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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 67 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 257 216 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 2.55% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.58% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 108 65
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
7059 6039 6501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.82% 71.37% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3345 3160
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 240 321
Average hourly rate £20.84 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -4 74 £348 -0.71% 43
Surrey +4 49 £388 +19.23% 42
Berkshire +17 42 £330 -17.50% 28
Oxfordshire 0 30 £494 +89.90% 30
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £325 -27.77% 15
Middlesex +15 16 £340 +8.80% 3
Kent -1 6 £413 +33.06% 12
East Sussex -9 2 £300 - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 9
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (39.43%) Linux
2 175 (38.13%) C
3 122 (26.58%) Java
4 117 (25.49%) C++
4 117 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (18.74%) Security Cleared
6 85 (18.52%) UML
7 83 (18.08%) SQL
8 75 (16.34%) OO
9 69 (15.03%) C#
10 68 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 68 (14.81%) Python
11 64 (13.94%) Scrum
12 63 (13.73%) Windows
13 61 (13.29%) UNIX
14 60 (13.07%) ClearCase
14 60 (13.07%) Degree
15 57 (12.42%) Oracle
16 55 (11.98%) SC Cleared
17 52 (11.33%) .NET
18 51 (11.11%) Web Services
18 51 (11.11%) Telecoms
19 50 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (10.46%) XML
21 46 (10.02%) Subversion
22 45 (9.80%) HTML
23 44 (9.59%) TDD
24 43 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
25 41 (8.93%) DTV
25 41 (8.93%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 23 (5.01%) WebLogic
2 16 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (3.27%) Apache
4 9 (1.96%) Node.js
4 9 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.74%) CMS
6 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.09%) WebSphere Process Server
7 5 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.87%) Drupal
8 4 (0.87%) WordPress
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.65%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.44%) Confluence
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.09%) Simulink
4 2 (0.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.09%) SaaS
2 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.87%) IaaS
3 3 (0.65%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.88%) DVB
2 25 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.14%) Firewall
4 14 (3.05%) LTE
5 12 (2.61%) Ethernet
6 11 (2.40%) Internet
7 9 (1.96%) Wireshark
8 8 (1.74%) Bluetooth
8 8 (1.74%) GPRS
8 8 (1.74%) HTTP
8 8 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.74%) SAN
8 8 (1.74%) 3G
8 8 (1.74%) MPLS
8 8 (1.74%) Network Security
9 7 (1.53%) Wireless
9 7 (1.53%) SSL
9 7 (1.53%) 3GPP
10 6 (1.31%) GSM
10 6 (1.31%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.49%) MySQL
4 11 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.53%) Ingres
8 6 (1.31%) Big Data
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.44%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (13.07%) ClearCase
2 46 (10.02%) Subversion
3 26 (5.66%) Ant
4 21 (4.58%) NUnit
5 19 (4.14%) Git (software)
5 19 (4.14%) GoogleTest
6 18 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.92%) CppUnit
7 14 (3.05%) Rational Rose
7 14 (3.05%) Maven
7 14 (3.05%) JIRA
8 13 (2.83%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (2.18%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.18%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.18%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.96%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.53%) Hudson
12 7 (1.53%) GDB
12 7 (1.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 51 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 27 (5.88%) Electronics
3 21 (4.58%) Finance
4 18 (3.92%) Aerospace
5 12 (2.61%) Publishing
6 9 (1.96%) Military
7 7 (1.53%) Automotive
7 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.31%) Marketing
9 4 (0.87%) Games
9 4 (0.87%) Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Billing
10 3 (0.65%) Avionics
11 2 (0.44%) Retail
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 251 (54.68%) Software Engineer
2 127 (27.67%) Developer
3 52 (11.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 44 (9.59%) Software Developer
5 32 (6.97%) Java Developer
6 24 (5.23%) Senior Software Engineer
7 18 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
8 16 (3.49%) C# Developer
9 14 (3.05%) Architect
10 11 (2.40%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (2.40%) Analyst
10 11 (2.40%) Programmer
11 10 (2.18%) Technical Writer
11 10 (2.18%) C++ Developer
11 10 (2.18%) Test Engineer
11 10 (2.18%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (1.96%) Consultant
13 8 (1.74%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (1.74%) Tester
13 8 (1.74%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.33%) .NET
2 51 (11.11%) Web Services
3 48 (10.46%) XML
4 45 (9.80%) HTML
5 36 (7.84%) SOAP
6 31 (6.75%) POSIX
7 30 (6.54%) CSS
8 26 (5.66%) Middleware
9 20 (4.36%) Spring
10 19 (4.14%) AngularJS
10 19 (4.14%) Ajax
11 18 (3.92%) Motif
11 18 (3.92%) jQuery
11 18 (3.92%) WCF
12 17 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.70%) JMS
13 16 (3.49%) XSLT
13 16 (3.49%) REST
14 15 (3.27%) Hibernate
14 15 (3.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.93%) DTV
3 29 (6.32%) Device Driver
4 28 (6.10%) Algorithms
5 27 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 23 (5.01%) STB
7 20 (4.36%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (2.61%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.61%) Open Source
9 11 (2.40%) Derivative
10 10 (2.18%) EPoS
11 8 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.74%) User Experience
11 8 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.53%) Wiki
13 6 (1.31%) Physics
14 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.87%) PKI
14 4 (0.87%) IPTV
14 4 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 181 (39.43%) Linux
2 63 (13.73%) Windows
3 61 (13.29%) UNIX
4 25 (5.45%) Android
5 23 (5.01%) Embedded Linux
6 17 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.09%) Debian
12 4 (0.87%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.87%) CentOS
13 3 (0.65%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.65%) Solaris
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (18.52%) UML
3 75 (16.34%) OO
4 64 (13.94%) Scrum
5 50 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (9.59%) TDD
7 41 (8.93%) OOD
8 40 (8.71%) Configuration Management
9 32 (6.97%) SOA
9 32 (6.97%) Multithreading
10 31 (6.75%) Use Case
11 29 (6.32%) Project Management
12 28 (6.10%) Test Automation
12 28 (6.10%) Software Architecture
13 27 (5.88%) MVC
14 25 (5.45%) Embedded Software Development
14 25 (5.45%) Integration Testing
15 20 (4.36%) BDD
16 17 (3.70%) RUP
17 16 (3.49%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (38.13%) C
2 122 (26.58%) Java
3 117 (25.49%) C++
4 83 (18.08%) SQL
5 69 (15.03%) C#
6 68 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 68 (14.81%) Python
7 40 (8.71%) Embedded C
8 28 (6.10%) Perl
9 26 (5.66%) Bash Shell
10 20 (4.36%) Ruby
11 17 (3.70%) Embedded C++
12 16 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 15 (3.27%) PHP
14 10 (2.18%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.96%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.74%) XQuery
17 7 (1.53%) XPath
17 7 (1.53%) Ada
18 6 (1.31%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 86 (18.74%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.07%) Degree
3 55 (11.98%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.65%) MCTS
6 3 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.65%) OCPJP
6 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.65%) ISEB
6 3 (0.65%) CCNA
6 3 (0.65%) HND
7 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.44%) PMP
7 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) HP APS
8 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.70%) QA
2 8 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.87%) TickIT
3 4 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.05%) Firmware
3 10 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.53%) Xen
5 4 (0.87%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.44%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) LXC
8 1 (0.22%) Docker
8 1 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.22%) UAG
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.61%) Puppet
2 8 (1.74%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.65%) WSUS
7 2 (0.44%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) Munin
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 57 (12.42%) Oracle
2 32 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.36%) VMware
4 15 (3.27%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.05%) Cisco
6 7 (1.53%) IBM
7 6 (1.31%) Hitachi
7 6 (1.31%) Green Hills
8 5 (1.09%) ESRI
8 5 (1.09%) QNX
9 4 (0.87%) EMC
9 4 (0.87%) Cramer
9 4 (0.87%) MetaSolv
9 4 (0.87%) BEA
9 4 (0.87%) Software AG
9 4 (0.87%) Zend
10 3 (0.65%) Juniper
10 3 (0.65%) BMC
10 3 (0.65%) Remedy
10 3 (0.65%) Perforce
South East
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £305 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £535 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £725 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Caci
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford
OHO Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £39 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
WA Consultants
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago