The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 67 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 242 190 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.49% 2.26% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.21% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 74 77
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £412 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 66
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.40 £26.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6868 5912 6990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.68% 70.44% 66.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3813 3070 3322
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 260 352
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Engineering
England

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 15 April 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 15 April 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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -9 87 £325 +13.04% 50
Surrey +9 47 £410 +26.15% 35
Berkshire +3 28 £331 -17.18% 54
Oxfordshire +24 23 £350 +34.61% 34
Middlesex +7 16 £330 +7.31% 11
West Sussex +11 14 £280 +12.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -21 10 £263 -25.00% 17
East Sussex -4 5 £400 +25.98% 5
Kent -15 2 £250 -50.00% 4
Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 176 (37.13%) C++
1 176 (37.13%) Linux
2 155 (32.70%) C
3 124 (26.16%) OO
4 122 (25.74%) C#
5 95 (20.04%) .NET
6 91 (19.20%) Scrum
7 87 (18.35%) Security Cleared
8 85 (17.93%) Windows
9 83 (17.51%) UML
10 79 (16.67%) Multithreading
11 76 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (14.56%) Java
13 68 (14.35%) SQL
14 63 (13.29%) SQL Server
15 61 (12.87%) SC Cleared
16 60 (12.66%) UNIX
17 59 (12.45%) OOD
18 54 (11.39%) ClearCase
18 54 (11.39%) JavaScript
19 53 (11.18%) HTML
20 50 (10.55%) Degree
21 45 (9.49%) Telecoms
22 43 (9.07%) TDD
22 43 (9.07%) Embedded Systems
23 42 (8.86%) Computer Science
23 42 (8.86%) ASP.NET
24 39 (8.23%) XML
25 38 (8.02%) MVC
25 38 (8.02%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 18 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.90%) IIS
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.27%) CMS
4 5 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.84%) Mule
6 3 (0.63%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.63%) Apache
6 3 (0.63%) Lync
6 3 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) Simulink
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Heroku
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.11%) Internet
2 9 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.69%) DVB
4 6 (1.27%) DNS
4 6 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.27%) Network Security
5 5 (1.05%) SAN
5 5 (1.05%) HTTP
5 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.84%) LAN
6 4 (0.84%) 3GPP
6 4 (0.84%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) AMQP
7 3 (0.63%) LTE
7 3 (0.63%) Wireless
7 3 (0.63%) SNMP
7 3 (0.63%) GSM
8 2 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.42%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.59%) MySQL
3 27 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.63%) Ingres
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.42%) Big Data
13 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 54 (11.39%) ClearCase
2 37 (7.81%) Subversion
2 37 (7.81%) Visual Studio
3 28 (5.91%) NUnit
4 20 (4.22%) GoogleTest
5 19 (4.01%) CppUnit
5 19 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.80%) Ant
7 14 (2.95%) Git (software)
8 13 (2.74%) Rational Rose
9 12 (2.53%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.69%) Maven
12 7 (1.48%) TestNG
12 7 (1.48%) ClearQuest
12 7 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (1.27%) Mockito
13 6 (1.27%) DbUnit
13 6 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 45 (9.49%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.27%) Military
3 22 (4.64%) Electronics
4 19 (4.01%) Finance
5 13 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.32%) Games
7 9 (1.90%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.48%) Retail
9 6 (1.27%) Publishing
9 6 (1.27%) Marketing
10 5 (1.05%) Automotive
11 4 (0.84%) Legal
11 4 (0.84%) Back Office
12 3 (0.63%) Avionics
13 2 (0.42%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 258 (54.43%) Software Engineer
2 156 (32.91%) Developer
3 34 (7.17%) C# Developer
3 34 (7.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 29 (6.12%) C++ Software Engineer
4 29 (6.12%) Software Developer
5 28 (5.91%) C++ Developer
6 27 (5.70%) .NET Developer
7 23 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 22 (4.64%) Programmer
9 20 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.59%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.16%) Agile C# Developer
12 13 (2.74%) Architect
13 12 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (2.53%) PHP Developer
14 11 (2.32%) C# Software Engineer
15 9 (1.90%) .NET Software Engineer
15 9 (1.90%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (20.04%) .NET
2 53 (11.18%) HTML
3 42 (8.86%) ASP.NET
4 39 (8.23%) XML
5 38 (8.02%) WCF
5 38 (8.02%) jQuery
6 37 (7.81%) POSIX
7 36 (7.59%) CSS
8 31 (6.54%) Web Services
8 31 (6.54%) .NET Framework
9 27 (5.70%) WPF
10 21 (4.43%) Middleware
11 20 (4.22%) Motif
12 18 (3.80%) XSLT
13 17 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (3.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 14 (2.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 14 (2.95%) Spring
16 13 (2.74%) WinForms
16 13 (2.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.07%) Embedded Systems
2 42 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.54%) DTV
4 14 (2.95%) Derivative
5 10 (2.11%) Device Driver
6 9 (1.90%) Robotics
6 9 (1.90%) STB
6 9 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.48%) EPoS
8 7 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.27%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.05%) Wiki
10 5 (1.05%) iPhone
10 5 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.84%) iPad
11 4 (0.84%) Open Source
11 4 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 176 (37.13%) Linux
2 85 (17.93%) Windows
3 60 (12.66%) UNIX
4 20 (4.22%) Android
5 18 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (2.74%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.27%) LynxOS
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.42%) HPUX
10 2 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) NetWare
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (26.16%) OO
2 91 (19.20%) Scrum
3 83 (17.51%) UML
4 79 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 76 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (12.45%) OOD
7 43 (9.07%) TDD
8 38 (8.02%) MVC
8 38 (8.02%) Project Management
9 36 (7.59%) Configuration Management
10 31 (6.54%) OOP
10 31 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (5.06%) Web Development
12 22 (4.64%) RUP
12 22 (4.64%) Unit Testing
13 21 (4.43%) Validation
14 18 (3.80%) SOA
14 18 (3.80%) Use Case
15 17 (3.59%) Memory Management
16 16 (3.38%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 176 (37.13%) C++
2 155 (32.70%) C
3 122 (25.74%) C#
4 69 (14.56%) Java
5 68 (14.35%) SQL
6 54 (11.39%) JavaScript
7 36 (7.59%) Python
8 31 (6.54%) PHP
9 25 (5.27%) Embedded C
10 18 (3.80%) Perl
11 16 (3.38%) MATLAB
11 16 (3.38%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.95%) Ruby
13 13 (2.74%) VC++
14 11 (2.32%) Embedded C++
15 9 (1.90%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.69%) VB
17 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.27%) VB6
17 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 50 (10.55%) Degree
4 12 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.84%) PhD
6 3 (0.63%) ISEB
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.42%) MCSE
7 2 (0.42%) PMP
7 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) MCDST
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.21%) OCP
8 1 (0.21%) OCA
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.69%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) DICOM
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.21%) WCAG
5 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.63%) vCloud
3 2 (0.42%) KVM
3 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.42%) UAG
3 2 (0.42%) Xen
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.48%) Puppet
3 6 (1.27%) Ionix
3 6 (1.27%) Netcool
3 6 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (1.27%) Netcool/Webtop
4 5 (1.05%) Ansible
5 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.85%) Oracle
3 12 (2.53%) VMware
3 12 (2.53%) Perforce
4 10 (2.11%) Zend
5 9 (1.90%) IBM
6 8 (1.69%) EMC
7 7 (1.48%) HP
8 6 (1.27%) Intel
8 6 (1.27%) ESRI
9 4 (0.84%) Splunk
9 4 (0.84%) Adobe
9 4 (0.84%) Serena
10 3 (0.63%) Altera
10 3 (0.63%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.63%) Xilinx
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco
10 3 (0.63%) Facebook
10 3 (0.63%) Atomikos
11 2 (0.42%) Twitter
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £37 - £43 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day Ltd Co basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Managed Services Agency
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire / Buckinghamshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 8 days ago