The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 46 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.98% 5.97% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 6.39% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
371 313 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 91.60% 93.43% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 226 99
Average daily rate £375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £172 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 35
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 6 March 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) C
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (40.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Refactoring
5 6 (30.00%) Code Coverage
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) SOA
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
7 4 (20.00%) MQTT
7 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) BPEL
7 4 (20.00%) Wiki
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Puppet
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (20.00%) WebSockets
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (20.00%) Modbus
7 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (20.00%) User Stories
7 4 (20.00%) Vagrant

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (20.00%) Modbus
1 4 (20.00%) MQTT
2 1 (5.00%) NGN
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Ant
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) QUnit
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
1 4 (20.00%) WebSockets
1 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Dojo
2 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.00%) Drools
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (20.00%) Wiki
3 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Refactoring
4 6 (30.00%) Code Coverage
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) BPEL
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Video Processing
9 1 (5.00%) DevOps
9 1 (5.00%) ICONIX
9 1 (5.00%) MVC
9 1 (5.00%) Validation
9 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C
2 8 (40.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
1 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) VMware