The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 28 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.66% 4.10% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 4.28% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate £300 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £292 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £344 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 257 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.24% 95.90% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 160 122
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 48
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.35 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
Hampshire

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
2 25 (83.33%) C
3 21 (70.00%) Linux
4 16 (53.33%) ClearCase
4 16 (53.33%) POSIX
4 16 (53.33%) DTV
4 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) Subversion
7 3 (10.00%) BPEL
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (10.00%) XML
7 3 (10.00%) 3GPP
7 3 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
8 2 (6.67%) WSDL
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (6.67%) JDeveloper
8 2 (6.67%) XSD
8 2 (6.67%) XSLT
8 2 (6.67%) UML
8 2 (6.67%) Perl
8 2 (6.67%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.67%) JDeveloper
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Axure RP
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) POSIX
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) WSDL
3 2 (6.67%) XSD
3 2 (6.67%) XSLT
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.33%) D3.js
4 1 (3.33%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) LESS
4 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.33%) Underscore.js
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) Wiki
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) BPEL
3 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) Code Coverage
4 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
4 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Video Processing
5 1 (3.33%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Customer Insight
5 1 (3.33%) Analytics
5 1 (3.33%) User Stories
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.33%) Usability Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) OCP
3 1 (3.33%) OCA
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter
2 1 (3.33%) EMC