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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 80 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 244 216 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.46% 2.36% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.17% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 98
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 35
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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.

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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 -2 88 £370 +9.62% 54
Berkshire +3 35 £350 +7.69% 28
Surrey -8 33 £335 -4.28% 29
Oxfordshire -15 24 £413 +22.22% 33
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £441 +37.89% 12
West Sussex +1 16 £325 - 3
East Sussex +9 13 £370 +5.71% 12
Middlesex -10 11 £350 -3.44%
Kent +8 5 £419 +11.66% 7
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 212 (38.13%) C++
2 190 (34.17%) Linux
3 169 (30.40%) C
4 152 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (24.10%) Java
6 123 (22.12%) Security Cleared
7 116 (20.86%) UML
8 115 (20.68%) C#
9 99 (17.81%) SC Cleared
10 88 (15.83%) OO
11 82 (14.75%) Windows
12 76 (13.67%) JavaScript
12 76 (13.67%) .NET
13 68 (12.23%) Multithreading
13 68 (12.23%) TDD
14 67 (12.05%) HTML
15 65 (11.69%) OOD
16 61 (10.97%) SQL
17 59 (10.61%) Scrum
18 57 (10.25%) Python
18 57 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (10.07%) Oracle
20 55 (9.89%) CSS
21 50 (8.99%) Microsoft
22 49 (8.81%) UNIX
23 46 (8.27%) Subversion
24 45 (8.09%) Degree
25 44 (7.91%) Web Services
26 41 (7.37%) Project Management
26 41 (7.37%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (2.52%) Tomcat
1 14 (2.52%) WebSphere
2 11 (1.98%) JBoss
3 10 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.08%) Node.js
7 5 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.90%) Apache
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.36%) TPMS
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Zope
10 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (1.98%) MS Office
2 8 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.44%) MS Project
3 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Simulink
4 2 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Primavera
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) AWD
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.26%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.34%) HTTP
3 12 (2.16%) LTE
4 9 (1.62%) Wireless
5 8 (1.44%) SAN
5 8 (1.44%) DVB
6 7 (1.26%) Internet
6 7 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.08%) SSH
7 6 (1.08%) SSL
7 6 (1.08%) Network Security
7 6 (1.08%) 4G
8 5 (0.90%) IPv4
8 5 (0.90%) IPv6
8 5 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.90%) FTP
8 5 (0.90%) ATM
8 5 (0.90%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.90%) UMTS
8 5 (0.90%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.32%) MySQL
3 21 (3.78%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.08%) Big Data
5 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.90%) Redis
7 4 (0.72%) SQLite
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 46 (8.27%) Subversion
2 27 (4.86%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.86%) ClearCase
3 25 (4.50%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.32%) GoogleTest
5 22 (3.96%) Rational DOORS
6 18 (3.24%) NUnit
7 17 (3.06%) Eclipse
7 17 (3.06%) JUnit
7 17 (3.06%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.70%) Selenium
9 14 (2.52%) Ant
10 12 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.98%) CppUnit
12 10 (1.80%) JIRA
12 10 (1.80%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.26%) ReSharper
13 7 (1.26%) Rational Rose
13 7 (1.26%) Maven
13 7 (1.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (4.32%) Electronics
1 24 (4.32%) Finance
2 21 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.60%) Military
4 16 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.16%) Avionics
6 11 (1.98%) Games
7 10 (1.80%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.44%) Banking
9 6 (1.08%) Marketing
9 6 (1.08%) Automotive
10 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.54%) Retail
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 290 (52.16%) Software Engineer
2 138 (24.82%) Developer
3 44 (7.91%) Senior Software Engineer
4 38 (6.83%) C++ Software Engineer
5 37 (6.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 28 (5.04%) Software Developer
7 27 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.50%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.32%) Architect
10 21 (3.78%) C++ Developer
11 20 (3.60%) C# Software Engineer
12 18 (3.24%) Analyst
12 18 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.88%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.70%) C Developer
15 14 (2.52%) .NET Software Engineer
15 14 (2.52%) C# Developer
16 11 (1.98%) Java Software Engineer
16 11 (1.98%) Senior Developer
17 10 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.67%) .NET
2 67 (12.05%) HTML
3 55 (9.89%) CSS
4 44 (7.91%) Web Services
5 36 (6.47%) XML
6 33 (5.94%) Spring
7 32 (5.76%) jQuery
8 31 (5.58%) HTML5
9 29 (5.22%) AngularJS
9 29 (5.22%) ASP.NET
10 25 (4.50%) REST
11 24 (4.32%) WPF
12 21 (3.78%) SOAP
13 19 (3.42%) J2EE
13 19 (3.42%) JSON
14 18 (3.24%) CSS3
15 16 (2.88%) .NET Framework
15 16 (2.88%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.52%) WinForms
17 13 (2.34%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.40%) Embedded Systems
3 28 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.60%) Device Driver
6 12 (2.16%) User Experience
6 12 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.80%) Derivative
8 8 (1.44%) STB
8 8 (1.44%) DTV
9 6 (1.08%) GIS
9 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.90%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.90%) MPEG
10 5 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.72%) Physics
11 4 (0.72%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 190 (34.17%) Linux
2 82 (14.75%) Windows
3 49 (8.81%) UNIX
4 27 (4.86%) Android
5 21 (3.78%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (1.80%) Solaris
7 9 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.44%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.08%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.90%) AIX
11 4 (0.72%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.36%) NetWare
12 2 (0.36%) HPUX
12 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (20.86%) UML
3 88 (15.83%) OO
4 68 (12.23%) TDD
4 68 (12.23%) Multithreading
5 65 (11.69%) OOD
6 59 (10.61%) Scrum
7 41 (7.37%) Project Management
7 41 (7.37%) SDLC
8 38 (6.83%) Configuration Management
9 37 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.47%) Unit Testing
11 35 (6.29%) OOP
12 31 (5.58%) MVC
13 27 (4.86%) BDD
14 23 (4.14%) Memory Management
14 23 (4.14%) PRINCE2
15 22 (3.96%) Software Testing
16 21 (3.78%) Migration
16 21 (3.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 212 (38.13%) C++
2 169 (30.40%) C
3 134 (24.10%) Java
4 115 (20.68%) C#
5 76 (13.67%) JavaScript
6 61 (10.97%) SQL
7 57 (10.25%) Python
8 37 (6.65%) Embedded C
9 20 (3.60%) Embedded C++
10 16 (2.88%) PHP
11 15 (2.70%) Perl
12 14 (2.52%) Ada
13 11 (1.98%) Ruby
14 10 (1.80%) Assembly Language
14 10 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.62%) VC++
16 8 (1.44%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.44%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.26%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 123 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 99 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.09%) Degree
4 11 (1.98%) ISEB
5 5 (0.90%) HND
5 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.72%) APMP
7 3 (0.54%) CISM
7 3 (0.54%) CISSP
7 3 (0.54%) OCP
7 3 (0.54%) OCA
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.36%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) CCIE
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) GSEC
9 1 (0.18%) CEH
9 1 (0.18%) MCTS
9 1 (0.18%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.16%) DO-178B
2 11 (1.98%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.54%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) DO-254
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.26%) Firmware
3 5 (0.90%) Docker
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (0.72%) Snort
5 2 (0.36%) GPFS
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.26%) Puppet
2 6 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.72%) Ansible
4 4 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.18%) Opsview
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (10.07%) Oracle
2 50 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.78%) VMware
4 14 (2.52%) IBM
5 7 (1.26%) Perforce
6 6 (1.08%) ESRI
7 5 (0.90%) Telelogic
7 5 (0.90%) ION Trading
7 5 (0.90%) Cisco
7 5 (0.90%) Sybase
7 5 (0.90%) HP
7 5 (0.90%) Veritas
8 4 (0.72%) CA
8 4 (0.72%) Adobe
9 3 (0.54%) Wind River
10 2 (0.36%) Pega
10 2 (0.36%) Compaq
10 2 (0.36%) SAP
10 2 (0.36%) Amdocs
10 2 (0.36%) Cadence
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