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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 52 66 59
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 291 237 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.18% 2.65% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.56% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 141 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 43
Average hourly rate £43.75 £42.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £34.55 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
7062 6652 5964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.24% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3667 3111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 +8 95 £325 - 52
Oxfordshire +10 39 £425 +41.66% 32
Surrey -13 37 £346 -14.50% 35
Berkshire +7 35 £350 +3.70% 34
West Sussex +10 26 £324 -6.83% 12
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £475 +18.75% 14
Kent 0 11 £338 -6.89% 3
East Sussex -6 8 £300 -25.00% 15
Middlesex -8 6 £350 -3.44% 2
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 6 July 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.

1 245 (38.04%) C++
2 229 (35.56%) Linux
3 200 (31.06%) C
4 169 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
5 165 (25.62%) Java
6 142 (22.05%) Security Cleared
7 128 (19.88%) UML
8 120 (18.63%) C#
9 119 (18.48%) JavaScript
10 113 (17.55%) SC Cleared
11 109 (16.93%) HTML
11 109 (16.93%) OO
12 99 (15.37%) UNIX
13 97 (15.06%) Windows
14 95 (14.75%) Python
15 94 (14.60%) Multithreading
16 92 (14.29%) TDD
17 90 (13.98%) .NET
18 84 (13.04%) SQL
19 82 (12.73%) OOD
20 75 (11.65%) CSS
21 67 (10.40%) Scrum
22 64 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
23 63 (9.78%) Oracle
24 61 (9.47%) Microsoft
25 59 (9.16%) Subversion
26 55 (8.54%) Web Services
27 54 (8.39%) Configuration Management
28 52 (8.07%) HTML5
29 51 (7.92%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 28 (4.35%) Node.js
2 21 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.86%) JBoss
6 11 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.93%) Apache
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.47%) IIS
11 3 (0.47%) Jetty
12 2 (0.31%) TPMS
12 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.16%) SAS
13 1 (0.16%) CMS
13 1 (0.16%) Zope
Applications
1 13 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.09%) MS Office
3 6 (0.93%) MS Project
4 5 (0.78%) Simulink
5 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Primavera
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.31%) AWD
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.24%) Amazon S3
2 8 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.31%) Office 365
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.19%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.48%) SAN
3 15 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (2.33%) LTE
4 13 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
4 13 (2.02%) Wireless
5 12 (1.86%) Internet
6 11 (1.71%) IPv6
6 11 (1.71%) HTTP
7 10 (1.55%) IPv4
7 10 (1.55%) 3G
7 10 (1.55%) 4G
8 9 (1.40%) WiMAX
8 9 (1.40%) UMTS
9 8 (1.24%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.09%) FCoE
10 7 (1.09%) GSM
10 7 (1.09%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.93%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.88%) MySQL
3 17 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.93%) Big Data
8 6 (0.93%) SQLite
9 5 (0.78%) Redis
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.47%) Ingres
12 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (9.16%) Subversion
2 42 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.37%) ClearCase
4 36 (5.59%) GoogleTest
5 33 (5.12%) Visual Studio
6 31 (4.81%) NUnit
7 28 (4.35%) Ant
8 25 (3.88%) CppUnit
9 23 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 19 (2.95%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.48%) JUnit
12 15 (2.33%) Selenium
13 13 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
14 11 (1.71%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.71%) Rational Rose
14 11 (1.71%) Cucumber
15 10 (1.55%) ClearQuest
16 9 (1.40%) JIRA
17 8 (1.24%) LabVIEW
17 8 (1.24%) Gerrit
General
1 27 (4.19%) Electronics
2 24 (3.73%) Finance
3 19 (2.95%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.80%) Military
5 16 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.55%) Marketing
7 9 (1.40%) Games
8 6 (0.93%) Retail
8 6 (0.93%) Automotive
9 5 (0.78%) Publishing
10 4 (0.62%) Avionics
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 315 (48.91%) Software Engineer
2 219 (34.01%) Developer
3 45 (6.99%) Java Developer
4 42 (6.52%) Software Developer
5 41 (6.37%) C++ Software Engineer
6 37 (5.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 35 (5.43%) Senior Software Engineer
8 27 (4.19%) C++ Developer
9 24 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 19 (2.95%) C# Software Engineer
10 19 (2.95%) C Developer
11 18 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (2.80%) Architect
12 17 (2.64%) Analyst
12 17 (2.64%) Java Software Engineer
13 15 (2.33%) .NET Developer
13 15 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.17%) Senior Developer
14 14 (2.17%) PL/SQL Developer
15 13 (2.02%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.93%) HTML
2 90 (13.98%) .NET
3 75 (11.65%) CSS
4 55 (8.54%) Web Services
5 52 (8.07%) HTML5
6 48 (7.45%) XML
7 47 (7.30%) Spring
8 46 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 44 (6.83%) jQuery
10 35 (5.43%) ASP.NET
11 34 (5.28%) JSON
12 29 (4.50%) JSF
12 29 (4.50%) RESTful
13 28 (4.35%) Hibernate
14 24 (3.73%) WPF
15 22 (3.42%) SOAP
16 21 (3.26%) REST
16 21 (3.26%) CSS3
17 19 (2.95%) J2EE
17 19 (2.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.19%) Embedded Systems
4 24 (3.73%) Device Driver
5 21 (3.26%) User Experience
6 20 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.11%) Derivative
7 19 (2.95%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.40%) iPhone
9 8 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.24%) Clustering
10 7 (1.09%) HACMP
10 7 (1.09%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.93%) DTV
12 5 (0.78%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.78%) STB
12 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.62%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 229 (35.56%) Linux
2 99 (15.37%) UNIX
3 97 (15.06%) Windows
4 39 (6.06%) Android
5 28 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (2.17%) AIX
8 8 (1.24%) Solaris
9 7 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.09%) HPUX
9 7 (1.09%) NetWare
10 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.47%) CentOS
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (19.88%) UML
3 109 (16.93%) OO
4 94 (14.60%) Multithreading
5 92 (14.29%) TDD
6 82 (12.73%) OOD
7 67 (10.40%) Scrum
8 54 (8.39%) Configuration Management
9 51 (7.92%) Project Management
10 50 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (6.37%) SDLC
12 39 (6.06%) Unit Testing
13 35 (5.43%) Use Case
14 34 (5.28%) Memory Management
15 33 (5.12%) Integration Testing
16 31 (4.81%) Software Testing
17 30 (4.66%) MVC
18 29 (4.50%) Requirements Analysis
19 28 (4.35%) OOP
20 26 (4.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 245 (38.04%) C++
2 200 (31.06%) C
3 165 (25.62%) Java
4 120 (18.63%) C#
5 119 (18.48%) JavaScript
6 95 (14.75%) Python
7 84 (13.04%) SQL
8 45 (6.99%) Embedded C
9 32 (4.97%) PHP
10 26 (4.04%) Perl
10 26 (4.04%) Embedded C++
10 26 (4.04%) Objective-C
11 20 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.71%) Ruby
14 11 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.55%) Ada
15 10 (1.55%) VC++
16 7 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 142 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 113 (17.55%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.14%) Degree
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.09%) HND
5 7 (1.09%) ISEB
5 7 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.78%) PhD
7 3 (0.47%) CISSP
7 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.47%) CISM
7 3 (0.47%) APMP
8 2 (0.31%) MCTS
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.31%) MCSE
8 2 (0.31%) MCSA
8 2 (0.31%) MCP
9 1 (0.16%) HNC
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.55%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.62%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.47%) TickIT
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.24%) Firmware
3 7 (1.09%) GPFS
4 5 (0.78%) Docker
5 4 (0.62%) Snort
6 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.31%) UAG
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) NFS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.93%) Puppet
3 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) Opsview
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 63 (9.78%) Oracle
2 61 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.97%) VMware
4 18 (2.80%) IBM
5 14 (2.17%) Veritas
6 10 (1.55%) Serena
7 9 (1.40%) Informatica
8 8 (1.24%) HP
9 7 (1.09%) EMC
10 6 (0.93%) Compaq
10 6 (0.93%) Hitachi
11 5 (0.78%) Perforce
11 5 (0.78%) Telelogic
11 5 (0.78%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.78%) Cisco
12 4 (0.62%) Adobe
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.62%) ESRI
12 4 (0.62%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.47%) Facebook
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