%) C++ Developer
12 16 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
13 15 (2.55%) Programmer
13 15 (2.55%) C Developer
14 14 (2.38%) PL/SQL Developer
15 13 (2.21%) Test Engineer
16 12 (2.04%) Senior Developer
17 11 (1.87%) iOS Developer
17 11 (1.87%) Architect
18 10 (1.70%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.46%) HTML
2 79 (13.44%) XML
3 72 (12.24%) .NET
4 62 (10.54%) Web Services
5 45 (7.65%) CSS
6 42 (7.14%) SOAP
6 42 (7.14%) Spring
7 37 (6.29%) Motif
8 35 (5.95%) AngularJS
8 35 (5.95%) RESTful
9 34 (5.78%) Hibernate
10 31 (5.27%) HTML5
11 29 (4.93%) JSON
12 28 (4.76%) XSLT
12 28 (4.76%) jQuery
13 27 (4.59%) JSF
14 25 (4.25%) ASP.NET
15 22 (3.74%) Middleware
15 22 (3.74%) Ajax
16 20 (3.40%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 24 (4.08%) Derivative
4 22 (3.74%) User Experience
5 20 (3.40%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.21%) Digital Media
8 12 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.04%) iPhone
9 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.87%) DTV
9 11 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.36%) Open Source
12 7 (1.19%) PKI
12 7 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (1.02%) SCADA
13 6 (1.02%) EPoS
14 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 216 (36.73%) Linux
2 112 (19.05%) UNIX
3 73 (12.41%) Windows
4 30 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 27 (4.59%) Android
6 19 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (1.70%) AIX
8 10 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.19%) CentOS
11 6 (1.02%) Solaris
11 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.85%) HPUX
12 5 (0.85%) NetWare
13 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (19.39%) UML
3 106 (18.03%) OO
4 90 (15.31%) Scrum
5 83 (14.12%) TDD
6 82 (13.95%) Configuration Management
7 81 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (12.07%) Multithreading
9 69 (11.73%) OOD
10 59 (10.03%) Project Management
11 51 (8.67%) Use Case
12 50 (8.50%) SOA
13 35 (5.95%) Integration Testing
14 32 (5.44%) Memory Management
15 31 (5.27%) Requirements Analysis
16 30 (5.10%) Test Automation
17 29 (4.93%) Software Testing
17 29 (4.93%) Unit Testing
18 24 (4.08%) OOP
18 24 (4.08%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 197 (33.50%) C++
2 190 (32.31%) C
3 172 (29.25%) Java
4 123 (20.92%) SQL
5 117 (19.90%) Python
6 101 (17.18%) JavaScript
7 81 (13.78%) C#
8 42 (7.14%) Embedded C
9 37 (6.29%) Perl
10 31 (5.27%) PL/SQL
11 30 (5.10%) Bash Shell
12 27 (4.59%) PHP
13 23 (3.91%) Embedded C++
14 22 (3.74%) Objective-C
15 19 (3.23%) XQuery
15 19 (3.23%) Ruby
15 19 (3.23%) XPath
16 18 (3.06%) VB.NET
17 17 (2.89%) Shell Script
18 16 (2.72%) Ada
Qualifications
1 134 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 101 (17.18%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.50%) Degree
4 21 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.55%) VCP4
6 14 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.02%) MCTS
7 6 (1.02%) ISEB
7 6 (1.02%) HND
8 5 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.68%) PhD
9 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.68%) CCNA
9 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.51%) MCP
10 3 (0.51%) MCSE
10 3 (0.51%) MCSA
10 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.17%) APMP
11 1 (0.17%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.23%) QA
2 11 (1.87%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.68%) TickIT
5 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (1.70%) Firmware
4 7 (1.19%) Xen
5 6 (1.02%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.85%) GPFS
7 4 (0.68%) vSphere
8 3 (0.51%) UAG
8 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) Docker
9 2 (0.34%) vCloud
10 1 (0.17%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.17%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) LXC
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 16 (2.72%) Oracle Identity Management
2 13 (2.21%) Puppet
3 10 (1.70%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.68%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.51%) WSUS
7 3 (0.51%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.17%) Salt
8 1 (0.17%) Opsview
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 75 (12.76%) Oracle
2 59 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.76%) VMware
4 16 (2.72%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.38%) IBM
6 11 (1.87%) Hitachi
7 10 (1.70%) Serena
8 9 (1.53%) Informatica
8 9 (1.53%) Veritas
9 8 (1.36%) Cisco
9 8 (1.36%) EMC
10 7 (1.19%) MetaSolv
10 7 (1.19%) Cramer
10 7 (1.19%) BEA
11 6 (1.02%) HP
12 5 (0.85%) Twitter
12 5 (0.85%) Compaq
13 4 (0.68%) Citrix
13 4 (0.68%) Software AG
13 4 (0.68%) Juniper
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