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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 76 74 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 206 221 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.25% 2.49% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 3.46% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 102 76
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £221 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 67
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 £30.00 £33.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.56
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.23%
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
6655 6395 7074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.57% 71.98% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3487 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 249 331
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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
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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 83 £338 -8.47% 36
Surrey -8 33 £350 +7.69% 36
Berkshire +12 27 £325 +8.33% 26
Middlesex +15 24 £363 +16.93% 6
Oxfordshire +3 16 £338 -12.90% 27
Buckinghamshire -8 12 £320 -28.88% 8
Kent -7 3 £375 +33.92% 4
West Sussex -12 1 - - 7
East Sussex -15 1 £350 -30.00% 2
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 20 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.

1 181 (37.40%) Linux
2 180 (37.19%) C
3 114 (23.55%) C++
4 105 (21.69%) Java
5 97 (20.04%) C#
6 95 (19.63%) Scrum
7 91 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (18.39%) .NET
9 85 (17.56%) UML
10 81 (16.74%) Windows
11 76 (15.70%) Security Cleared
12 71 (14.67%) OO
13 69 (14.26%) SQL
13 69 (14.26%) SQL Server
14 61 (12.60%) Web Services
15 59 (12.19%) ClearCase
16 57 (11.78%) JavaScript
17 52 (10.74%) Degree
18 51 (10.54%) Visual Studio
19 50 (10.33%) Multithreading
20 49 (10.12%) UNIX
21 48 (9.92%) WCF
22 46 (9.50%) Python
23 45 (9.30%) SC Cleared
24 43 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (8.88%) Embedded C
24 43 (8.88%) Oracle
25 41 (8.47%) DTV
25 41 (8.47%) Telecoms
25 41 (8.47%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 (2.89%) Apache
2 12 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.65%) CMS
3 8 (1.65%) Node.js
3 8 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.03%) IIS
6 5 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.03%) Confluence
7 4 (0.83%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.83%) Mule
8 3 (0.62%) WordPress
8 3 (0.62%) Drupal
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Simulink
3 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Office
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Tridion
3 1 (0.21%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.07%) Office 365
3 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.62%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.37%) TCP/IP
2 25 (5.17%) DVB
3 13 (2.69%) Internet
4 11 (2.27%) LTE
5 9 (1.86%) Wireless
5 9 (1.86%) 3GPP
6 8 (1.65%) GPRS
6 8 (1.65%) Network Security
7 7 (1.45%) GSM
7 7 (1.45%) HTTP
7 7 (1.45%) SAN
8 6 (1.24%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.24%) WCDMA
8 6 (1.24%) 4G
9 5 (1.03%) IPv4
10 4 (0.83%) IPv6
10 4 (0.83%) DNS
10 4 (0.83%) WAN
10 4 (0.83%) Modbus
10 4 (0.83%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.72%) MySQL
5 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.45%) Big Data
9 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.41%) JasperReports
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (12.19%) ClearCase
2 51 (10.54%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (6.61%) Subversion
5 27 (5.58%) Git (software)
6 22 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 21 (4.34%) NUnit
8 16 (3.31%) JIRA
9 15 (3.10%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.69%) Ant
11 12 (2.48%) Eclipse
11 12 (2.48%) Maven
11 12 (2.48%) Rational Rhapsody
11 12 (2.48%) SpecFlow
12 11 (2.27%) GoogleTest
12 11 (2.27%) Cucumber
12 11 (2.27%) CppUnit
13 10 (2.07%) Rational Rose
14 9 (1.86%) JUnit
14 9 (1.86%) GDB
General
1 41 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.02%) Electronics
3 27 (5.58%) Military
4 19 (3.93%) Finance
5 10 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.86%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.65%) Automotive
8 7 (1.45%) Publishing
9 5 (1.03%) Banking
9 5 (1.03%) Marketing
10 4 (0.83%) Avionics
10 4 (0.83%) Retail
11 3 (0.62%) Games
11 3 (0.62%) Legal
12 2 (0.41%) Back Office
12 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 287 (59.30%) Software Engineer
2 147 (30.37%) Developer
3 57 (11.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 43 (8.88%) Software Developer
5 33 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 30 (6.20%) Senior Software Engineer
7 24 (4.96%) C# Developer
8 22 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
9 20 (4.13%) .NET Developer
10 18 (3.72%) Architect
11 17 (3.51%) C++ Software Engineer
12 16 (3.31%) Programmer
13 15 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (2.69%) C# Software Engineer
14 13 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
15 12 (2.48%) PHP Developer
16 10 (2.07%) .NET Software Engineer
16 10 (2.07%) Linux Engineer
17 8 (1.65%) Analyst
18 7 (1.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.39%) .NET
2 61 (12.60%) Web Services
3 48 (9.92%) WCF
4 41 (8.47%) XML
5 39 (8.06%) WPF
6 38 (7.85%) HTML
7 37 (7.64%) POSIX
8 31 (6.40%) CSS
8 31 (6.40%) LINQ
9 27 (5.58%) jQuery
10 25 (5.17%) SOAP
11 24 (4.96%) .NET Framework
12 23 (4.75%) Spring
13 22 (4.55%) Middleware
14 20 (4.13%) XSLT
15 19 (3.93%) ASP.NET
16 15 (3.10%) Hibernate
17 13 (2.69%) AngularJS
18 12 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (2.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.47%) DTV
2 31 (6.40%) Embedded Systems
3 30 (6.20%) Device Driver
4 27 (5.58%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.96%) STB
6 13 (2.69%) Firmware
7 11 (2.27%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.86%) Open Source
9 8 (1.65%) Derivative
10 7 (1.45%) Robotics
10 7 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.24%) Physics
11 6 (1.24%) Wiki
12 5 (1.03%) EPoS
13 4 (0.83%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (0.83%) VHDL
14 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.62%) Clustering
14 3 (0.62%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 181 (37.40%) Linux
2 81 (16.74%) Windows
3 49 (10.12%) UNIX
4 23 (4.75%) Embedded Linux
5 20 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.72%) Android
7 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.45%) Debian
10 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.83%) Solaris
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.62%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.41%) AIX
13 2 (0.41%) HPUX
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.21%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.63%) Scrum
2 91 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (17.56%) UML
4 71 (14.67%) OO
5 50 (10.33%) Multithreading
6 43 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (8.26%) TDD
8 37 (7.64%) OOD
9 33 (6.82%) MVC
10 32 (6.61%) Configuration Management
11 30 (6.20%) Software Architecture
12 29 (5.99%) SOA
13 27 (5.58%) Embedded Software Development
14 22 (4.55%) DevOps
15 19 (3.93%) Project Management
15 19 (3.93%) Use Case
16 18 (3.72%) Validation
16 18 (3.72%) Unit Testing
16 18 (3.72%) Integration Testing
16 18 (3.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 180 (37.19%) C
2 114 (23.55%) C++
3 105 (21.69%) Java
4 97 (20.04%) C#
5 69 (14.26%) SQL
6 57 (11.78%) JavaScript
7 46 (9.50%) Python
8 43 (8.88%) Embedded C
9 26 (5.37%) Ruby
10 20 (4.13%) PHP
11 19 (3.93%) Perl
12 18 (3.72%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.48%) MATLAB
14 11 (2.27%) Bash Shell
15 10 (2.07%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.65%) PHP5
16 8 (1.65%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.45%) VB.NET
18 6 (1.24%) Assembly Language
19 5 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 76 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.74%) Degree
3 45 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.24%) PhD
6 5 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.83%) ISEB
8 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.62%) MCSE
8 3 (0.62%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.41%) APMP
9 2 (0.41%) PMP
9 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.86%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 10 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.62%) vCloud
4 2 (0.41%) KVM
4 2 (0.41%) Xen
4 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) UAG
5 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.89%) Puppet
2 13 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.24%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.03%) Ansible
5 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.41%) SCCM
6 1 (0.21%) Munin
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
6 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (8.88%) Oracle
2 37 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.51%) VMware
4 11 (2.27%) Cisco
5 10 (2.07%) ESRI
6 7 (1.45%) Green Hills
6 7 (1.45%) HP
6 7 (1.45%) Zend
7 6 (1.24%) Intel
7 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.03%) IBM
8 5 (1.03%) QNX
8 5 (1.03%) Perforce
9 4 (0.83%) Splunk
10 3 (0.62%) Xilinx
10 3 (0.62%) Adobe
10 3 (0.62%) JBoss
10 3 (0.62%) EMC
11 2 (0.41%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago