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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 55 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 285 200 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.99% 2.17% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 2.92% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 121 100
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.00 £33.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £49.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +10 100 £338 +3.84% 53
Berkshire +15 37 £313 +4.16% 29
Oxfordshire +4 35 £425 +57.40% 34
Surrey +1 30 £343 -2.14% 33
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £425 +20.56% 12
East Sussex +8 17 £340 -15.00% 4
West Sussex +5 17 £325 -6.47% 5
Kent +1 10 £338 -10.00% 9
Middlesex -8 9 £350 -1.75%
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 235 (37.60%) C++
2 221 (35.36%) Linux
3 194 (31.04%) C
4 172 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (24.32%) Java
6 143 (22.88%) Security Cleared
7 126 (20.16%) C#
8 124 (19.84%) UML
9 113 (18.08%) SC Cleared
10 107 (17.12%) JavaScript
11 106 (16.96%) OO
12 94 (15.04%) HTML
13 90 (14.40%) .NET
13 90 (14.40%) Windows
14 89 (14.24%) TDD
15 86 (13.76%) Multithreading
16 83 (13.28%) UNIX
17 82 (13.12%) Python
18 78 (12.48%) Scrum
19 76 (12.16%) OOD
20 71 (11.36%) SQL
21 67 (10.72%) CSS
22 65 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
23 62 (9.92%) Oracle
24 55 (8.80%) Microsoft
25 52 (8.32%) Subversion
26 51 (8.16%) Web Services
27 49 (7.84%) SQL Server
27 49 (7.84%) Configuration Management
27 49 (7.84%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (4.00%) Node.js
2 15 (2.40%) WebLogic
2 15 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.92%) JBoss
4 11 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.80%) Apache
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.48%) IIS
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.32%) TPMS
10 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.16%) SAS
11 1 (0.16%) Zope
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.76%) MS Office
2 10 (1.60%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.96%) MS Project
4 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) Simulink
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Primavera
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) AWD
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.12%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (0.64%) SaaS
4 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.16%) Heroku
7 1 (0.16%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (2.24%) LTE
3 12 (1.92%) Wireless
3 12 (1.92%) SAN
4 10 (1.60%) Internet
4 10 (1.60%) HTTP
5 9 (1.44%) 3G
5 9 (1.44%) IPv4
5 9 (1.44%) IPv6
5 9 (1.44%) 4G
6 8 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (1.28%) WiMAX
6 8 (1.28%) UMTS
7 7 (1.12%) Bluetooth
7 7 (1.12%) DVB
8 6 (0.96%) GSM
8 6 (0.96%) Network Security
9 5 (0.80%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.88%) MySQL
2 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.96%) SQLite
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.80%) Redis
7 5 (0.80%) Big Data
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 52 (8.32%) Subversion
2 41 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 37 (5.92%) ClearCase
4 31 (4.96%) Visual Studio
5 28 (4.48%) GoogleTest
6 23 (3.68%) Ant
6 23 (3.68%) NUnit
7 19 (3.04%) Jenkins
8 18 (2.88%) Eclipse
9 17 (2.72%) JUnit
9 17 (2.72%) Selenium
9 17 (2.72%) CppUnit
9 17 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
10 16 (2.56%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.60%) JIRA
13 9 (1.44%) Maven
14 8 (1.28%) ClearQuest
14 8 (1.28%) Rational Rose
14 8 (1.28%) Gerrit
General
1 26 (4.16%) Electronics
2 22 (3.52%) Finance
3 21 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.88%) Military
6 12 (1.92%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.76%) Games
8 9 (1.44%) Avionics
9 7 (1.12%) Marketing
10 6 (0.96%) Banking
11 5 (0.80%) Retail
11 5 (0.80%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 314 (50.24%) Software Engineer
2 183 (29.28%) Developer
3 40 (6.40%) Senior Software Engineer
3 40 (6.40%) C++ Software Engineer
4 39 (6.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 36 (5.76%) Software Developer
6 32 (5.12%) Java Developer
7 31 (4.96%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.16%) C++ Developer
9 21 (3.36%) C# Software Engineer
9 21 (3.36%) Architect
10 19 (3.04%) C Developer
11 18 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (2.72%) Analyst
13 16 (2.56%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (2.24%) .NET Software Engineer
15 14 (2.24%) C# Developer
16 13 (2.08%) Java Software Engineer
16 13 (2.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.04%) HTML
2 90 (14.40%) .NET
3 67 (10.72%) CSS
4 51 (8.16%) Web Services
5 49 (7.84%) HTML5
6 45 (7.20%) jQuery
7 44 (7.04%) AngularJS
8 41 (6.56%) XML
9 36 (5.76%) Spring
10 34 (5.44%) ASP.NET
11 26 (4.16%) WPF
12 25 (4.00%) RESTful
13 24 (3.84%) JSON
14 22 (3.52%) JSF
15 21 (3.36%) SOAP
16 20 (3.20%) CSS3
17 19 (3.04%) Hibernate
17 19 (3.04%) .NET Framework
18 18 (2.88%) J2EE
18 18 (2.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.12%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.20%) User Experience
6 19 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.88%) Device Driver
8 16 (2.56%) Derivative
9 10 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 10 (1.60%) DTV
10 9 (1.44%) iPhone
11 8 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.12%) STB
13 6 (0.96%) GIS
13 6 (0.96%) Clustering
14 5 (0.80%) HACMP
14 5 (0.80%) MPEG
14 5 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.80%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.80%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 221 (35.36%) Linux
2 90 (14.40%) Windows
3 83 (13.28%) UNIX
4 36 (5.76%) Android
5 25 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (1.44%) Solaris
7 9 (1.44%) AIX
8 7 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.80%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.80%) HPUX
10 5 (0.80%) NetWare
11 3 (0.48%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.48%) CentOS
11 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (19.84%) UML
3 106 (16.96%) OO
4 89 (14.24%) TDD
5 86 (13.76%) Multithreading
6 78 (12.48%) Scrum
7 76 (12.16%) OOD
8 49 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 47 (7.52%) Project Management
10 44 (7.04%) SDLC
11 41 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 34 (5.44%) MVC
14 29 (4.64%) OOP
15 28 (4.48%) Integration Testing
15 28 (4.48%) BDD
16 27 (4.32%) Memory Management
16 27 (4.32%) Use Case
17 26 (4.16%) Software Testing
18 25 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 235 (37.60%) C++
2 194 (31.04%) C
3 152 (24.32%) Java
4 126 (20.16%) C#
5 107 (17.12%) JavaScript
6 82 (13.12%) Python
7 71 (11.36%) SQL
8 48 (7.68%) Embedded C
9 27 (4.32%) Embedded C++
10 23 (3.68%) Objective-C
11 20 (3.20%) Perl
11 20 (3.20%) PHP
12 14 (2.24%) Ada
13 13 (2.08%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.92%) Ruby
14 12 (1.92%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.44%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.44%) VC++
16 8 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (22.88%) Security Cleared
2 113 (18.08%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.84%) Degree
4 9 (1.44%) ISEB
5 7 (1.12%) HND
6 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) APMP
7 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.48%) CISM
7 3 (0.48%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) MCP
8 2 (0.32%) MCSE
8 2 (0.32%) MCSA
8 2 (0.32%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) CCIE
9 1 (0.16%) HNC
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) GSEC
9 1 (0.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.76%) QA
2 10 (1.60%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.64%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.48%) TickIT
5 1 (0.16%) DO-254
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.44%) Firmware
3 5 (0.80%) Docker
3 5 (0.80%) GPFS
4 4 (0.64%) Snort
5 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.32%) UAG
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.12%) Puppet
2 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.64%) Ansible
5 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 62 (9.92%) Oracle
2 55 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.48%) VMware
4 14 (2.24%) IBM
5 9 (1.44%) Veritas
6 8 (1.28%) HP
7 7 (1.12%) Perforce
8 6 (0.96%) ESRI
9 5 (0.80%) Telelogic
9 5 (0.80%) Compaq
9 5 (0.80%) Adobe
9 5 (0.80%) Cisco
9 5 (0.80%) Informatica
9 5 (0.80%) EMC
9 5 (0.80%) Serena
9 5 (0.80%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.64%) Hitachi
11 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.48%) Citrix
12 2 (0.32%) Software AG
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