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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 70 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 238 214 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.58% 2.46% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 3.45% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 96 68
Average daily rate
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£350 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 52
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £32.50 £32.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -3 76 £350 -2.77% 47
Surrey +11 40 £363 +45.00% 42
Berkshire +32 38 £325 -16.12% 37
Middlesex +17 24 £369 +18.00% 6
Oxfordshire +5 23 £375 -1.63% 29
Buckinghamshire -16 20 £330 -26.66% 7
Kent -7 4 £413 +43.47% 6
East Sussex -19 2 £350 -30.00% 3
West Sussex -23 1 - - 9
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 23 September 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.

1 184 (37.55%) C
2 180 (36.73%) Linux
3 135 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (23.88%) Java
5 107 (21.84%) C++
6 96 (19.59%) C#
7 93 (18.98%) Scrum
8 86 (17.55%) .NET
9 80 (16.33%) UML
10 77 (15.71%) Windows
11 76 (15.51%) SQL
11 76 (15.51%) Security Cleared
12 73 (14.90%) OO
13 66 (13.47%) SQL Server
14 65 (13.27%) Degree
15 61 (12.45%) JavaScript
16 60 (12.24%) Web Services
17 59 (12.04%) Python
18 55 (11.22%) ClearCase
19 52 (10.61%) Telecoms
20 51 (10.41%) XML
20 51 (10.41%) UNIX
21 50 (10.20%) Oracle
22 48 (9.80%) WCF
23 46 (9.39%) Visual Studio
24 44 (8.98%) Embedded C
24 44 (8.98%) TDD
25 43 (8.78%) SC Cleared
25 43 (8.78%) DTV
26 41 (8.37%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (3.06%) Apache
2 13 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (2.04%) Node.js
5 9 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.63%) CMS
6 8 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
8 5 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.02%) Confluence
9 4 (0.82%) WordPress
9 4 (0.82%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.82%) Drupal
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.61%) IIS
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.82%) Simulink
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
4 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) MS Office
5 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Tridion
4 1 (0.20%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.04%) Office 365
3 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.82%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.71%) DVB
2 24 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.06%) LTE
4 14 (2.86%) Network Security
5 13 (2.65%) Internet
6 11 (2.24%) Ethernet
7 10 (2.04%) HTTP
8 9 (1.84%) Firewall
8 9 (1.84%) Wireless
9 8 (1.63%) 3GPP
9 8 (1.63%) GPRS
10 7 (1.43%) GSM
11 6 (1.22%) WCDMA
11 6 (1.22%) 3G
11 6 (1.22%) SSL
11 6 (1.22%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.22%) 4G
12 5 (1.02%) UPnP
12 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.47%) MySQL
5 9 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.43%) Big Data
6 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.41%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 55 (11.22%) ClearCase
2 46 (9.39%) Visual Studio
3 31 (6.33%) Subversion
3 31 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.27%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.06%) SoapUI
6 15 (3.06%) NUnit
7 14 (2.86%) JIRA
8 13 (2.65%) Maven
8 13 (2.65%) Ant
9 12 (2.45%) Eclipse
10 11 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
12 9 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (1.84%) GDB
12 9 (1.84%) JUnit
13 7 (1.43%) Rational Rose
13 7 (1.43%) CppUnit
General
1 52 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.73%) Electronics
3 22 (4.49%) Military
4 21 (4.29%) Finance
5 9 (1.84%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.84%) Publishing
6 8 (1.63%) Automotive
7 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.22%) Marketing
8 5 (1.02%) Banking
9 4 (0.82%) Avionics
10 3 (0.61%) Billing
10 3 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Retail
11 2 (0.41%) German Language
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 281 (57.35%) Software Engineer
2 147 (30.00%) Developer
3 55 (11.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 47 (9.59%) Software Developer
5 31 (6.33%) Java Developer
6 28 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 25 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 21 (4.29%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.08%) Java Software Engineer
10 18 (3.67%) C++ Software Engineer
11 17 (3.47%) Architect
12 16 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (2.45%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.45%) Programmer
13 12 (2.45%) C# Software Engineer
14 11 (2.24%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.04%) Technical Writer
16 9 (1.84%) Analyst
16 9 (1.84%) Author
16 9 (1.84%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (17.55%) .NET
2 60 (12.24%) Web Services
3 51 (10.41%) XML
4 48 (9.80%) WCF
5 38 (7.76%) WPF
5 38 (7.76%) HTML
6 36 (7.35%) POSIX
7 33 (6.73%) SOAP
8 30 (6.12%) LINQ
9 27 (5.51%) jQuery
9 27 (5.51%) XSLT
9 27 (5.51%) CSS
10 25 (5.10%) Middleware
11 24 (4.90%) .NET Framework
12 23 (4.69%) Spring
13 19 (3.88%) AngularJS
14 15 (3.06%) Ajax
14 15 (3.06%) JMS
15 14 (2.86%) ASP.NET
15 14 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.78%) DTV
2 31 (6.33%) Device Driver
3 28 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 26 (5.31%) STB
6 25 (5.10%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (3.47%) Firmware
8 14 (2.86%) Mathematics
9 12 (2.45%) Open Source
10 9 (1.84%) EPoS
11 8 (1.63%) Physics
12 7 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.22%) Derivative
14 5 (1.02%) Wiki
14 5 (1.02%) VHDL
14 5 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
15 3 (0.61%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 180 (36.73%) Linux
2 77 (15.71%) Windows
3 51 (10.41%) UNIX
4 25 (5.10%) Android
5 22 (4.49%) Embedded Linux
6 21 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.63%) Debian
9 8 (1.63%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.22%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.61%) CentOS
13 3 (0.61%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.41%) Solaris
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (18.98%) Scrum
3 80 (16.33%) UML
4 73 (14.90%) OO
5 44 (8.98%) TDD
6 41 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.96%) Multithreading
8 37 (7.55%) SOA
9 36 (7.35%) MVC
10 34 (6.94%) Software Architecture
11 33 (6.73%) Embedded Software Development
12 29 (5.92%) OOD
13 28 (5.71%) Configuration Management
14 25 (5.10%) Test Automation
15 22 (4.49%) BDD
16 20 (4.08%) Integration Testing
17 17 (3.47%) DevOps
17 17 (3.47%) Content Management
17 17 (3.47%) Use Case
18 16 (3.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 184 (37.55%) C
2 117 (23.88%) Java
3 107 (21.84%) C++
4 96 (19.59%) C#
5 76 (15.51%) SQL
6 61 (12.45%) JavaScript
7 59 (12.04%) Python
8 44 (8.98%) Embedded C
9 24 (4.90%) Perl
10 22 (4.49%) Ruby
11 19 (3.88%) PHP
12 15 (3.06%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.45%) Embedded C++
14 11 (2.24%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.84%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.84%) PHP5
16 8 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
18 6 (1.22%) Ada
Qualifications
1 76 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.27%) Degree
3 43 (8.78%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.02%) PhD
5 5 (1.02%) ISEB
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.61%) HND
6 3 (0.61%) MCSE
6 3 (0.61%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.41%) PMP
7 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.41%) APMP
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.86%) QA
2 5 (1.02%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 12 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.22%) Xen
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) vCloud
5 2 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.04%) Puppet
3 6 (1.22%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.41%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) Munin
6 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.20%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
6 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (10.20%) Oracle
2 35 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.47%) VMware
4 12 (2.45%) Cisco
5 10 (2.04%) ESRI
6 8 (1.63%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.63%) IBM
6 8 (1.63%) Zend
7 7 (1.43%) Green Hills
8 6 (1.22%) Intel
8 6 (1.22%) QNX
9 5 (1.02%) Perforce
10 4 (0.82%) Software AG
11 3 (0.61%) HP
11 3 (0.61%) JBoss
11 3 (0.61%) Xilinx
12 2 (0.41%) Jaspersoft
12 2 (0.41%) Atomikos
12 2 (0.41%) Google
12 2 (0.41%) SAP
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Staines
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago