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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 50 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 308 256 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.40% 2.85% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 3.92% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 144 103
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£338 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.43 £34.85 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
6906 6535 5827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.33% 72.77% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 3616 3078
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 253 246
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +9 102 £326 +0.30% 34
Surrey -2 44 £363 -12.12% 41
Berkshire +15 40 £350 +3.70% 48
Oxfordshire +3 36 £425 +41.66% 41
Buckinghamshire +15 25 £381 -4.68% 11
East Sussex -1 16 £300 -25.00% 19
West Sussex -12 16 £299 -14.02% 16
Kent +6 10 £338 -3.57% 7
Middlesex -10 3 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 221 (35.70%) Linux
2 216 (34.89%) C++
3 194 (31.34%) C
4 170 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (26.82%) Java
6 137 (22.13%) Security Cleared
7 118 (19.06%) UML
8 117 (18.90%) C#
9 111 (17.93%) JavaScript
10 109 (17.61%) SC Cleared
11 104 (16.80%) Python
12 102 (16.48%) HTML
13 101 (16.32%) UNIX
14 94 (15.19%) OO
15 90 (14.54%) SQL
15 90 (14.54%) TDD
16 88 (14.22%) .NET
17 85 (13.73%) Windows
18 78 (12.60%) Multithreading
19 70 (11.31%) Scrum
20 69 (11.15%) OOD
21 67 (10.82%) CSS
22 66 (10.66%) Oracle
22 66 (10.66%) Configuration Management
23 65 (10.50%) Subversion
24 64 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (9.85%) Microsoft
26 60 (9.69%) Web Services
27 55 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
28 53 (8.56%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (5.01%) Node.js
2 26 (4.20%) WebLogic
3 23 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.10%) JBoss
5 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.13%) Apache
10 6 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.48%) Jetty
11 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.48%) IIS
11 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.32%) TPMS
13 1 (0.16%) WordPress
13 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
Applications
1 13 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.29%) MS Office
3 6 (0.97%) MS Project
4 5 (0.81%) Simulink
5 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (0.97%) Primavera
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) AWD
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (0.81%) SaaS
5 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.48%) Office 365
6 3 (0.48%) IaaS
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Google Checkout
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.20%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.58%) SAN
3 15 (2.42%) Internet
4 14 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (2.10%) LTE
5 13 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (1.94%) Wireless
7 10 (1.62%) IPv6
8 9 (1.45%) IPv4
8 9 (1.45%) 3G
8 9 (1.45%) 4G
9 8 (1.29%) UMTS
9 8 (1.29%) Ethernet
9 8 (1.29%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.29%) WiMAX
10 7 (1.13%) HTTP
10 7 (1.13%) FCoE
11 6 (0.97%) GSM
12 5 (0.81%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.81%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.36%) MySQL
3 14 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.29%) Ingres
6 8 (1.29%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.13%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.97%) SQLite
9 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.48%) Big Data
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 65 (10.50%) Subversion
2 48 (7.75%) ClearCase
3 42 (6.79%) Git (software)
4 41 (6.62%) GoogleTest
5 38 (6.14%) NUnit
6 35 (5.65%) Ant
7 33 (5.33%) CppUnit
8 27 (4.36%) Jenkins
9 25 (4.04%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.42%) Eclipse
11 14 (2.26%) ClearQuest
11 14 (2.26%) Selenium
12 13 (2.10%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (1.94%) Rational Rose
13 12 (1.94%) JUnit
13 12 (1.94%) CruiseControl
14 9 (1.45%) JIRA
14 9 (1.45%) LabVIEW
14 9 (1.45%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.29%) Gerrit
General
1 25 (4.04%) Electronics
2 19 (3.07%) Finance
3 16 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.26%) Military
6 9 (1.45%) Marketing
6 9 (1.45%) Games
7 7 (1.13%) Retail
7 7 (1.13%) Publishing
7 7 (1.13%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.97%) Avionics
9 5 (0.81%) Automotive
10 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 305 (49.27%) Software Engineer
2 229 (37.00%) Developer
3 57 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 42 (6.79%) Software Developer
5 35 (5.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 33 (5.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 31 (5.01%) Senior Software Engineer
8 21 (3.39%) Java Software Engineer
9 20 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
9 20 (3.23%) Architect
10 18 (2.91%) C++ Developer
11 17 (2.75%) C# Software Engineer
11 17 (2.75%) C Developer
11 17 (2.75%) Project Manager
11 17 (2.75%) Analyst
12 15 (2.42%) PL/SQL Developer
12 15 (2.42%) .NET Developer
13 14 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (2.26%) Senior Developer
13 14 (2.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (16.48%) HTML
2 88 (14.22%) .NET
3 67 (10.82%) CSS
4 60 (9.69%) Web Services
5 53 (8.56%) XML
6 49 (7.92%) HTML5
7 46 (7.43%) Spring
8 45 (7.27%) AngularJS
9 44 (7.11%) jQuery
10 36 (5.82%) RESTful
11 35 (5.65%) ASP.NET
12 32 (5.17%) Hibernate
13 30 (4.85%) JSF
14 29 (4.68%) JSON
15 25 (4.04%) SOAP
16 20 (3.23%) .NET Framework
16 20 (3.23%) Motif
16 20 (3.23%) ICEfaces
17 19 (3.07%) REST
17 19 (3.07%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.04%) Device Driver
4 23 (3.72%) User Experience
5 22 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.23%) Derivative
7 18 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.94%) iPhone
10 10 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (1.13%) Clustering
12 7 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.13%) SCADA
12 7 (1.13%) HACMP
12 7 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.97%) DTV
13 6 (0.97%) STB
14 5 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 221 (35.70%) Linux
2 101 (16.32%) UNIX
3 85 (13.73%) Windows
4 41 (6.62%) Android
5 31 (5.01%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.26%) AIX
6 14 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (1.29%) Solaris
8 7 (1.13%) NetWare
8 7 (1.13%) HPUX
9 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.65%) CentOS
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (19.06%) UML
3 94 (15.19%) OO
4 90 (14.54%) TDD
5 78 (12.60%) Multithreading
6 70 (11.31%) Scrum
7 69 (11.15%) OOD
8 66 (10.66%) Configuration Management
9 55 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (7.75%) Project Management
11 39 (6.30%) SDLC
12 36 (5.82%) Unit Testing
13 33 (5.33%) Use Case
14 31 (5.01%) Integration Testing
14 31 (5.01%) Requirements Analysis
14 31 (5.01%) Memory Management
15 30 (4.85%) SOA
16 29 (4.68%) Validation
17 27 (4.36%) MVC
18 24 (3.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 216 (34.89%) C++
2 194 (31.34%) C
3 166 (26.82%) Java
4 117 (18.90%) C#
5 111 (17.93%) JavaScript
6 104 (16.80%) Python
7 90 (14.54%) SQL
8 44 (7.11%) Embedded C
9 29 (4.68%) PHP
10 28 (4.52%) Objective-C
11 27 (4.36%) PL/SQL
12 26 (4.20%) Perl
13 20 (3.23%) Embedded C++
14 17 (2.75%) Bash Shell
15 14 (2.26%) Ruby
16 13 (2.10%) VB.NET
17 12 (1.94%) VC++
17 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.62%) Ada
19 7 (1.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 137 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 109 (17.61%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.14%) Degree
4 9 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.29%) HND
6 7 (1.13%) ISEB
7 3 (0.48%) PhD
7 3 (0.48%) MCP
7 3 (0.48%) MCSE
7 3 (0.48%) MCSA
7 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.48%) APMP
8 2 (0.32%) CISM
8 2 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.45%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.65%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.45%) Firmware
3 7 (1.13%) GPFS
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.48%) UAG
6 1 (0.16%) Snort
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) iptables
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (1.62%) Puppet
2 7 (1.13%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.48%) SCCM
6 2 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 66 (10.66%) Oracle
2 61 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.17%) VMware
4 16 (2.58%) IBM
5 14 (2.26%) Veritas
6 10 (1.62%) Serena
7 9 (1.45%) Informatica
8 7 (1.13%) EMC
9 6 (0.97%) HP
9 6 (0.97%) Compaq
9 6 (0.97%) Hitachi
10 5 (0.81%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.81%) Telelogic
11 4 (0.65%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.65%) Twitter
11 4 (0.65%) ESRI
11 4 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.65%) Citrix
11 4 (0.65%) Adobe
11 4 (0.65%) Cisco
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Perm Salary £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Cognitive Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £53 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago