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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 73 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 204 219 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 2.59% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 3.66% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 99 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 71
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £33.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6696 5991 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.96% 70.82% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3666 3220 3261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 250 319
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 August 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 August 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 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 88 £328 -18.12% 38
Surrey -27 28 £350 +7.69% 19
Berkshire +5 27 £300 +9.09% 30
Middlesex +7 22 £356 +14.91% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £353 -11.87% 8
Oxfordshire -4 8 £270 -30.32% 20
Kent -4 5 £375 +33.92% 1
East Sussex -10 3 £400 -20.00% 2
West Sussex -10 3 £475 - 5
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 August 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.

1 171 (36.54%) Linux
2 169 (36.11%) C
3 109 (23.29%) C++
4 98 (20.94%) Scrum
5 90 (19.23%) C#
5 90 (19.23%) Java
6 87 (18.59%) UML
7 86 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (17.74%) .NET
9 76 (16.24%) Windows
9 76 (16.24%) Security Cleared
10 67 (14.32%) OO
11 64 (13.68%) SQL Server
12 62 (13.25%) SQL
13 58 (12.39%) ClearCase
14 55 (11.75%) JavaScript
14 55 (11.75%) Multithreading
15 51 (10.90%) Visual Studio
15 51 (10.90%) UNIX
15 51 (10.90%) Web Services
16 50 (10.68%) Degree
17 47 (10.04%) WCF
17 47 (10.04%) SC Cleared
18 44 (9.40%) Telecoms
19 42 (8.97%) Python
20 39 (8.33%) OOD
20 39 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 39 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (8.12%) WPF
22 37 (7.91%) DTV

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.14%) Apache
3 8 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.50%) Node.js
4 7 (1.50%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.28%) IIS
5 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.07%) CMS
6 5 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.85%) Mule
7 4 (0.85%) Confluence
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.64%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
3 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.43%) Simulink
3 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.14%) Office 365
3 8 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.34%) TCP/IP
2 20 (4.27%) DVB
3 11 (2.35%) LTE
3 11 (2.35%) Internet
4 9 (1.92%) 3GPP
5 8 (1.71%) GPRS
5 8 (1.71%) Wireless
6 7 (1.50%) GSM
6 7 (1.50%) HTTP
7 6 (1.28%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.28%) WCDMA
7 6 (1.28%) SAN
7 6 (1.28%) Network Security
7 6 (1.28%) 4G
8 5 (1.07%) IPv4
9 4 (0.85%) IPv6
9 4 (0.85%) WAN
9 4 (0.85%) DNS
9 4 (0.85%) Modbus
9 4 (0.85%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.21%) MySQL
5 10 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.28%) Big Data
9 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (12.39%) ClearCase
2 51 (10.90%) Visual Studio
3 33 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (6.20%) Subversion
5 27 (5.77%) Git (software)
6 26 (5.56%) NUnit
7 22 (4.70%) Jenkins
8 17 (3.63%) Ant
9 16 (3.42%) GoogleTest
10 15 (3.21%) CppUnit
10 15 (3.21%) JIRA
11 14 (2.99%) Rational Rose
11 14 (2.99%) SoapUI
12 12 (2.56%) Maven
12 12 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
13 11 (2.35%) SpecFlow
13 11 (2.35%) Eclipse
14 10 (2.14%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.92%) JUnit
16 8 (1.71%) GDB
General
1 44 (9.40%) Telecoms
2 30 (6.41%) Electronics
3 26 (5.56%) Military
4 17 (3.63%) Finance
5 11 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
7 5 (1.07%) Retail
7 5 (1.07%) Automotive
7 5 (1.07%) Publishing
8 4 (0.85%) Avionics
9 3 (0.64%) Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 267 (57.05%) Software Engineer
2 144 (30.77%) Developer
3 47 (10.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 43 (9.19%) Software Developer
5 30 (6.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 29 (6.20%) Java Developer
7 22 (4.70%) C# Developer
8 20 (4.27%) .NET Developer
8 20 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
9 18 (3.85%) Architect
10 16 (3.42%) Java Software Engineer
11 15 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (2.99%) Programmer
13 13 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.35%) C# Software Engineer
15 9 (1.92%) PHP Developer
15 9 (1.92%) .NET Software Engineer
16 8 (1.71%) Analyst
16 8 (1.71%) Project Manager
16 8 (1.71%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.74%) .NET
2 51 (10.90%) Web Services
3 47 (10.04%) WCF
4 38 (8.12%) WPF
5 35 (7.48%) XML
6 34 (7.26%) POSIX
7 31 (6.62%) LINQ
8 30 (6.41%) HTML
9 29 (6.20%) CSS
10 25 (5.34%) jQuery
11 22 (4.70%) .NET Framework
11 22 (4.70%) Middleware
12 20 (4.27%) Spring
12 20 (4.27%) SOAP
13 19 (4.06%) ASP.NET
14 16 (3.42%) XSLT
14 16 (3.42%) Hibernate
14 16 (3.42%) Motif
15 13 (2.78%) AngularJS
16 11 (2.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.91%) DTV
2 30 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
3 27 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 25 (5.34%) Device Driver
5 19 (4.06%) STB
6 13 (2.78%) Derivative
7 11 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 11 (2.35%) Firmware
8 8 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.71%) Open Source
9 7 (1.50%) Robotics
10 6 (1.28%) Physics
11 5 (1.07%) Wiki
11 5 (1.07%) EPoS
12 4 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.64%) Kindle
13 3 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.64%) VHDL
13 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 171 (36.54%) Linux
2 76 (16.24%) Windows
3 51 (10.90%) UNIX
4 21 (4.49%) Embedded Linux
5 20 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.63%) Android
7 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.85%) Solaris
10 4 (0.85%) Debian
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.43%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) CentOS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.21%) SUSE
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.94%) Scrum
2 87 (18.59%) UML
3 86 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (14.32%) OO
5 55 (11.75%) Multithreading
6 39 (8.33%) OOD
6 39 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (7.48%) Configuration Management
7 35 (7.48%) TDD
8 28 (5.98%) SOA
8 28 (5.98%) MVC
9 26 (5.56%) Software Architecture
10 25 (5.34%) Embedded Software Development
11 24 (5.13%) Project Management
12 23 (4.91%) Use Case
13 22 (4.70%) DevOps
14 20 (4.27%) Integration Testing
15 19 (4.06%) Unit Testing
16 18 (3.85%) Content Management
16 18 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 169 (36.11%) C
2 109 (23.29%) C++
3 90 (19.23%) C#
3 90 (19.23%) Java
4 62 (13.25%) SQL
5 55 (11.75%) JavaScript
6 42 (8.97%) Python
7 33 (7.05%) Embedded C
8 26 (5.56%) Ruby
9 21 (4.49%) Perl
10 20 (4.27%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.42%) PHP
12 11 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.14%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.71%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.50%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.50%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.28%) VC++
17 5 (1.07%) PHP5
17 5 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.68%) Degree
3 47 (10.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.28%) PhD
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.85%) ISEB
8 3 (0.64%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.64%) MCSE
9 2 (0.43%) PMP
9 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.43%) APMP
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.21%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.92%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.64%) vCloud
3 3 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.43%) Xen
4 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.43%) KVM
4 2 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) UAG
5 1 (0.21%) GPFS
5 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (2.99%) Puppet
2 13 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.28%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.07%) Ansible
5 4 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.43%) Netcool
6 2 (0.43%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.43%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (0.43%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.43%) Ionix
6 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.21%) Munin
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (7.48%) Oracle
2 33 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.42%) VMware
4 11 (2.35%) Cisco
5 10 (2.14%) ESRI
6 7 (1.50%) IBM
6 7 (1.50%) HP
7 6 (1.28%) Intel
8 5 (1.07%) Perforce
8 5 (1.07%) EMC
9 4 (0.85%) QNX
9 4 (0.85%) Green Hills
9 4 (0.85%) Zend
9 4 (0.85%) Splunk
10 3 (0.64%) Xilinx
10 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe
10 3 (0.64%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) SAP
11 2 (0.43%) Hitachi
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £3640 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago